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Club of the Year 2012 finalists announced!

Club of the Year 2012 finalists announced!
After a very tight competition, Volleyball England are delighted to announce the finalists for the Club of the Year 2012 award: Newcastle (Staffs) Volleyball Club, Richmond Volleyball and Ashcombe Volleyball Club! Our judging panel, made up of top sports professionals from across the country representing Sport England, the Youth Sport Trust, British... read more

Olympic Torch Bearers Announced

Olympic Torch Bearers Announced
Volleyball England is pleased to announce that seven of the members we nominated to be Olympic Torchbearers have been selected.  Steve Betts, Freda Bussey, Audrey Cooper, Lewie Lett, Gordon Neale, Will Roberts, Julie Rogers and Steve Walton will all carry the Olympic Torch for a stretch of it’s 70 day relay across... read more

Masters Volleyball Tournament 2012

Masters Volleyball Tournament 2012
Nurtured as an idea last season, a group of volunteers lead by Ian Towers are putting on the first ever Masters Volleyball Tournament on the weekend of the 15th and 16th September 2012 at the EIS Sheffield. “During last years Richmond International Tournament, a few of us sat around a dinner table... read more

Breaking News - GB Womens Sitting Team are in!

Breaking News - GB Womens Sitting Team are in!
Press Release from the British Paralympic Association: BPA endorses host country slots for Goalball and women’s Sitting Volleyball at London 2012 With 168 days to go before the London Paralympic Games, the British Paralympic Association today announced that, after a thorough review, it would endorse the host country slots for the men’s and... read more

Suffolk Volleyball Association get ready for big weekend!

 Suffolk Volleyball Association get ready for big weekend!
The Suffolk Volleyball Association (SVA) will be privileged to welcome London 2012 Paralympic Games referee Glynn Archibald to officiate over their Cup final.  In this, Stowmarket will take on Newmarket, having both overcome Ipswich Moles twice earlier in the season.  Stowmarket have had the edge in the group stage, with two... read more

GB Sitting Teams Return from Intercontinental Cup

GB Sitting Teams Return from Intercontinental Cup
Nine matches in seven days for each of the GB teams, against some of the best teams in world, provided an excellent platform for Great Britain in their preparations for the London 2012 Paralympic Games.The GB Women used the tournament to continue their development prior to a final decision... read more

We want to hear from YOU

We want to hear from YOU
Every four years National Governing Bodies of Sport have the opportunity to put forward new ideas and strategies in the form of a Whole Sport Plan. This plan must demonstrate effective delivery against a number of outcomes, in order to secure the best funding possible for that sport. In 2009, Volleyball England was... read more

Volley 123 club network continues to grow!

Volley 123 club network continues to grow!
Volleyball England’s Volley 123 club network continues to grow as volleyball clubs across the country demonstrate their quality, safety and accessibility for young players in their local community. Congratulations from Volleyball England to the five volleyball clubs joining the network since the beginning of the season and the three... read more

Young Referee ‘SUPERSTARS’ Applications Now Open!

Young Referee ‘SUPERSTARS’ Applications Now Open!
Every year Volleyball England host’s the Inter-regional Championships and the National Let’s Play Volleyball festival, where we look to take keen young referees to help us officiate at the games. This is a great opportunity for anyone who is interested in refereeing, whether this is something they do for fun,... read more

Horsham Volleyball Club awarded £9,300 from Sport England!

Horsham Volleyball Club awarded £9,300 from Sport England!
Congratulations to Horsham Volleyball Club in Sussex who have recently been awarded £9,300 from the Sport England Small Grants programme! The club initially formed from a group of players who had been using the beach court installed in Horsham Park over the summer – supported by Horsham Leisure Link the... read more

Academy Athletes Benefit from £3m Elite Performance Centre

Academy Athletes Benefit from £3m Elite Performance Centre
Work is nearing completion of the first stage of Loughborough College’s £3 million investment into an Elite Athlete Performance centre and accommodation. The centre is based on the existing accommodation site called the Gables which houses the athletes at the National Academy. The two part development sees the refurbishment of a mid-nineteenth... read more

Regional Champions Trophy Date Announced!

Regional Champions Trophy Date Announced!
We’re excited to announce that this year the Regional Champions Trophy will take place on the 19th-20th May 2012 at the National Volleyball Centre, Kettering. The Regional Champions Trophy is the only adult competition where the best teams from England's 9 regions come together to represent thier region in one... read more

National Young Coaching Academy

National Young Coaching Academy
Friday 17th February 2012 saw 17 of our most highly recommended Young Leaders selected to attend the Youth Sport Trusts ‘National Young Coaches Academy’ which took place over the whole weekend at Loughborough University.Those talented Young Leaders were;• Sophie Banks• Angel Beckford• Rob Bellamy• Laura Berry• Hariete Demnitz-King• Shauna... read more

Opening up school facilities for local sports clubs!

Opening up school facilities for local sports clubs!
This week Sport England published guidance which will help thousands of schools across the country open up their sporting facilities to the local community.At the moment, 76 per cent of sports halls, 73 per cent of artificial grass pitches, 29 per cent of swimming pools and 52 per cent... read more

Volleyball England Club of the Year 2012 entries open!

Volleyball England Club of the Year 2012 entries open!
Volleyball England are pleased to announce that entries are now open for the 2012 Club of the Year Award! We’re encouraging all affiliated clubs to enter to showcase the fantastic work that you are doing to raise the profile of Volleyball in England and to help us celebrate the achievements of... read more

Exciting development for Young Referees!

Exciting development for Young Referees!
As part of Volleyball England’s push for the development of opportunities for our Young People workforce, we are pleased to announce the recruitment of regional volunteer ‘Young Official Deployment Officers.'The role of the Young Official Deployment Officer is to not only maintain our network of people delivering and receiving... read more

English Referees travel to the Intercontinental Cup

English Referees travel to the Intercontinental Cup
The WOVD announced that London 2012 Sitting Volleyball referees Dee Wauchope and Glynn Archibald have been nominated to represent England at the Intercontinental Cup.   Dee and Glynn travelled with the Men and Women’s Great Britain Sitting Volleyball teams on Wednesday 29th February to Cairo, Egypt where the competition will take place... read more

Round-Up from the U16s and U18s Last 8s

Round-Up from the U16s and U18s Last 8s
Last weekend the National Volleyball Centre, Kettering played host to the U18 and U16 Last 8s National Championships, with the U18's playing on the Saturday and the U16's on Sunday. After a weekend of thrilling volleyball action eight teams have earned their place in the National Finals:Men's U18s Final Boswells Vs Newcastle... read more

Teams Edge Closer to the National Cup Finals

Teams Edge Closer to the National Cup Finals
The stage is set for a jam packed weekend of semi-final cup action, with many teams eager for the chance to compete at National Cup Finals weekend on the 28th & 29th April 2012 in the Cup, Shield, Under 16 and Under 18 competitions held at the National Volleyball Centre, Kettering.The pick of the matches will see... read more

GB Sitting Mens Team take on Legends!

GB Sitting Mens Team take on Legends!
The men’s Great Britain sitting volleyball team will be competing in their last international competition in Cairo, Egypt from 29th Feb-10th March before the London 2012 Paralympic Games. This competition is the final chance for an international team to qualify for London (GB men have already qualified via the host spot),... read more

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