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New President and New Vice-President Elected

New President and New Vice-President Elected
On Saturday 26 July a large number of our members gave up their Saturday on one of the hottest days of the year to attend the 2014 AGM. With a record number of proxy votes and members present, voting took place for the Individual Registration Proposal and for several new Board... read more

FIVB U21 World Championships review

FIVB U21 World Championships review
England were represented by Matt Hunter and Ryan Stout at the FIVB World U-21's Beach Volleyball Championships, held in Larnaka, Cyprus. England had been drawn in Qualification event on the Wednesday of the tournament. The preparation for the event included a two week training camp in Athens, training with the Greek... read more

Martine Wright Feature Film

Martine Wright Feature Film
Paralympian Martine Wright, who survived the July 7 bombings, has revealed her inspirational story is to be told in a major feature film.  Read the full article here. read more

Have you got what it takes?

Have you got what it takes?
The Great Britain Sitting Volleyball teams are looking for new players to join them on the Road to Rio 2016 and beyond. Anyone can play Sitting Volleyball domestically but at international level players must have some level of physical disability and fall into either a ‘Disabled’ (D) or ‘Minimally Disabled’ (MD) classification.... read more

CEV Beach Continental Cup highlights confirmed

CEV Beach Continental Cup highlights confirmed
Highlights from the recent CEV Beach Volleyball Continental Cup 1st Round, hosted at LeAF Academy, will be broadcast on SKY Sports in the coming weeks. The highlights package will be spread across four 1 hour shows with repeats of each programme broadcast the following day. Both England teams progressed through Round... read more

FIVB U17 world championships update

FIVB U17 world championships update
England's Anaya Evans and Yasmin Kaashoek (above right) continued their campaign in the FIVB U17 beach volleyball world championships by facing two teams from host nation Mexico on Thursday (17th) and then again on Friday (18th) England opened the day on Friday with their final match in Pool A against a Mexico... read more

FIVB U17 world championship day 1: update

FIVB U17 world championship day 1: update
Anaya Evans (above) and Yasmin Kaashoek opened the first ever FIVB U17 beach volleyball world championship by facing Puerto Rico in the opening match of Pool AThe competition sees 29 teams from across all 5 of the FIVB confederations, of which England qualified through from CEV, the European confederation.read more

England Junior girls making history in Mexico

England Junior girls making history in Mexico
Yasmin Kaashoek (left) and Anaya Evans (right) take to the sand today to represent England in the first ever FIVB U17 Beach Volleyball world championships. The girls qualified through a tough European qualification stage held in Portugal in early June to book their place overcoming strong opposition such as Spain, Portugal, Turkey... read more

Beach Volleyball... What sand was made for!

Beach Volleyball... What sand was made for!
It was another fantastic Sandbanks Beach Volleyball Festival this year. With 140 junior teams in 19 competitions and 40 adult 4's teams in 3 competitions, entries were up by 33% this year. The biggest concern was potentially the weather, however whilst dark grey clouds and heavy rain fell on Poole and... read more

A successful day for the host nation...

A successful day for the host nation...
Play got underway at 9am this morning at LeAF Academy, Bournemouth as Ireland, making their international debut, took to the court against a strong looking team from Sweden. The Swedish 1st pair have finished as high as 9 on the International Tour, so it was going to be a tall order... read more

Bournemouth prepares.....

Bournemouth prepares.....
Bournemouth, England, June 20, 2014.  LeAF Academy is making the final preparations for Pool D of the first round of the 2014-2016 CEV Beach Volleyball Continental Cup, which is also the beginning of Europe’s qualification route to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.  The event in Bournemouth is the first... read more

GB v Japan - World Paravolley Championships

GB v Japan - World Paravolley Championships
The penultimate game of the World ParaVolley Sitting Volleyball World Championships saw GB take on Japan in the 9-12th playoff semi-final. The 2 sides met twice at London 2012 and so it was a definite opportunity for both sides to see how they had progressed. GB started with the same lineup as... read more

All Nations Results

All Nations Results
Set over two weekends, 7-8 and 14-15 June 2014, the 10th annual All Nations Volleyball Tournament was held at the University of East London’s Sportsdock, where athletes representing more than 45 countries competed in high-level games to win the Div. 1 Cup and Div. 2 Shield. Team Canada athletes, coached by... read more

Final GB Update from World Paravolley Champs

Final GB Update from World Paravolley Champs
Great Britain secured 11th place at the World ParaVolley Sitting Volleyball World Championship after a 3-1 victory over hosts Poland on the final morning of the competition. GB lead from the very start and took the first set pretty comfortably, 25-15. In the second set, Poland fought back well and it was... read more

A Win for GB in the World Paravolley Championships

A Win for GB in the World Paravolley Championships
This morning Great Britain took on Poland at the World ParaVolley Sitting Volleyball World Championship and came out victorious against the hosts in front of a passionate local crowd. The opening set of the day proved frustrating for GB who had similar problems in other games this week. Having traded points for... read more

Latest News from Poland

Latest News from Poland
Day 4 of the World ParaVolley Sitting Volleyball World Championship saw Great Britain take on Finland with both sides competing to finish 4th in Pool A and make it into the Top 8 of the competition. Finland had already beaten Poland which meant that a win would guarantee them 4th place... read more

World ParaVolley Sitting Volleyball World Championship

World ParaVolley Sitting Volleyball World Championship
Tuesday saw Great Britain take on European Champions, Russia, at the 2014 World ParaVolley Sitting Volleyball World Championship. The first set proved disappointing for GB who struggled to cope with the speed and power of the Russian attack as they raced to a 25-6 victory. The second set was much more positive for... read more

WORLD PARAVOLLEY

WORLD PARAVOLLEY
World ParaVolley held it's bi-annual General Assembly in Elblag, Poland on June 12th, 2014.  The City of Elblag is also the site of the 2014 World ParaVolley Sitting Volleyball World Championships for men and women. The General Assembly was attended by a record number of World ParaVolley members – 86% of member... read more

World ParaVolley Sitting Volleyball World Championships

World ParaVolley Sitting Volleyball World Championships
The second day of the World ParaVolley Sitting Volleyball World Championships saw GB take on Slovenia who are expecting to do will in this competition having finished 3rd in last year’s European Championships. Despite a positive training session earlier in the day and some very promising signs early on for GB, Slovenia... read more

4 days to go until the CEV Beach Volleyball Continental Cup

4 days to go until the CEV Beach Volleyball Continental Cup
LeAF Academy in Bournemouth will be hosting one of several first round pools of the CEV Beach Volleyball Continental Cup, with men's and women's representatives from England, Slovakia, Switzerland, Ireland and Sweden competing for a place in the next round. The competition also represents the start of qualification for the Rio 2016... read more

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