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Martine wins top award

Martine wins top award
Martine Wright, GB Sitting Volleyball player, has won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Helen Rollason Award. The award is given "for outstanding achievement in the face of adversity", and the winner is selected by BBC Sport. The award is named after the BBC sports presenter Helen Rollason, who died... read more

The Queen commends Volleyball England

The Queen commends Volleyball England
Volleyball England has been awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Volunteering Award offering recognition by the Queen of Volleyball England’s involvement and support of volunteering in the UK. Volleyball England is one of 60 organisations from Great Britain who have been granted this prestigious Award to commemorate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012.read more

Weekend Results - Division 2 and 3

Weekend Results - Division 2 and 3
Men’s NVL 8th and 9th DecemberDivision 2 NorthNewcastle Staffs 2 vs South Birmingham VC 0-3 (13-25, 18-25, 23-25)Brentwood Estonians vs Cambridge 0-3 (11-25, 20-25, 23-25)Wigan Seahawks vs Loughborough Students 3-0 (25-0, 25-0, 25-0)Division 2 SouthGuildford International... read more

Weekend Results - Super 8s and Division 1 round up

Weekend Results - Super 8s and Division 1 round up
Team Northumbria’s Super 8s men and women are the only teams who remain undefeated going into the Christmas break - with the women's team yet to drop a set in eight games. Elsewhere in the league the biggest result came from the men’s Division 1 where promotion favourites Wessex BU lost... read more

Sitting Volleyball Grand Prix III - round up

Sitting Volleyball Grand Prix III - round up
The Sitting Grand Prix returned to the home of the National Volleyball Centre in Kettering for the third weekend in the series.It was a huge weekend for Portsmouth who made their debut appearance in Tier 1 after earning promotion in Ashcome a fortnight ago.  While at the other end... read more

Initial squad announced for National Development Programme

Initial squad announced for National Development Programme
The initial age group squads catering for over 100 atheletes have been named for this seasons National Development Programme. The National training squads operate throughout the indoor season with monthly squad training at the National Volleyball Centre. Players are selected by the National Squad Coaches through a number of channels. The England... read more

Julie wins Rising Star Award

Julie wins Rising Star Award
Some of Britain's young talented disabled athletes have been honoured at the Nationwide Disability Sports Awards in Manchester.The ceremony, organised by the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) and attended by Paralympic medallists including Jody Cundy and Shelly Woods, also honoured schools and individuals who took part in events organised by... read more

Shining volunteers rewarded by the Torch Trophy Trust

Shining volunteers rewarded by the Torch Trophy Trust
Robyn Wisdom (Volleyball England Young Volunteer of the Year 2011-2012) and Cary Wicks (Volleyball England New Volunteer of the Year 2011-2012) were awarded a Torch Trophy Trust Award in regconition of their excellent contribution as volunteers to volleyball.  Robyn and Cary's Awards were presented at a Reception at The Army and Navy Club in London... read more

London 2012 Equipment Legacy

London 2012 Equipment Legacy
Legacy equipment from all three of the volleyball venues at the Olympic and Paralympic Games has been distributed amongst Volleyball England’s membership.The equipment which forms part of a strong volleyball legacy following the Games will help to support volleyball clubs, programmes and players across England. The kit that was... read more

Weekend Picks - Super 8s

Weekend Picks - Super 8s
Men’s Super 8s - London Polonia v Coventry & Warwick Riga (Saturday 8th Dec 2012 - St. Benedicts School, London, W5 2ES)The men’s game of the weekend sees last year’s Super 8s finalists London Polonia at home to Coventry & Warwick Riga for their reverse fixture which could... read more

Go Spike campaign helps 30,000 people get into volleyball

Go Spike campaign helps 30,000 people get into volleyball
Since the launch of Volleyball England’s Go Spike campaign in July 2011 the number of opportunities to play volleyball in England has increased significantly, helping over 30,000 people get into volleyball and 5,000 people playing regularly.The Go Spike campaign has developed a number of initiatives which have helped to... read more

Richard Callicott receives OBE

Richard Callicott receives OBE
Richard Callicott, President of Volleyball England visited Buckingham Palace yesterday to receive the OBE he was awarded in the Queen's birthday honours, in recognition of his services to sport.As President of Volleyball England, Richard oversees the development and growth of volleyball in all its forms; indoor, beach and sitting... read more

Young volleyball athletes prove themselves in Brazil

Young volleyball athletes prove themselves in Brazil
Twelve young volleyball players who joined up with the GB School Games team to compete in the Olimpiadas Escolares in Brazil (Brazilian School Games), have put in some fantastic performances, impressing the locals and catching the eye of the Brazilian media. With the Olimpíadas Escolares well under way, Volleyball England are... read more

Weekend results - National Cup & Shield

Weekend results - National Cup & Shield
The third round of the National Cup took place this weekend, with teams looking to get one step closer to the National Cup Finals weekend in April 2013. Here's a round up of the results: Men’s Cup Nottingham Rockets vs Team Northumbria 0-3 (8-25, 15-25,... read more

Games of the week - third round Cup special

Games of the week - third round Cup special
Women's Cup - Team South Wales vs Polonia IMKA London (Sunday 2nd Dec 2012)The game of the weekend sees newly promoted Division one side Team South Wales at home to one of the Super 8s most dominant women’s team as they go head to head in the THIRD round... read more

Volleyball squads Brazil bound

Volleyball squads Brazil bound
In May 2012, young Brazilian sportspeople were invited to participate in the first ever School Games national finals in London’s Olympic Park. In return, a GB School Games Team will visit Brazil in 2012 to participate in their equivalent competition the Olimpiadas Escolares programme, which aims to significantly increase youth... read more

Weekend Results - Division 2 and 3 round up

Weekend Results - Division 2 and 3 round up
Men’s NVL 24th/25th Novemeber  Division 2 NorthLeeds vs Newcastle Staffs 2 3-2 (25-22, 20-25, 23-25, 25-19, 16-14)Northumbria/Middlesbrough Academy vs Brentwoood Estonians  3-0 (25-12, 25-22, 25-14)Wigan Seahawks vs Brentwood Estonians 3-2 (20-25, 29-27, 22-25, 25-19, 15-6)Northumbria/Middlesbrough Academy vs Wigan Seahawks 3-0 (25-21, 25-22, 25-13)Loughborough Students vs Leicester VC... read more

Weekend Results - Super 8s and Division 1 round up

Weekend Results - Super 8s and Division 1 round up
Team Northumbria are still the team to beat in both the men's and women's Super 8s as both teams remain undefeated in eight and seven games into their respective campaigns. Elsewhere in the Super 8s and Division 1 it was a good weekend for the home teams with 13 home wins... read more

Sitting Volleyball Grand Prix II - round up

Sitting Volleyball Grand Prix II - round up
(Photograph courtesy of David Marks)The Grand Prix Series reconvened for the 2nd Grand Prix of the season at Ashcombe Volleyball Centre in Dorking on Sunday 25th November.The weekend played to what was one of the best Grand Prix’s the Series has seen since it inception. There were... read more

Tom wins top Coaching Award

Tom wins top Coaching Award
(photograph courtesy of sports coach UK) Tom Middleton MBE has won the prestigious title of Children’s Coach of the Year at the UK Coaching Awards 2012. Supported by Gillette and hosted by Sports Coach UK, the awards recognise and celebrate the talent, hardwork and dedication of coaches and those involved with developing... read more

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