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A new mission for Volleyball England

A new mission for Volleyball England
While the recent announcement that Sport England is backing volleyball with funding for the next two years is great news, the reality is that the outlook for all sports in this country is changing.  In a Christmas message, Volleyball England Chief Executive Officer Janet Inman reflected that to move forward... read more

UK Sport unveils funding for a wider range of sports

UK Sport unveils funding for a wider range of sports
There is hope that volleyball will receive more funding for its top-level athletes, after UK Sport announced a new strategy for funding Olympic and Paralympic Sport. As a sport with small chance of achieving a medal at a Games, volleyball, along with many other sports, receives little funding for its... read more

IBB Polonia London win NEVZA Club Championships

IBB Polonia London win NEVZA Club Championships
(Main pic credit: Steve Smith)  IBB Polonia London enjoyed a glorious return to European volleyball as they won gold at the NEVZA Club Championships 2019.  The current Super League leaders travelled to Copenhagen to fly the flag for English volleyball over the weekend in the North European Volleyball Zonal Association (NEVZA) Club... read more

Volleyball Futures camp to lead way on player development

Volleyball Futures camp to lead way on player development
A volleyball camp over the Easter weekend will lead the way in developing how coaches nurture young talent. The event will also be the perfect opportunity for promising under 15 players to find out how to build their potential and what it takes to make it into the England youth squads.... read more

CEV Continental Cup draw made for London event

CEV Continental Cup draw made for London event
The CEV Continental Cup is bringing international beach volleyball to London in May and the draw for the competition has revealed who England will face in the competition, which is a possible route to qualification for Tokyo 2020 Olympics.  Hosted at the Feel Good Too Sport Centre in Leyton on... read more

Junior development: next workshop to take place this month

Junior development: next workshop to take place this month
The second junior volleyball development workshop will take place on Saturday 16th February. The workshop will see the group, which is developing an improved way of how children experience the sport, meet at SportPark, Loughborough – and anyone with a passion for junior volleyball is encouraged to come along.  Following a very... read more

Uni of Essex land the double in the Student Cup

Uni of Essex land the double in the Student Cup
The University of Essex were indomitable at the weekend, taking a clean sweep by winning the women’s and men’s Student Cups. Having won the men’s trophy and been the runners-up in the women’s competition last year, 2019 saw them go one better to take both trophies back to the trophy cabinet... read more

Record number of teams at the Sitting Volleyball Grand Prix

Record number of teams at the Sitting Volleyball Grand Prix
(Main pic: Phil Smith) The fourth Sitting Volleyball Grand Prix of the 2018/19 season was a landmark moment for the sport. The event, on January 19th, saw 14 teams take part – a record number since the competition began in 2009.   “It is great to see the sport thriving,” said Volleyball England... read more

Volleyball awarded Sport England funding for next two years

Volleyball awarded Sport England funding for next two years
Sport England has confirmed that Volleyball England has been awarded £1,050,000 of funding for the next two years. With funding working on a four-year cycle based around Olympic Games years, many sports had already received full funding for the 2017-21 cycle. However, volleyball was one of ten sports that was given... read more

National Volleyball Centre to host 2019 National Cup Finals

National Volleyball Centre to host 2019 National Cup Finals
The 2019 Volleyball England Cup Finals will be hosted at the National Volleyball Centre in Kettering on April 27th and 28th. This year saw the showpiece event put out to tender to different volleyball associations and sports venues, and the home of English volleyball was the top candidate. Out... read more

Maria Bertelli appointed England Women's Head Coach

Maria Bertelli appointed England Women's Head Coach
Olympian and former England international Maria Bertelli has been appointed as the new head coach of the England women’s volleyball team. “I am excited, really excited,” said Maria, in an exclusive video interview. “I’ve been involved with the junior and cadets and am keen to re-establish pride in playing for... read more

Volleyball England Foundation looking for new trustees

Volleyball England Foundation looking for new trustees
The Volleyball England Foundation is looking for people passionate about the sport to join its Board of Trustees. A registered charity (No. 1138864), the Foundation has the opportunity to use its philanthropic status to play an important role in helping the sport to flourish in this country. Its principal aims are... read more

GDPR: resources you can use

GDPR: resources you can use
When the new General Data Protection Regulation came into force in May 2017, it set out new standards about how organisations use people’s personal data. The term organisation includes all not-for-profit sports clubs and teams. At your volleyball club, you will likely have created data privacy notices to tell your members,... read more

AON Plus: the members' benefits scheme explained

AON Plus: the members' benefits scheme explained
Are you a registered coach or referee, or a member of a club that is affiliated to Volleyball England? Then that means you are entitled to discounts at loads of leading brands! Volleyball England membership gives access to AON Plus, a benefits scheme where you can access exclusive offers from a... read more

Thousands enjoying HEVO volleyball sessions

Thousands enjoying HEVO volleyball sessions
The Higher Education Volleyball Officer programme continues to help grow the sport, as the latest participation figures reveal.  The mid-year statistics have been released for the scheme, which sees students take up roles as Higher Education Volleyball Officers (HEVOs) in their universities and deliver recreational volleyball sessions for fellow students throughout the... read more

New WADA Prohibited List for 2019

New WADA Prohibited List for 2019
Doping is not something that is exclusive to elite level sport. It doesn’t matter what level of your sport you play at, if you take banned performance enhancing substances – deliberately or accidentally – then you can receive a ban from all sport. So that’s is why everyone who participates in... read more

A message to the membership

A message to the membership
With Christmas nearly here, Volleyball England CEO Janet Inman has a message for the membership... As we approach the end of 2018, it is with a sense of satisfaction and pride we can all look back on a year that has in many respects been challenging, but positive. I want to start by... read more

HEVO Transitions: Setting up a volleyball club

HEVO Transitions: Setting up a volleyball club
Setting up a volleyball club can be hard work and time consuming, but ultimately hugely rewarding. Creating and growing an environment where people enjoy the sport can be special and a lot of fun. From building a club structure to finding a venue, players and funding, there is loads of great advice... read more

London to host CEV Continental Cup

London to host CEV Continental Cup
Next summer international beach volleyball will return to England as London will play host to the first round of the CEV Continental Cup. The European Volleyball Federation (CEV) have confirmed that the Feel Good Too Centre in Leyton (pictured above) is one of eight venues which will host a Continental Cup... read more

Super League splits in two

Super League splits in two
The Volleyball England Super League has reached its halfway stage and will see the top divisions in the men’s and women’s game split into two sections. With each team having played each other once, the top five in each division will play each other twice to battle it out for the... read more

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