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Batrane makes Grand Slam history on Beach Tour

Batrane makes Grand Slam history on Beach Tour
Bournemouth once again saw the UKBT Championship come to town, hosted by Deep Dish Beach Volleyball. The event hosted a number of different level events including the 4* Plate Championships and the big one, the 5* Grand Slam Series Championships. It was a sunny yet windy weekend and all players battled it... read more

NVL Player Registrations now open

NVL Player Registrations now open
National Volleyball League Player Registration is now open for the 2019-20 season. Each NVL team now needs to have 8 players registered by the date of their first match.  The process is new for this season as Player Registration is carried out on VolleyZone - the new portal for volleyball. This... read more

Great weekend at Home Nations Beach Championships

Great weekend at Home Nations Beach Championships
Main pic: Chilled Photography Limited The 2019 Home Nations Junior Beach Volleyball Championships took place 9-11th August at the Cardiff Beach Volleyball Centre. In only its second year, the event has grown from strength to strength with 64 young international players competing for the title. The format follows the Continental Cup (beach volleyball... read more

The Club Survey: the early findings

The Club Survey: the early findings
The deadline for completing the Club Survey of Friday 23rd August is getting near and lots of clubs have already shared their views. Any clubs secretaries that have not completed the short survey are encouraged to do so before the deadline and will be sent a reminder about the survey shortly. The... read more

Beach volleyball confirmed for Birmingham 2022

Beach volleyball confirmed for Birmingham 2022
It has been officially confirmed that beach volleyball will be part of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. The Commonwealth members voted to officially ratify the decision to include the sport. “It is fantastic to receive the final confirmation that beach volleyball will star at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham,” says Volleyball... read more

Coaching Conference launched for 2019

Coaching Conference launched for 2019
Taking place on Saturday 7th September in Loughborough, this year’s coaching conference has got an international feel as we welcome back to England two outstanding coach practitioners. The day will comprise coaching clinics on topics including; ‘blocking systems and tactics’ and ‘the role of the middle hitter’ and a chance to get... read more

New CEO and Deputy CEO appointed

New CEO and Deputy CEO appointed
Sue Storey has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Volleyball England following the announcement that Janet Inman will step down from the role. Starting in November 2019, Sue joins Volleyball England from the Sports Grounds Safety Authority (SGSA) where she has been for the last 7½ years. Bringing... read more

Player registration: why it’s needed

Player registration: why it’s needed
The 2019-20 season will see the introduction of player registration fees for Volleyball England junior competitions, the Student Cup and sitting volleyball competitions. With volleyball facing a £136k drop in central funding next year, this is a vital step to protecting the sustainability of these competitions. While these competitions will continue... read more

Registration for coaches, referees and clubs now live

Registration for coaches, referees and clubs now live
Volleyball England club, coach and referee affiliations for the 2019-20 season are now live on VolleyZone, the new portal for the volleyball community. While membership for 2018-19 has been extended to August 15th 2019, affiliations for the new season are now open. This gives a two-week period to affiliate for 2019-20... read more

Volleyball England affiliations for 2018-19 extended

Volleyball England affiliations for 2018-19 extended
Volleyball England registrations for clubs, coaches and referees for the 2018-19 affiliation year have been extended. Affiliations for the 2018-19 season will now run until August 15th at 23:59. Registered coaches, clubs and referees will retain access to their member benefits, including their £5million worth of public liability insurance for this extended... read more

England stars take Weymouth titles

England stars take Weymouth titles
Last weekend saw the second instalment of the UKBT Grand Slam Series held on the prestigious Weymouth Beach. The sun was shining and the action did not disappoint with thousands of spectators passing by over the two days. The women’s final saw England internationals Vicky Palmer and Jess Grimson overcome their opponents... read more

Annual Awards 2019 - meet the winners

Annual Awards 2019 - meet the winners
The incredible work that goes on in the volleyball community was celebrated as outstanding people were recognised at the Volleyball England Annual Awards 2019 at the weekend. The Annual Awards presentation took place as part of Club Conference on Saturday and saw nine of the 11 awards winners receive their awards in... read more

South Hants Sitting Volleyball Club appear on hit BBC show!

South Hants Sitting Volleyball Club appear on hit BBC show!
South Hants Sitting Volleyball Club will be getting their five minutes of fame as they appear on the BBC show ‘Shop Well for Less’. The club will appear on the first episode of the series which airs for the first time tonight (Wednesday 24th July) at 8pm on BBC one. If you miss... read more

England in the medals at NEVZA Beach Championships

England in the medals at NEVZA Beach Championships
Photo credit: Andrew Langridge England put in a superb performance to come home with a gold and a bronze from last weekend’s NEVZA Beach Volleyball Championships in Tysoland, Sweden. As English volleyball continues its recent rise, Ellie Austin and Katie Keefe were crowned champions in the women’s Under 19 competition, while Izzy Tucker... read more

Player registration to be introduced for all VE competitions

Player registration to be introduced for all VE competitions
As protecting the long-term sustainability of volleyball in England is the number one priority for the association, Volleyball England is taking important steps to ensure it continues to deliver national-level competitions. In the face of a drop in central funding, Volleyball England is aiming to protect the sustainability of its competitions by... read more

London dominate first ever Beach Inter Regionals

London dominate first ever Beach Inter Regionals
After 106 matches and 27 Golden Sets, London were crowned the winners of the first-ever Inter Regional U18 Beach Volleyball Championships in both the Men’s and Women’s event. Played in an exciting format, each squad consisted of two pairs. Pair #1 and pair #2 played a dual against pair #1 and pair... read more

Top players battle out at first UKBT Grand Slam event

Top players battle out at first UKBT Grand Slam event
Last weekend saw the first instalment of the UKBT Grand Slam Series take place at Bridlington beach. The event, co-hosted by Active Coast, Skyball and UKBT, which is an elite level event, saw some of the UK and Europe’s top players battle it out for the title.  The women’s draw included the... read more

Sport sector backs plan to get kids active for 1 hour a day

Sport sector backs plan to get kids active for 1 hour a day
With the aim of getting more children active, the Government has outlined its ‘School Sport and Activity Action Plan’, which will aim to give children access to an hour’s physical activity each day. The plan will set out a range of new measures including strengthening the role of sport within young... read more

A great weekend at the Beach Junior Championships

A great weekend at the Beach Junior Championships
With the beach volleyball season in full flow, last weekend saw the best junior players in the country star on the sand. The UK Beach Tour (UKBT) Junior Championships took place at Sandbanks beach, with over 250 up and coming athletes taking part. Hosted by Deep Dish Beach Volleyball, the Championships were... read more

GB Sitting Volleyball squad set for European Championships

GB Sitting Volleyball squad set for European Championships
The Great Britain Women’s Sitting Volleyball team will be competing in the European Championships next week and the squad has been revealed. Head coach Ian Legrand has selected ten players for the championships in Budapest, which is a potential route to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. The group has great... read more

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