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Golden years: meet England's 1968 captain

Golden years: meet England's 1968 captain
Ahead of the golden anniversary fixture between the England and Scotland men’s teams which is set for a 19:00 first serve on Saturday 19th May 2018, we caught up with Arthur Mosley, who had the historic honour of being the England captain in the first ever fixture against Scotland on 16th... read more

Calendar for 2018/19 volleyball season released

Calendar for 2018/19 volleyball season released
The competitions and events calendar for the 2018/19 volleyball season has been published. The calendar, which is the full schedule of events organised by Volleyball England, is available here. Competitions are an important part of what the national governing body offers and the schedule is again busy with events across all disciplines... read more

From the board: Giving an insight

From the board: Giving an insight
Being on the Volleyball England board is a volunteer role but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a big commitment or responsibility. All members of the board step up because they want to help move the sport forward and have an area of expertise that they bring to their role as director.... read more

Joining the history books: 50 years of England vs. Scotland

Joining the history books: 50 years of England vs. Scotland
The year 1968 saw Led Zeppelin’s first live performance, the first airing of Dad’s Army on the BBC, major roadworks on the M1 motorway to open the 35-mile section between Rotherham and Leeds and, most memorably for some, West Bromwich Albion lift the FA Cup after emerging victorious in the final... read more

Yorkshire's new beach volleyball club

Yorkshire's new beach volleyball club
With beach volleyball starring at the recent Commonwealth Games on Australia’s Gold Coast, it has been great to see the sport in the spotlight and proving why it is such a great game. Some may think that with its rainy climate England is not the most obvious place for volleyball on... read more

New name and format for top divisions

New name and format for top divisions
The top divisions of the National Volleyball League have a new name. For the start of the 2018/19 season, the highest division in the men’s and women’s game will be rebranded as the Volleyball England Super League. The membership was asked for their suggestions of potential names and a shortlist was created.... read more

Northumbria men take Super 8 title

Northumbria men take Super 8 title
Northumbria were in the driving seat going into the final match of the season, just three sets away from the League Finals Title. IBB Polonia were here in full force, both on and off court, to cause an upset and stop Northumbria from completing the Triple Crown in the 2017/18 season.  Team... read more

Durham crowned Super 8 Champions

Durham crowned Super 8 Champions
(Main pic Credit: Stephen Batey)  Team Northumbria came out fighting after their poor performance yesterday and held an early lead going into the first time out lead by captain Jurja Vlasic. Durham managed to fight back at the business end to the set with big blocking from Claire Ellis and attacking from... read more

Sheffield are sitting volleyball champions

Sheffield are sitting volleyball champions
The sitting volleyball Grand Prix Final included four London 2012 Paralympic athletes, with East London Lynx are playing in their ninth consecutive final, and looking to retain their title for the fourth year running. Sheffield Volleyball Club are looking to do the double, as they won the Sitting Knock Out Cup... read more

Team Northumbria in pole position to take Super 8 title

Team Northumbria in pole position to take Super 8 title
IBB Polonia were eager to hold onto their League Title against Team Northumbria. With injured players ruled out of the match from both teams, the squads had to step up to fill in the spaces of their team-mates.  The first set was a close affair with Andy Clayton hitting the three-metre line... read more

Super 8 Finals LIVE NOW on BBC Sport

Super 8 Finals LIVE NOW on BBC Sport
Watch all of Saturday's action live here.    News story: There's exciting news as the Super 8s Playoff Finals weekend will be streamed live on the BBC Sport website.  Viewers all over the world will be able to tune in this Saturday and Sunday (May 5 and 6) to watch both legs of the... read more

Durham take iniative in women's Super 8 Final

Durham take iniative in women's Super 8 Final
(Main pic, Credit: Alan Doggett)  In a repeat of last season’s League Finals, Team Durham were looking to retain their title, while Team Northumbria were looking to win every competition they have entered this season.  Team Northumbria got off to a string start with big hitting from Leah Best at the net opening... read more

English volleyball coach win's Belgian title

English volleyball coach win's Belgian title
If anyone ever thought that English volleyball talent could not compete at the highest level, then Joel Banks has provided a timely reminder about just what can be achieved. The former England setter is head coach of NOLIKO Maaseik and has just lead the club to the Belgian League title. It... read more

Date for the diary - AGM to take place in July

Date for the diary - AGM to take place in July
Volleyball England's Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place at 13:00pm on Saturday 21 July, 2018 at the Sport Park in Loughborough.  More information about the AGM will be released, after the board meeting on May 12, 2018.  read more

Sheffield win Sitting Knockout Cup

Sheffield win Sitting Knockout Cup
Sheffield Volleyball Club won the Sitting Volleyball Knockout Cup at the weekend after a brilliant day of competition on Sunday. With nine teams entering the cup, there was lots of action for all sides. The teams were randomly drawn into three groups of three teams. The teams which finished top of... read more

Top seeds to meet in Super 8s Finals

Top seeds to meet in Super 8s Finals
The best teams will face off to be crowned the Champions of England after the top seeds in both the men’s and women’s game made it through to the Super 8s Playoff Finals. Team Northumbria will face IBB Polonia London in the men’s playoff final. In the women’s final, Team Northumbria... read more

NVL restructure - how the decision was made

NVL restructure - how the decision was made
Last month it was announced that there would be changes to the format of the National Volleyball League (NVL) for the 2018/19 season.   One of the key amendments to the current structure will be that the Super 8s divisions in the men’s and women’s game will be expanded to ten teams and... read more

Old Rivalry Renewed for Golden Anniversary

Old Rivalry Renewed for Golden Anniversary
Fifty years may separate the first ever meeting between England and Scotland’s men’s volleyball teams from the upcoming anniversary match on Saturday 19th May 2018 but with bragging rights until the fixtures next major milestone in 25 to 50 years up for grabs, the rivalry burns just as strong as in... read more

The 2018 Annual Award Winners

The 2018 Annual Award Winners
The National Cup Finals weekend doesn't just see prizes handed out to the competing teams. As part of the showpiece events, this year's eight Annual Award winners were there to collect their trophies for their incredible dedication and passion for the sport.  The winners received their honours on the Saturday of the... read more

Richmond win epic to claim U18 women's title

Richmond win epic to claim U18 women's title
Although a repeat match up of the U16 Girl’s final, the scores were reversed as Richmond took an emphatic 3-2 win to avenge their earlier loss against a gutsy Tameside team. With nine girls appearing in both finals it was another close affair, but it was Richmond that ran away with the... read more

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