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Polonia believe despite Champions League first leg loss

Polonia believe despite Champions League first leg loss
IBB Polonia London were defeated on their Champions League debut but still believe they can turn it round in next week's second leg.  As they became the first ever English team to feature in the Champions League, Polonia lost out in straight sets to Croatian champions Mladost Zagreb (25-11, 25-17, 25-14).  While it... read more

England girls take NEVZA silver medal

England girls take NEVZA silver medal
The England girls made history as they won a silver medal at the NEVZA U17 Championships - a record finish for an England team in NEVZA competition.  A fantastic performance in the semi-final saw the England girls overcome the Faroe Islands. The Faroes has topped the opposite pool but England fought their... read more

Hull juniors take on charity challenge

Hull juniors take on charity challenge
Hull Thunder VC juniors will take on two great volleyball challenges as they look to gain a cash boost. Tomorrow the club will do a sponsored 1000 spike challenge, as well as a 14-hour non-stop volleython match in the next weeks. The first challenge will see the Hull Thunder juniors attempt to complete... read more

England youth squads announced for NEVZA Championships

England youth squads announced for NEVZA Championships
The England Under 17 and Under 19 squads have been announced for the North European Volleyball Zonal Association (NEVZA) Championships. The biggest competitions in the national youth teams calendar, the teams will face the best talent from their NEVZA rivals Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Faroe Islands, Greenland and Iceland. Both teams will head... read more

UK Women's Police team start their European Championships

UK Women's Police team start their European Championships
The Women’s United Kingdom Police team are in the Czech Republic to compete in the European Police Volleyball Championships. The tournament sees eight teams from Czech Republic, Belgium, Russia, Greece, Germany, Netherlands, Hungary and Great Britain competing over the next five days. The format sees two groups of four and with the top... read more

Student Cup now open for entries

Student Cup now open for entries
The Student Cup 2019/20 is now open for teams to enter.  One of the most popular and enduring competitions in the calendar, the Student Cup is one of the highlights of the year for student volleyballers. It will be played in its traditional fun format with just two rounds between each team... read more

IBB Polonia ready to bring the Champions League to London

IBB Polonia ready to bring the Champions League to London
“It started as a joke and then became a dream.” Now, it is about to become history. IBB Polonia London will become the first English club team in history to play in the CEV Champions League this month. The reigning English champions will play Croatian side Mladost Zagreb in round one, with... read more

Open trials for England youth teams

Open trials for England youth teams
This December will see open trials for players aiming to join the England Talent Pathway. Young players will be able to try out for the England Cadet (Under 17) and England Junior (Under 19) squads in trials on 14th and 15th December at the National Volleyball Centre. The trials for the women’s... read more

Richmond VC share secrets of funding success

Richmond VC share secrets of funding success
Richmond Volleyball is celebrating after being awarded £7,800 of National Lottery funding from Sport England and have shared its top tips to help other clubs bid for funding. The grant will allow Richmond to deliver two additional beginner sessions per week to aid the retention and increase membership among younger boys. “We... read more

HEVO Conference a hit with student ambassadors

HEVO Conference a hit with student ambassadors
“It was one of the most intense, tiring and AMAZING weekends of my life.” As endorsements go, not many ring louder than that. One student has captured how the HEVO Conference is a fun-packed two days, with lots of volleyball games, socialising and free gear! But last weekend’s Conference will live long... read more

Stewart Dunne to leave COO role at Volleyball England

Stewart Dunne to leave COO role at Volleyball England
Chief Operating Officer Stewart Dunne is to leave his role at Volleyball England at the end of this month. Following a restructure of the senior management team, Stewart is moving on after nearly three years at the HUB which saw the organisation overcome many challenges. With Janet Inman stepping down from her... read more

Joel Banks: The Brit leading Finland at European Champs

Joel Banks: The Brit leading Finland at European Champs
Tomorrow night will see a huge quarter final in the men’s EuroVolley Championships – and an important part of history for English volleyball. Fans will be able to watch Finland vs. France live on EuroVolley TV and will be able to spot Joel Banks – the English head coach of the... read more

Entries open for Junior Competitions

Entries open for Junior Competitions
As the most prestigious competitions for young players, the Volleyball England Junior National Championships are a season highlight for volleyball’s next generation. They also give youngsters of all experiences a taste of competitive volleyball. With early rounds welcoming teams of novice ability and the best teams fighting it out to play on... read more

The key to gameplay: Volleyball Fundamentals

The key to gameplay: Volleyball Fundamentals
Sharing expertise on how to best develop talent – that’s what the Volleyball Futures programme is all about. After launching last year, the programme is now opening to all clubs and coaches. Focusing on the latest thinking on talent development, there will be a camp on Saturday 26th October with... read more

Help 4 Heroes on top at first Sitting Grand Prix

Help 4 Heroes on top at first Sitting Grand Prix
Sitting Volleyball was back in some style with the first Grand Prix of 2019-20 season. A great turnout saw 11 teams head to the National Volleyball Centre to take part and there were some shock results in the opening event. Tier 1 After winning the Sitting Grand Prix title in the showpiece... read more

Going pro: Fullerton's Austria adventure

Going pro: Fullerton's Austria adventure
Feature written by Ron Shillingford Anyone in the UK aspiring to be a professional volleyball player must go abroad to pursue that ambition, which is exactly what Londoner Nathan Fullerton has done. The son of former England players Stuart and Charmaine Fullerton, volleyball was the obvious sporting pursuit for young Nathan, twin sister... read more

Volleyball Futures launches to clubs and primary age mentors

Volleyball Futures launches to clubs and primary age mentors
Volleyball Futures – which shares knowledge on how best to improve young volleyball players – is opening to all clubs and coaches. The programme will also see the launch of Primary Volleyball – the new approach to introducing volleyball to children under 11. The maiden event will see a workshop showing anyone who... read more

BRILLIANT BRONZE FOR GB & NI AT THE WORLD TRANSPLANT GAMES

BRILLIANT BRONZE FOR GB & NI AT THE WORLD TRANSPLANT GAMES
(Main pic: Phil Horan Photography) The Great Britain & Northern Ireland transplant volleyball team have come away from the 2019 World Transplant Games with a hard-fought bronze medal. The 2019 Games were held in Newcastle-Gateshead from 17 to 23 August, and the GB & NI volleyball squad have worked hard over the last... read more

Establishing a volleyball club: Stafford Knights

Establishing a volleyball club: Stafford Knights
Volleyball clubs don’t just spring into existence. That rings of stating the obvious, but when you stop to consider it, every club has its own story. They are built from people’s passion for volleyball and growing sense of community – not to mention a bucket load of effort and energy. One of... read more

Help for those with long-term health problems to be active

Help for those with long-term health problems to be active
An inspiring new campaign - We Are Undefeatable - is being launched to support the one in four (15 million) people in England who live with one or more long-term health conditions, such as diabetes, cancer, arthritis and Parkinson’s. By recognising the unique barriers people with health conditions face, the campaign... read more

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