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New England national team squads

New England national team squads
After two hugely successful days of open trials earlier this month, the England national team athelete selections have been made.   It was fantastic to see so much interest in our national squads, with over 200 athletes attending the trials.  We’re pleased to announce the squads for Junior Men, Junior Women, Cadet Boys and Cadet Girls. Discover the athletes who have been selected, and... read more

Live stream for Sitting Volleyball Grand Prix 2

Live stream for Sitting Volleyball Grand Prix 2
You can tune into some of the action from the second Sitting Volleyball Grand Prix as we'll be live streaming Court 1 from Tier 1. LIVE STREAM LINK: Tier 1 (Court 1) - LINK Don't forget to give the video a thumbs up! Please note that we're aware of ongoing connectivity issues with... read more

National junior competitions: entries are now open!

National junior competitions: entries are now open!
Schools, colleges, and junior volleyball teams can now enter Volleyball England’s new-look junior competitions for 2022. Back bigger and better than before, the U15s, U16s and U18s competitions have been restructured into two tiers of Grand Prix-style events to create a level of competition that is ideal for new or inexperienced teams... read more

10 reasons why volleyball is the best sport ever!

10 reasons why volleyball is the best sport ever!
There are many reasons to love volleyball and every player, coach, referee, volunteer or fan will have a different reason. We asked the volleyball family on Instagram why they love the sport. So, here are 10 of the reasons why volleyball is the best sport.    1. It’s fun  Volleyball is a really fun sport to play. From jumping up to... read more

Share your photos with the volleyball family

Share your photos with the volleyball family
We love seeing your volleyball pictures and being able to share them with the rest of the volleyball family. We wanted to create a place that you can visit to quickly and easily send us your pictures and videos.  In the past, images and videos have been sent to us across social media, meaning they often get lost, we might not... read more

Job: B2022 Beach Volleyball Technical Operations Manager

Job: B2022 Beach Volleyball Technical Operations Manager
Birmingham 2022 is looking for a Sport Technical Operations Manager to deliver all technical aspects of the Commonwealth Games for beach volleyball. The person will work with the Sport Competition Manager and other functional areas to ensure that the competition is conducted in accordance with international federation rules and regulations. Responsibilities: Actively contribute to... read more

Would you like to establish a new sitting volleyball team?

Would you like to establish a new sitting volleyball team?
The Volleyball England Foundation has re-opened its sitting volleyball grant programme, giving Volleyball England affiliated clubs the opportunity to bid for up to £1,000 to help establish new teams. Over the last 12 months the Volleyball England Foundation - a charitable organisation that is closely aligned to Volleyball England - has helped... read more

Let's Talk Rules - Rules 25, 26: scorer and assistant scorer

Let's Talk Rules - Rules 25, 26: scorer and assistant scorer
Let's Talk Rules will return for another free-flowing discussion on Wednesday, 20th October to explore rules 25 and 26: scorer and assistant scorer Beginning at 7.15pm, the session will be led by Nick Heckford, Work Stream Lead for the Officials Working Group, and cover location and the responsibilities of both these key figures. If... read more

Volleyball Futures: developing England's next generation

Volleyball Futures: developing England's next generation
Does your child aspire to play for England? Give them a taste of what it’s like to play and train in the national team setup by enrolling them onto Volleyball Futures.  This rewarding one-day camp gives young players the chance to work with England coaches during training sessions and find out what is expected of them... read more

Selection Tournament: who will represent England at B2022?

Selection Tournament: who will represent England at B2022?
English beach volleyball fans will finally find out who they will be cheering on at Birmingham 2022 as the country’s most talented athletes compete for the chance to represent Team England. As the host nation, England automatically qualifies for the 12-team tournament at the Commonwealth Games, which takes between 28th July and 8th August 2022. In May 2022, England’s top... read more

More historic milestones for IBB Polonia in Champions League

More historic milestones for IBB Polonia in Champions League
IBB Polonia London put on a valiant effort against Belarusian side Shakhitor Soligorsk in the 2022 CEV Champions League Volley. Two years on from their debut in Europe’s premier club competition, the English champions showed more signs of progress. In 2020 they became the first English team to win a set in... read more

Student Cup: entries open for college and university teams

Student Cup: entries open for college and university teams
Calling all college and university volleyball teams: entries have now opened for the 2021/22 Student Cup.   One of the highlights of the student volleyball calendar, this national competition puts great emphasis on fun and taking part – but there are still ultimate bragging rights on the line for those who lift the... read more

VACANCY: Coaching Lead

VACANCY: Coaching Lead
Volleyball England is looking to recruit a new volunteer to take on the role of Coaching Lead.  Influence the development and delivery of English volleyball and development of coaches in this role, which has been vacant for some time now. This role would be the perfect fit for an experienced and passionate member of the volleyball community.  The Coaching Lead will develop a coaching... read more

COVID protocols protect players at match

COVID protocols protect players at match
Following their National Cup match on the 25th September, Urbond VC discovered that one of their opponents tested positive for COVID-19 the following Monday. Thanks to both of the teams following our COVID guidance, it meant that Urbond players had not come into close contact with any of their opponents.  Depending on how well the protocols were explained to Test and Trace and how well Test and Trace understood... read more

What to expect from the 2021 Coaching Conference

What to expect from the 2021 Coaching Conference
The 2021 Annual Coaches Conference will be held at Kettering on the 6th and 7th of November. This event is designed to support you, the coach, to develop your young players through the delivery of essential Volleyball fundamentals. The workshops within the conference will provide you with an overview of the importance of volleyball fundamentals and a greater understanding of... read more

Brilliant bronze for Team Bello

Brilliant bronze for Team Bello
Javier and Joaquin Bello achieved another major win over the weekend, claiming the well-earned bronze medal in Nijmegen, The Netherlands, at the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour.  This triumph comes only a matter of weeks after their last big win, where they made history by achieving a gold medal in the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour in Cortegaça, Portugal.  The final 2021 FIVB Beach... read more

2021 Coaching Conference & Volleyball Futures

2021 Coaching Conference & Volleyball Futures
The 2021 Coaching Conference will take place on Saturday the 6th and Sunday the 7th of November at the National Volleyball Centre.  The same programme will run across both days, meaning you only need to attend either Saturday or Sunday. This means you can pick the day which suits you best, without worrying that you’ll... read more

Review: Year 1 of The Game Plan

Review: Year 1 of The Game Plan
After launching our new 10-year strategy we have been busy laying down key building blocks for success, writes Sue Storey, Chief Executive of Volleyball England.   One year ago marked the start of an exciting new chapter for volleyball in England. While sport was, like everything else, paused for large parts of the... read more

Let’s Talk Rules returns

Let’s Talk Rules returns
Two sessions of Let’s Talk Rules have been scheduled for the weeks ahead as the popular series of webinar-style discussions returns after a short pause. In preparation for the new season, an open session will be held on Wednesday, 15th September to answer any questions on the FIVB’s Rules of the... read more

Volleyball England and Errea reveal new national team kit

Volleyball England and Errea reveal new national team kit
England’s senior and junior volleyball and beach volleyball athletes and Great Britain’s Sitting Volleyball Teams will all be kitted out with striking new kit thanks to a landmark deal with leading sportswear brand Errea. Under the new technical sponsorship deal, which will run up until 2025, Errea will supply national volleyball teams... read more

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