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Government urged to rethink indoor sport restrictions

Government urged to rethink indoor sport restrictions
In a letter to Sports Minister Nigel Huddleston MP, Sue Storey, CEO of Volleyball England, has called on the Government to rethink its decision to introduce restrictions to indoor sports.  From 24th September, organised indoor sport for over 18s must comply with the Government’s rule of six. Plans to launch 6v6 indoor competitions for the 2020/21 season have been... read more

Competitions update following emergency Board meeting

Competitions update following emergency Board meeting
Major decisions have been made in relation to Volleyball England competitions for the 2020/21 season in light of new restrictions on indoor team sports.  At an emergency meeting of the Volleyball England Board on Thursday, 24th September, it was agreed that the proposed start of the National Volleyball League in late October will... read more

FAQs: Volleyball and the new restrictions on sport

FAQs: Volleyball and the new restrictions on sport
As of Thursday, 24th September, organised indoor sport for over 18s is no longer exempt from the Government’s rule of six. Therefore, indoor volleyball cannot be played by a group of more than six adults in England. We know this announcement has prompted many questions and we are working to... read more

Staff furloughed until the end of October

Staff furloughed until the end of October
As a direct result of the Government's new restrictions on indoor team sports, Volleyball England has placed the majority of staff on furlough until the end of October. To help guide your query to a member of staff who can help, we would please ask that you first email info@volleyballengland.org.... read more

Agenda for Volleyball England's virtual AGM

Agenda for Volleyball England's virtual AGM
Below is the agenda for Volleyball England's virtual AGM, which begins at 10am on Saturday, 26th September. Introduction Welcome and meeting protocol Opening comments The Game Plan – Volleyball England’s new 10-year strategy The 2019/20 Annual Report  Outcome of AGM resolutions To re-appoint Duncan and Toplis as auditors To re-appoint Freda Bussey as a director... read more

What the new indoor sport restrictions mean for volleyball

What the new indoor sport restrictions mean for volleyball
From Thursday, 24th September, organised indoor sport for over 18s will no longer be exempt from the Government’s rule of six. The new ruling, introduced to adult indoor sport as part of a string of new measures to address the rising number of Covid-19 cases, means that indoor volleyball cannot... read more

Answers to member queries ahead of Virtual AGM

Answers to member queries ahead of Virtual AGM
Due to Volleyball England’s 2020 AGM taking place online, voting members – that refers to clubs that affiliated to the sports body for the 2019/20 season – were given the option of submitting questions ahead of the meeting to be answered on the website. Below is a list of all of the... read more

Have your say in Volleyball England’s player survey

Have your say in Volleyball England’s player survey
Volleyball England has launched a player survey to gather information on the largest segment of the volleyball community. Whether they play at a recreational, club or international level, players from across the country are encouraged to complete the survey and share it with fellow players to help the National Governing Body gather... read more

UKBT crowns beach champions

UKBT crowns beach champions
Javier & Joaquin Bello and Agnieszka Adamek & Giulia Rastelli (pictured) emerged victorious in the UKBT Wilson Championships Finals. Held on Sunday, 13th September at SideOut in Leyton, the Finals were the culmination of the 2020 UKBT Wilson Championships. For the Bellos, ultimate victory in what has been this summer’s biggest beach volleyball... read more

Annual Awards Week: Let’s celebrate our grassroots heroes

Annual Awards Week: Let’s celebrate our grassroots heroes
Join our virtual audience for one giant celebration of the grassroots heroes who make volleyball in England happen.  From Monday, 21st September through to Friday, 25th September, commentator turned compère Clayton Lucas will be taking our Annual Awards ceremony online to applaud the work of coaches, officials and volunteers.  We’ll have special honours for volleyball volunteers who have made a sizeable impact on volleyball in England and we’ll reveal our ‘Club of the... read more

The Game Plan: introducing Volleyball England’s new strategy

The Game Plan: introducing Volleyball England’s new strategy
Clubs, volleyball pathways and a suite of enhanced products and services are at the heart of Volleyball England’s new 10-year strategy to strengthen the sport in this country. Launched on Monday, 14th September, ‘The Game Plan’ aims to shape the National Governing Body (NGB) into an organisation that is better connected to... read more

New match tops for England beach athletes thanks to dryrobe

New match tops for England beach athletes thanks to dryrobe
Clothing brand dryrobe is backing England to make its mark on the European Beach Championships after sponsoring the athletes’ kit.  Known for creating a product that keeps athletes and amateur sportspeople who are regularly exposed to the elements warm, dryrobe’s distinct branding will be seen on the match uniforms of U18 and... read more

Open trials for prospective England Talent Pathway athletes

Open trials for prospective England Talent Pathway athletes
Talented junior volleyball players are invited to attend Volleyball England’s open trials in October as the sports body seeks to recruit the next generation of national team athletes. Trialists will be put through their paces on two different dates at the National Volleyball Centre, in Kettering. On Saturday, 17th October, trials will be... read more

1st Class Protection sponsors English beach athletes' kit

1st Class Protection sponsors English beach athletes' kit
Volleyball England has partnered with London-based security company 1st Class Protection to supply new long-sleeve training tops to our beach athletes for the U18 and U22 European Beach Championships in Izmir, Turkey. Founded in 2004, 1st Class Protection delivers bespoke security solutions to clients across the capital, ensuring it is... read more

England beach teams selected for age-group CEV Championships

England beach teams selected for age-group CEV Championships
This month will see the long-awaited return to international beach competition for England athletes as Turkey plays host to the U18 and U22 CEV Beach Volleyball European Championships. Four pairs will fly the flag for England across the men’s and women’s brackets of the U18 and U22 editions of the prestigious tournaments,... read more

Board backs plans for 2020/21 indoor competitions

Board backs plans for 2020/21 indoor competitions
The return of indoor volleyball competitions is one step closer after plans for the 2020/21 season were backed by the Volleyball England Board. While there are still many difficulties and uncertainties to overcome, the Board, the Hub staff and Competitions and Children and Young Persons Working Groups are keen for competitions to... read more

2019-2020: Laying the Foundations for a Stronger Future

2019-2020: Laying the Foundations for a Stronger Future
Volleyball England’s Annual Report for the 2019-2020 financial year has been released.   Titled ‘Laying the Foundations for a Stronger Future’, the report brings together a year’s worth of work to help us to take stock, see the bigger picture and reflect on some of volleyball’s greatest successes.  We look back on making history in the CEV Champions League, at... read more

Volleyball England announces virtual AGM date

Volleyball England announces virtual AGM date
Volleyball England's 2020 AGM will be held on Saturday, 26th September.   For the first time in the organisation's history, the meeting will take place online because of restrictions on gatherings.  While it is disappointing not to be able to meet in person, hosting the AGM online makes it easier for people to tune... read more

WANTED: Coaching, Sitting Volleyball and Regional Leaders

WANTED: Coaching, Sitting Volleyball and Regional Leaders
Volleyball England is looking to supercharge the development of the sport by recruiting three ‘go-to’ experts in voluntary roles: Coaching Lead, Sitting Volleyball Lead and Regional Lead. The perfect fit for passionate and experienced members of the volleyball community, each role will put you at the forefront of influencing the development and... read more

English champs to take on Italian giants in Champions League

English champs to take on Italian giants in Champions League
English champions IBB Polonia London are in for a huge test on their second campaign in Europe’s Volleyball Champions League as they come up against former winners Trentino in their opening match. IBB Polonia have been drawn in Pool F of Round 1, meaning they will face the Italian giants Trentino as... read more

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