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Help for volleyball clubs impacted by the coronavirus

Help for volleyball clubs impacted by the coronavirus
To support clubs through this uncertain period, the Hub team has pulled together key resources and examples of best practice in areas such as finance, communications, and facility hire, which can be explored below.  While we are working hard to tackle emerging challenges, we do not have solutions to all the problems being experienced. If there... read more

Volleyball England events cancelled up until July

Volleyball England events cancelled up until July
All Volleyball England camps, competitions and courses that were due to be held before July 2020 have been cancelled. This decision has been made in line with current government advice that the public should only leave their house for very limited purposes. There is no knowing for certain if this guidance will change... read more

Newcastle Panthers: New venue. New members. New dawn.

Newcastle Panthers: New venue. New members. New dawn.
‘Bittersweet’ – that’s how Sue Sowden describes the decision Newburn Volleyball Club took in 2019 to relocate after 14 years. Newburn Activity Centre, a sports hall set on the edge of a country park, had been known by members as home since the club’s early beginnings. The 1-court venue was small... read more

How to get in touch with Volleyball England

How to get in touch with Volleyball England
Members will no doubt be left with many questions following Volleyball England’s decision to cancel all camps, courses and competitions until Wednesday, 20th May. As of Tuesday, 17th March, all Volleyball England members of staff have been asked to work from home so please do not ring the... read more

Staying active while you’re at home

Staying active while you’re at home
When it comes to exercising and being active, we’re all currently having to think outside of the box. As a result of the coronavirus outbreak, the British Government is advising people to stay at home and to only leave for limited purposes.  It’s clear that new habits will have to be... read more

FAQ: Volleyball England and the coronavirus

FAQ: Volleyball England and the coronavirus
The COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak is having an unprecedented impact on the activity of Volleyball England. We’re working as fast as we can to provide solutions to some of the problems that have surfaced as a result and, following government advice, have included a list of answers to some of the most frequently... read more

Sue Storey: My first 100 days as CEO

Sue Storey: My first 100 days as CEO
Wednesday, 25th March marked my 100th working day in the post as Chief Executive of Volleyball England and, wow, what an interesting time it is to be a CEO in sport! I started on 4th November 2019 and quickly learned the 2 key facts about volleyball’s National Governing Body – that the... read more

How to rewatch the coronavirus support webinar for clubs

How to rewatch the coronavirus support webinar for clubs
Thank you to everyone that joined us for the coronavirus support webinar for clubs on 25th March. In total, more than 120 people tuned in with dozens of questions asked - we hope you all found the information useful. The webinar was set up to allow: Volleyball England to, where possible, answer questions, talk... read more

Cancelled: Inter Regional Championships

Cancelled: Inter Regional Championships
Dear athletes, parents, coaches, volunteers and regional chairs, It is with great sadness that today we must inform you that the Inter Regional Championships (Due to take place on 23rd, 24th and 25th May at the National Volleyball Centre) have been cancelled. The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic continues to escalate by the day, which... read more

Invictus Games postponed until 2021

Invictus Games postponed until 2021
Organisers have announced that this year’s Invictus Games will be rescheduled for 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Games see international teams of wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women compete in 9 different sports, including sitting volleyball. Before the announcement on 19th March, the Invictus Games was set to take place... read more

Coronavirus support webinar for clubs

Coronavirus support webinar for clubs
Volleyball England is organising a webinar to better understand how it can support its members through the coronavirus crisis. Organised for Wednesday, 25th March, the online stream will enable: Volleyball England to, where possible, answer questions, talk through its priorities during this uncertain period and explain how it can support clubs Clubs to share... read more

Cancellation of Volleyball England events due to coronavirus

Cancellation of Volleyball England events due to coronavirus
Volleyball England has come to the difficult decision to cancel all Volleyball England camps and competitions up until Wednesday, 20th May 2020. The termination of these activities will commence from 9am on Tuesday, 17th March. This will impact the following events: All remaining National Volleyball League games for the 2019/20 season The U15’s... read more

Volleyball England update on the coronavirus

Volleyball England update on the coronavirus
Please click here to read Volleyball England's latest statement (released 16/03/2020) on the coronavirus. Volleyball England has today announced new guidance as a result of the British Government’s decision to move to the delay phase of its response to the COVID-19 coronavirus. In line with government guidelines, which at present... read more

Would you like to join the National Volleyball League?

Would you like to join the National Volleyball League?
Entries have now opened for new teams to apply to join the National Volleyball League for 2020/21. The league is England’s premier competition for volleyball clubs and comprises of the Super League, Division 1, Division 2 and Division 3 for men and women. Should an application to join the NVL be approved by... read more

Glowing endorsements for HEVO programme in new promo video

Glowing endorsements for HEVO programme in new promo video
Two students have heaped praise on Volleyball England’s HEVO programme for boosting participation in volleyball at university level. Zino Wagner, of Kingston University, and Lauryn Pinard, of Royal Holloway, have both spoken about why they’ve found the volunteering scheme so beneficial in a new promotional video released today. The pair are part of... read more

Volleyball England statement on the coronavirus

Volleyball England statement on the coronavirus
Please click here to read Volleyball England's latest statement (released 16/03/2020) on the coronavirus. Volleyball England has issued the following advice in response to the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus and the enquiries we have received from members. Pre and post-match handshakes will be relaxed for the foreseeable future. Referees, coaches and... read more

Whitefield Tournament entries to open in April

Whitefield Tournament entries to open in April
“Every year, people leave the Whitefield Tournament happy, if not exhausted and a bit sunburned, after a packed weekend of volleyball!” enthused Kate Falkner, Tournament Secretary. Few names in English volleyball conjure up the same emotions as Whitefield. The longstanding event is the largest outdoor volleyball tournament in the UK, attracting around... read more

Mission accomplished: UEA Women and the Student Cup

Mission accomplished: UEA Women and the Student Cup
Tears of joy ran down the face of team captain Ioanna Patsourakou as the University of East Anglia (UEA) Women’s Team secured the championship point in the 2020 Student Cup final. Defeat was looking probable as their opponents, the University of Leeds, had established a 14-12 lead in the deciding set. But... read more

National Cup and Shield finalists confirmed

National Cup and Shield finalists confirmed
The Cup and Shield semi-finals results are in, meaning we now know who has made it to the final stages of both competitions. Men’s Cup IBB Polonia London beat Malory Eagles in straight sets (25-14; 25-17; 25;23) to secure their place in the final. Vangelis Koutouleas, Head Coach of IBB Polonia London, said: “I... read more

Volleyball England Foundation launches new website

Volleyball England Foundation launches new website
The Volleyball England Foundation has launched a new website to support the charity’s aim to support anyone to play volleyball, from any background and community, no matter what age, shape or ability. As part of a 12 month period of renewal for the Foundation, Chair Simone Turner has been working to develop... read more

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