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University of Nottingham opens new beach courts

University of Nottingham opens new beach courts
The University of Nottingham have invested and developed a new beach volleyball court facility at the Highfields Sports Complex. The Highfields Sports Complex already boasts a number of first-class grass football pitches, rugby pitches and a cricket square supported by the Vaughan Parry Williams and Highfields Pavilion, which provide ample changing facilities... read more

Austin/Evans win historic Beach World Tour bronze

Austin/Evans win historic Beach World Tour bronze
Ellie Austin and Anaya Evans achieved a historic moment for English beach volleyball at the weekend as they won a bronze medal at the FIVB World Tour event in Greece. After having to qualify for the main draw for the event in Ios, Austin and Evans went on a brilliant run which... read more

Non-NVL entries to National Cup/Shield now open

Non-NVL entries to National Cup/Shield now open
Entries for teams from outside the National Volleyball League to enter the 2019/20 National Cup and Shield are now open.   The competition is always popular with non-NVL teams and the entry form for non-NVL teams to enter this year's competition can be downloaded from the right hand column of the read more

Janet Inman to step down as CEO

Janet Inman to step down as CEO
Janet Inman will step down as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Volleyball England at the end of October 2019, after three years at the helm. The Volleyball England chair Adam Walker was quick to thank Janet for all her hard work after she decided to step down from the role. He said:  "Working... read more

AGM to take place in July

AGM to take place in July
Volleyball England's Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place at 14:15pm on Saturday 27 July, 2019 at Sport Park in Loughborough. More information about the AGM will be released in the coming weeks. Club Conference Preceding the AGM, the inaugural Club Conference will run from 9:45 – 12:45, featuring workshops led by... read more

Scores reversed in England vs Scotland clash

Scores reversed in England vs Scotland clash
England men unfortunately lost out to Scotland in a full international last weekend in an outing that saw a number of English players make their senior debuts. Hoping for a repeat of last year’s 50th anniversary match, which saw the England men triumph 3-0 (25-9, 25-21, 25-20) in Newcastle, the squad travelled... read more

VolleyZone’s initial introduction to volleyball community

VolleyZone’s initial introduction to volleyball community
VolleyZone – the new online platform from Volleyball England – has had its initial introduction to the volleyball community. As the first stage of the portal’s implementation, registrations to the National Volleyball League for the upcoming 2019/20 season will be managed through the system.    Each NVL club has been created a profile... read more

Competitions calendar released

Competitions calendar released
The Volleyball England competitions calendar for the 2019/20 season has been released. The calendar can be viewed and downloaded on the competitions calendar page.   It includes all the key dates for: National Volleyball League NVL Cup and Shield Sitting Volleyball Junior competitions Student competitions National team trainingread more

Sitting volleyball on BBC Breakfast tomorrow

Sitting volleyball on BBC Breakfast tomorrow
Sitting volleyball will be in the spotlight as the sport stars on BBC Breakfast news tomorrow (Saturday 1st June) between 6am – 10am. Well-known BBC sports presenter Mike Bushell (remember the sports reporter who fell in the swimming pool during a live broadcast at the Commonwealth Games?) recently visited the Great Britain... read more

Inter Regionals light up the bank holiday

Inter Regionals light up the bank holiday
The May bank holiday is always a big weekend in the volleyball calendar – and this year was no different with another brilliant Inter Regional Championships! Local club rivalries were put aside as the nine volleyball regions were represented by the best volleyball talent in their area in the Under 15 and... read more

Final day wows crowds at Leyton’s Feel Good Too centre

Final day wows crowds at Leyton’s Feel Good Too centre
Leyton, England, May 26, 2019. The concluding day of the CEV Continental Cup at Feel Good Too in Leyton, London saw spectators enjoying another day of international Beach Volleyball, featuring some of the top athletes in Europe in competition as they set off on the road to Tokyo. The enthusiasm was... read more

A great opening day at the Continental Cup!

A great opening day at the Continental Cup!
It was a brilliant opening day of the CEV Continental Cup as international beach volleyball returned to London. With tickets available for free, there was a busy crowd at the Feel Good Too centre in Leyton. The event which made possible thanks to Waltham Forest Council and managed by SideOut was also... read more

The future of volleyball in a changing world

The future of volleyball in a changing world
A blog piece from Volleyball England CEO Janet Inman:  I’ve really enjoyed the indoor season and look forward to the summer on the beach, but my thinking has never been far away from the long-term future of our sport and the challenges we still face. Over the years, our funding from Sport England... read more

UKBT to deliver Volleyball England Beach Tour

UKBT to deliver Volleyball England Beach Tour
The Volleyball England Beach Tour will have an action-packed calendar this season, after Volleyball England agreed an exciting new partnership with UK Beach Tour (UKBT). Led by former England beach volleyball star Jake Sheaf, UKBT are event management professionals in beach volleyball competitions and will deliver this season’s Volleyball England Beach Tour. There... read more

Conference launched to aid club development

Conference launched to aid club development
Are you part of running a volleyball club? If so, then a brand-new initiative could help take your club to the next level. Volleyball England is launching the Club Conference 2019, an event featuring a host of exclusive workshops on different areas of volleyball club development. Taking place on Saturday 27th... read more

Nominations open for 2019 Annual Awards

Nominations open for 2019 Annual Awards
Providing a platform to recognise and reward those special individuals and clubs who go the extra mile to create a fantastic environment and experience for volleyball in England, the 2019 edition of the annual awards are open for nominations. Inviting submissions across nine established award categories and one new safeguarding award,... read more

New look Level 2 coaching qualification proves a hit

New look Level 2 coaching qualification proves a hit
The Level 2 coaching volleyball qualification has been relaunched with a fresh new look. The initial new look 1st4Sport UKCC Level 2 course in coaching volleyball took place in January and was well received by the maiden cohort of learners and tutors. A second course is set to take place in Bristol... read more

National U14 Festival a great success!

National U14 Festival a great success!
This month saw the very first National U14 JuVoTo Festival. It was a great event with over 140 players and 13 young volunteers from several clubs helping to run the event. Thirty-five teams from around the country headed to University of Wolverhampton to play in the competition which was organised and run... read more

Change of venue for Inter Regional Championships

Change of venue for Inter Regional Championships
This month’s Inter Regional Championships will take place at two new venues after exceptional circumstances forced a change of venue. The Under 17 event will be hosted at the University of Warwick, with the Under 15 competition taking place at the University of Leicester over the bank holiday weekend of May 25-27,... read more

9 essential tips for coaching young people

9 essential tips for coaching young people
What makes a volleyball session enjoyable for children? On last month’s Volleyball England Coaching Newsletter we shared a resource from UK Coaching about ‘What makes your session unmissable for young people?’   Coaching young people comes with different challenges and responsibilities to working with adults. Being a mentor to young people... read more

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