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Let’s Talk Rules – States of Play AND Ball at the Net

Let’s Talk Rules – States of Play AND Ball at the Net
Expand your knowledge of game rules 8 (States of Play) and 10 (Ball at the Net) at the next session of Let’s Talk Rules. The fourth instalment of the webinar series will take place on Wednesday, 20th January at 7.15pm. It is expected to last one hour. Similar to previous talks, it will be... read more

Start strong in 2021 with our exclusive S&C plan VOLLEYFIT

Start strong in 2021 with our exclusive S&C plan VOLLEYFIT
Get fit and ready to return to court stronger than before with VOLLEYFIT, our exclusive new volleyball fitness programme for members of Volleyball England. This 10-week plan will take you and your teammates on a progressive strength and conditioning journey tailored for volleyball, preparing your body to dig, spike and... read more

FAQs: Volleyball and the national lockdown

FAQs: Volleyball and the national lockdown
A new national lockdown in England was announced by the Prime Minister on Tuesday, 5th January, with the public instructed to minimise time spent outside their home. As a result, strict guidance has been introduced into law, meaning that people may only leave their home for a limited number of reasons, read more

What the new lockdown means for volleyball in England

What the new lockdown means for volleyball in England
Volleyball activity in England must stop for the duration of the new national lockdown. Announced by the Prime Minister on Monday, 4th January, the lockdown has been introduced with immediate effect to curb the steep rise in Covid-19 infections and means that people may only leave their home for a limited number... read more

Volleyball England staffing levels for January and February

Volleyball England staffing levels for January and February
Volleyball England will continue to utilise the furlough scheme for the first two months of 2021, meaning staffing levels will be reduced. We’re still here to respond to your Covid-19 questions, offer development support to affiliated clubs and answer general queries, however response times are likely to be slower than usual. To contact... read more

What volleyball activity can take place in Tier 4?

What volleyball activity can take place in Tier 4?
On Saturday, 19th December, the Prime Minister announced that a new tier of Covid-19 restrictions would be introduced across parts of England. Tier 4 will initially apply to London and the South East and came into force on Sunday, 20th December. To find out what alert tier your area is in, read more

Clean sport: Changes to Prohibited List & Code for 2021

Clean sport: Changes to Prohibited List & Code for 2021
All athletes, coaches and athlete support personnel, from recreational to international level, must abide by the World Anti-Doping Code and the UK Anti-Doping Rules. For 2021, there are some major changes to the Prohibited List and World Anti-Doping Code, and it is the responsibility of participants to ensure they know the latest information.  2021... read more

Volleyball England's Christmas closure

Volleyball England's Christmas closure
Volleyball England closes for Christmas on Friday, 18th December, re-opening in the new year on Monday, 4th January. Please be aware that staff will not be responding to queries during that period and will endeavour to respond to you as soon as possible in the new year.  If you have an emergency that relates... read more

OK Niš knock IBB Polonia London out of CEV Cup

OK Niš knock IBB Polonia London out of CEV Cup
English champions IBB Polonia London’s European campaign has come to an end after losing 1-3 (25-22, 23-25, 20-25, 21-25) to OK Niš in the CEV Cup. Despite leaving it all out on the court, the Serbian side proved just too much for the English champions in the match on Tuesday, 15th December. In... read more

Let’s Talk Rules – Rule 9: Playing the Ball

Let’s Talk Rules – Rule 9: Playing the Ball
Webinar series Let’s Talk Rules returns in the new year to discuss Rule 9 – Playing the Ball. Team hits, characteristics of the hit and faults in playing the ball will all be covered in the next session, which will take place at 7.15pm on Wednesday, 6th January. Similar to previous talks, it... read more

Polonia’s European rollercoaster continues in CEV Cup

Polonia’s European rollercoaster continues in CEV Cup
IBB Polonia London's European campaign resumes on Tuesday, 15th December when they face Serbia’s OK Nis in the Round of 16 in the CEV Cup. Montepellier, France, is the location of this clash, with the winner facing either Mladi Radnik Pozarevac or Montpellier Castelnau UC in the quarter-finals shortly afterwards in an... read more

Vacancy: England Junior Women’s Head Coach (Beach)

Vacancy: England Junior Women’s Head Coach (Beach)
Experienced beach volleyball coaches with an eye for identifying and nurturing talented athletes are invited to apply for Volleyball England’s Junior Women’s Head Coach (Beach Volleyball) vacancy. Working closely with the Hub staff and Technical and Talent Sub Group, the Head Coach will coordinate a team of coaches and support staff to... read more

Re-watch our lockdown player interview series VolleyChat

Re-watch our lockdown player interview series VolleyChat
Extended video interviews with successful athletes from the Volleyball Family are now available to re-watch on YouTube. Familiar faces from the indoor, beach and sitting volleyball communities took turns sitting in the VolleyChat hot seat over five weeks to entertain and bring the community together during lockdown. Each athlete also... read more

Volleyball England’s December opening times

Volleyball England’s December opening times
Volleyball England will continue to operate at a reduced capacity throughout December. Although the office will be open five days a week, the majority of staff will be furloughed on a part-time basis, meaning the Hub will only be at full capacity on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Please note that staff continue to... read more

Beach Lead Blog: exciting years ahead for beach volleyball

Beach Lead Blog: exciting years ahead for beach volleyball
2021 promises to be the start of the most exciting two years of beach volleyball in England since the London Olympics, writes Beach Volleyball Lead Phil Smith, who shares some important updates on Team England’s Birmingham 2022 preparations. I’d like to warmly welcome everyone to the second instalment of the Beach Lead... read more

How the three-tier lockdown system impacts volleyball

How the three-tier lockdown system impacts volleyball
When England emerges from the four-week national lockdown on Wednesday 2nd December, all areas of the country will fall into one of three local Covid alert levels: MEDIUM, HIGH or VERY HIGH. Restrictions are tightened as areas move through the tiers, as summarised here. As DCMS has now published... read more

Let’s Talk Rules returns on 9th December

Let’s Talk Rules returns on 9th December
Positions and line-ups will be at the centre of discussion during the second session of Let’s Talk Rules, which will take place at 7.15pm on Wednesday, 9th December. As the title suggests, the short webinar-style talks focus on the rules of volleyball in England. You don’t have to be an official to attend,... read more

Volunteer sought for Beach Performance Manager role

Volunteer sought for Beach Performance Manager role
Volleyball England is recruiting a Beach Volleyball Performance Manager to assist with planning, developing and delivering the England beach volleyball performance framework.  This voluntary position involves working with the Beach Performance Group and all athletes, coaching teams and relevant parties to ensure performance strategies and visions are aligned.  The successful applicant will be... read more

Brush up on your knowledge of the game's rules

Brush up on your knowledge of the game's rules
Volleyball England is launching 'Let's Talk Rules!', a new series of short webinar-style sessions to discuss rules of the game. Each talk will include a review of the rule in question - as well as associated rules - the referee guidelines and casebook, a discussion of a scenario using a match clip... read more

Match replay: Polonia Ladies vs Brondby (NEVZA Club Finals)

Match replay: Polonia Ladies vs Brondby (NEVZA Club Finals)
Re-live the action from the 2019 NEVZA Women’s Club Championships Final between Polonia Ladies and Brondby VK. The gold medal match between the two sides will be played back in real-time on Tuesday, 17th November on Volleyball England’s Facebook page from 7pm - exactly one year to the day that it was... read more

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