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Volleyball England seeks Volleyball Project Officers

Volleyball England seeks Volleyball Project Officers
Volleyball England, the National Governing Body for volleyball, beach volleyball and sitting volleyball in England, is on the lookout for two Volleyball Project Officer Apprentices to help deliver the organisation’s 10-year strategy, The Game Plan.  The Volleyball Project Officers will play an important role in supporting the full range of tasks and functions undertaken by Volleyball England. This includes... read more

Huge sports expo celebrates one year to go until B2022

Huge sports expo celebrates one year to go until B2022
Birmingham city centre will host a huge sports festival today to celebrate reaching the one year to go until Birmingham 2022 milestone. Families and people from across the city are invited to head to Centenary Square to test their volleyball skills out on our inflatable speed cage machine, with free demonstrations taking... read more

Celebrating Volleyball England's 2021 Annual Awards winners

Celebrating Volleyball England's 2021 Annual Awards winners
It is difficult to put into words just how much we treasure the volunteers that deliver and development volleyball in England. These selfless individuals have bags of enthusiasm and tireless energy, and we owe every single one of them a debt of gratitude for what they do. These special people deserve a... read more

How to watch Volleyball England’s 2021 AGM

How to watch Volleyball England’s 2021 AGM
Our 2021 Annual General Meeting will take place on Saturday, 24th July at our head offices in SportPark, Loughborough University, Loughborough, LE11 3QF. In light of Government guidance this will be an in-person AGM, so if you are planning to attend please pre-register here. Club secretaries of affiliated clubs are also... read more

New assistant coach award coincides with courses re-launch

New assistant coach award coincides with courses re-launch
We are delighted to announce the long-awaited return of coaching courses and workshops, with a Level 2 Coaching Volleyball course in Ashcombe on 28th August set to be the first to take place since before lockdown. Conversations are taking place to swiftly organise a cluster of dates across the country to help... read more

Get your game face on for the National Cup and Shield

Get your game face on for the National Cup and Shield
The 2021/22 National Cup and Shield begins in September, giving affiliated teams of all shapes and sizes the chance to compete in the biggest volleyball knockout competition around. It’s a fantastic opportunity for local and regional level teams to compete against national teams.  In the fight for the Cup, teams who are knocked out in the first two rounds enter the Shield competition. This means entrants are guaranteed at least two games for their £35 entry fee! Of course, the more successful you are,... read more

Governance re-structure and policies update ahead of AGM

Governance re-structure and policies update ahead of AGM
In a move to further align resource to support the delivery of our new strategy, we have launched a new set of Sub Groups. Sub Groups are given delegated responsibility to identify issues and develop programmes or projects to ensure effective and efficient delivery of our strategic objectives. Following a review,... read more

Why you should consider joining the Commonwealth Collective

Why you should consider joining the Commonwealth Collective
Do not miss the opportunity to be part of beach volleyball at Birmingham 2022, says Janet Inman, lifelong volunteer and former CEO of Volleyball England, who reflects on her journey at London 2012.   For most of my adult life I have been a volunteer. Most of my family think I am slightly... read more

Update on Club Conference and Annual Awards ceremony

Update on Club Conference and Annual Awards ceremony
Regrettably, we have made the decision to cancel our Club Conference, which was due to take place this weekend. This decision was based on feedback that many people did not feel comfortable traveling from around the country for a face-to-face event. As a result, we will be exploring alternative online options so... read more

Early information on Birmingham 2022 qualification criteria

Early information on Birmingham 2022 qualification criteria
2021 will be such an important year for England’s top beach volleyball teams as they prepare to position themselves as the chosen men’s or women’s pair to represent their country at Birmingham 2022. The recent Commonwealth Games Funding Tournament in Poole was a major milestone for some and the 2021 calendar of UKBT Grand Slams, which kickstarted at the weekend... read more

Volleyball in Step 4: From restrictions to recommendations

Volleyball in Step 4: From restrictions to recommendations
On Monday, 19th July, further restrictions around volleyball activity will be lifted as England moves to Step 4 of the lockdown roadmap.   From that point, we will move from a position of requiring activity to follow our Government-approved sport-specific safety plans to recommending the community follows a smaller, yet still effective, set of safety mitigations to minimise the risk... read more

FAQs: Organising Covid-secure volleyball

FAQs: Organising Covid-secure volleyball
Below is a list of answers to commonly asked questions about Step 4 of the lockdown roadmap, which came into effect on 19th July – these have been produced to complement the guidance on our Covid-19 page. The [NEW] and [UPDATED] tags highlight our latest information. Please note this page was... read more

England athletes bank £72,000 for B2022 medal preparations

England athletes bank £72,000 for B2022 medal preparations
Four of England's top beach volleyball pairs have each secured £18,000 in a major boost to their Birmingham 2022 medal preparations. On the sands of Canford Cliffs Beach, Poole, crowds were treated to a feast of beach volleyball at the weekend as the country's top 10 teams locked horns at our Commonwealth Games Funding... read more

Pre-release of volleyball film The Witches of the Orient

Pre-release of volleyball film The Witches of the Orient
Join us for a sneak peak of volleyball documentary The Witches of the Orient before it hits the cinema. This spellbinding film takes the audience back to post-war Japan to tell the story of the Japanese women’s volleyball team who became known as the Witches of the Orient because of... read more

Memories for life: volunteering at London 2012 and B2022

Memories for life: volunteering at London 2012 and B2022
Phil Gibbin reflects on his fondest memories from volunteering at London 2012 as Birmingham 2022 recuits volunteers to join its 'Commonwealth Collective'. Volunteering as part of the beach volleyball team at London 2012 was one of the greatest experiences I could have wished for! My journey to 2012 started way back in 2009,... read more

Help to grow the game as a university volleyball ambassador

Help to grow the game as a university volleyball ambassador
Applications to join our next cohort of Higher Education Volleyball Officers (HEVO) have now opened.  The programme is one of the biggest of its kind in England and sees student ambassadors from universities around the country organise recreational volleyball sessions at their university.  For the past 11 years, the HEVO programme has played an... read more

LIVE: Commonwealth Games Funding Tournament

LIVE: Commonwealth Games Funding Tournament
England’s top beach volleyball athletes will compete for funding to aid their Birmingham 2022 preparations at a major tournament in Poole this weekend, from 9-11th July. Click here for a rundown of the fixtures from day one. And watch of all the action from day one by heading to our YouTube channel. read more

Statement on Step 4 of the lockdown roadmap

Statement on Step 4 of the lockdown roadmap
On Monday 12th July, the Government will confirm whether England will move to the final step of the lockdown roadmap. Significantly, that step includes the removal of social gathering limits and social distancing. We are awaiting guidance from the Department for Culture, Media & Sport and Sport England as... read more

Celebrating British contributions to standing volleyball

Celebrating British contributions to standing volleyball
There are just 50 days until the Paralympic Games begin in Tokyo. While Great Britain will not be competing at this year’s Games, as we look forward to watching the world’s very best sitting volleyball teams compete for gold, silver and bronze medals, we also wanted to take a moment to look back and celebrate individuals who have made an impact to standing volleyball in Great Britain and beyond.  Standing volleyball is... read more

NVL survey findings inform decisions on upcoming season

NVL survey findings inform decisions on upcoming season
Thank you to the nearly 400 players, volunteers, coaches, and officials who responded to our call for feedback and suggestions on potential changes to the National Volleyball League. The more people who share their thoughts, the more we understand and can improve our products and services, so thank you for your... read more

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