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Crystal Palace to host Birmingham 2022 Selection Tournament

Crystal Palace to host Birmingham 2022 Selection Tournament
Deep Dish Crystal Palace will host the tournament to decide which beach volleyball stars will represent Team England at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. Located at the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre, Deep Dish is one of the country’s best beach volleyball venues. It was created in 2013 using legacy sand from... read more

Covid-19 guidance adjusted as Plan B rules are eased

Covid-19 guidance adjusted as Plan B rules are eased
With the Government relaxing Plan B measures from Thursday, 27th January, our guidance on organising Covid-secure volleyball has been updated. Changes to our guidance mean we no longer recommend that:  There should be no spectators or line judges, and only one scorer at a volleyball match. That all personnel in attendance at... read more

FAQs: Organising Covid-secure volleyball

FAQs: Organising Covid-secure volleyball
Below is a list of answers to commonly asked questions about playing volleyball in line with the latest Covid-19 guidance. This page has 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 last updated on 26/01/2021.   GAMEPLAY AND... read more

England talent pathway staffing appointments

England talent pathway staffing appointments
2022 is off to an exciting start for our England Junior and Cadet squads. We’re pleased to announce a number of new staffing appointments and moves within the England Talent Pathway programme.  Three new Assistant Coaches have been appointed to the Cadet Girls team: Diego Philippe Lopes from Portugal, Marjana Senk Erminio... read more

Obituary: sitting volleyball Hall of Famer Samuel Scott

Obituary: sitting volleyball Hall of Famer Samuel Scott
London 2012 Paralympian Samuel Scott has sadly passed away at the age of 31. Samuel, who was born in Shrewsbury but spent much of his time in Wales, was part of the 11-man Team GB sitting volleyball squad that made history at the London 2012 Paralympics. For his part in helping the... read more

New phone system: how to contact Volleyball England staff

New phone system: how to contact Volleyball England staff
From 24th January, we will be moving to a new phone system. As a result, those looking for help or support from the Hub team will need to use the new office number: 01509 974 700. For a full list of the new direct lines of each member of staff, which are... read more

Volleyball England’s 2022 Annual General Meeting

Volleyball England’s 2022 Annual General Meeting
Volleyball England’s next AGM will take place on Saturday, 24th June at SportPark, Loughborough University. This key date will give the Volleyball Family the opportunity to hear from the Board about progress from the past year and plans for the months ahead. It will also give members the opportunity to ask questions about... read more

Webinar: learn how to keep score in volleyball

Webinar: learn how to keep score in volleyball
Join us for one of three webinars to train volunteers in how to score a volleyball match. With NVL, regional, local and BUCS competitions in full swing, this is the perfect opportunity to branch out and learn a new skill.  These free training opportunities will enable participants to officiate as a scorer at... read more

Nominate inspirational figures for B2022 Queen’s Baton Relay

Nominate inspirational figures for B2022 Queen’s Baton Relay
The countdown to the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games is on, and so the search for 2,022 Batonbearers to carry the Queen’s Baton around England has begun. The Queen’s Baton Relay is a Commonwealth Games tradition that builds up excitement in the run up to the games, Birmingham 2022 is hosting the 16th... read more

Assistant Coach vacancy for England’s Junior Women

Assistant Coach vacancy for England’s Junior Women
Experienced volleyball coaches with a passion for developing talent are encouraged to apply for our England Junior Women’s Assistant Coach position.  We are particularly looking for female coaches for this role, as this is an underrepresented group, however all potential candidates are encouraged to apply.  The Junior Women’s Assistant Coach will assist the... read more

Covid-19 update: recommendations unchanged plus NVL returns

Covid-19 update: recommendations unchanged plus NVL returns
With further information on the new Covid-19 variant emerging over the festive period, teams in the National Volleyball League will no longer be given greater freedom to postpone matches. Before Christmas, we took the extraordinary step of temporarily allowing NVL teams to postpone their fixtures on the weekend of 18th... read more

21 Reflections on 2021 from the Chief Executive, Sue Storey

21 Reflections on 2021 from the Chief Executive, Sue Storey
As 2021 draws to a close, Volleyball England’s Chief Executive, Sue Storey, looks back on the year. She makes 21 reflections on 2021, a year full of success stories, despite the huge challenges the world has faced.  1. Covid – 12 months ago we thought it was nearly over and were looking forward to the pandemic being behind... read more

Caution & compassion urged in face of rising Covid-19 cases

Caution & compassion urged in face of rising Covid-19 cases
The Volleyball Family is urged to support a fresh set of Covid-19 safety recommendations as England gets to grip with a new threat which is not yet fully understood. Our new guidance builds on our previous ‘Organising Covid-secure volleyball’ document with new advice to take a lateral flow test (and... read more

Can you help with volleyball's Birmingham 2022 legacy?

Can you help with volleyball's Birmingham 2022 legacy?
Volleyball Family, the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham next year is a great opportunity to raise the profile of volleyball in the country. We are working closely with Birmingham 2022 to plan events, support clubs, help volunteers and capitalise on the interest in the sport and equipment from the Games... read more

British Volleyball Performance Co-Ordinator vacancy

British Volleyball Performance Co-Ordinator vacancy
The British Volleyball Federation (BVF) has recently secured National Squads Support Funding (NSSF) from UK Sport of up to £635K over four years targeted at enhancing the performance of our Olympic and Paralympic Senior volleyball squads. This funding brings with it conditions across safeguarding, anti-doping, financial management, corporate governance, equality &... read more

ENG Junior Women beach volleyball coaching vacancies

ENG Junior Women beach volleyball coaching vacancies
We are looking to recruit a Head Coach and Assistant Coach for the England beach volleyball Junior Women.  The roles will help to deliver an athlete centered talent development programme that aims to increase the number of junior age players recruited against a profile capable of moving into the senior programme.  Head Coach candidates will ideally hold a Volleyball England... read more

Record entries for new-look junior volleyball competitions

Record entries for new-look junior volleyball competitions
A record 290 teams from volleyball clubs and schools have entered Volleyball England’s refreshed junior competitions for 2022.   Capitalising on the junior volleyball surge that has been experienced across the country, the new-look U15, U16 and U18 series have created a level of play that is ideal for new or inexperienced teams while also creating competitive playing opportunities for the country’s... read more

Covid-19: let’s keep following key safety recommendations

Covid-19: let’s keep following key safety recommendations
While volleyball-specific guidance has not changed in the wake of recent changes to the Government’s Covid-19 guidance, Volleyball England is encouraging everyone to continue to follow the key safety recommendations as set out in July.   This small set of safety mitigations will help minimise the risk of transmitting Covid-19 between participants. This includes wearing face coverings, which... read more

Volleyball England Project Officer vacancy

Volleyball England Project Officer vacancy
Volleyball England, the sports body for volleyball, beach volleyball and sitting volleyball in England, is on the lookout for a Project Officer to help deliver the organisation’s 10-year strategy, The Game Plan.  The Project Officer will play an important role in supporting workforce education administration and general office support. Focused heavily on... read more

Christmas closure notice

Christmas closure notice
As Christmas fast approaches we want to let you know about our plans over the festive period. The Hub will close at the end of the day on 24th December and re-open on 4th January. Please note that, due to a number of staff being on annual leave, Hub response times are likely to be slower from the 20th-24th December.  Our... read more

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