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Listening in: what will the 2018 club survey reveal?

Listening in: what will the 2018 club survey reveal?
Volleyball England wants to better serve its members. That’s why the national governing body are reaching out to clubs to get their perception of Volleyball England and what it provides. A link to a survey has been sent to each club secretary asking them to give feedback on behalf of their... read more

Club Survey 2018 deadline announced

Club Survey 2018 deadline announced
The deadline for the Club Survey 2018 has been announced. Secretaries of all affiliated clubs will need to have completed the survey by 23:59pm on Sunday 1st July.  The link has been sent to all secretaries of all affiliated clubs to complete on behalf of their clubs. There has been a good... read more

Partners wanted to host the National Cup Finals

Partners wanted to host the National Cup Finals
The cup finals of the 2018/19 volleyball season will have a fresh look as bids will be welcomed to hosts the events.  The decision to work with partners to host the finals follows a review of the National Cup Finals by the Competitions Working Group.  “Working with partners to host the finals is... read more

Bello boys seal Youth Olympic Games spot

Bello boys seal Youth Olympic Games spot
Javier and Joaquin Bello will represent England at the Youth Olympic Games this October in Buenos Aires.  The brothers took a magnificent 5th place at last week's CEV Youth Beach Volleyball Continental Cup Finals in Austria to seal qualification in the beach volleyball at the Youth Olympic Games.  Following on from a... read more

Club Life: The Players’ Mentor

Club Life: The Players’ Mentor
In our ‘Club Life’ series, we’ve gone behind the scenes at London League club Wapping Wildcats to find out more about what it takes to run a volleyball club. We’ve spoken to: chairman Cormac Byrne about what it is like leading from the front and the man controlling the... read more

Take a listen: how feedback has sparked positive change

Take a listen: how feedback has sparked positive change
While the current 2018 Club Survey aims to find out what affiliated clubs think of Volleyball England, the most recent previous surveys, conducted in 2015 and 2016, were focused on the membership and participation. The findings revealed three key areas which were important to members: club funding, safeguarding and competitions.... read more

Club Life: Holding the purse strings

Club Life: Holding the purse strings
In our current ‘Club Life’ series, we’re delving into some of the roles people take on to run volleyball clubs. We’ve gone behind the scenes at Wapping Wildcats, who play in the local London League, to chat to the key people at their club. In the previous instalment, we got the... read more

Talent shines at Inter Regional Championships

Talent shines at Inter Regional Championships
The bank holiday weekend saw a thrilling Inter Regional Championships. A showcase of the best junior volleyball talent in the country, the competition saw U15 and U17 teams battle it out to see their region crowned champions. Players pushed aside any local club rivalries to enjoy the honour of representing... read more

It's the big weekend for junior volleyball

It's the big weekend for junior volleyball
This May bank holiday will see one the biggest junior volleyball competitions in the calendar taking place. A riot of noise and colour, the Inter Regional Championships sees the brightest young talent in the country battle it out for glory over three days.   It’s a special competition which sees players push... read more

Club life: The Leading Role

Club life: The Leading Role
There are hundreds of volleyball clubs around the country and one thing they all have in common is: they need volunteers to run the club. These are the committed club members who step up to organise everything from the finances, league paperwork, training, coaching, matches, events – and just about anything... read more

We're listening: your perception of Volleyball England

We're listening: your perception of Volleyball England
It has always been the goal of Volleyball England to provide the products and services its members want and need.  Connecting and engaging with the core market is a top priority. Even though making tough decisions inevitably means not everyone will be happy, the national governing body has always sought the views... read more

Golden years: meet England's 1968 captain

Golden years: meet England's 1968 captain
Ahead of the golden anniversary fixture between the England and Scotland men’s teams which is set for a 19:00 first serve on Saturday 19th May 2018, we caught up with Arthur Mosley, who had the historic honour of being the England captain in the first ever fixture against Scotland on 16th... read more

Calendar for 2018/19 volleyball season released

Calendar for 2018/19 volleyball season released
The competitions and events calendar for the 2018/19 volleyball season has been published. The calendar, which is the full schedule of events organised by Volleyball England, is available here. Competitions are an important part of what the national governing body offers and the schedule is again busy with events across all disciplines... read more

From the board: Giving an insight

From the board: Giving an insight
Being on the Volleyball England board is a volunteer role but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a big commitment or responsibility. All members of the board step up because they want to help move the sport forward and have an area of expertise that they bring to their role as director.... read more

Joining the history books: 50 years of England vs. Scotland

Joining the history books: 50 years of England vs. Scotland
The year 1968 saw Led Zeppelin’s first live performance, the first airing of Dad’s Army on the BBC, major roadworks on the M1 motorway to open the 35-mile section between Rotherham and Leeds and, most memorably for some, West Bromwich Albion lift the FA Cup after emerging victorious in the final... read more

Yorkshire's new beach volleyball club

Yorkshire's new beach volleyball club
With beach volleyball starring at the recent Commonwealth Games on Australia’s Gold Coast, it has been great to see the sport in the spotlight and proving why it is such a great game. Some may think that with its rainy climate England is not the most obvious place for volleyball on... read more

New name and format for top divisions

New name and format for top divisions
The top divisions of the National Volleyball League have a new name. For the start of the 2018/19 season, the highest division in the men’s and women’s game will be rebranded as the Volleyball England Super League. The membership was asked for their suggestions of potential names and a shortlist was created.... read more

Northumbria men take Super 8 title

Northumbria men take Super 8 title
Northumbria were in the driving seat going into the final match of the season, just three sets away from the League Finals Title. IBB Polonia were here in full force, both on and off court, to cause an upset and stop Northumbria from completing the Triple Crown in the 2017/18 season.  Team... read more

Durham crowned Super 8 Champions

Durham crowned Super 8 Champions
(Main pic Credit: Stephen Batey)  Team Northumbria came out fighting after their poor performance yesterday and held an early lead going into the first time out lead by captain Jurja Vlasic. Durham managed to fight back at the business end to the set with big blocking from Claire Ellis and attacking from... read more

Sheffield are sitting volleyball champions

Sheffield are sitting volleyball champions
The sitting volleyball Grand Prix Final included four London 2012 Paralympic athletes, with East London Lynx are playing in their ninth consecutive final, and looking to retain their title for the fourth year running. Sheffield Volleyball Club are looking to do the double, as they won the Sitting Knock Out Cup... read more

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