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Grant support to establish new sitting volleyball teams

Grant support to establish new sitting volleyball teams
The Volleyball England Foundation has re-opened its sitting volleyball grant programme, giving affiliated clubs the opportunity to bid for up to £1,000 to help establish new teams. Hull Thunder, Leeds Gorse and Manchester Marvels all successfully applied for support when the development fund, which is supported by World ParaVolley, first... read more

Invitation to tender: business development contractor

Invitation to tender: business development contractor
Volleyball England, the sports body for volleyball, beach volleyball and sitting volleyball, has issued an invite to tender for a business development contractor. We are seeking to explore opportunities to diversify our revenue streams, grow income and reduce the reliance on existing revenue sources in support of our ambitious 10-year... read more

Junior UKBT: Welcome to the future

Junior UKBT: Welcome to the future
The UK Beach Tour has announced dates for the first ever UKBT Junior Tour, which will be made up of over 40 events across the UK, split into U14 & U18 categories. Jake Sheaf, UKBT Director, said: "We couldn't be more excited to provide more opportunities for our next generation of players... read more

Volleyball England seeks Digital & Communications Assistant

Volleyball England seeks Digital & Communications Assistant
Volleyball England, the sports body for volleyball, beach volleyball and sitting volleyball, is on the lookout for a sport-loving Digital and Communications Assistant to help deliver the organisation’s ambitious 10-year strategy, The Game Plan.  Working with the Strategic Manager (Digital and Communications), the Assistant will play an important role in boosting the effectiveness and reach of... read more

Polonia SideOut relive domestic & European success

Polonia SideOut relive domestic & European success
With the excitement around volleyball’s long-awaited return building, the 2019/20 Men’s and Women’s National Volleyball League (NVL) title winners from each league are taking a trip down memory lane to reminisce on their triumphant season. Mark Kontopoulos, Head Coach of Polonia SideOut London VC, looks back on what proved to be a... read more

FAQs: Volleyball in Step 2 of the lockdown roadmap

FAQs: Volleyball in Step 2 of the lockdown roadmap
In February, the Government outlined a plan for cautiously relaxing lockdown restrictions in 2021. This plan was broken into key steps, with the decision to proceed to the next step based on a number of key tests. Following further information, we produced an infographic outlining what the steps mean for volleyball. Guidance for Step 1A, Step 1B... read more

Return to sitting volleyball webinar

Return to sitting volleyball webinar
A return to play webinar for the sitting volleyball community is being arranged for Thursday, 15th April.  Beginning at 7.30pm, the one-hour session will help activity organisers understand the sport-specific safety plans that will allow sitting volleyball to return indoors once England advances to Step 3 of the lockdown roadmap.... read more

Let's Talk Rules - Rule 19: The Libero Player

Let's Talk Rules - Rule 19: The Libero Player
Let's Talk Rules will return for another engaging session on Wednesday, 14th April to dissect Rule 19: The Libero Player.  Beginning at 7.15pm, the session will be led by Nick Heckford, Work Stream Lead for the Officials Working Group, and cover libero designations, actions and re-designations.  If you're unable to attend this session, a... read more

Step 2 guidance: rule changes, U18s indoor volleyball return

Step 2 guidance: rule changes, U18s indoor volleyball return
We are pleased to confirm the return of organised indoor volleyball activity for juniors from Monday, 12th April. The change comes as England prepares to move to Step 2 of the lockdown roadmap, which allows more volleyball activity to resume. Currently only volleyball that takes place outside is allowed,... read more

Return to play (Step 2) webinar

Return to play (Step 2) webinar
Volleyball England is organising a webinar to help the community return to organising indoor volleyball for juniors with confidence. Today we have released guidance that supports the return of indoor volleyball and sitting volleyball activity for juniors from Monday, 12th April as part of Stage 2 of the roadmap. Updated guidance... read more

Success underpinned by solid foundations at Leeds Gorse

Success underpinned by solid foundations at Leeds Gorse
With the excitement around volleyball’s long-awaited return building, the 2019/20 Men’s and Women’s National Volleyball League (NVL) title winners from each league are taking a trip down memory lane to reminisce on their triumphant season. Next up are the Men’s Division 1 reigning champions Leeds Gorse. Following their move to a newly... read more

Volleyball England announces restructure of Hub team

Volleyball England announces restructure of Hub team
Volleyball England has restructured its Hub team to better align resources to the organisation’s strategic commitments. With immediate effect, work will now support one of four areas. This includes the three key areas of Volleyball England’s new strategy: Volleyball For Life, An Ace Service, and Get Keep Grow. The fourth area covers... read more

Weymouth in the NVL: a small seaside team with big ambitions

Weymouth in the NVL: a small seaside team with big ambitions
With the excitement around volleyball’s long-awaited return building, the 2019/20 Men’s and Women’s National Volleyball League (NVL) title winners from each league are taking a trip down memory lane to reminisce on their triumphant season. Weymouth, champions of the Men’s Division 2 (South), are an indoor volleyball team in their infancy having... read more

Volleyball England launches recruitment for 3 Project Leads

Volleyball England launches recruitment for 3 Project Leads
Volleyball England, the sports body for volleyball, beach volleyball and sitting volleyball, is recruiting three new Project Leads to help deliver the organisation’s ambitious 10-year strategy, The Game Plan. Each post will align to one of three key work areas: clubs and memberships; workforce development; or the national team pathway... read more

Return to play (Step 1B) webinar

Return to play (Step 1B) webinar
Volleyball England is organising a webinar to help the community return to playing volleyball outdoors with confidence. Yesterday, we were finally able to release the confirmed guidance that supports the return of volleyball, beach volleyball and sitting volleyball outdoors from Monday, 29th March as part of Stage 1B of the... read more

Off-court progress means sitting volleyball returns stronger

Off-court progress means sitting volleyball returns stronger
Richard Osborne, Sitting Volleyball Lead, details major off-court projects and progress since starting in the role in September that will ensure the sport is ready to come back fighting. In the 1980s there was a very popular US soap called Dallas that revolved around the often-troubled feuding lives of the Ewings,... read more

Guidance on the return of volleyball from March 29th

Guidance on the return of volleyball from March 29th
Following the release of updated guidance from the Government, we are pleased to confirm the return to play measures that will allow community volleyball to restart outdoors from Monday, 29th March. Organised volleyball, beach volleyball or sitting volleyball activity in an outdoor setting must follow the updated sport-specific safety plans for the... read more

NVL Champions: Q&A with Super League winners IBB Polonia

NVL Champions: Q&A with Super League winners IBB Polonia
With the excitement around volleyball’s long-awaited return building, the 2019/20 Men’s and Women’s National Volleyball League (NVL) title winners from each league are taking a trip down memory lane to reminisce on their triumphant season. First up is IBB Polonia London, whose captain Bartosz Kisielewicz reflects on what made that team so... read more

Rescheduled: Let's Talk Rules - Rules 15-18

Rescheduled: Let's Talk Rules - Rules 15-18
The next instalment of webinar series Let's Talk Rules will now take place on Wednesday, 31st March to discuss rules 15-18 from the FIVB's official volleyball rules book. The session was due to take place on Wednesday, 24th March but has been postponed due to an unavoidable clash in the organisers' schedule. Apologies... read more

Officials Academy revamped thanks to renewed partnership

Officials Academy revamped thanks to renewed partnership
We are proud to announce The Rules R will continue to be the official supplier of the Volleyball England Officials Academy (VEOA).  Under the new three-year partnership, which began in December, registered referees have access to a new-look e-learning platform that expands on the functionalities of the previous system.  Referees have been... read more

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