News

Brilliant bronze for Team Bello

Brilliant bronze for Team Bello
Javier and Joaquin Bello achieved another major win over the weekend, claiming the well-earned bronze medal in Nijmegen, The Netherlands, at the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour.  This triumph comes only a matter of weeks after their last big win, where they made history by achieving a gold medal in the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour in Cortegaça, Portugal.  The final 2021 FIVB Beach... read more

2021 Coaching Conference & Volleyball Futures

2021 Coaching Conference & Volleyball Futures
The 2021 Coaching Conference will take place on Saturday the 6th and Sunday the 7th of November at the National Volleyball Centre.  The same programme will run across both days, meaning you only need to attend either Saturday or Sunday. This means you can pick the day which suits you best, without worrying that you’ll... read more

Review: Year 1 of The Game Plan

Review: Year 1 of The Game Plan
After launching our new 10-year strategy we have been busy laying down key building blocks for success, writes Sue Storey, Chief Executive of Volleyball England.   One year ago marked the start of an exciting new chapter for volleyball in England. While sport was, like everything else, paused for large parts of the... read more

Let’s Talk Rules returns

Let’s Talk Rules returns
Two sessions of Let’s Talk Rules have been scheduled for the weeks ahead as the popular series of webinar-style discussions returns after a short pause. In preparation for the new season, an open session will be held on Wednesday, 15th September to answer any questions on the FIVB’s Rules of the... read more

Volleyball England and Errea reveal new national team kit

Volleyball England and Errea reveal new national team kit
England’s senior and junior volleyball and beach volleyball athletes and Great Britain’s Sitting Volleyball Teams will all be kitted out with striking new kit thanks to a landmark deal with leading sportswear brand Errea. Under the new technical sponsorship deal, which will run up until 2025, Errea will supply national volleyball teams... read more

Success in Slovenia for Tucker/Canevari and Bello/Soczewka

Success in Slovenia for Tucker/Canevari and Bello/Soczewka
The CEV U18 Beach Volleyball European Championship took place last week, from the 2nd to the 5th of September, in Ljubljana, Slovenia. England teams, Isabelle Tucker & Lisa Canevari and Enrique Bello & Peter Soczewka flew out with their coaches, Will McDonald and Przemek Soczewka and their head of delegation, Iwona Grabon, to compete.  Both teams put on a brilliant performance and did... read more

NVL: league tables confirmed ahead of new season

NVL: league tables confirmed ahead of new season
Excitement is building for the much-anticipated return of the National Volleyball League.   Old rivalries will be reignited on Saturday 2nd October when the first games of 2021/22 are played across the country.   A combined 133 teams will take part in this year’s NVL – the highest level of domestic competition – across the Men’s and Women’s leagues.   At the... read more

Volley2s helps to capitalise on Haikyu-inspired junior surge

Volley2s helps to capitalise on Haikyu-inspired junior surge
The Volley2s programme has helped West Riding Volleyball Club to introduce young Haikyu fans to volleyball. Chairman James Oliver talks about their experience so far.  As a club we are rather unique. With most clubs being based in a town, city or district we cover a total of 12 districts from the old County of West Riding. We currently run Junior sessions in Bradford, Leeds and Wakefield for our juniors, led by our Head of Juniors, Prakash Mistry. Since 2017, Prakash and I have... read more

England squads revealed for CEV U18 Beach Championship

England squads revealed for CEV U18 Beach Championship
There will be two England squads at the CEV U18 Beach Volleyball European Championship this year. Isabelle Tucker & Lisa Canevari and Enrique Bello & Peter Soczewka will be competing in Ljubljana, Slovenia next week.  The squads will fly out to Slovenia with their coaches on Monday. Will McDonald will be coaching Isabelle & Lisa and Przemek Soczewka will be coaching Enrique & Peter. The teams will get some all-important training in on Tuesday and Wednesday in preparation for the competition, which starts on Thursday 2nd September.   Iwona Grabon will... read more

Vacancies: ENG Junior Team Manager, Cadet Assistant Coach

Vacancies: ENG Junior Team Manager, Cadet Assistant Coach
Volleyball England is looking to recruit two volunteers to join the national team setup. We are looking for a Team Manger to help build a strong community of parents and supporters who can assist with administering, raising funds and promoting England’s Junior Men. Another responsibility is to lead the coordination and administration... read more

Volleyball Family secures £234,000 in Return to Play funding

Volleyball Family secures £234,000 in Return to Play funding
Congratulations to the 56 volleyball clubs and organisations who have secured a slice of Sport England’s £15 million Return to Play: Small Grants fund. From 3rd Newbiggin Scouts (£600) in the north to Wessex VC (£1,000) in the south, Great Yarmouth and Gorleston VC (£8,709) in the east and Academy of Beach... read more

Brilliant Bellos achieve British best on World Tour

Brilliant Bellos achieve British best on World Tour
Javier and Joaquin Bello achieved an historic win for Great Britain at the weekend as they clinched gold in Cortegaça, Portugal, on the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour. The Bellos have beaten their own record which was set almost two years ago when they took bronze in Rubavu, Rwanda – the first... read more

October open trials – play for England!

October open trials – play for England!
Do you have a passion for volleyball? Have you always wanted to play for England? This is your shot, at our October open trials!  Open trials are taking place for both for U17 (Cadet) Girls and U19 (Junior) Women, on Saturday the 9th of October 2021, and U17 (Cadet) Boys and U19 (Junior) Men, on Sunday the 10th of October 2021. This opportunity could put you on the England Talent... read more

The Sitting Volleyball Grand Prix: back bigger and better

The Sitting Volleyball Grand Prix: back bigger and better
After over a year without any major sitting volleyball competitions, the premier competition is back! The Sitting Volleyball Grand Prix 2021/22 is due to start on the 19th of September. This is a fantastic opportunity for sitting volleyball athletes across the country to compete again; it will be great to see the teams back out on the court. With five new sitting volleyball teams online, thanks... read more

5 new directors join the Volleyball England Board

5 new directors join the Volleyball England Board
On the 24th of July, at the Volleyball England AGM, we welcomed five new directors to the Volleyball England Board and said goodbye to three departing board members.  Phil French as an Independent Director, and Jake Sheaf, Alastair Marks, Jess Plumridge and Ronu Miah as Elected Directors, are the five incoming directors to the board.  Phil joins the board with a wealth of experience in sport management, having... read more

Sitting volleyball competitions in 2021 and beyond

Sitting volleyball competitions in 2021 and beyond
Richard Osborne, Volleyball England’s Sitting Volleyball Lead, outlines plans for sitting volleyball competitions after taking onboard community feedback.   As government restrictions continue to ease on the return to playing volleyball, the Sitting Volleyball Working Group (SVWG) has turned its attention to considering the future of sitting volleyball competitions. This includes the Grand... read more

Get ready for the B2022 main ticket ballot!

Get ready for the B2022 main ticket ballot!
The main ticket ballot for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games opens on the 8th of September 2021. There are a few things that you can do now to make sure you’re prepared to get your tickets when it opens.  Set up a ticketing account now. This will give you a head start on applying for tickets - you won't be wasting... read more

Sitting volleyball boost in Nottingham and Salisbury

Sitting volleyball boost in Nottingham and Salisbury
The Volleyball England Foundation have awarded two more clubs a grant to develop sitting volleyball teams.  Nottingham Rockets and Salisbury VCs are the latest clubs to successfully apply for support. Both clubs, who currently don’t have any sitting volleyball provisions, are thrilled to receive the funding, which will enable more people in their local areas to play volleyball in... read more

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

next>>