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How the three-tier lockdown system impacts volleyball

How the three-tier lockdown system impacts volleyball
When England emerges from the four-week national lockdown on Wednesday 2nd December, all areas of the country will fall into one of three local Covid alert levels: MEDIUM, HIGH or VERY HIGH. Restrictions are tightened as areas move through the tiers, as summarised here. As DCMS has now published... read more

Let’s Talk Rules returns on 9th December

Let’s Talk Rules returns on 9th December
Positions and line-ups will be at the centre of discussion during the second session of Let’s Talk Rules, which will take place at 7.15pm on Wednesday, 9th December. As the title suggests, the short webinar-style talks focus on the rules of volleyball in England. You don’t have to be an official to attend,... read more

Volleyball England’s December opening times

Volleyball England’s December opening times
Volleyball England will continue to operate at a reduced capacity throughout December. Although the office will be open five days a week, the majority of staff will be furloughed on a part-time basis, meaning the Hub will only be at full capacity on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Please note that staff continue to... read more

Volunteer sought for Beach Volleyball Programme Manager role

Volunteer sought for Beach Volleyball Programme Manager role
Volleyball England is recruiting a Beach Volleyball Programme Manager to assist with planning, developing and delivering the England beach volleyball performance framework.  This voluntary position involves working with the Beach Performance Group and all athletes, coaching teams and relevant parties to ensure performance strategies and visions are aligned.  The successful applicant will be... read more

Brush up on your knowledge of the game's rules

Brush up on your knowledge of the game's rules
Volleyball England is launching 'Let's Talk Rules!', a new series of short webinar-style sessions to discuss rules of the game. Each talk will include a review of the rule in question - as well as associated rules - the referee guidelines and casebook, a discussion of a scenario using a match clip... read more

Match replay: Polonia Ladies vs Brondby (NEVZA Club Finals)

Match replay: Polonia Ladies vs Brondby (NEVZA Club Finals)
Re-live the action from the 2019 NEVZA Women’s Club Championships Final between Polonia Ladies and Brondby VK. The gold medal match between the two sides will be played back in real-time on Tuesday, 17th November on Volleyball England’s Facebook page from 7pm - exactly one year to the day that it was... read more

FAQs: Volleyball and the 4-week national lockdown

FAQs: Volleyball and the 4-week national lockdown
England entered a four-week national lockdown on Thursday, 5th November. As a result, group volleyball activity has been put on pause until Wednesday, 2nd December. We know this announcement has prompted many questions. Below we have compiled a list of answers to commonly asked questions. The [NEW] and [UPDATED] tags highlight our... read more

Volleyball-inspired home workout ideas

Volleyball-inspired home workout ideas
Where there’s a will, there’s a way. If you’re determined to keep up your volleyball practise, fitness and perhaps learn a thing or two during lockdown, read on – we’ve pulled together a list of volleyball-inspired workouts to keep you active while you’re at home. Last updated: 03/11/2020   Back volleying drill Earlier this year... read more

Sue Storey: 7 highlights from my first year as CEO

Sue Storey: 7 highlights from my first year as CEO
12 months on from being appointed Chief Executive, Sue Storey shares some of her favourite moments and insights from leading Volleyball England.   Wow, what a first year. I can’t quite believe everything that has happened in my opening year as Chief Executive. It’s been a turbulent and testing year with much to... read more

Sign this petition to help #SaveOurSports

Sign this petition to help #SaveOurSports
Volleyball England is urging the Volleyball Family to sign this petition in support of the sport and physical activity sector’s #SaveOurSports campaign. So far 15,000 have put their name to the petition, which puts pressure on the Government to instigate emergency funding to ensure sport clubs, fitness and... read more

Introducing VolleyChat, our new video series for lockdown

Introducing VolleyChat, our new video series for lockdown
To keep the community entertained during lockdown, Volleyball England is launching VolleyChat, a weekly video series that’ll explore the back stories of some familiar faces from the Volleyball Family. Beginning on Thursday, 5th November, episodes will be broadcast on our Facebook page and consist of three segments: an interview with whoever is... read more

Volleyball England competitions for 2020/21 season cancelled

Volleyball England competitions for 2020/21 season cancelled
The Board of Volleyball England has made the difficult decision to cancel the National Volleyball League as well as Junior Age-Group competitions for the 2020/21 season. Should England’s four-week national lockdown expire on 2nd December, the country is expected to revert to the three-tier lockdown system for an undetermined period of time. Under... read more

Group volleyball activity paused for duration of lockdown

Group volleyball activity paused for duration of lockdown
Group volleyball activity in England will be put on pause for the duration of the country’s second national lockdown. Beginning on Thursday, 5th November, an individual will only be able to exercise outdoors on their own, with members of their household or support bubble, or with one person from another household. Unlike with... read more

Volleyball England backs #SaveOurSports campaign

Volleyball England backs #SaveOurSports campaign
Volleyball England has united with other leaders from the sport and physical activity sector to launch #SaveOurSports, a campaign that urgently calls on the Government to save grassroots sports, fitness and leisure facilities from permanent closure due to Covid-19. In September, Sue Storey, CEO of Volleyball England, was one of more than... read more

Beach volleyball schedule unveiled for Birmingham 2022

Beach volleyball schedule unveiled for Birmingham 2022
The daily schedule for the 2022 Commonwealth Games has been released, with beach volleyball featuring in nine out of 11 days of spectacular sporting action in Birmingham. The home Games’ opening ceremony is set for Thursday, 28th July and two days later, on Saturday, 30th July, the first athletes will step out onto the beach courts at Smithfield,... read more

Head Coach of England’s U17 Girls reflects on historic medal

Head Coach of England’s U17 Girls reflects on historic medal
At last year's U17 NEVZA Championships, England recorded its best result at any NEVZA competition by taking silver. One year on from the celebrations, Darren Lewis, Head Coach of England's U17 Girls squad, reflects on the memorable tournament and talks about England's bright future.   Last year’s competition was our first NEVZA... read more

How the new three-tier lockdown system impacts volleyball

How the new three-tier lockdown system impacts volleyball
As of 14th October, all areas of England will fall into one of three local Covid alert levels: MEDIUM, HIGH or VERY HIGH. Restrictions are tightened as areas move through the tiers, as summarised here. Following a meeting with Sport England, DCMS and other sports governing bodies, we’re now able... read more

Webinar: Coaching volleyball through Covid-19

Webinar: Coaching volleyball through Covid-19
Coaches are encouraged to attend Volleyball England’s ‘Coaching volleyball through Covid-19’ webinar on Thursday, 15th October from 7pm. The interactive session will focus on indoor volleyball and begin with an overview of the rules. Presentations covering training ideas for ‘volleybubbles’ and capitalising on the opportunity to promote junior volleyball will follow. The... read more

An introduction from our new Sitting Volleyball Lead

An introduction from our new Sitting Volleyball Lead
Richard Osborne (above, right) outlines his immediate plans after being appointed to the voluntary post of Sitting Volleyball Lead. I am incredibly excited to be writing to you in my new role as the Volleyball England Lead for Sitting Volleyball. I have to confess that having been involved with Sitting Volleyball for... read more

Huge positives for Polonia in 2nd Champions League campaign

Huge positives for Polonia in 2nd Champions League campaign
Underdogs IBB Polonia London can be rightly proud of their second campaign in the CEV Champions League Volley. The pride of English volleyball put on superb performances for audiences tuning in via free-to-watch television and once more made history, this time for becoming the first volleyball club from England to win a... read more

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