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Everything you need to know about our 2021 Club Conference

Everything you need to know about our 2021 Club Conference
Funding, social media, building back stronger, junior development, and engaging communities will be the focuses of this year’s Club Conference. Taking place at Volleyball England’s headquarters in SportPark, Loughborough, on Saturday, 24th July, the conference will bring together club members and volunteers from across the country to learn practical and pragmatic ways... read more

Volleyball leaders sought for key working groups

Volleyball leaders sought for key working groups
Volleyball England is looking to supercharge the development of the sport by recruiting ‘go-to’ experts in voluntary lead roles for some of our key working groups. Ahead of our 2021 AGM, we are inviting applications to become Work Leads for the following working groups: Beach Volleyball; Coaching; Competitions; Regional; and Technical. The perfect... read more

What the lockdown roadmap delay means for volleyball

What the lockdown roadmap delay means for volleyball
Earlier this week the Government announced that England will not be proceeding to Step 4 of the lockdown roadmap as planned on 21st June. Sport England has since confirmed that our existing volleyball guidance will remain the same until we reach Step 4. This could happen on 19th July at... read more

FAQs: Volleyball in Step 3 of the lockdown roadmap

FAQs: Volleyball in Step 3 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 several key tests. Following further information, we produced an infographic outlining what the steps mean for volleyball. Guidance for Step 3,... read more

Q&A with 2020 Young Volunteer of the Year Lewis Fenech

Q&A with 2020 Young Volunteer of the Year Lewis Fenech
Volunteers are the beating heart of our sport, it is why we run our Annual Awards each year to celebrate and recognise their phenomenal efforts to delivery and develop volleyball. With nominations now open for this year’s Annual Awards, we reached out to our 2020 Young Volunteer of... read more

Successful merger, successful season for Southampton VC

Successful merger, successful season for Southampton VC
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. Tim Nash, Coach of the Southampton Ladies 1st Team, re-caps on an unbeaten season that led to... read more

Rescheduled: Let's Talk Rules - Rules 22 & 23

Rescheduled: Let's Talk Rules - Rules 22 & 23
The Let's Talk Rules session that was due to take place at the start of June has been rescheduled for Wednesday 23rd June.  Beginning at 7.15pm, presenter Nick Heckford, Lead for the Officials Working Group, will cover Rules 22 & 23: refereeing corps and procedures and the 1st referee, at the webinar. If... read more

Have your say on potential changes to the NVL

Have your say on potential changes to the NVL
With plans to re-launch the National Volleyball League in September moving forward at pace, we want your feedback and suggestions on potential changes to the league structure, triangulars and scoring format. Building on ideas gathered from member feedback for the 2019/20 season and our innovation evening, The Next Big Idea, the Competitions Working Group has used some of the... read more

Pictures & results: U15s National Volleyball Championships

Pictures & results: U15s National Volleyball Championships
Congratulations to our U15s National Volleyball Champions Team Essex Boys and Richmond Girls. Team Essex overcame Newcastle Staffs in the Boys final (25-20; 25-10) while Richmond beat Team Essex (25-17; 25-12) to claim the Girls trophy.  The competition was held on 29th June, 2021, at the National Volleyball Centre, more than one year... read more

B2022 seeks 13,000 volunteers to deliver historic Games

B2022 seeks 13,000 volunteers to deliver historic Games
The search to find more than 13,000 volunteers for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games has begun. Applications opened to coincide with Volunteers’ Week, with the aim of providing a community of passionate people with the chance to play a vital role in delivering the Games in just over a year’s time. The... read more

Nominations open for Volleyball England's Annual Awards

Nominations open for Volleyball England's Annual Awards
Do you know someone from the Volleyball Family who deserves recognition for their hard work and dedication?   Put them forward for a Volleyball England Annual Award, as nominations have now opened!  This year’s ceremony will take place at SportPark, Loughborough on 24th July, where we will celebrate outstanding characters from the community in the... read more

U15s National Championships: How to follow all of the action

U15s National Championships: How to follow all of the action
We're delighted to be hosting the rescheduled 2020 U15s National Volleyball Championships at the National Volleyball Centre, Kettering, on Saturday, 29th May. In the Girls competition, Malory Eagles, Newcastle Staffs, Richmond, Team Essex and Wales Junior Academy will compete for the title in this round-robin tournament. While in the Boys competition, Malory... read more

Volley2s: Our new national programme for children aged 7-11

Volley2s: Our new national programme for children aged 7-11
Volleyball England is proud to launch Volley2s, our new national volleyball programme for children aged 7-11. This adapted 2v2 version of the game helps to gradually develop volleyball fundamentals by taking players through four key stages: Red, Amber, Green, and Gold. Development focuses on a simple throw and catch game in the first stage and progresses... read more

AGM, Club Conference and Annual Awards date announced

AGM, Club Conference and Annual Awards date announced
Volleyball England’s AGM, Club Conference and Annual Awards ceremony will once more all be held together on the same day – in person at SportPark, Loughborough – on Saturday, 24th July 2021.  The timing of this year’s HEVO Conference, held at the National Volleyball Centre, Kettering, has also been confirmed for Thursday,... read more

Make a difference, join the Board of Volleyball England

Make a difference, join the Board of Volleyball England
Are you looking for an opportunity to give something back to society? Volleyball England, the sports body for volleyball, beach volleyball and sitting volleyball, is searching for passionate sports fans with strong leadership qualities to join the Board. The Board can have up to 12 Directors, whose mix of skills and experience are... read more

England Men finish CEV Continental Cup in 7th place

England Men finish CEV Continental Cup in 7th place
Pairs Javier & Joaquin Bello and Freddie Bialokoz & Issa Batrane secured a 7th place finish for England at last weekend’s CEV Beach Volleyball Continental Cup. England Men’s team qualified for the competition – a route to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games – on home soil in London at one of the... read more

Step 3 guidance: adult indoor game returns; some rules eased

Step 3 guidance: adult indoor game returns; some rules eased
We are pleased to confirm the return of organised indoor volleyball activity for adults from Monday, 17th May. The change comes as England prepares to move to Step 3 of the lockdown roadmap, which allows more volleyball activity to resume. Currently, in Step 2 of the lockdown roadmap, only... read more

Return to play (Step 3) webinar

Return to play (Step 3) webinar
Volleyball England has scheduled a webinar to help the community return to organising volleyball with confidence as part of Step 3 of the lockdown roadmap. Today we have released guidance that supports the return of indoor and outdoor volleyball, beach volleyball and sitting volleyball for adults and juniors from Monday, 17th May. Updated guidance... read more

London Giants: the NVL newcomers with lofty ambitions

London Giants: the NVL newcomers with lofty 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. Orhan Colak, Head Coach of London Giants Women’s Team, outlines the club's ambitions – in England and... read more

Bellos to represent England at U22 Championships

Bellos to represent England at U22 Championships
Javier and Joaquin Bello will represent England at the U22 Beach Volleyball European Championships in Baden, Austria, this week. For the Bellos, it will be the fifth consecutive week of flying the flag for England at an international competition after playing at three FIVB 4-star events in Cancun, Mexico, followed by the Continental... read more

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