National Volleyball League open to new teams

14th March 2019

National Volleyball League open to new teams

Applications for new teams to join the National Volleyball League (NVL) for the 2019-2020 season are now open.

With 15 leagues and 131 teams from across England and Wales, the National Volleyball League is the pinnacle of competitive volleyball in this country.

New teams join every year and eight teams are currently in their debut season and are thriving playing on the national stage. Weymouth Beach Volleyball Club are currently flying high unbeaten at the top of the Men’s Division 3 South, while in the Women’s Division 3 Central Leicester Athena are fighting for promotion too. In the NVL, Divisions 2 and 3 are split by area, meaning there is less travelling too.

New teams who want to take their club to the NVL level can now apply for the 2019/20 season by completing the New NVL team entry pack, which can be downloaded here, and submitting it by the deadline of 30th April, 2019.

Once your application is completed and submitted to competitions@volleyballengland.org it will be reviewed by the Competitions Working Group to decide whether to grant your club a place in the NVL.

“As the top level of the game in this country, the NVL has certain conditions clubs need to meet in order to enter the competition,” says Volleyball England’s Competition and Events Coordinator Jonathan Moore. “Most teams which apply each year are successful and we always look forward to welcoming more teams to the National Volleyball League.”

New team requirements

The requirements for new teams are centred around them having a reliable club structure and displaying their on-court readiness by proving their playing ability at regional level.

As well as the club having an affiliation to Volleyball England for the last two seasons, the clubs need to evidence and demonstrate financial support for the upcoming season and have a letter of support from your regional association. The teams also need to provide evidence of having 10 players committed to the team for the course of the season.

For more information and for the full list of requirements, download the application pack from the right hand side of the NVL homepage.

This is your chance to join the country's top level of volleyball. Why not give it a try? It could be a historic moment for your club! 

National Volleyball League open to new teams