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Volleyball England's Christmas closure

Volleyball England's Christmas closure
Volleyball England closes for Christmas on Friday, 18th December, re-opening in the new year on Monday, 4th January. Please be aware that staff will not be responding to queries during that period and will endeavour to respond to you as soon as possible in the new year.  If you have an emergency that relates... read more

OK Niš knock IBB Polonia London out of CEV Cup

OK Niš knock IBB Polonia London out of CEV Cup
English champions IBB Polonia London’s European campaign has come to an end after losing 1-3 (25-22, 23-25, 20-25, 21-25) to OK Niš in the CEV Cup. Despite leaving it all out on the court, the Serbian side proved just too much for the English champions in the match on Tuesday, 15th December. In... read more

Let’s Talk Rules – Rule 9: Playing the Ball

Let’s Talk Rules – Rule 9: Playing the Ball
Webinar series Let’s Talk Rules returns in the new year to discuss Rule 9 – Playing the Ball. Team hits, characteristics of the hit and faults in playing the ball will all be covered in the next session, which will take place at 7.15pm on Wednesday, 6th January. Similar to previous talks, it... read more

Polonia’s European rollercoaster continues in CEV Cup

Polonia’s European rollercoaster continues in CEV Cup
IBB Polonia London's European campaign resumes on Tuesday, 15th December when they face Serbia’s OK Nis in the Round of 16 in the CEV Cup. Montepellier, France, is the location of this clash, with the winner facing either Mladi Radnik Pozarevac or Montpellier Castelnau UC in the quarter-finals shortly afterwards in an... read more

Vacancy: England Junior Women’s Head Coach (Beach)

Vacancy: England Junior Women’s Head Coach (Beach)
Experienced beach volleyball coaches with an eye for identifying and nurturing talented athletes are invited to apply for Volleyball England’s Junior Women’s Head Coach (Beach Volleyball) vacancy. Working closely with the Hub staff and Technical and Talent Sub Group, the Head Coach will coordinate a team of coaches and support staff to... read more

Re-watch our lockdown player interview series VolleyChat

Re-watch our lockdown player interview series VolleyChat
Extended video interviews with successful athletes from the Volleyball Family are now available to re-watch on YouTube. Familiar faces from the indoor, beach and sitting volleyball communities took turns sitting in the VolleyChat hot seat over five weeks to entertain and bring the community together during lockdown. Each athlete also... 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

Beach Lead Blog: exciting years ahead for beach volleyball

Beach Lead Blog: exciting years ahead for beach volleyball
2021 promises to be the start of the most exciting two years of beach volleyball in England since the London Olympics, writes Beach Volleyball Lead Phil Smith, who shares some important updates on Team England’s Birmingham 2022 preparations. I’d like to warmly welcome everyone to the second instalment of the Beach Lead... read more

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

Volunteer sought for Beach Performance Manager role

Volunteer sought for Beach Performance Manager role
Volleyball England is recruiting a Beach Volleyball Performance 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

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

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