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Success and lessons: England Women on their 2020 debut

Success and lessons: England Women on their 2020 debut
“It was great to be back in international competition!” is the overriding sentiment from England Women’s Head Coach Maria Bertelli after the team secured second place at the recent Novotel Cup in Luxembourg. “This is the first step, our first opportunity as a squad to be in the pressure environment of... read more

Men’s team Head Coach reflects on Novotel success

Men’s team Head Coach reflects on Novotel success
Simon Loftus, Head Coach of the England Senior Men’s team, talks about the squad’s first foray of 2020 after finishing second in the Novotel Cup in Luxembourg. The squad “The Novotel Cup is a good tournament. It’s reasonably local and a chance for us to play a bit – I’ve even... read more

Silvers for England at Novotel Cup

Silvers for England at Novotel Cup
The England men's and women's senior squads got off to a fantastic start to the decade with both teams securing second place at the 32nd edition of the Novotel Cup in Luxembourg. Returning to home soil with two newly awarded trophies in their luggage, both teams can look back on successful tournaments,... read more

England U16 squads announced for Acqua Pradis Winter Cup

England U16 squads announced for Acqua Pradis Winter Cup
The England U16 boys’ and girls’ teams, who will be competing in the Acqua Pradis Winter Cup, have been announced. Hosted in Pordenone, Italy, the selected athletes will be flying off to the host nation the day before the start of the competition, with matches commencing on Friday 27th December and running... read more

England senior call ups for Novotel Cup

England senior call ups for Novotel Cup
Ahead of the 32nd Novotel Cup in Luxembourg, the athletes called up to the England women’s team have been announced and are set to fly the flag and represent the country on the international stage. With the tournament taking place from 3rd - 5th January 2020, the England men’s team will also... read more

Updated WADA Prohibited List for 2020

Updated WADA Prohibited List for 2020
Anti-doping rules apply to all volleyball participants. Whether you play in a local league or internationally, if you are a coach or support players at any level, then it is your responsibility to stay informed. And the importance of taking personal responsibility for being educated on the current anti-doping rules and regulations... read more

Crystal Palace showdown for IBB Polonia London

Crystal Palace showdown for IBB Polonia London
On Wednesday, in a meeting that brought together the current domestic league leaders from England and The Netherlands, IBB Polonia London unfortunately lost 3-0 (25-14, 25-17, 25-20) at the hands of Draisma Dynamo Apeldoorn in the CEV Cup. Now facing a make or break fixture to stay in the competition, Polonia will... read more

A close affair at third Sitting Volleyball Grand Prix

A close affair at third Sitting Volleyball Grand Prix
Seeing out 2019, the last Sitting Volleyball Grand Prix of the calendar year heralded nine teams battling it out for points and – spoiler alert – the scores are no longer tied at the top of the overall table. The Christmas spirt was also in full force, as the referees, led by... read more

Referee spotlight: first observations

Referee spotlight: first observations
Becoming a qualified referee by passing a Grade 4 course is only the beginning. But as a new referee, taking to the stand has the potential to be daunting enough, let alone contemplating moving up the progressive grading structure from Grade 4 to Grade 3 Regional, Grade 3 National, Grade 2,... read more

IBB Polonia London eye European redemption

IBB Polonia London eye European redemption
Seeking European redemption, IBB Polonia London will travel to the Omnisportcentrum in The Netherlands next week for the first leg of their last 16 CEV Volleyball Cup match against Draisma Dynamo Apeldoorn on Wednesday 11th December. Qualifying for the CEV Cup following their Champions League exit at the hands of Croatian... read more

Standing on the shoulders of Little Giants

Standing on the shoulders of Little Giants
Little Giants Volleyball Club have been successful for a number of years in bringing adult volleyball lovers to courts across London, including through their Copper Box tournaments and Glow In The Dark volleyball initiatives. This season, the club has set sights on the next generation, growing the game south of the... read more

England to play in Novotel Cup

England to play in Novotel Cup
England will be back on the international stage early next year, as the women's and men's senior teams compete in the Novotel Cup.  Taking place from 3rd-5th January 2020, England will face Iceland, Scotland and hosts Luxembourg in the traditional tournament.  The return to international competition will give the best English players the... read more

Polonia Ladies take silver at NEVZA Club Champs

Polonia Ladies take silver at NEVZA Club Champs
The 2019 Women’s NEVZA Club Championships came to Surrey at the weekend and Polonia Ladies VC achieved a brilliant silver medal as they flew the flag for England. Over three days of action, six teams battled it out for the coveted European title which attracts excellent teams from the North European zone.... read more

VolleyZone: what's the aim?

VolleyZone: what's the aim?
The online portal VolleyZone was introduced in the summer as Volleyball England strives to create a platform that is the home of the volleyball community. Since the VolleyZone project commenced, creating such an important resource has come with challenges. “There is no hiding that implementing VolleyZone has had some challenges,” says Sam Jamieson,... read more

VolleyZone FAQs

VolleyZone FAQs
VolleyZone - the online portal for the volleyball community - is where you can assign yourself to teams, purchase memberships, enter competitions, get your player registrations and manage your teams.  The latest article on the website 'VolleyZone: what's the aim?' explores how there have been challenges with implementing the system but... read more

QTS sponsorship boost to Bellos' Olympic dream

QTS sponsorship boost to Bellos' Olympic dream
England beach volleyball stars Javier and Joaquin Bello will benefit from a sponsorship deal as they join QTS Group’s successful Youth Athlete Programme. The twin brothers, who have represented their country on the beach and indoor, will join three other English athletes who will receive sponsorship from the leading rail infrastructure contractor,... read more

South West Volleyball Association celebrates reaching 50!

South West Volleyball Association celebrates reaching 50!
The South West Volleyball Association (SWVA) has been celebrating its 50th birthday! This weekend saw celebrations of the organisation reaching the milestone and all the volleyball history the area has seen. There was the annual veterans tournament and a 50th anniversary buffet event, with displays and mementos from the last five decades. The SWVA... read more

Surrey hosts NEVZA Women's Club Championships next weekend

Surrey hosts NEVZA Women's Club Championships next weekend
In a year which has seen international beach volleyball back in London and the Champions League volleyball come to England for the first time, this weekend holds another treat for English volleyball fans. The finals of the North European Volleyball Zonal Association (NEVZA) Women’s Club Championships come to Egham in Surrey from... read more

Registering players for Junior National Championships

Registering players for Junior National Championships
With the Volleyball England Junior National Championships set to begin this weekend, teams are being reminded on how they can register their junior players to play. Each player who competes needs to have Junior Player Registration to be eligible to play and this is purchased through VolleyZone. The registration fee of £15 covers... read more

Sue Storey replaces Janet Inman as CEO

Sue Storey replaces Janet Inman as CEO
After announcing in June that she was to step down, Janet Inman has officially left her position as CEO of Volleyball England. Sue Storey, who was appointed in August, has taken up her role as the new CEO from Monday 4th November. In a new management structure, Sue will be... read more

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