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New Volleyball England website by spring 2022

New Volleyball England website by spring 2022
Stewart Thorpe, Digital and Communications Manager at Volleyball England, provides an update on the Volleyball England website as a new project gets underway to create a replacement site.    In recent weeks, many of you will come across issues accessing or using our website. The experience has not been good enough and we... read more

Great new offer with Art of Coaching!

Great new offer with Art of Coaching!
Volleyball England are pleased to announce the launch of a fantastic new offer on the Art of Coaching subscription for registered coaches. The Art of Coaching subscription has long been an important part of a Volleyball England coach’s career. That’s why it was so important to us to renew and refresh our partnership with them.  Coaches registered with Volleyball England will... read more

Assistant Coach and Team Manager vacancies in England setup

Assistant Coach and Team Manager vacancies in England setup
Experienced volleyball coaches with a passion for developing talent and dedicated volunteers who want to play a leading role in England’s Talent Pathway are encouraged to apply to join the England setup.   With the recent departure of key personnel, there are five vacancies:  Cadet Girls Assistant Coach Cadet Boys Assistant Coach Junior Men Assistant Coach Cadet Boys Team Manager Junior... read more

Let’s Talk Rules - Chapters 1 & 2

Let’s Talk Rules - Chapters 1 & 2
The next Let’s Talk Rules session is set to take place on Wednesday 17th November and will explore the rules within Chapter 1: Facilities and Equipment and Chapter 2: Participants.  The discussion, led by Nick Heckford, Work Stream Lead for the Officials Working Group, will begin at 7:15pm.  If you're unable to attend this session, a recording will be... read more

Junior competitions: webinar – find out more

Junior competitions: webinar – find out more
Our junior competitions have had a face lift. With our new tiered Grand Prix-style series of events, quite a lot has changed since the competitions last ran.  They will now be held as three Grand Prix events per age group, per gender rather than a knockout-style cup. Each Grand Prix will be an isolated... read more

Competition for all juniors with Tier 2

Competition for all juniors with Tier 2
Our junior competitions are back, in a new series of tiered Grand Prix-style events. The 2nd Tier allows for a level of competition that is ideal for new or inexperienced teams.   If you’ve never taken part in our junior competitions, now is the perfect time to get involved. All teams can enter Tier 2, no matter what their level of... read more

New England national team squads

New England national team squads
After two hugely successful days of open trials earlier this month, the England national team athlete selections have been made.   It was fantastic to see so much interest in our national squads, with over 200 athletes attending the trials.  We’re pleased to announce the squads for Junior Men, Junior Women, Cadet Boys and Cadet Girls. Discover the athletes who have been selected, and... read more

Live stream for Sitting Volleyball Grand Prix 2

Live stream for Sitting Volleyball Grand Prix 2
You can tune into some of the action from the second Sitting Volleyball Grand Prix as we'll be live streaming Court 1 from Tier 1. LIVE STREAM LINK: Tier 1 (Court 1) - LINK Don't forget to give the video a thumbs up! Please note that we're aware of ongoing connectivity issues with... read more

National junior competitions: entries are now open!

National junior competitions: entries are now open!
Schools, colleges, and junior volleyball teams can now enter Volleyball England’s new-look junior competitions for 2022. Back bigger and better than before, the U15s, U16s and U18s competitions have been restructured into two tiers of Grand Prix-style events to create a level of competition that is ideal for new or inexperienced teams... read more

10 reasons why volleyball is the best sport ever!

10 reasons why volleyball is the best sport ever!
There are many reasons to love volleyball and every player, coach, referee, volunteer or fan will have a different reason. We asked the volleyball family on Instagram why they love the sport. So, here are 10 of the reasons why volleyball is the best sport.    1. It’s fun  Volleyball is a really fun sport to play. From jumping up to... read more

Share your photos with the volleyball family

Share your photos with the volleyball family
We love seeing your volleyball pictures and being able to share them with the rest of the volleyball family. We wanted to create a place that you can visit to quickly and easily send us your pictures and videos.  In the past, images and videos have been sent to us across social media, meaning they often get lost, we might not... read more

Job: B2022 Beach Volleyball Technical Operations Manager

Job: B2022 Beach Volleyball Technical Operations Manager
Birmingham 2022 is looking for a Sport Technical Operations Manager to deliver all technical aspects of the Commonwealth Games for beach volleyball. The person will work with the Sport Competition Manager and other functional areas to ensure that the competition is conducted in accordance with international federation rules and regulations. Responsibilities: Actively contribute to... read more

Would you like to establish a new sitting volleyball team?

Would you like to establish a new sitting volleyball team?
The Volleyball England Foundation has re-opened its sitting volleyball grant programme, giving Volleyball England affiliated clubs the opportunity to bid for up to £1,000 to help establish new teams. Over the last 12 months the Volleyball England Foundation - a charitable organisation that is closely aligned to Volleyball England - has helped... read more

Let's Talk Rules - Rules 25, 26: scorer and assistant scorer

Let's Talk Rules - Rules 25, 26: scorer and assistant scorer
Let's Talk Rules will return for another free-flowing discussion on Wednesday, 20th October to explore rules 25 and 26: scorer and assistant scorer Beginning at 7.15pm, the session will be led by Nick Heckford, Work Stream Lead for the Officials Working Group, and cover location and the responsibilities of both these key figures. If... read more

Volleyball Futures: developing England's next generation

Volleyball Futures: developing England's next generation
Does your child aspire to play for England? Give them a taste of what it’s like to play and train in the national team setup by enrolling them onto Volleyball Futures.  This rewarding one-day camp gives young players the chance to work with England coaches during training sessions and find out what is expected of them... read more

Selection Tournament: who will represent England at B2022?

Selection Tournament: who will represent England at B2022?
English beach volleyball fans will finally find out who they will be cheering on at Birmingham 2022 as the country’s most talented athletes compete for the chance to represent Team England. As the host nation, England automatically qualifies for the 12-team tournament at the Commonwealth Games, which takes between 28th July and 8th August 2022. In May 2022, England’s top... read more

More historic milestones for IBB Polonia in Champions League

More historic milestones for IBB Polonia in Champions League
IBB Polonia London put on a valiant effort against Belarusian side Shakhitor Soligorsk in the 2022 CEV Champions League Volley. Two years on from their debut in Europe’s premier club competition, the English champions showed more signs of progress. In 2020 they became the first English team to win a set in... read more

Student Cup: entries open for college and university teams

Student Cup: entries open for college and university teams
Calling all college and university volleyball teams: entries have now opened for the 2021/22 Student Cup.   One of the highlights of the student volleyball calendar, this national competition puts great emphasis on fun and taking part – but there are still ultimate bragging rights on the line for those who lift the... read more

VACANCY: Coaching Lead

VACANCY: Coaching Lead
Volleyball England is looking to recruit a new volunteer to take on the role of Coaching Lead.  Influence the development and delivery of English volleyball and development of coaches in this role, which has been vacant for some time now. This role would be the perfect fit for an experienced and passionate member of the volleyball community.  The Coaching Lead will develop a coaching... read more

COVID protocols protect players at match

COVID protocols protect players at match
Following their National Cup match on the 25th September, Urbond VC discovered that one of their opponents tested positive for COVID-19 the following Monday. Thanks to both of the teams following our COVID guidance, it meant that Urbond players had not come into close contact with any of their opponents.  Depending on how well the protocols were explained to Test and Trace and how well Test and Trace understood... read more

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