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The impact of the coronavirus on the UK Beach Tour

The impact of the coronavirus on the UK Beach Tour
All but a limited number of events have been removed from the UK Beach Tour (UKBT) calendar due to the coronavirus pandemic. With the government giving its clearest indication yet of the country’s response to the virus in the next few months; it has become clear that it will not be possible... read more

Staying active while you’re at home

Staying active while you’re at home
When it comes to exercising and being active, we’re all currently having to think outside of the box. It’s clear that new habits will have to be formed to keep us all moving – especially as staying active is more important now than ever before. Below we’ve compiled some resources for players and... read more

Make a difference, become a university volleyball ambassador

Make a difference, become a university volleyball ambassador
Volleyball England is seeking a new cohort of students to join its Higher Education Volleyball Officer (HEVO) programme – one of the biggest university ambassador schemes of its kind in this country. For the 2019/20 academic year, 70 HEVOs spearheaded the drive to boost the number of students playing volleyball, encouraging thousands... read more

Annual Awards: Golden prize for new trick shot champion

Annual Awards: Golden prize for new trick shot champion
Nominations have now opened for Volleyball England’s 2020 Annual Awards – and, for this year, there’s a special new category to enter. Inspired by the community’s creative home workouts and drills during lockdown, athletes will be able to send in videos of their very best trick shots for the chance to win... read more

Take part in the 10-day sitting volleyball skill challenge

Take part in the 10-day sitting volleyball skill challenge
Richard Osborne, Head Coach of the UK’s Invictus Games Sitting Volleyball Team, has created a series of home volleyball challenges to keep athletes practising during the lockdown. The drills require little more than a volleyball, some tape and a bucket and have been designed to test specific sitting volleyball skills. With the help... read more

Coronavirus: An update on Volleyball England events

Coronavirus: An update on Volleyball England events
On 31st March, Volleyball England made the decision to cancel all camps, competitions and courses that were due to be held before July 2020. At the time, we promised to provide an update on events beyond that period before May but with little changing since then, we are not yet in a... read more

Finalised: Volleyball England’s 2019-20 competitions

Finalised: Volleyball England’s 2019-20 competitions
A decision has been made on how Volleyball England competitions that were left unresolved because of the coronavirus will be concluded. For the past 5 weeks, the Competitions Working Group has worked tirelessly to gather enough information to be able to reach a decision that is fair, transparent, and applied equally across... read more

"A second chance at life led me to volleyball"

‘It will be a good laugh!’ Or so promised the email received in 2011 from the hospital’s sports team manager, ‘we need an extra player for our volleyball team.’ The beneficiary of a life-altering double lung transplant just months earlier, Richard Burbedge, eager to get back to living life after years of... read more

UPDATE: How to contact Volleyball England

UPDATE: How to contact Volleyball England
To help to protect the governing body and volleyball in this country, Volleyball England has furloughed some members of staff for varying periods of time through the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. This means that, until the end of June, Hub staff levels will be down by at least 20%. To help guide... read more

Relive the magic of the Cup and Grand Prix Finals

Relive the magic of the Cup and Grand Prix Finals
The Cup Finals weekend is one of the highlights of the volleyball season and to help recreate some of that magic, we are dipping into the archives to bring you 3 historic matches – in real-time – on Saturday, 25th April. Government measures to slow down the spread of the coronavirus have... read more

Volleyball England events cancelled up until July

Volleyball England events cancelled up until July
All Volleyball England camps, competitions and courses that were due to be held before July 2020 have been cancelled. This decision has been made in line with current government advice that the public should only leave their house for very limited purposes. There is no knowing for certain if this guidance will change... read more

Newcastle Panthers: New venue. New members. New dawn.

Newcastle Panthers: New venue. New members. New dawn.
‘Bittersweet’ – that’s how Sue Sowden describes the decision Newburn Volleyball Club took in 2019 to relocate after 14 years. Newburn Activity Centre, a sports hall set on the edge of a country park, had been known by members as home since the club’s early beginnings. The 1-court venue was small... read more

Sue Storey: My first 100 days as CEO

Sue Storey: My first 100 days as CEO
Wednesday, 25th March marked my 100th working day in the post as Chief Executive of Volleyball England and, wow, what an interesting time it is to be a CEO in sport! I started on 4th November 2019 and quickly learned the 2 key facts about volleyball’s National Governing Body – that the... read more

How to rewatch the coronavirus support webinar for clubs

How to rewatch the coronavirus support webinar for clubs
Thank you to everyone that joined us for the coronavirus support webinar for clubs on 25th March. In total, more than 120 people tuned in with dozens of questions asked - we hope you all found the information useful. The webinar was set up to allow: Volleyball England to, where possible, answer questions, talk... read more

Cancelled: Inter Regional Championships

Cancelled: Inter Regional Championships
Dear athletes, parents, coaches, volunteers and regional chairs, It is with great sadness that today we must inform you that the Inter Regional Championships (Due to take place on 23rd, 24th and 25th May at the National Volleyball Centre) have been cancelled. The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic continues to escalate by the day, which... read more

Invictus Games postponed until 2021

Invictus Games postponed until 2021
Organisers have announced that this year’s Invictus Games will be rescheduled for 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Games see international teams of wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women compete in 9 different sports, including sitting volleyball. Before the announcement on 19th March, the Invictus Games was set to take place... read more

Coronavirus support webinar for clubs

Coronavirus support webinar for clubs
Volleyball England is organising a webinar to better understand how it can support its members through the coronavirus crisis. Organised for Wednesday, 25th March, the online stream will enable: Volleyball England to, where possible, answer questions, talk through its priorities during this uncertain period and explain how it can support clubs Clubs to share... read more

Cancellation of Volleyball England events due to coronavirus

Cancellation of Volleyball England events due to coronavirus
Volleyball England has come to the difficult decision to cancel all Volleyball England camps and competitions up until Wednesday, 20th May 2020. The termination of these activities will commence from 9am on Tuesday, 17th March. This will impact the following events: All remaining National Volleyball League games for the 2019/20 season The U15’s... read more

Volleyball England update on the coronavirus

Volleyball England update on the coronavirus
Volleyball England has today announced new guidance as a result of the British Government’s decision to move to the delay phase of its response to the COVID-19 coronavirus. In line with government guidelines, which at present do not advise against this type of activity, people can and should continue to play volleyball... read more

Would you like to join the National Volleyball League?

Would you like to join the National Volleyball League?
Entries have now opened for new teams to apply to join the National Volleyball League for 2020/21. The league is England’s premier competition for volleyball clubs and comprises of the Super League, Division 1, Division 2 and Division 3 for men and women. Should an application to join the NVL be approved by... read more

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