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HEVO Programme evolving to help grow volleyball community

HEVO Programme evolving to help grow volleyball community
It’s only two weeks until the Higher Education Volleyball Officer (HEVO) conference, which will mark the start of the eighth year of the flagship scheme to increase participation in volleyball. More importantly, it will see the programme developed even further to have a bigger impact on the sport in this country.... read more

How do coaches and refs benefit from membership?

How do coaches and refs benefit from membership?
It’s the mission of any sport’s national governing body to create opportunities for people to enjoy the sport and develop their skills. Passion for volleyball comes in many different forms and it takes people to come together in a variety of roles to deliver volleyball across the country. Coaches and referees... read more

Sport England appoint new Chief Executive

Sport England appoint new Chief Executive
Tim Hollingsworth has been appointed as Sport England’s new Chief Executive.  Tim is currently Chief Executive of the British Paralympic Association, a role he has held since 2011. He replaces Jennie Price, who announced in May that she would be leaving Sport England after 11 years as CEO. Tim... read more

NVL Regulations Updated for new season

NVL Regulations Updated for new season
The countdown has begun for the start of the 2018/19 National Volleyball League (NVL) season and to accompany a fresh top league with a new name and new format, the NVL Regulations have been updated to ensure they are ready for the season ahead.  As part of an annual review process,... read more

Junior Club Membership: Why it's free

Junior Club Membership: Why it's free
“I haven’t come across one person who doesn’t say get more volleyball in schools!” is the impassioned cry from Freda Bussey, Core Market non-executive director of Volleyball England. And in answer to the call Volleyball England is making a significant step to support getting more volleyball into schools and to get... read more

6 ways volleyball is a huge part of university life

6 ways volleyball is a huge part of university life
1. Getting into the sport University is often a place where people first really get into volleyball. Students get the chance to try lots of new activities and sports, and many fall in love with volleyball. That’s why the Higher Education Volleyball Officer (HEVO) programme is so brilliant. The... read more

First Home Nations Junior Beach Cup a golden success

First Home Nations Junior Beach Cup a golden success
After three days of competition at Cardiff Beach Volleyball Centre, the first Home Nations Junior Beach Volleyball Cup had a memorable end for England’s men and women on Wednesday 8th August, with teams taking gold medals home from across the border. The brainchild of Denise Austin, the tournament followed a unique format... read more

Sitting Volleyball plants roots in Buckinghamshire

Sitting Volleyball plants roots in Buckinghamshire
Sitting Bucks Volleyball is a new club that has slid on to the scene and is set to make an impact on the accessibility of sitting volleyball in England. Founded after identifying a geographical gap in the spread of sitting volleyball clubs across England, Steve Smith, referee veteran of the sitting volleyball... read more

What does affiliation do for grassroots clubs?

What does affiliation do for grassroots clubs?
If your club plays in the National Volleyball League (NVL), then it is easy to see the value of affiliating to Volleyball England. It allows your club to enter the national league and National Cup, which is delivered by the national governing body. For non-NVL clubs though, you may have asked... read more

Sitting Volleyball is back – who’s up for the Grand Prix?

Sitting Volleyball is back – who’s up for the Grand Prix?
It seems only five minutes since the Sheffield VC and East London Lynx were live on BBC Sport battling it out in a titanic Sitting Volleyball Grand Prix Final – but the premier competition in sitting volleyball is back! Entries for the Sitting Volleyball Grand Prix 2018-19 are now open, with... read more

Home nations' juniors to battle it out on the sand

Home nations' juniors to battle it out on the sand
Cardiff Beach Volleyball Centre will welcome some of the finest junior beach volleyball talent next week, as the rising stars of the sport battle it out for national pride and glory at the Home Nations Junior Beach Volleyball Cup 2018!  England will be well represented with five women's teams and a men's... read more

9 reasons for clubs to affiliate to Volleyball England

9 reasons for clubs to affiliate to Volleyball England
The 2018-19 affiliation year is now open! To coincide with the launch, we thought it was prime time to take a look at the club membership offer in greater detail, so here are nine highlights of what affiliation means for your club… 1. Insurance Insurance is a big one – hence why... read more

Membership for 2018-19 to launch next week

Membership for 2018-19 to launch next week
Volleyball England affiliations for clubs, coaches and referees for the 2018/19 season will open next week. Launching on Wednesday (1st August), there are lots of benefits to each of the membership packages, including a host of great new perks for this season!  As Volleyball England... read more

Round up from Volleyball England AGM

Round up from Volleyball England AGM
Volleyball England continues to move forward as an organisation following a positive Annual General Meeting last weekend. Held at SportPark in Loughborough on Saturday, the AGM saw two key parts to the meeting. The first was to officially agree changes to governance of the organisation, while the second part saw the... read more

First coaches qualify on new look level 1 award

First coaches qualify on new look level 1 award
Since launching earlier in 2018, the revamped initial qualification for anyone looking to get into coaching volleyball has got off to a flying start, with some of the first courses to run being hosted at Newcastle College in April. We caught up with Mark Steutel, Programme Leader at Newcastle College, and Paul... read more

Senior women's head coach role open to applications

Senior women's head coach role open to applications
The top job in women’s volleyball in this country is available, as Volleyball England today opened applications for the role of Head Coach of the senior women’s national squad. The volunteer role works on a contract basis and is up for re-appointment. Applications are open until 9am on Monday 20th August... read more

Team Northumbria withdraw from the NVL

Team Northumbria withdraw from the NVL
There will be new teams fighting it out for the top honours in English volleyball as Team Northumbria have withdrawn from the National Volleyball League (NVL) for the forthcoming season. One of the most successful clubs of recent times, the university’s women’s team are the reigning National Cup champions, while the... read more

Be volleyball's voice in performance funding consultation

Be volleyball's voice in performance funding consultation
UK Sport is currently running a consultation about funding for Olympic and Paralympic sports. Here's a message from Volleyball England's CEO Janet Inman who is urging those who are passionate about volleyball to get the sport's voice heard in the consultation... As you know, under the current UK Sport investment policy Volleyball... read more

Annual Report released

Annual Report released
The Volleyball England Annual Report is out now and available to download.  Looking back over the past 12 months, the report delves into how Volleyball England has been finding new ways of working to move the sport. Volunteers have been a huge part of that and helped to revitalise many projects,... read more

Success in the states: Ryan Poole

Success in the states: Ryan Poole
Even as one of the rising stars of English volleyball, Ryan Poole’s latest achievement is very special indeed. Already an England international on the beach and indoor, as well as experienced at the top level of the National Volleyball League, Ryan has underlined his potential by heading stateside and claiming college... read more

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