Volleyball England are delighted to announce the launch of the Volleyball England challenge series, which sees the England Junior National Teams (Men and Women) take on Super 8s Teams, hosted during National Squad weekends at Kettering from September to April during the 2016-17 season.
The development of the challenge series will assist in improving the performance and development of talented athletes involved in the National Junior Men’s and Women’s squads. The support of Super 8s teams provides regular competitive matches in preparation for competition on the international stage.
Super 8s teams who have a Junior National Team player registered to their squad have first choice on selecting that player.
The Challenge Series table is separate from the Super 8s table as Challenge Series matches do not impact on the regular Super 8 season.
The Challenge Series table will use the same set points system as Super 8s, i.e. 2 pts for a win, 0 pts for a loss, 1 bonus point for winning by 2 sets or more, 1 bonus point for losing by 1 set or less. Plus points difference from their match against England Juniors.