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Advance notice: office Christmas closure

Advance notice: office Christmas closure
The Volleyball England Hub office will close at the end of this week for the Christmas period.  The office will shut on Friday 22 December, 2017 at 17:00 for the festive holidays and will re-open at 09:00am on Tuesday January 2, 2018.  If you have any enquiries which need assistance before the new... read more

Try out for the England cadet and junior squads

Try out for the England cadet and junior squads
Representing your country is the ultimate honour for any sportsman or woman. Talented young volleyball players now have the opportunity to reach that achievement as trials are now open for the cadet and junior National Squads. Hosted at the National Volleyball Centre, Kettering, the trials take place on Saturday January 27,... read more

The 10 biggest improvements to the level one coaching award

The 10 biggest improvements to the level one coaching award
The new level one coaching award will be launched on February 1, 2018. Following feedback from coaches across the country, the course has been revamped to better equip coaches with the skills they need. Great news for players and teams who should be able to improve their skills and get... read more

HEVOs: Breaking new ground

HEVOs: Breaking new ground
Being part of a sports team gives a real sense of community. So the work Volleyball England’s Higher Education Volleyball Officers (HEVOs) do is invaluable in so many ways. The HEVOs are university students who take up roles in which they put on recreational volleyball for fellow students. These sessions... read more

From the board: making a difference

From the board: making a difference
Board member Simon Griffiths gives an insight into the work the Volleyball England board have been doing. Many challenges have been overcome this year which means each member of the board can focus more on working in their particularly area. For PR and Communications Director Simon, his top priorities are content... read more

New Level One Coaching Award Unveiled

New Level One Coaching Award Unveiled
Volleyball coaches in England will be better equipped with the skills they need set them off on their coaching journey thanks to a new qualification. The volleyball level one coaching award has been re-designed following feedback from the volleyball community. The award is the entry-level qualification for coaches in England and... read more

Simon Loftus appointed as Coaching Lead

Simon Loftus appointed as Coaching Lead
Simon Loftus has been appointed as Volleyball England’s Coaching Lead. The England Senior Men’s Head Coach will help develop the volleyball coaching strategy in his new role, with help from volunteers and individuals from the Pool of Experts.  “I’ve been lucky enough in my coaching career to develop and work with great players... read more

Jonathan to organise Sitting Volleyball at Paralympics

Jonathan to organise Sitting Volleyball at Paralympics
Volleyball England’s Jonathan Moore will be responsible for the planning and delivery of the Sitting Volleyball competition at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Jonathan, Competitions and Events Coordinator at Volleyball England, has been appointed in the role of Technical Delegate for the Games by World ParaVolley. Over the next two and... read more

Super 8s round-up: Malory on the march

Super 8s round-up: Malory on the march
Men’s Super 8s Malory Eagles extended their winning streak to four matches at the weekend by taking a five-set win over IBB Polonia London. Having lost their season opener to the imperious Team Northumbria, Eagles have won every match since. They only managed six wins in the whole of... read more

Inspiring the next generation

Inspiring the next generation
For young people to truly get into volleyball, they need to be inspired. They need excitement and opportunity to fall in love with a sport. Competition is a key part of that journey. It gives the hours of practice a purpose. As anyone who has played volleyball at any level, from... read more

Give volleyball a voice!

Give volleyball a voice!
There are just two weeks left to make sure volleyball features in a study into the state of sports clubs across the country.  The Sports Club Survey 2017 is a big piece of research which looks to assess the health of sports and recreation clubs across the country. The results will... read more

Super 8s round-up: Wessex defeat the champions

Super 8s round-up: Wessex defeat the champions
There was only one game in the Men’s Super 8s at the weekend and it was a cracker! Reigning Super 8s champions IBB Polonia London continue to struggle to reproduce their form of last season, as they suffered their fourth defeat of the season against TeamBU Wessex. The opening set was... read more

What's it like being a volleyball event volunteer?

What's it like being a volleyball event volunteer?
Volunteers are crucial to providing sport in this country. The latest research from Sport England proves that, with over six million people giving their time in the last year to facilitate sport. Volleyball has a strong volunteer workforce and there are lots of great opportunities to have fun, develop skills... read more

Qualification confirmed!

Qualification confirmed!
Team England will send both men’s and women’s beach volleyball pairs to next year’s Commonwealth Games on Australia’s Gold Coast. Chris Gregory and Jake Sheaf have officially qualified as the men’s pair, while Victoria Palmer and Jess Grimson will be competing in the women’s event, as they too officially qualified through... read more

Sitting Volleyball Grand Prix 2 Round-up

Sitting Volleyball Grand Prix 2 Round-up
The weekend saw the second Sitting Volleyball Grand Prix (GP) of the season showcase the competition at its brilliant best. While the results set the season up for a thrilling competitive battle, the event underlined the great level of sportsmanship and camaraderie between the Sitting Volleyball community. Eight teams headed to... read more

The volunteer workforce driving sport in England

The volunteer workforce driving sport in England
Almost 15 per cent of the population in England have volunteered in the last year to support sport and physical activity. According to the latest research from Sport England, 6.7 million people in England gave up their time at least twice in the last 12 months to help facilitate sport. Sports... read more

Volleyball club created by students nominated for award

Volleyball club created by students nominated for award
There are hundreds of volleyball clubs all over the country. No matter what level you’re playing at, every club needs people to stand up to help run things so that all its members can enjoy the sport. That’s exactly what the inspirational students from Bexhill College did. At the start of... read more

Volleyball not part of new-look School Games

Volleyball not part of new-look School Games
Volleyball England and its fellow home nations volleyball federations will look to develop new competitive opportunities for the best young talent as it has been announced that volleyball will not be part of a refreshed schedule for the 2018 School Games. The four National Governing Bodies (NGBs) of Volleyball England, the... read more

10 reasons why volleyball is the best sport ever!

10 reasons why volleyball is the best sport ever!
We all know that volleyball is the best sport ever! Be sure to share your reason why with us after you've read reason number 10.... 1.       Everyone can play It doesn’t matter who you are or your level of ability, anyone can play volleyball. With indoor, Sitting Volleyball and Beach Volleyball, there... read more

Sitting Volleyball couple star on BBC quiz show

Sitting Volleyball couple star on BBC quiz show
A couple, who are keen Sitting Volleyball players, recently starred on the BBC quiz show Pointless. Helen and Mike Sole, who play for Essex Pirates, told the nation about their passion for the sport and even more impressively, found a pointless answer in the final round to take home the jackpot! When... read more

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