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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. As a result of the coronavirus outbreak, the British Government is advising against non-essential contact and all unnecessary travel as part of social distancing measures. It’s clear that new habits will have to be... read more

FAQ: Volleyball England and the coronavirus

FAQ: Volleyball England and the coronavirus
The COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak is having an unprecedented impact on the activity of Volleyball England. We’re working as fast as we can to provide solutions to some of the problems that have surfaced as a result and have included a list of answers to some of the most frequently asked questions below.   Which... read more

How to get in touch with Volleyball England

How to get in touch with Volleyball England
Members will no doubt be left with many questions following Volleyball England’s decision to cancel all camps, courses and competitions until Wednesday, 20th May. As of Tuesday, 17th March, all Volleyball England members of staff have been asked to work from home so please do not ring the... 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
Please click here to read Volleyball England's latest statement (released 16/03/2020) 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... 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

Glowing endorsements for HEVO programme in new promo video

Glowing endorsements for HEVO programme in new promo video
Two students have heaped praise on Volleyball England’s HEVO programme for boosting participation in volleyball at university level. Zino Wagner, of Kingston University, and Lauryn Pinard, of Royal Holloway, have both spoken about why they’ve found the volunteering scheme so beneficial in a new promotional video released today. The pair are part of... read more

Volleyball England statement on the coronavirus

Volleyball England statement on the coronavirus
Please click here to read Volleyball England's latest statement (released 16/03/2020) on the coronavirus. Volleyball England has issued the following advice in response to the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus and the enquiries we have received from members. Pre and post-match handshakes will be relaxed for the foreseeable future. Referees, coaches and... read more

Whitefield Tournament entries to open in April

Whitefield Tournament entries to open in April
“Every year, people leave the Whitefield Tournament happy, if not exhausted and a bit sunburned, after a packed weekend of volleyball!” enthused Kate Falkner, Tournament Secretary. Few names in English volleyball conjure up the same emotions as Whitefield. The longstanding event is the largest outdoor volleyball tournament in the UK, attracting around... read more

Mission accomplished: UEA Women and the Student Cup

Mission accomplished: UEA Women and the Student Cup
Tears of joy ran down the face of team captain Ioanna Patsourakou as the University of East Anglia (UEA) Women’s Team secured the championship point in the 2020 Student Cup final. Defeat was looking probable as their opponents, the University of Leeds, had established a 14-12 lead in the deciding set. But... read more

National Cup and Shield finalists confirmed

National Cup and Shield finalists confirmed
The Cup and Shield semi-finals results are in, meaning we now know who has made it to the final stages of both competitions. Men’s Cup IBB Polonia London beat Malory Eagles in straight sets (25-14; 25-17; 25;23) to secure their place in the final. Vangelis Koutouleas, Head Coach of IBB Polonia London, said: “I... read more

Volleyball England Foundation launches new website

Volleyball England Foundation launches new website
The Volleyball England Foundation has launched a new website to support the charity’s aim to support anyone to play volleyball, from any background and community, no matter what age, shape or ability. As part of a 12 month period of renewal for the Foundation, Chair Simone Turner has been working to develop... read more

England squads announced for Cornacchia Cup

England squads announced for Cornacchia Cup
England Men and Women’s U19 squads for the Cornacchia World Cup have been revealed. Held in Pordenone, Italy, between Friday, 10th and Monday 13th April, the international youth tournament is one of Europe’s biggest and attracts teams from all over the world. The full list of competitors for 2020 is yet to... read more

Volleyball variant ‘teqvoly’ makes British debut

Volleyball variant ‘teqvoly’ makes British debut
Douglas Barr-Hamilton was in the crowd as London hosted the Teqvoly Challenger Cup. William G. Morgan would be baffled. Today's volleyball bears little resemblance to the game he invented at Holyoke YMCA in 1895 and called ‘mintonette’. After changing its name, we introduced switching and penetrating and liberos; we created beach and... read more

Enhance your expertise at the Coaches Clinic

Enhance your expertise at the Coaches Clinic
Volleyball England is organising a special 2-day programme for junior development coaches this Easter. Coaching tasks, athlete observations and Q&A sessions will be a part of the game-based 'Coaches Clinic', which runs alongside the Volleyball Futures camp on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th April at the National Volleyball Centre, Kettering. On the Saturday,... read more

7 top tips for developing as a referee

7 top tips for developing as a referee
Learning never stops as a referee. Whether it is your 1st or 1000th time on court, there are always ways your officiating game can be raised, be it through small tweaks or big discoveries. To help with some top tips on how you can develop, we caught up with the referees... read more

Registration opens for Volleyball Futures’ Easter youth camp

Registration opens for Volleyball Futures’ Easter youth camp
Promising young athletes can now register to join Volleyball Futures’ Easter camp. Held at the National Volleyball Centre, Kettering, the 2-day programme is open to players who have a British passport and were born in either 2006, 2007 or 2008. The girls' event takes place on the 10th and 11th of April... read more

Volleyball England statement on Storm Dennis

Volleyball England statement on Storm Dennis
We’ve received a number of queries regarding travel advice this weekend with Storm Dennis set to cause severe weather in parts of the country. Our advice, as set out in the regulations, is that teams should make every effort to play their fixtures whilst taking responsibility for their own safety. If a team... read more

Would you like to attend the CEV Coaches Convention?

Would you like to attend the CEV Coaches Convention?
Volleyball England is looking for 2 coaches of junior players to represent England at the CEV Coaches Convention. More than 100 coaches and PE teachers from European federations take part in the event, which is held in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia, between 12th and 14th June. Similar to last year, when it was organised... read more

Volleyball England seeks Project Delivery Team Officers

Volleyball England seeks Project Delivery Team Officers
Volleyball England, the governing body for volleyball, beach volleyball and sitting volleyball in England, is looking to recruit 2 Project Delivery Team Officers. These roles are ideal for applicants with strong administrative skills as well as graduates, particularly those who have a passion for sports. Project Delivery Team Officers support a wide range... read more

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