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NEVZA U17 RESULT: fourth for the boys; girls finish sixth.

NEVZA U17 RESULT: fourth for the boys; girls finish sixth.
England boys finished fourth at the NEVZA Under 17 Championships after defeat to Finland in the bronze medal match. England started brightly with some sharp play and took the first set. The match then turned on the second set. England were dominating and looked set to make it 2-0, but lost a... read more

Women's Weekend Review: Pace Setters

Women's Weekend Review: Pace Setters
The latest action from the Women's game, outside of the Super 8s...Rememer to check out the Men's Weekend Review too.   Women’s Division 1 Sheffield Hallam look set to be challenging for back to back promotions. Having won the Division 2 North last year, Hallam are proving... read more

Men's Weekend Review:

Men's Weekend Review:
Catch up with all the action from the Men's game outside of the Super 8s....Remember to check out the Women's Weekend Review too.  Men’s Division 1 Although it is early days for predictions, it does appear as if the division could be one of the most evenly... read more

England in action at NEVZA Under 17 Champs

England in action at NEVZA Under 17 Champs
England's future generation of stars are gaining vital international experiene as they compete in the North European Volleyball Zonal Association (NEVZA) Under 17 Championships in Denmark.  The girls got their campaign underway yesterday as they faced Norway and Denmark in group games. Their opening match against Norway was a thrilling encounter which... read more

Super 8s round-up

Super 8s round-up
The round-up from the elite level of the English game... Men's Super 8s Richmond Docklands have confirmed that they are the dark horse for this year’s Super 8s title. Having beaten the reigning champions IBB Polonia in their opening match, the Docklands followed it up at the weekend... read more

IBB Polonia London matches to be shown live

IBB Polonia London matches to be shown live
IBB Polonia London have agreed a deal to have their games screened live by two top broadcasters. Starting with their first home fixture which takes place tomorrow, the club’s men's matches will be streamed live on Facebook by UNILAD, one of the biggest social media broadcasters. The games, which will showcase... read more

Beach women chase vital ranking points

Beach women chase vital ranking points
With less than three weeks before the deadline for Commonwealth Games qualification, England’s beach women are back in action in the hunt for valuable ranking points. Vicky Palmer and Jess Grimson, England’s number one women’s pair, are competing in the FIVB World Tour event in Qinzhou, China. The pair have made... read more

Women Super 8s kicks off

Women Super 8s kicks off
All the teams were in action as the Women’s Super 8s burst into life.   Even after just one weekend, the table has a familiar look to it as Team Durham, Team Northumbria and Polonia Side Out occupy the top three spots. The current champions Durham surged to the league summit with... read more

Women's Weekend Review: Cup Round One

Women's Weekend Review: Cup Round One
Women’s National Cup Round one of the cup is always special. There is always a great story as league standings go out of the window and non-NVL teams get their chance to take the limelight. This weekend saw this year’s round one and it didn’t disappoint. Rhinos St Phillips, from... read more

Men's Weekend Review: Cup Heroes

Men's Weekend Review: Cup Heroes
Men’s National Cup There will be a non-NVL side in the last 16 of the National Cup as Wombourne Volleyball Club carried on their giant killing heroics. Having beaten Coventry & Warwick Riga of the Division 2 North in the previous round, the West Midlands outfit stepped up even further... read more

10 roles all volleyball parents play

10 roles all volleyball parents play
This week is Parents in Sport Week which celebrates and highlights the valuable role parents play in children’s enjoyment of sport. The week is organised by the Children Protection in Sport Unit of the NSPCC. So we thought we’d take a light-hearted look at all the crucial jobs parents do… 1.      ... read more

Squads ready for prestigious youth tournaments

Squads ready for prestigious youth tournaments
England will send strong squads to two important underage tournaments later this month. The players will have the honour of representing their country at the North European Volleyball Zonal Association (NEVZA) Under 17 and Under 19 Championships which are prestigious events for upcoming talent. All NEVZA member nations, which also include... read more

Women's Weekend Review

Women's Weekend Review
A round-up of the ladies NVL action... Women’s Division 1 Following a winless season and relegation from the Super 8s, City of Salford VC will be desperately disappointed they couldn’t get win in their first game – they couldn’t have got much closer. Playing Herts VC who were in the bottom two... read more

Men's Weekend Review

Men's Weekend Review
All the action from the Men’s NVL divisions outside the Super 8s... Men’s Division 1 The league got underway with three games at the weekend. Having had two close contests last season, it was no surprise to see Leeds RGA VC versus Cardiff Celts 1 go the distance. The Yorkshiremen will... read more

Champions defeated in Men’s Super 8s opener

Champions defeated in Men’s Super 8s opener
The Men’s Super 8s season got off to an explosive start as Richmond Docklands defeated reigning champions IBB Polonia London. The season’s first game at England’s elite level of volleyball, saw an epic five-set battle between the two London rivals.   The tone for the match was set in the first set... read more

Volleyball lovers offer a helping hand

Volleyball lovers offer a helping hand
The new governance structure of Volleyball England that is being developed, is built on the foundation of volleyball volunteers. We have a volunteer base, that not only has volleyball experience but a wealth of skills and knowledge. Now more than ever, we need the volunteers to take ownership of the sport... read more

New beach tour reaches fitting finale

New beach tour reaches fitting finale
A thrilling finals weekend and season’s awards evening rounded off the Volleyball England Beach Tour (VEBT) 2017 and proved the competition can thrive in its new format. This year saw a huge increase in players and over five times the number of tour events, which were hosted by independent organisers while... read more

My Invictus Diary: Fairy tale ending

My Invictus Diary: Fairy tale ending
Richard Osborne will be one of the only Brits who will be backing another country at this year’s Invictus Games. His incredible coaching journey has seen him become the coach of the Georgian sitting volleyball team and he’ll be mentoring them at this year’s Games. While in Toronto, he’s writing... read more

Team UK take Invictus silver

Team UK take Invictus silver
Team UK have won the silver medal in the sitting volleyball at the Invictus Games.  After defeating Denmark in last night's semi-final, the UK team were back on court just a few hours later to face Georgia in the final. Coached by British sitting volleyball coach Richard Osborne, the Georgians proved to... read more

My Invictus Diary: Game Day!

My Invictus Diary: Game Day!
Richard Osborne will be one of the only Brits who will be backing another country at this year’s Invictus Games. His incredible coaching journey has seen him become the coach of the Georgian sitting volleyball team and he’ll be mentoring them at this year’s Games. While in Toronto, he’s writing... read more

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