The launch of The National Volleyball Centre took place on Saturday 7th November 2009. The Centre was opened by Cllr James Hakewill, the leader of Kettering Borough Council, and Maria Bertelli, the GB Volleyball captain.
The facility is centred around Kettering Conference Centre's main 2000m2 sports arena. The Centre provides top class sports facilities for International athletes and both international and domestic competitions.
The main arena can cater for four volleyball courts and offers a wide range of additional facilities. The Centre has an open-plan office and meeting room, while additional rooms can be used as seminar rooms, a coach/player education rooms. There are numerous dining/bar areas situated around the complex.
In 2010, new dormitories were built to accommodate elite athletes and players within the National Volleyball Centre. In total, there is space for 60 beds plus a relaxation area, dining area and modern laundry facilities.