Club Affiliation

We are here to support you in developing volleyball in your club & community, providing the necessary support & resources to thrive. Club affiliation to Volleyball England enables clubs to show they have the correct governance along with safe and effective practice in place. Here, you can learn how to affiliate your club and find out the benefits of affiliating with Volleyball England. Our membership season runs from 1st August to 31st July every year.

The club affiliation process has been refreshed with the launch of the new VolleyZone. All clubs are required to complete the following before club affiliation is approved: 

  • Complete the correct club affiliation form and make the payment. As part of this form, you need to confirm the following: 
  • Your Club Details are update on your VolleyZone Club Admin Account.
  • Your Club Committee role profiles are up to day. The following roles are mandatory: Chair, Secretary & Treasurer. If you have U18s you are required to have a Club Welfare Officer listed on VolleyZone.  
  • Upload a copy of your club constitution (a copy is available on the Volleyball England website here) and safeguarding policy (you can either adopt the Volleyball England Safeguarding and Protecting Children Policy or create your own policy using the CPSU template).

Once your club affiliation form has been completed, this will be checked by Volleyball England staff. You will be able to check the status of your club affiliation under 'Events Purchased' on your club admin account. If there any issues, your club will be contacted via the contact details listed on VolleyZone. 

2023/24 affiliation fees

Club Type

* Service Provider Fee: 3.2%+50p on all transactions throughout the season.  

Price

Standard Club

£108.00

Universities (including British Universities and Colleges Sport clubs)

£70.50

Association of Colleges (AOC)/Schools

£0.00

Junior Club (All players aged under 18)

£0.00

Club membership benefits

Once affiliated, you will have access to a range of benefits including:

  • Insurance -  £10 million public liability insurance covering club activities. To be protected by this insurance, it is essential that every person representing the club in any capacity is registered with Volleyball England via VolleyZone. Find out more about the insurance policy here.
  • Free DBS checks For eligible participants.
  • VolleyStore - Discount on volleyball equipment and clothing.
  • Club visibility -  Only affiliated clubs appear on the Volleyball England Club Finder, which is one of our most popular web pages.
  • Club newsletter - A monthly bulletin of essential information on competitions, funding and development opportunities. 
  • Promotion - Tell us your news and we'll share it with fellow volleyball fans across the country via our monthly newsletter Time Out.
  • Competitions - Access to some of the best volleyball leagues, cups and tournaments in the country.
  • Events and awards - Affiliated clubs have voting rights at our AGM. They can also nominate their members for one of Volleyball England's Annual Awards.
  • Specialist club development support - We can help you to grow your club - whatever that looks like - and support your funding applications.
  • Exclusive access to grants - Only affiliate clubs can apply for funding from the Volleyball England Foundation.
  • Manage your club - Through our membership portal VolleyZone.
  • Anti-Doping support - Education and understanding support for clubs and their players. Contact Bertrand Olie for more information.

For all enquiries please check our dedicated FAQs. If you cannot find what you are looking for please email the team on membership@volleyballengland.org or call us on 01509 974 700.

Thank you for contributing to the growth of volleyball in England.

How to create a new club

If you are starting a club, please see our dedicated web page to support you to set this up, along with information on your club affiliation and support the Volleyball England Hub can provide.