SWVA History – Work in progress…………………….
In the mean time, a couple of notes:
The Southwest Men’s league started in 1973 and the Southwest Ladies league was added in 1975.
The South West Championships (first run in 1970/71) is an annual event which any team within the region can enter, local, regional and national league, the winner can claim to be the best team in the Southwest. Exeter University Men were SW champions in 1970/71 & 1971/72,
The sport in the South West was given a boost when the new Sports Hall at Exeter University was opened, it provided a large (3 court) playing area for volleyball, the like of which had never been seen before in the South West and provided an excellent venue for hosting tournaments and league events. At the time, the vast majority of volleyball was played in school gym’s (with low ceilings) or on out doors courts.