Join the Beach Team


Come and join the team…

Although we have had various junior beach programs in the past, the SWVA currently does not have a Junior Beach Program or a Beach Development Office, Head Coach or Assistant Coaches.

We have been invited to enter a number of U17 teams in to the 2019 Inter Regional Beach Tournament in Cardiff for the 13th-14th July (date TBC). Accommodation and Catering will be arranged centrally, the following development plans are currently being circulated and will give you more details.

Before we can enter we need a South West Beach Development  Office to set up and run a IRC Beach Program. We also need a Beach Head Coach and Assistant Beach Coaches to help run the program.

Inter Regional Championship Program

In the SW we promote open training sessions available to all, squad selection, match training and where possible pre event competitions for the teams. We also promote travelling, eating and staying together to build the team spirit for the final event.

The indoor IRC program is set up to be self-funding with respect to court time, travel and accommodation costs. Money raised during the training sessions is put towards subsidising the end event costs, which also includes the team manager and the coaches expenses for attending the event. In reality, there are always one or two un-expected last minute bills and where these fall outside of the contingency fund, are picked up by the association.

The SWVA also provides all equipment, team kit, all competition entry fees and where appropriate will help with training for the Team Manager (e.g. CWO course) and coaches etc. The indoor IRC squads have attracted sponsorship and funding in the past, a numbers of players attract or arrange their own sponsorship to cover their fees. Being a new development for the SWVA, Sport England (or other fund owners) may be available.

To represent the Region, players need to have an address within the region, go to school or play for a club in the SWVA Region. The SWVA region also covers South Wales, the Channel Islands and some players located in bordering counties may also qualify.

Cost wise we will need to see what is realistic re-number of training sessions, attendance and with the selected players / coaches and the end event centrally included costs for entry, kit, accommodation and food etc. I expect the committee will want to see the majority of the above principles included in the beach program and how the program will generate the required funds.

The Beach Development Office will work with the SW Exec committee, Dave Reece (Chair), Ron Richards (Sec), Andrew Potter (Tres) and Jurek Jankowski (Coaching Director) to set up the IRC Beach Program and to presented it at the 2nd March SWVA committee meeting. Once approved the beach officer will be given the appropriate resources and authority to run and complete the program.

We are also always open to hearing from volunteers to join the team as well and to get in involved, basic job descriptions are list below. In addition to this all SW Squad Staff need to be a registered member of Volleyball England, either via their Coaching / Refereeing membership or as a registered Player, everyone else will need to register as a volunteer member.

[Not all job descriptions for the beach program are currently available but will be very similar, if not identical to the indoor IRC program list below.] 

All session’s are run under our SW Junior Volleyball Club and everyone working at these sessions must act with respect to the Volleyball England Child Welfare Policy & Guidance documentation. A copy is available at:

To apply for any of the positions in the Beach Program, or if you would just like to help out as a volunteer, please fill out the following on line form, the closing date is the 31st December 2018.

If you need any more info or have a chat, please do get in touch, this is an exciting opportunity.

Dave Reece

SWVA Junior Squad Application Form

  •   Coach
      Not a Member
      Other VA

  •   Team Manger Indoors
      Head Coach Indoors
      Assistant Coach Indoors
      Team Manager Beach
      Head Coach Beach
      Assistant Coach Beach
      Volunteer Helper
  •   Girls U15
      Girls U17
      U17's Girls Beach
      Boys U15
      Boys U17
      U17's Boys Beach

  •   Team Manager Indoors
      Head Coach Indoor
      Assistant Coach Indoors
      Team Manager Beach
      Head Coach beach
      Volunteer Helper
      Assistant Coach Beach
  •   Girls U15 Indoors
      Girls U17 Indoors
      U17's Girls Beach
      Boys U15 Indoors
      Boys U17 Indoors
      U17's Boys Beach

  •   VE Level 1
      VE Level 2
      VE Level 3
      FIVB 1
      FIVB 2
      VE Beach
      None - Waiting for a course

  •   CRB/DBS
      Safe Guarding
      Time To Listen
      First Aid

Once submitted, your form will be automatically forwarded to the admin team. After a couple of seconds you will be returned to the SWVA Home page.