SW Junior Coaches Head to Slovenia

In February we began the search for 2 coaches of junior players to represent England at the CEV Coaches Convention. After assessing 19 applications, we’re now in a position to announce who has been chosen. Although, because of the coronavirus, it is difficult to know whether the convention will go ahead as planned in Slovenia between 12-14th June, if it does, our representatives will be Tim Clifford and Dave Gunter.

Tim Clifford, of Bristol Spikers and Bedminster VCs, said: “I’m absolutely thrilled to be chosen to represent England at the CEV Coaches Convention. It’s a big honour to be picked. It will be great to go and listen to other coaches, their ideas, views and different approaches to coaching at grassroots level in different countries.

We have 10 coaches in our development programme across our Senior & Junior clubs plus 4 schools & their respective teachers here in South Bristol. It will be invaluable to take the coaching ideas and strategies learned back to those environments.”

Tim at work running the SW JuVoTo Bristol event

Dave Gunter, of Wessex VC and the South West Girls’ U17 regional squad, added: “I’m really excited to have been selected to represent Volleyball England at the CEV Coaches. Convention.

As a coach, I work extensively with juniors as well as tutor coaches and teachers so having the chance to learn new techniques, get new ideas and see different approaches on how to introduce volleyball to juniors, which I will be able to personally apply but also pass onto others, is hugely exciting. I really believe that coach and teacher education in this area can have a massive impact on the growth of our sport.”

Dave at work with the SWU17 2019 IRC Champions

Congratulations both!

From VE Website

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