SW Mini Volleyball Grand Prix 4th October Bournemouth

A quick reminder that the first Mini-Volleyball Grand Prix of the season takes place on Saturday 4th October 2014 at the LeAF Academy in Bournemouth. It starts at 11 a.m. and expected to finish around 3 p.m.

long_net_web6You can enter using the link https://www.swva.org.uk/junior-grand-prix-entry-form and the cost of entering is £15 per team. Teams are generally made up with three players, but two can play together or you can have a team of four where players rotate in. It is also allowed to include one younger boy in a girls team or one girl up to one year older in a boys team. The weight of balls should be appropriate to the age group playing and the team with the youngest player will always select the weight of the lightweight balls if there is a dispute.

I would like to make the closing date for entries Friday 26th at 6 p.m. All players must be registered to take part in the Junior Grand Prix. Player registration can be done by clubs by logging into the SWVA web site with your club login details (available from your club sec or coach) and fill in the Player Registration Form (Name & email adress required).

Print off your Team Sheets and hand them into the event organiser. Direct registration to the SW Junior club is only for players who turn up from non VE clubs.

Calendar of Junior Events 2014 – 15
These are the provisional dates for SW Junior Competitions this season:
Please enter online at https://www.swva.org.uk/junior-grand-prix/junior-registration
The Grand Prix will include all age groups U12 to U15. It will cost £15 per team. The events confirmed are:-

Grand Prix Bookings
Saturday 4th October 2014 11a.m. – 3 p.m LeAF, Bournemouth
Saturday 15th November 2014 1 – 5 p.m.– Wellspings, Taunton
Saturday 6th December 2014 12 – 4 p.m. – Hutton Moor
Saturday 24th January 2015 1 – 5 p.m. Taunton

U15 SW Regional Qualifiers
Saturday 31st January 2015
These are the dates put aside for the regional qualifiers (SW) for the regional rounds (S) of the U15 national cups. It has been decided to follow the VE directives this year and let individual clubs ‘bid’ to hold the events. If you are interested in doing this, please let me know and I will make sure you get the relevant information when it becomes available.

South- West Mini-Championships
Saturday 14th March 2015 1 – 4p.m.

Please note the forthcoming dates for South West Training for anyone interested in your club:-

  • 20th Sep SW Girls Training U14 & U16 Exeter Riverside 11:00 – 16:00
  • 27th Sep SW Boys Training U15 & U17 Exeter Riverside LC 11:00 – 16:00
  • 11th Oct SW Girls Training U14 & U16 Exeter Riverside 11:00 – 16:00
  • 25th Oct SW Boys Training Exeter Riverside LC 11:00 – 16:00

Please keep an eye on the competitions section of the SW website for information on the various events and ways to register for them.
( https://www.swva.org.uk/calendar )
I hope you are not too phased with all this information and look forward to a good season of Volleyball ahead.

David Walrond, dc.walrond@ntlworld.com

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