The South West Regional Girls & Boys Training Squads
- Would you like to learn from a top coach?
- Be part of a larger training program?
- Compete in Junior Competitions?
The South West Squads are part of the Volleyball England Regional Talent Development Programme. Training is offered to girls and boys with monthly training sessions held from September to April.
The training is run to offer opportunities for young players to improve their play by working with the regional squad coaches.
To have the opportunity to meet other young players from around the region and enjoy working with a large ‘same age group’.
To prepare Regional Representative teams to compete in the National Inter Regional Championships.
There are four SW Squads and age groups
- Girls Under 15’s. This means that you must be Under 15 on August 31st 2017. #
- Boys Under 15s. This means that you must be Under 15 on August 31st 2017. #
- Girls Under 17’s. This means that you must be Under 17 on August 31st 2017.
- Boys Under 17s. This means that you must be Under 17 on August 31st 2017.
# (Girls & boys younger than 13 may train by prior agreement)
If you decide to come along this is what you must do first;
Please Sign in The coach needs to know who is coming in case they need to get in touch and to confirm your attendance (you only need to do this once per season).
SWVA Parental Consent Form This needs to be filled in, signed by a parent or guardian and brought with you.
Where to go for training;
Most training sessions are held at the Riverside Leisure Centre in Exeter but some sessions are held in other towns. Please check the calendar to confirm the location of each session or contact the team manager.
The Riverside Leisure Centre
Exeter EX4 1AF
Tel No 01392 221 771
How much does it cost?
The staff are all volunteers but unfortunately it is necessary to charge fees for training and competitions.
- Girls Training fees are £10 (3 hours)
- Boys Training fees are £12 (4 hours)
Each monthly session at Riverside Leisure Centre, Exeter is seven hours long, from 11am to 6pm. Girls will be training for 3 hours as decided by the Girls Coaching squad, from 11am to 2pm. The Boys coaching squad decided to train for 4 hours, from 2pm to 6pm. However please always check calendar for times as some sessions are held at different sports centres in Bristol and Bournemouth with different times.
What to Bring
Equipment to bring to each session : Pair of trainers/gym shoes, socks, shorts, training/ warm up shirt, knee pads, large water bottle water and a packed lunch all other equipment will be on site. (First Time: Parent Consent form)
2018 – 19 Staff
- Matt Rhymer (U15 Boys)
- Dave Gunter (U17 Boys)
Team Manager: Neil Bentley
If you need anymore details or would just like to contact someone, please email the appropriate head coach or team manager, contact details above.
Players who want to succeed in reaching the representative team will be expected to attend these training sessions regularly.
The Inter Regional Championships are usually held over the first or second May Bank Holiday each year. Teams will also be entered in other competitions during the training period, typically the Exeter Challenge events, Bristol Ladies and Plymouth Development events.
IRC 2019 Documents
Documents for the 2018 IRC even will be added once we have received them.
As a guide, see 2017 below.
IRC 2017 Documents
The following documents and information have been provided by Volleyball England for parents and spectators for the 2017 Championship Final. Match schedules are correct at the time of uploading.
- Directions to National Volleyball Centre
- IRC 2017 – Competition Format
- IRC Schedule 2017
- Revised Schedule for U14 Girls B Team
- SP4 Photo Registration Form
- SP5 Parent Carer Consent Form
- Parent information