May 2015 / Issue: 296 / SWVA Membership: 1,400
Registered Players (2014-15): 470 / Registered Juniors (2014-15): 140
More news from around the region, if you have a summer tournament that is not listed below, please let us know.
Junior Beach Training
2015 Junior Beach Training Date
Training costs are £10 per day, you will need a pack lunch, drink and sun cream, for more details, please contact Denise Austin firstname.lastname@example.org
SWVA IRC Teams
Good luck to all our Inter Regional Championship (IRC) teams (players, coaches and supporting staff) this weekend as they head off to the University of East London for this years event.
The squads have been training all season and were in action at the Exeter Challenge for their final match training session against a number of our regional teams.
The SWVA U17 Boys squad with coach Kyle Mitchell and Anthony Roberts.
The SWVA U16 Girls squad with coach Paul Locke
Exeter Challenge Results 2015
It was another successful year for the Exeter Challenge with a sell out program once again in both the Ladies and Men’s events. The challenge brings together a number of our lower National League, Regional, local league and Crown Service teams into a single event.
This years Exeter Ladies Challenge winners were Torexe Topcats with Plymouth Mayflower in second place and Yeovil in third.
In the Men’s event, the Royal Navy came out on top, with Kernow in second place and Bemi Bristol in third.
As well as an unfortunate injury delay during the event, play was also interrupted by a pigeon that had made its way into the hall via the roof and took to flying around the courts before disappearing back up into the roof.
More info plus a few video clips on the Exeter Challenge web site.
Cup Final Video’s
Volleyball England are currently uploading all the video files from the Final matches at our National Cup Final weekend last week 28 and 29 March 2015.
We expect all video material to be available by end of today or Wednesday 8 April at the latest.
Go to our own Volleyball England YouTube site here
Sandbanks Beach Volleyball Festival
This year the Sandbanks Beach Volleyball Festival will be celebrating its 21st year and will be including some additional competitions to compliment this fantastic event.
Once again Sandbanks will be part of the Junior VEBT (Volleyball England Beach Tour) with under 14’s, 16’s & 18’s competing for the title of British Junior Open Champions, and the Division 2 competitions for less experienced players. The under 12’s have their own Div 1 & 2 events. After last year’s amazing success we expect places will fill up quickly with returning teams.
The usual adult 4 a-side competitions will also take place and we are pleased to announce that this year an elite adult competition will run alongside the Sandbanks Festival, organised by Chris Gregory and Jake Sheaf, the GB Men’s No. 1 Beach Volleyball Pair, who have qualified for the European Games in Baku.
This year the organisers are also proud to announce an exclusive as we will also be hosting the UK’s first ever UK Beach Paravolley (Sitting) Competition.
This event is free for spectators to come along and support the UK’s finest young volleyball talent and experience world class volleyball from the fantastic elite players.
For further details and entry forms go to www.wessexvolleyball.com
Beach Volleyball coaching clinic
THE BEACH SEASON IS APPROACHING! ARE YOU READY TO TAKE YOUR TEAM TO THE SAND?
Volleyball England is pleased to announce its latest coaching course for beach volleyball.
Beach Volleyball coaching clinic: Saturday 23 – Sunday 24 May 2015, National Volleyball Centre, Thurston Drive, Kettering, NN15 6PB.
This two-day coaching clinic is a must for any beach or indoor coach who wants to improve their technical and tactical knowledge of the beach game.
Led by a top coach and former GB beach player, Denise Austin, the course will delve into how to coach successful teams through greater awareness of the technical and tactical aspects of beach. The course is also ideal for experienced players who have never been coached on the beach and want to gain coaching insight to improve themselves and their team.
The course will cover:
A) Adaptations of the serve for beach volleyball, tactical considerations
NOTE: Having passed the course, all coaches at L2 or above, will be accredited a beach coaching qualification. Level 1 coaches will receive a certificate which will be upgraded to an Award once they pass their level 2 coaching course
To book onto the clinic, please visit our Course Finder
If you require any more information on the clinic, please email:email@example.com or call Roman Neveykin on 01509 227730
The president of Europe’s volleyball ruling body CEV has praised the preparations for Baku 2015.
“The local Organising Committee has been working really hard since the last time we were here back in November,” Mr. Meyer said on the CEV website.
“I am particularly impressed by the quality of the venues that will be hosting our events as well as, more in general, all competitions on the programme of this inaugural European Games.”
Mr. Meyer said Baku had evolved into an international hub. He said he expected the European Games to assist long-term in the development of both Volleyball and Beach Volleyball in Azerbaijan and the region.