Aug 2015 / Issue: 299 / SWVA Membership: 1,400
More news from around the region plus a, if you have a summer tournament that is not listed below, please let us know.
Natwest Island Games 2015 Result
The big event since our last issue was the 2015 Natwest Island Games in Jersey and the amazing beach court in the middle of St Helier.
Exmouth Beach Tournament
As we are limited on size, entries will be first come first served, £12 per team (£10 Juniors), closing date 5th August, entry forms below:
SWJBT Note: Where possible we will run separate age groups but we are limited to the number of courts, some may well be combined. After the SWJBT rounds, if numbers are low, the older age groups will have additional matches as part of the Exmouth Open.
Entry forms for the Exmouth Beach Four’s (9th Sep) will be available later.
Ali West email@example.com
Plymouth Argyle beat Plymouth Albion in pre-season Sitting showdown
Derek Adams’ Pilgrims may have emerged as victors of the 2015 Argyle vs Albion pre-season showdown – but Plymouth Mayflower Volleyball club were the real winners as members of the city’s football and rugby teams descended on the Life Centre to take part in the new and upcoming sport.
Sitting Volleyball – sometimes known as Paralympic Volleyball – works almost exactly as one would expect
Two teams of six sit either side of a low hanging volleyball net and must try to score points against their opponents by hitting winners against them – but every player must have at least one bum cheek on the ground at all times.
See the full item and the video at: http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/VIDEO-Argyle-beat-Albion-pre-season-Plymouth/story-26864152-detail/story.html#rbHAs0ppX1Yv7eHu.01
Sandbank 2015 Video
by Carl Edwards
New gadget and more advertising space.
My IRC Experience – Louie Samuels
We have asked an number of our SW players about their IRC experience, this week it’s Louie Samuels (No. 4, far right in the above photo):
I found going to the inter regional’s really fun and enjoyable. But as I wasn’t a starting six player I watched more than played but this was really useful as I get to see the standard required to play.
Next year I hope to make the squad again and hopefully be on the starting six.
Grade 4 Referee Course – Taunton
In: Taunton, Richard Huish College
Grade 4 Referee Qualification
The 1-day course consists of pre-course tasks, half a day of on-court practice and half a day
Finally, you will be required to sit an exam.
With this qualification, you will be able to officiate games within regional and local leagues as a trainee referee and work towards attaining a Grade 3 Regional qualification. Included in the price upon passing the course is the referee registration with volleyball England for the 2015/16 season.
If you have any questions about the venue, please do not hesitate to contact me: Swantja
SW Ladies League Awards
Sandbanks Beach Results
Over 150 junior teams and in excess of 50 adult teams enjoyed 2 days of sunshine and sea breezes at the spectacular setting of Sandbanks beach. The spectacle of volleyball courts, 2 – 3 deep, for over 250 metres along the shoreline with junior players ranging from ages under 10 years to their late teens enjoying the healthy sport in the fresh air for 2 days was amazing.
The standard of play was as usual very high with, in particular, the top flight Division 1 (British Open Championship) players putting on an exhibition of skillful, well trained and well practiced volleyball all well matured and in a competitive but fund atmosphere.
Competitions were run for ages U12, U14, U16, U18 and U20 with adults able to take part in men’s fours, women’s fours and mixed fours. Winners and runners up over the weekend were as follows:
The weekend was enjoyed equally by both experienced players and those trying their hand at beach volleyball for the first time. Players, their coaches and families commented on the good organisation, the continued friendliness of the Festival and how special it felt to play in an event with such a good legacy.
Teams took part from various parts of the country as far apart as Croyde and Wolverhampton and with large contingents from Richmond and Swindon. As in previous years, old friendships were renewed and new ones created.
Overall the 2 days were a great success and the organising committee would like to give special thanks to all those who helped out over the weekend. Special thanks also go to the sponsors, in particular Revo and Mojo Bros for providing the prizes, and also to those presenting the prizes.
Full Results at: sandbanks-beach-results
VE Club Registration Changes
Club Registration Changes
Why are we doing this?
Find out more about the registration changes
Safeguarding Changes for 2015/16 & 2017
From the 2016/17 season, all volleyball clubs must have a safeguarding Officer. For more information on these requirements, please see the Safeguarding Changes document.
Read more about the Safeguarding Changes
Wesport school Games 2015
Congratulations to all the teams that took part in the School Games Volleyball Competition. There were 5 girls teams and 8 boys teams. The teams were of varying standards, though all showed improvement by the end of the competition. It was good to see schools returning for the second / third year and to see particular improvement in those teams.
These were the pool results:
Congratulations to the medal winners and to all the teams for their performances.
If you would like to be put in touch with a volleyball club, please contact me by email –firstname.lastname@example.org.