swva-newsletter-issue 306 – 2016-May-extra

May 2016 / Issue: 307 / SWVA Membership: 1,800

Hi all,

More news from around the region and good luck to all our SW Junior Squads at this weekends Inter Regional Championships.

Time to book your summer tournaments, some dates below.

Did you know, only 400 people read the last edition of Volleyball Englands 3Touch magazine, we reach 1,800 readers. The March edition is at: 3Touch – march_2016

Dave Reece

2016 Exeter Coaver Open Tournament

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2016 Tournament – 11th and 12th June, 2016;

Fun 4’s Saturday afternoon, Cost £20 per team, free camping on Friday and Saturday nights, free parking, live entertainment in the bar and numerous big match screens for watching the Euro’s.

Coaver Open (6’s) on Sunday, Cost £24 per team….

Junior Open on Sunday, Cost £5 per team, refundable to participating teams. For more details check out the 2016 Events tabs above.

Submit your entry form using the link below or email me with contact details and Team name to jimmythest@hotmail.co.uk Online payments available LATE ENTRY FEES are £10 per team for each event – these apply to all entries received after Thursday 24th May.

Entry Forms: https://www.facebook.com/CoaverOpen/app/192229990808929/

2016 South West Championships

Men’s Champions are Cardiff Celts

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Men’s Final – Cardiff Celts vs Exeter Storm (Results: 13:25; 25:23, 15:12)

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Women’s Champions are Torexe

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Women’s Final – Torexe vs Yeovil (Results: 25:19; 25:19)


Men Semi – Final

Exeter Storm beat Bemi BU 27:21

Cardiff Celts beat City of Bristol 1 25:20

Ladies Semi – Final

Torexe beat City of Bristol 1 28:19

Yeovil beat Plymouth 20:19

These are the headline results from the 2016 Championship, more details in the next newsletter and full weekend results at: https://www.swva.org.uk/sw-championships

SW Champs 2016 Photo Album

Plenty of action from the championships, once again thanks to Dave Cranch for most of the photos. See https://www.swva.org.uk/photo-album if nothing is visable below.

Tenby Beach Tournament 2016

Tenby Beach Volleyball 2016

North Beach Tenby, 23-24th July 4’s & 2’s and mixed 4’s.

Contact Steve on Steven.Marshall60@nyworld.com

Entry forms below, closing date 3rd July.

SW League Presentations 2016

At our annual SWVA League presentation event, trophies were awarded to our top teams and nominated Player of the Match Awards winners by Competition Secretary Rachel Swindell.

2016 cardiff falcons

SW Ladies League Winners: Cardiff Falcons

SW Ladies League Runners Up: Wiltshire Mavericks (Awaiting Photo)

SW Men’s League Winners: C & G Volleyball (Awaiting Photo)

2016 yeovil mens 2nd

SW Men’s League Runners Up: Yeovil

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SW Ladies Player of the Match:
Laura Kulmala (Royal Wootton Bassett) missing Karen York (Wiltshire Mavericks)

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SW Men’s Player of the Match:
Hossen Alkhalaf (City of Bristol) & Jason Brinck (Yeovil), missing Callum Moir (Royal Navy)

Calling Number 7 – 42 – 11

Everything not claimed from our collection of SW Champs lost property will be going to a local charity shop soon. Within this collection we have the following team shirts…

lost shirtsSo if you are number 7, 42 or 11, then you may wish to let us know before your club bills you for losing your shirt. Dave.Reece@Network100.co.uk

2016 Sandbanks Beach Festival


We are pleased to announce the 2016 Sandbanks Beach Festival Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rdJuly. This is the link to the entry form http://wessexvolleyball.com/sandbanks.asp but this can also be found by just visiting our website www.wessexvolleyball.com.


If you have any specific questions relating to the event then please email Andy Jones onsandbanksbvt2016@gmail.com

This year we are really excited as have teamed up with Bournemouth University to help run and promote the event which we hope to be the biggest in recent years with a new vibe and atmosphere you won’t want to miss.

Sandbanks Junior Entry Form 2016 V3 / Sandbanks Adult Entry From 2016 V2


Yours in sport

Martin Wells | Sports Performance Manager
Bournemouth University
Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, BH12 5BB
+44 (0)1202 965 883

CSSC Beach Volleyball – Brighton, 26 May

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All, we would be most grateful if you could make this information available to volleyballers in your areas please?

CSSC (Old Civil Service Sports Council) Membership is now open to Civil Servants, BT, Royal Mail, NHS, Police, Fire, Military, Local authorities and so many more organisations within the Public Sector.

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Beach Volleyball

Thursday 26 May 2016
Venue: Yellowave Beach Sports Venue
Registration: 09.45
Start Time: 10.00
Entry Fee: £4 per individual, £10 per team
Closing Date for entries: Friday 13 May 2016

Individual entries welcome, for further details please contact:beth.earwicker@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk

Lenny Barry
Civil Service Volleyball Association

Guernsey Open 2016 Info

After deciding, for various reasons, not to go ahead with the Guernsey Open Tournament last year, we would like to start planning this year’s Tournament a little earlier, in the hope that most of you will probably still be playing your 2015/2016 season.

The dates we are aiming for games are:
Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th October 2016

We still intend, like 2014, to have a small welcome party on the Friday night, for those who can get here on the Friday, with games being held on the Saturday and Sunday and then the presentation evening on the Sunday night.

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We will be looking at various different types of accommodation to see if we can get any decent packages, as we appreciate it can be quite costly to come over, and we will advise as soon as we have more details.

Please could you advise:
1) whether or not your team(s) would like to come over this year
If yes:
2) how many teams you are likely to bring (men’s / ladies’ / mixed)
3) likely number of people coming over
4) if you are happy to go with the accommodation as part of a package

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Many thanks
Lisa Dowinton

GVA Secretary
E-mail: gvasecretary@hotmail.co.uk

2016 SWVA AGM Notice

To all clubs in the South West Region…

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Please find attached notice of the SW Volleyball Association AGM to take place on June 4th. AGM NOTICE Clubs & Members 2016

Can you please, on the attached form, by May 24th  let me know if you are attending and also nominate officers.

Ron Richards


Time To Listen (TTL) Course – Exeter


Time To Listen (TTL) is a workshop designed to support Club Welfare Officers.  The workshop is easy to follow and will enable you to fully understand your role in the club, and help you to effectively safeguard young people in your care.  The TTL course has been developed by the Child Protection in Sport Unit of the NSPCC.

Date & Venue

The Exeter & District VA have now arranged a TTL course on Monday, June 6th, 7-10 pm at the Coaver Club in Exeter. The cost will be £35 per candidate and refreshments will be provided. (Cheques payable to the EDVA)

To Book your place, please email Ros Sutherland atros.sutherland@googlemail.com

Who Needs to Attend?

All sports need to have a Club Welfare Officer next year and the sport of Volleyball is no different. To take part in any volleyball events, clubs need to be registered with Volleyball England with one or two Club Welfare Officer’s who have completed a Time To Listen and a Safe Guarding Course.


As this is a legal requirement for your club to operate, it is anticipated that club’s will be sponsoring their candidates to attend the course. As above it is generally suggested that a club has a minimum of two trained CWO’s.

Full List of FAQ: http://www.edva.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Safeguarding-Frequently-Asked-Questions.pdf