Apr 2017 / Issue: 318 / SWVA Membership: 1,800
Part one of a two part newsletter today….
Top of our list is the SW Championships in Plymouth next weekend (6/7th May) for our annual event to find the top teams in the Region.
Last weekend was the Junior Squad selection weekend for our SW Junior U14 & U16 Girls and U15 & U17 Boys squads with Saturday training and a tournament match play session for the U16 Girls & U15 Boys on Sunday. More details below.
Past Newsletter: https://www.swva.org.uk/newsletter
SW Champs 2017
It’s that time of the year again when we find out who the top teams in the region are as we go head to head with our top SW, NL, BUCS, Local and Crown service teams for this years title and bragging rights.
Twenty eight teams have entered this years event (6/7th May) from all corners of the region, Swansea from the North West, Guernsey flying in from the South, Cheltenham & Gloucester from the North and Royal Wootton Bassett from the East to name a few.
New this year and weather permitting, the Plymouth Speed Cage.
‘The Spike O Metre’ which measures how fast someone can spikes the ball.
Once again, you can keep up to date with the event (and speed cage results) on line at sw-championships or via the SWVA iPhone / iPad web clip app (details below).
iPhone / iPad / Mac Users:
Adding the SWVA (web clip) App is really simple, just follow these steps below:
…and once again a Big thank you to all our 2017 Event sponsors:
SW 2017 Squad Selection
The annual selection process for this years SW squads to represent the region at the annual Inter Regional Championships Tournament in Kettering in May took place over the last couple of weekends. The U17 Boys took part in the Exeter Men’s Challenge as part of their selection process and last weekend was a two day event for the U16 Girls and the U15 Boys, with Saturday training and the Exeter Ladies Challenge event on Sunday.
Well done to everyone who took part and to the coaching team for arranging the training.
Exeter Challenge Results and Squad Selection
Congratulation to the following U17 Boys on their seletion into this years SW Squad:
Adam Adie, Niral Kerai, John Morgan, Toby Tapp, Leighton Osborne, Jack Williams, Owen McNeil, Danny Mulford, Ben Ball, Michael Bryan, Aiden Lander & Stasiu Dunat.
SW U14 Girls
As with the other squads, this years U14 Girls selection event took place on Saturday. Following the training and match session, head Coach Kate Falkner has selected the following players represent the Southwest Region this year:
Jess Falkner Ham, Niamh McCabe, Mischa Jankowska, Isobel Babbage, Kate Hill-Anning, Holly Angel, Bea Stone, Esme Raistrick, Mia Nicholson.
Exeter Ladies 2017 Challenge Results
In second place and with their highest position to date was Royal Wootton Bassett (above), third SW U16 Girls and in fourth place and making their first appearance at the event was Cheddar (below).
Bristol – UKCC Level 1 Coaching Course
Are any of your club members looking to become qualified coaches? If so, they may be interested in the following UKCC Level 1 course that is due to be held in Bristol in May 2017:
Bristol – UKCC Level 1 Coaching Course
To find out more about the UKCC Level 1 course, please click here.
Exeter Men’s 2017 Challenge Results
The Exeter Challenge title for 2017 went to the Bristol Bombers after a closly fought match against Exeter Storm.
Second place went to Exeter Storm (above) and third place went to Torexe Topguns (below).
Thank you to everyone who took part, look out for the 2018 event dates early next year.
FIVB Coaches Manual Level 11
The FIVB Coaches Manual Level 11 has been produced as an E-book b u CEV, please see below the link. Share with as many as you wish.
Kind Regards, Stewart Dunne
SW Awards 2017
The South West Volleyball Association appreciates the importance of volunteers in our sport and the huge contribution they make. The Annual Awards go a little way to recognise their contribution and we hope that clubs and members will nominate those who they believe have put in their time and energy to assure the future development of volleyball.
All nominees for volunteer awards must be part of an affiliated club or association. Nominees for the coach or referee awards must be currently registered Volleyball England Coaches or Referees (or have recently retired from long standing registration / membership). Nominators must follow guidelines given below as well as providing any additional relevant information that may apply.
The deadline for all nominations is 18th May 2017. Download the nomination form and forward to Ron Richards – firstname.lastname@example.org . Nomination forms should be returned to Ron Richards at the above email address or by post: 3 Woodside Grove, Henbury, Bristol, BS10 7RF. You can also make nominations online at: https://www.swva.org.uk/annual-awards-form
More info at: https://www.swva.org.uk/news/sw-awards-2017