November 2017 / Issue: 322 / SWVA Membership: 1,800
The SW Newsletter has had a bit of a break but it’s now back, time for a November newsletter. Plenty of junior Volleyball, the SW Junior Grand Prix is now onto round 3 this weekend (late entry may be available), the SW Junior Training sessions have been in Bristol & Bournemouth, now back in Exeter for the 16th Dec sessions.
Lots to read, a number of jobs and courses available. Success on the court is a direct result of the good work done by volunteers in the back ground and we have a vacancy in the SWVA for a Financial Directer. Be part of our success, details below, if you can help, then please let me know.
The SW League is underway and begining to take shape, Weymouth, Yeovil, and City of Bristol are heading the Men’s division, in the Ladies league it looks like Wiltshire Mavericks are the team to catch with Royal Wootton Bassett and Cheltenham & Gloucester in 2nd & 3rd spot.
Past Newsletter: https://www.swva.org.uk/newsletter
Junior GP 3 – PETROC – Deadline today for team entries
The 3rd Junior-Volleyball Grand Prix of the season takes place this Saturday 25th November at Petroc College, North Devon,
It starts at 10am and expected to finish at 2 p.m.
You can enter using the link https://www.swva.org.uk/junior-grand-prix-entry-form and the cost of entering is £15 per team.
Teams are generally made up with three players, but two can play together or you can have a team of four where players rotate in. It is also allowed to include one younger boy in a girls team or one girl up to one year older in a boys team. The weight of balls should be appropriate to the age group playing and the team with the youngest player will always select the weight of the lightweight balls if there is a dispute.
I would like to make the closing date for entries Monday 20th of November at 6 p.m.
All players must be registered to take part in the Junior Grand Prix.
Player registration can be done by clubs by logging into the SWVA web site with your club login details (available from your club sec or coach) and fill in the Player Registration Form (Name & email address required). Print off your Team Sheets and hand them into the event organiser.
Direct registration to the SW Junior club is only for players who turn up from non VE clubs.
The remaining dates of the series as shown on SWVA Calendar web site page.
JGP 4. Saturday 27th January 2018 – Wellsway SC, Keynsham, Bristol
JGP 5. Saturday 24th February 2018 – LeAF, Bournemouth
The Finale of the season – SW Junior Volleyball Championships
Saturday 10th March 2018 – Hutton Moor S.C, Weston super mare (10-3pm)
I hope everyone will enjoy the season of Volleyball ahead –
2017 Veterans Tournament Results
The SW Vets tournament is a handicap event for our older players where men and women compete against the clock, to either keep their handicap points advantage or to catch and overhaul the other team before the hooter sounds. Teams can be made up of any combination of players and the format throws up a different winner each year.
Results from 2017 SW Veterans Tournament
Uni of Gloucestershire – Head coach required
SWVA Financial Director Vacancy
Success on the court is a direct result of having a good team of people behind the scenes, making sure that events can run, teams have training venues and coaches. Be Part of the Program.
SWVA Financial Director
Our current treasurer will be standing down at the end of 2017 and hence we are going to take this opportunity to create a new SWVA Financial Director position. With many clubs now paying on line and new on line banking tools & accounting services now available, the days of one treasurer with one cheque book appears quite dated.
Each of our SWVA activities e.g. Tournaments, League, SWJGP, IRC Training etc are all responsible for providing their own set of accounts and for meeting budgets set by the committee.
The new role of the Financial Director will be to oversee our activities, we are an active region with 400 registered members each year plus another 1000 associate members / players throughout the region. Benefits of the role include being able to contribute to an active Volleyball Program, sharing in our players success. Your time and commitment will directly help the sport and all players in the region, a fulfilling and enjoyable experience.
Duties of the Financial Director
Skills and qualities required
Level of commitment required
Oversee the various SWVA activities, who are responsible for managing and providing their own set of accounts. Attendance the AGM and provide updates on budgets and financial responsibilities.
Tools for the role
The following are deemed to be essential items for a Treasurer to have in order to do their role:
The role of a Financial Director or Club Treasurer is not always easy to fill, I would like to ask everyone to pass this around their club members. At the end of the day we all benefits so please help, to apply please email myself Dave Reece SWVA Chair at Dave.Reece@Network100.co.uk
Grade Four Refs Course – Exeter
Malawi Volleyball Equipment Donation
In July, we went to Malawi with 46 other students from our school (St Peters school, Exeter).
• Chimbya ( 2 nights/ 3 days )
We took with us 3 volleyball sets which included a total of 12 balls, 3 nets and 3 pumps. We were able to buy this through the money donated from the Exeter challenge fund.
The first place where we donated volleyball equipment was Chimbya. We put it up at a primary school, however the kids weren’t knowledgeable about the game and how to play due to the lack of resources they had. After explaining, they were able throw the ball over and then the other side would catch it and try to set it back over to make it as best game as possible.
The next place we set it up in was Mtunthama, where we set it up in a secondary school. Here they were very enthusiastic about playing volleyball and they played a lot with the school but they didn’t have the resources. As soon as we walked out of the house with the balls and net, kids would run after us, excited to play volleyball. They were eager to play and so the net was quickly set up with help from all the kids.
Everyone knew how to play volleyball there so we were able to get good rallies. We both made lots of new friends who we have kept in contact with since. They would organise to meet us so they could play with us! They told us that they had recently won a competition, which they were very proud about, and so this was good practice for the next one.
The ages varied from 5-18 years old but everyone played together fairly and all enjoyed it. They knew the rules and how to play however the younger ones had help from the older ones if they were stuck. We had lots of matches and we spent lots of time playing with the locals.
The last place we donated to was St Peters house in Mtunthama. We chose to donate the set here because we thought future groups would really enjoy playing volleyball and being able to chill in the garden. We also thought that, if needed, it could be borrowed by the locals to play between them.
All the places we donated too were very appreciative of our donations and we would like to thank everyone for the funding that made us able to buy the volleyball equipment.
Grade 4 One Day Referee Course – Reading
Are any of your club members looking to become qualified referees? If so, they may be interested in the following Grade 4 Referee course that is due to be held at Bradfield College on 25th November:
Bradfield College – Grade 4 One Day Referee Course
Results from JGP No.2 – Calne LC
Here are the results from JGP No.2 held at Calne Leisure Centre on Sat 28th Oct 2017: