June 2018 / Issue: 329 / SWVA Membership: 1,800
It may be the hotest day of the summer so far today but we are busy planing the winter event program. SW League, the Vets Tournaments and 2018 Junior dates all now available, details below.
SW Committee update:
Andrew Potter has taken over as our Treasurer. It will take a little while to complete the transfer so in the meantime please continue to CC myself and Ron and we will get all your bills and invoices paid.
Ros Sutherland has taken over as Coaching Secretary and has kindly taken on the SW Volunteering Manager role, for contact details, please see the web site.
And SW Champs 2019 has just been confirmed for 11/12th May (Plymouth, Kitto).
Past Newsletter: https://www.swva.org.uk/newsletter
2018 SW League and Vets Tournament entries
I know most of you are just about starting to think about what to do over the summer, but following the SWVA AGM yesterday we are now in full swing planning for next season.
Some key dates for your diaries:
Please find attached the entry form and rules for the SW League (also available on the SW website at https://www.swva.org.uk/competitions) and the entry form for the SW Vets Tournament (also at https://www.swva.org.uk/sw-vets-tournament ) .
If you know of other teams in your area who are interested in the SW League then please pass on this invite. If you know that you won’t be entering this year, then please do let me know and then I will take you off the list.
Online payment is available – please contact me for details.
SW Champs 2018 T-Shirt
TeamBU Beach Volleyball Coach Opportunity
This coach will plan and deliver weekly training sessions, provide match day management, liaise with support services and work with the Performance Sport team to ensure the programme is delivered successfully.
This is a paid opportunity with a current scheduled training time of 4 hours per week October-March and 8 hours per week until June. For more information on the Performance Sport Programme at BU please visit: https://microsites.bournemouth.ac.uk/sportbu/performancesport/
If you would like to discuss this position please contact Martin Wells, Sport Development Manager firstname.lastname@example.org 01202965883. To apply for this position please send a covering letter and coaching CV by email by 5.00pm on Wednesday 4th July 2018.
Total Volleyball – Clinics
Each session combines practical work like skill and drill development, with theoretical learning like video analysis to give a varied approach to learning. Each attendee will be given the opportunity to discuss and analyse the sport with fellow enthusiasts and will each receive their very own Total Volleyball t-shirt to take home.
Whether you’re a new coach and just starting out, an experienced practitioner with years of experience, or a player of any level… everyone who attends the clinics will leave feeling excited to apply their new knowledge into their sessions. Clinics are held at Noadswood School and last for 6-hours. Attend one clinic for £50 per person, or both clinics for just £80.
Youth Olympic Games spot
Javier and Joaquin Bello will represent England at the Youth Olympic Games this October in Buenos Aires.
The brothers took a magnificent 5th place at last week’s CEV Youth Beach Volleyball Continental Cup Finals in Austria to seal qualification in the beach volleyball at the Youth Olympic Games.
Following on from a 5th place finish at NEVZA and the great experiences gained on the World tour in Alanya, where they achieved their first World Tour win, Joaquin and Javier headed to the CEV Youth Beach Volleyball Continental Cup Finals. Teams from 23 nations were competing, who had all received placement through a qualification process, meaning the competition was far from straight-forward.
Javier and Joaquin Bello proved their class and showed their tournament experience. They knocked down Belarus, Ukraine and Hungary in Pool B on their journey to the Quarter finals. Here they faced a stern test against Czech Republic and were edged out 2-0 (22-20, 21-19). This meant they needed to beat the hosts, Austria, and Hungary to ensure of qualification. They sailed past Austria to ensure 5/6th playoff against Hungary.
As only the top 5 finishers would make the Youth Olympic Games, the pressure was really on. Javier and Joaquin kept their cool and displayed their growing maturity as they battled to a closely fought 2-0 victory (18-21, 20-22). Well done boys!
It’s a brilliant achievement to add to their burgeoning beach volleyball careers which has already seen the pair win gold at the Youth Commonwealth Games.
In the women’s draw of the CEV Youth Beach Volleyball Continental Cup Finals, Holly Bentley and Ellie Austin had the honour of representing Team England. The pair fought hard against quality opposition in Pool D, but came up short against Austria, Italy and Norway (1-2, 0-2, 0-2 respectively). Italy went on to claim the silver medal, while Norway took the bronze. Although they didn’t qualify for the Youth Olympic Games, they will have taken a lot out of the competition.
As well as gaining invaluable tournament experience, the biggest thing it that it will have proved the pair can compete against the best players. They were not blown away and should take much confidence as they look to keep developing their partnership and undoubted potential.
Junior Dates Released
2018 SW Junior Grand Prix dates and monthly squad sessions have now been released and added to the Calendar page up to Christmas
Junior Date for Sept to Dec 2018 now added to the SW Calendar: https://www.swva.org.uk/calendar