swva-newsletter – issue 331 – 2018 Aug

August 2018 / Issue: 331 / SWVA Membership: 1,800

Hi all,

Time for a August Newsletter.

A good number of our SWVA juniors have been selected to take part in this weeks Home Nation Junior Beach Cup in Cardiff. Keep up todate on www.Inter-Beach.net and reports on the SWVA web site


Dave Reece

Past Newsletter: https://www.swva.org.uk/newsletter

Home Nation Junior Beach Cup 2018

Cardiff Beach Volleyball Centre will welcome some of the finest junior beach volleyball talent next week, as the rising stars of the sport battle it out for national pride and glory at the Home Nations Junior Beach Volleyball Cup 2018!

It all kicks off on Monday with a good number of SW juniors taking part for England and Wales. The three days of action starts at 11:00, you can keep up to date with the action, results, scores and live video feed at www.Inter-Beach.net

Each Team consists of two pairs of teams, Pair #1 and Pair #2. Pair #1 play against Pair #1 from another team and the same goes for Pair #2. After these two team matches, there will be a team score of either 2-0 or 1-1. If a team has won 2-0, they have won the round.

If there is a 1-1 draw in matches then the team must play a tie-breaker ‘Golden Match’ where the team coach can choose any two of the four team players to represent the team.

Taking part this year:

  • Ellena Austin – England U18 – Club: Academy of Beach Sports
  • Katie Anderson – Wales U19 – Club: Team South Wales
  • Kate Hill-Anning – England U16 – Club: Academy of Beach Sports
  • Elisa Ionascu – Wales U16 – Club: Team South Wales
  • Mary Kouravand – Wales U19 – Club: Swansea
  • Matthew Monckton – Wales U19 – Club: Cardiff Celts
  • Beth Morgan – England U16 – Club: Academy of Beach Sports
  • John Morgan – Wales U19 – Club: Academy of Beach Sports
  • Tejah Mossman – England U16 – Club: Taunton Volleyball Club
  • Zack Nettley – Wales U18 – Club: Academy of Beach Sports
  • Adam Sully – Wales U19 – Club: Cardiff Celts
  • Charlotte Wittram – England U17 – Club: Wessex Volleyball

Good luck to everyone.

Bath – Grade 4 One Day Referee Course

Sign up Deadline: Friday 5th October 2018

Address: Sports Training Village, University of Bath, Claverton Down Road, Combe Down, Bath, BA2 7AY

Price: £55.00

To Book: https://www.volleyballengland.org/courses

Contact: Coaching at Volleyball England
Tel: 01509 227722
Email: coaching@volleyballengland.org

My 2017 IRC Experience – Tom Falkner Ham

Each year we ask a number of our youngsters to report back on their SW IRC experience, today we focus on Tom Falkner Ham (SW No 10) from our U17 Boy’s Squad.

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I thoroughly enjoyed playing with the South West Squad at the inter regionals this year. This was my 3rd year of playing at the inter regionals competition in Kettering. The atmosphere at the inter regionals is absolutely great!

There are many spectators who come and support the different teams from different regions of England. The inter regionals competition is the tournament I look forward to every year. The standard is very mixed, from beginners, to advanced players who play for the National team.

The accommodation at Kettering is brilliant. We stay one night at the Holiday Inn in Kettering and its great! The rooms are perfect and we get a big buffet for breakfast before the competition. We played on the Sunday and finished on the Monday.

This year we got to the finals of the inter regionals out of 8 teams. Unfortunately we lost against West Midlands so we came second overall. Many thanks for the people who came over and supported the competition and big thanks to Ben and Dave for coaching us.

I have put together a highlights video of the weekend, thought it would be something unique!

Video Link (in case it’s not displayed below): IRC-2018 Video

Tom Falkner Ham

Bristol Coaching Opportunities

Are you an experienced coach looking for a new opportunity to showcase your skills?

Bristol VC has a number of exciting coaching opportunities available for the 2018/19 season.

  • Ladies Super League
  • Ladies NVL 2
  • Men NVL 2

Bristol VC is one of the biggest and most successful clubs in the south west.  It’s well-funded, is full of great people, and has a bright future ahead of it.

We understand that coaching is a significant commitment, so (modest) remuneration is available to anyone getting involved.  We will also fund any coaching qualifications that are required.

If you are interested in getting involved, know someone who might, or just want to know more, please get in touch.


Bristol VC

Event Team Opportunities – The Home Nations Junior Beach Cup

Some of you may know that on the 6-8th August (Monday to Wednesday after the Welsh Open) The Academy of Beach Sports is organising along with Cardiff Beach Volleyball and The BVF – The Home Nations Junior Beach Volleyball Cup. At The Cardiff Beach Volleyball Centre.


Go Spike Student Activator Award – Newbury

Date: 21st October 2018 12:00 – 16:00
Price: £35.00

This is a new role created by Volleyball England aimed at increasing the number of people aged 16+ playing recreational volleyball on a weekly/regular basis. The Activator can run sessions anywhere at any time; leisure centre, beach courts, parks, at work, youth centres, colleges, universities and community groups. Where there is suitable space indoors or out volleyball can be played. An Activator engages people to play though challenges and adaptive games.

Who is the Activator Award for?
Are you enthusiastic and know how to interact with the non and semi-sporty 16+ market encouraging them to take on a new sporting challenge? Or are you currently playing or leading recreational volleyball and want new ideas?

If yes, then step forward. Volleyball England will equip you with the volleyball skills to establish and lead the all new Go Spike Activator sessions which feature:

Flexible weekly session plan ideas
Adaptable challenges and games in a resource booklet
Guidance on how to lead groups of differing ability and size

Sign up Deadline: 3pm Friday 12th October 2018


CSSC Volleyball – Indoor event, 4 & 5 September

Date: 4-5 September 2018

Venue: Nottingham University – David Ross Sports Village 

Registration: 09:30
Start time: 09:45
Entry fee: £12.00 per team (£4 per individual)
Closing date for entries: 24 August 2018

For further details please contact Lenny Barry on 07469 136293

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Get involved…!!

Membership of CSSC is open to all traditional civil servants, public sector employees such as NHS, Local Authorities, Fire, Police, Scottish Government, Welsh Assembly and over five hundred other organisations.

Equally family and friends of existing members can also join – up to three “linked” members per member, so it’s pretty difficult not to be eligible..!!

And it’s not just volleyball…!!

More info at: https://www.swva.org.uk/news/cssc-volleyball-indoor-event-4-5-september