swva-newsletter – issue 336 – 2019-Apr

April 2019 / Issue: 336 / SWVA Membership: 1,800

Hi all,

Time for a newsletter.

Details for the New SW Junior Inter Regional Beach Training and events.

We have received a few more tournaments for the summer, if you have an event, let us know.

Just ONE places left on our Level Two Coaching course: https://www.swva.org.uk/news/sw-level-2-coaching-course-bristol

Dave Reece

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

SW Junior Beach Program 2019

We are pleased to announce the launch of this year’s South West Junior Beach Volleyball Programme. The program aims to develop junior beach players within South West and to select athletes that will represent the region in the upcoming Inter-Regional Beach Volleyball U18 Cup, which will be held in Cardiff on 13-14th July 2019. This event will also be a selection ground for the Home Nations Cup also in Cardiff on 2nd August 2019.

Athletes are welcome to register for the camps providing they are:

  • U18 as of 31st December 2019. Anyone born on or after the 1st January 2002.
  • Residence, attending a school, or being registered as a player with a club in the Southwest.
  • Committed to at least 3 events mentioned on the schedule below. One must be away from their home venue.
  • Welsh athletes that are part of our SW Junior Indoor Programme can attend but they will not be included on the selection process, since Wales is entered as a region.
Date Event and Venue
29/05/2019 SW Camp – Croyde, North Devon
30/05/2019 Junior King and Queen of the Beach – Croyde, North Devon
15/06/2019 Deepdish 2* Event (UKBT Event) – Poole
16/06/2019 SW Camp – Sandbanks, Dorset
22-23/06/2019 King and Queen of the Beach (UKBT Event) – Croyde, North Devon
6-7/07/2019 Sandbanks (UKBT event?)
08/2019 Training event in either Croyde or Wessex for outlook to next season.

Training day schedule:

  • 10:30 – 12:00 – Morning training
  • 12:00 – 12:30 – Lunch time
  • 12:30 – 14:30 – Afternoon training

Full details at: https://www.swva.org.uk/news/sw-junior-beach-program-2019

Home Nations Beach Volleyball Videos

Thanks to Adam Barry, we now have a copy of the Home Nations 2018 Beach Volleyball Cup videos from Cardiff. Please share to motivate this seasons young players to get involved and be part of the SW beach training (dates TBC).

They are available via the links below to watch and to download enjoy…

Full HD Video and download at: https://www.smugmug.com/gallery/n-94j7CT
Mobile link: https://www.smugmug.com/gallery/n-94j7CT?mobile=true

Oceanfest 2019

The King and Queen of the Beach competition is held on the Saturday, there is a pairs competition held on the Sunday (only the top four from division one are still playing for their title on Sunday) and we’ve decided to make the Monday mixed pairs a permanent fixture following last year’s success.Entry for the Saturday gets you free entry for the Sunday, if you wish. If you already have a partner for the Sunday, then great-stick it in the partner box later on in the form. If not, don’t worry; you can find one on the day.

Sunday entry is free if you play Saturday, if not you can enter for Sunday and also Monday Mixed if you like.

Monday sees the return for the second year of the Monday Mixed event

Like last year, you can now choose whether you would like a ticket to the festival or not. For details on who’s headlining, visit http://goldcoastoceanfest.co.uk/. These cost an extra £63.00 and can be picked up from me directly (see address in contact section) on the Friday evening, should you wish to enter the arena on the Friday.

So to sum this up, tickets cost the following:

  • Saturday and Sunday competition entry AND festival entry £88.00 (this is early bird fee plus usual entry for the competition)
  • Saturday and Sunday competition entry only: £25. 00
  • Sunday player entry only: £15.00
  • Monday mixed entry £5

Full details on: https://kqotb.co.uk/volleyball

National U14 tournament – places still available!

A national event for under 14 boys and girls volleyball teams will take place this May – and there are still places for teams to enter!

Organised by a committed group of volunteers, National U14 festival (JuVoTo) will take place at the Walsall Campus of the University of Wolverhampton on Sunday 5th May.

Licensed by Volleyball England, 37 teams have already entered, with the last few spaces still available:

Event Details:
When – Sunday 5th May, 2019
Where – University of Wolverhampton ,Walsall Campus,Gorway Road,Walsall, WS1 3BE 
Time – 10am-6pm
Format – 4 v 4 on badminton courts
Squad size – 6 players
Cost – £30 per team

To enter or for more information please email Pete, at blackcountryvc@gmail.com

It’s back to the 80’s

This year we are celebrating 50 years of SW volleyball (1969 to 2019), throughout the year we will be looking back at various parts of our history.

This week it’s a look back at the 80’s…

 1987 SW Finals Redwood Lodge

Many thanks to Ron and others who have dug out their photo albums.

Full size Photos at: SWVA 80s gallery also at: https://www.swva.org.uk/photo-album/wppaspec/oc1/cv0/ab76

1982 Whitefield Women

AAU Volleyball Magazine

The AAU Volleyball Magazine has plenty of VB stories and tips for players and coaches, you can read it on line at: https://aauvolleyball.org/VBMagazineAndNewsletter

South West Mini Champs 2019 Results

It was a fantastic day of grassroots volleyball played on Saturday 9th March at Wellsprings Leisure Centre in Taunton. Many of the teams that had been participating throughout the JuVoTo season battled against each other one last time in the finale of the junior indoor season. Winners takes all on the day.

It was a joy to be there as a Junior Development Officer for the region, mingling with the parents, seeing the delight on the coaches and children’s faces as they got stuck into a day of playing volleyball. Congratulations to all the 18 teams that took part and to the clubs that have supported the junior programmes in the South West.

Under 12 Boys
Champions – Taunton Tigers     Runners Up – PMVC

Under 12 Girls
Champions – PMVC Cobras     Runners Up – PMVC Pythons

Under 13 Boys
Champions – SSJ     Runners Up – Celeste/Ball

Under 13 Girls
Champions – Taunton Spikers     Runners Up – PMVC

Under 14 Girls
Champions – Royal Wooton Bassett

Under 14 Boys
Champions – Royal Wooton Bassett    Runners Up – BSVC Ravenclaw

Under 15 Boys
Champions – BSVC Slytherin     Runners Up – BSVC Magic

Under 15 Girls
Champions – PMVC

VbDC Tour to AAU Championships 2019

In late February Volleyball Development Camps (VbDC), were finally given permission by the US Amateur Athletic Union to enter a team into it’s national tournament in Orlando, this June.  This is one of the world’s largest junior indoor volleyball tournaments, played over 180+ courts, with over 600 American university/Club scouts in attendance. We have been given less than 90 days from our invitation to assemble a team to enter into their highly competitive International Division.

I’m wondering if there are any junior players involved in the South West teams, who would be interested in, and able to commit to this incredible opportunity?

I have attached our tour prospectus, all of the information within is current, apart from the expected costs. After negotiations with the AAU, they have agreed to provide generous financial aid for our team. This will come in the form of covering the costs of registration and membership, as well as housing, feeding and providing the team with ground transport for the tournament. I have detailed our most recent cost estimate below, which includes a whopping £1000 off the original estimate.

Return flights to Florida                                                                                £750
Accommodation and board                                                                         £200
Team entry fee                                                                                              £0
Administration, supervision, uniform, coaching and insurance           £800
Contingencies and emergency fund                                                          £250
Total                                                                                                                £2,000

We need to act fast to make this possible. Our tournament registration MUST be completed by Tuesday 7th May, which will also be the date that we expect each athlete to have made an initial deposit. This is not a commercial project and in keeping with the ethos of the AAU, we intend only to cover our costs. We still hope to further reduce these costs, however the longer time goes on, the more expense we open ourselves up to.

More details at: vbdc-tour-to-aau-championships-2019

Ashcombe Tournament 2019

We invite players of all ages & abilities to join us for another fun weekend of volleyball played on outdoor grass courts at Dorking RFC.

Rolls, sandwiches, snacks, ice cream, BBQ, hot and cold drinks available all weekend.
Bar opens Saturday 5.p.m. – Midnight.  Sunday 12 noon – 6.p.m.

Camping on site Saturday 22 June for £10.00 per person, Under 16′s free.

Saturday 22 June 2019 –
Adult 4’s and Junior Volleyball Tournament

Adult teams of 4 – Men, Women, Mixed (x 2 women to be on court)
Junior teams of 4 or 3
Tournament starts 12 noon ends approx 5.pm.

Sunday 23 June 2019 – 6’s Volleyball Tournament

Teams of 6  – Men, Women and Mixed (x.2 women to be on court). All standards of competition from beginner to NVL.
Tournament starts 10.am ends approx 5.pm

Entry-Form-2019 attached. More details on the Ashcombe Volleyball Club website.
Freda Bussey
Tournament Organiser

Total Volleyball Clinic – 11th May

Dear Volleyball Coach

We wanted to inform you of an exciting opportunity for you to improve your coaching skills at a one day clinic (11th May), led by former Team GB and England coaches Jefferson Williams, Carol Gordon and VE coach Dave Gunter.

For bookings and more information please visit www.totalvolleyball.co.uk/clinics.

Please feel free to circulate this to all relevant members of your club/association. Hope to see you there!

The Total Volleyball team

Free tickets to Continental Cup!

International beach volleyball is returning to London this May and there’s even more exciting news – fans can be there for free!

England will be competing in the European Federation (CEV) Continental Cup at the Feel Good Too Centre in Leyton on the weekend of May 25th and 26th.

There are 300 priority FREE tickets available now, with entry to over 1500 more fans available who will gain free admission just by turning up on the day. If the event does reach maximum capacity, fans will be let in on a ‘one in, one out’ basis.

To register your FREE priority ticket, visit the CEV Beach Volleyball Continental Cup Eventbrite.

More info at: free-tickets-to-continental-cup