Mar 2017 / Issue: 316 / SWVA Membership: 1,800
Time for a March Newsletter, due to the fire at the Exeter Riverside LC the 11th March SWVA Junior training at the venue has been canciled. I understand that some squads have made other arrangements to train elsewhere.
Past Newsletter: https://www.swva.org.uk/newsletter
Exeter Riverside LC Fire
I’m sure most people have heard about the fire at the Exeter Riverside LC the other week (21st Feb). The double court venue is well used by the sport of Volleyball in the region and will be familiar with most players for matches, tournaments as well as the home training venue of Torexe VC and the SW Junior squads.
The fire was contained in the Heath Suite and the sports hall has not been damaged in the fire, the River centre staff have all been very helpful in keeping us informed on the on going situation. The venue is looking to re-open before the end of March and hence we are looking to run the full April Volleyball program of events.
Torexe VC would like to thank all the clubs who have offered training, court time and equipment.
The 2017 Exeter Challenge
The Challenge: Can your team come out on top in a series of seventeen minute timed matches, it’s intense, competitive and enjoyable. A complete cross section of teams take part each year. As always, please book your place early, first come first severed.
Entry forms are now available for the annual Exeter Men’s Challenge (9th Apr) and the Exeter Ladies Challenge (23rd Apr) end of season events: Details and entry forms at the Exeter Challenge web site.
Note: Due to the recent fire at the Riverside LC, the venue is currently closed. We are expecting to re-open before the end of March. If for some reasion it does not, we will ofcourse refund everyone.
2017 South West Championships
Entries are now open for the finale of the South West region’s indoor season, where teams are invited to compete against the top teams in the South West region. Teams must be from eligible clubs, which are based in the South West region and registered for this season with Volleyball England.
The event will be held over the weekend of 6/7th May 2017 at the Kitto Centre in Plymouth and closing date for entries is 26th March.
2016 Men’s Champions Cardiff Celts
Men’s Final – Cardiff Celts vs Exeter Storm (Results: 13:25; 25:23, 15:12)
2016 Women’s Champions Torexe
SWVA Junior Grand Prix 25th Feb Results
Round Three of the SWVA Junior Grand Prix 25th February 2017
Round three of southwest volleyball association’s junior grand prix series took place in Keynesham with twenty teams taking part from nine different clubs. Host club Bristol Spikers VC had the most teams with five. On the day there were two debutant clubs, Royal Wooton Basset & Crickhowell. The competitions ran over six courts with eight competitions taking place. Children participating aged from 7 years old to 16 years old.
Special praise must go to two teams who were outstanding on the day. In the under 15 girls Calne Milky Ways secured a 100% record with eight straight wins. In the under 13 girls competition the excellent Crickhowell not only secured a 100% record with seven straight wins but dominated the under 14 age group as well beating everybody.
Photos from the day can be found here:
Beach Volleyball Coaching Clinic – Oxford
Are you looking to get started or improve coaching on sand? If so, you may be interested in Volleyball England’s Beach Volleyball Coaching Clinic that is due to run in Oxford on 15th & 16th April 2017:
Who is the course aimed at?
The course is open to anyone aged at least 16 years of age by the first day of the course, who is interested in learning about coaching beach volleyball, be they a qualified coach, a player or someone looking to get into coaching.
All attendees who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate of attendance form Volleyball England. To be qualified to independently lead beach volleyball coaching sessions, you will also need to hold a Level 2 coaching qualification. You can find out more about our Level 2 course here.
You can find out more about the Beach Coaching Clinic on our website here or book on to the course here (you may need to alter the search filters on the left hand side of the page to ‘beach coach’ to find the course).
Kind Regards, Laura Woodruff, Workforce Administrator, T: 01509 227730
XVIII Summer Cup 2017 Official Invitation
This event takes place between July 5st – July 9th 2017 in Vila da Lousã – Portugal (located about 28 km from Coimbra) .
The tournament is aimed to teams from the following age groups:
Find all the information at: http://lousavolleyclube.wixsite.com/summercup
Best regards, Luis Vidal (+351 911516206)