swva-newsletter – issue316 -2017-Mar

Mar 2017 / Issue: 316 / SWVA Membership: 1,800

Hi all,

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.

Dave Reece

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

Exeter Riverside LC Fire

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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.

SW Champs Entry Form 2017

2016 Men’s Champions Cardiff Celts

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Men’s Final – Cardiff Celts vs Exeter Storm (Results: 13:25; 25:23, 15:12)

2016 Women’s Champions Torexe

torexe ladies champions_webWomen’s Final – Torexe vs Yeovil (Results: 25:19; 25:19)

SWVA Junior Grand Prix 25th Feb Results

Round Three of the SWVA Junior Grand Prix 25th February 2017
Wellsaway, Sports Centre, Keynesham, Nr Bristol
Competition Report.

SWJGP-01Round 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.
The Winners of each competition were

  • Under 12 Boys – Calne Comets.
  • Under 12 Girls – Royal Wooten Basset.
  • Under 13 Boys – Academy of Beach Sports.
  • Under 13 Girls – Crickhowell.
  • Under 14 Boys – Academy of Beach Sports.
  • Under 14 Girls – Plymouth Marjons VC.
  • Under 15 Boys – Ivybridge
  • Under 15 Girls – Calne Milky Ways

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.

SWJGP-02Special thanks must go to the parents of Bristol Spikers VC & Senior club Bemi VC who provided all the administration & court marshals’ on the day!

Photos from the day can be found here:

Tim Clifford

Beach Volleyball Coaching Clinic – Oxford

oxford beach vcAre 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.

  • Location:
    • Oxford Beach Courts
      Cutteslowe Park
      OX2 8ES
  • Price per person:
    • £140.00
  • Dates and times:
    • 15th April 2017, 9am-5pm
    • 16th April 2017, 9am-5pm
  • Sign Up Deadline:
    • 3pm Friday 31st March 2017

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

Third Snow Volleyball Tour Update

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Russian and Romanian pairs win third Snow Volleyball tour stop in Uludag
2017 CEV Snow Volleyball European Tour

The second Snow Volleyball tour stop in Turkey, and the third of the season came to an end with Yury Bogatov and Ruslan Dayanov from Russia winning the men’s final match against Murat Giginoğlu and Safa Urlu, while Romanian pair Adriana-Maria Matei and Beata Vaida won the women’s gold after beating Russia’s Ksenia Khakimzanova and Liudmila Dayanova.

The sun shone all day on what was a hugely successful weekend, although the occasional bursts of strong mountain winds provided some hard situations for the players to deal with – but this is Volleyball on the slopes after all.

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Around the court a great performance by the DJ throughout the long weekend made for a real mountain feel Volleyball festival. The attending audience showed intense interest right through to the final matches and the attention-grabbing Mexican waves made sure all who were passing by stopped to enjoy the matches.

Bogatov and Dayanov from Russia won the final match against Giginoğlu and Urlu in an exciting struggle 3 to 2 and became the champions in men’s category. While in the third place match, home side Hasan Hüseyin Mermer and Ali Osman Nurettin couldn’t play the match because of an injury and so Oleksandr Ioisher and Vladyslav Khrystov from Ukraine finished the competition in third place.

In the women’s category, Matei and Vaida from Romania left with the gold medals around their necks, after they beat Khakimzanova and Dayanova from Russia. Aleyna Vence and Nursel Yaren Sencel from Turkey finished the stage in third place and took home the bronze medals. Matei and Vaida celebrated their second gold medal in as many tournaments they have contested this year on the European Tour – they had previously stood on top of the podium at Erciyes as well.

From: http://www.cev.lu/News.aspx?NewsID=25022&ID=15

XVIII Summer Cup 2017 Official Invitation

xv111 summer cup 2017The organization of the XVIII Summer Cup 2017 has the pleasure of inviting your prestigious team to participate in the 18th edition of this International Tournament of Volleyball.

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:
• Under 14 (“Infantis”) boys and girls: born in 2003 and after;
• Under 15 (“Iniciados”) boys and girls: born in 2002 and after;
• Under 16 (“Cadetes”) boys and girls: born in 2001 and after;
• Under 18 (“Juvenis”) boys and girls: born in 1999/2000 and after.

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Main Goals:
a) To extend the 2016/2017 season, thus encouraging the teams to continue training after the standard season.
b) To mark the end of the season with a tournament, where the parties and the moments of fraternization between the teams are a constant, and which give this event unique features of festive atmosphere.
c) Gather the family of European/ International youth volleyball in Lousã and adjacent municipalities.
d) Equally, this event allows the coaches to test the teams and the players of the 2017/2018 season. This means that the teams may also bring some younger players (born in 2004).

Find all the information at: http://lousavolleyclube.wixsite.com/summercup

Best regards, Luis Vidal (+351 911516206)