swva-newsletter – issue_328 – 2018-May-Extra

May 2018 / Issue: 328 / SWVA Membership: 1,800

Hi all,

A SW Champs review, we also have extra time for you all to get your nominations in and a May Newsletter update…

Dave Reece

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

To all clubs in the South West Region…

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Please find notice of the SW Volleyball Association AGM to take place on June 2nd. AGM NOTICE Officers 2018

Can you please, on the attached form, by May 23rd let me know if you are attending and also nominate officers.

Ron Richards

SW Champions 2018

After 150 matches our new SW Champions have been crowned for 2018, with City of Bristol 1 in the men’s competition and Bristol Ladies 1.5 in the women’s competition both retaining their titles from last year.



City of Bristol 1 beat Wiltshire Mavericks 2 – 0 (25-16, 25-19)


Bristol Ladies 1.5 beat Yeovil 2-0 (25-12, 25-9)

Full set of results at: https://www.swva.org.uk/sw-championships

Souvenir T-Shirt

Ops – Couldn’t get the shirts in time for on the day sales but they will be available via the SW Shop shortly…. Look out for them at the SWVA Shop

…and a Big thank you to all our 2018 Event sponsors:

2017/18 League Awards

Ladies League

2017/18 Winners: Torexe

Presentations for this years SW League Awards took place in Plymouth this weekend, picking up the Ladies league trophy for 2017/18 was Torexe, who just sneaked past Wiltshire Maverick on sets difference.

Carly Lane from Wiltshire Maverick’s picking up a full set of trophies from SWVA Fixture Sec Rachel Swindell

Men’s League

Picking up their runners up awards for the 2017/18 Men’s league season was City of Bristol

2017/18 Runners up: City of Bristol

Player of the Match Award

Ladies POM: Laura Kulmala (Royal Wootton Bassett VC)

Spirit of the Tournament Award

Jacky Pang picking up the spirit of the tournament award yesterday from SWVA Referee Administrator Chris Semmens

National League Division 3 South

VE National League 3 South Winners: Team Bristol

Team Bristol were unable to make the VE Awards presentations evening the other week, we found three of them to receive the trophy and medals. Presented by SWVA Chairman Dave Reece

New Sport Centre Rule!

A bit of an issue at SW Champs last weekend when we noticed a new Sports Centre rule!!!

Can anyone come up with a good caption for the above photo?

2017-18 SW Annual Awards Nominations

swva_logo_227x194The South West Volleyball Association appreciates the importance of volunteers in our sport and the huge contribution they make.

The Annual Awards go a little way to recognise their contribution and we hope that clubs and members will nominate those who they believe have put in their time and energy to assure the future development of volleyball.

For a list of past winners please visit our awards page at: https://www.swva.org.uk/awards

Geoff Allen accepting last years “Commitment to Volleyball” award on behalf of himself and Lynn Allen, from SWVA Chairman Dave Reece in recognised for their work at Wessex (over 40 years) and in the SW.

Award categories:

Awards 2017 Winners
Doreen Dingle Administrator Award Tim Clifford
Bert Williams Referee Award Chris Semmens
SW Coach Award Andrew Potter
Commitment to SW Volleyball Award Lynn & Geoff Allen
SW Contribution to Volleyball Award (U25) New award

We have extended the deadline for all nominations until this Monday. Please see the annual awards page for full details and nomination forms.

Heavitree Parklife Grass Tournament – Exeter Saturday 30th June

Following its successful inauguration event last year, the Parklife Heavitree grass tournament returns on Saturday 30th June. Once again it will combine with the Sports in the Park event, which has events from Exeter Chiefs rugby and Exeter City Football amongst several others, so there will be plenty going on during the afternoon.

We are hoping to expand the event from last year and offering an early bird discount to those entering before 30th May.

2018 Parklife Heavitree entry form

For those of you based in the Exeter area there will also be some Saturday pop-up volleyball sessions before the tournament on 9th, 16th and 23rd June from 2 to 4 pm. Keep an eye on the facebook page Heavitree Volleyball for more details.

Hopefully we will have as great weather as we had last year!

Whitefield Volleyball Tournament 2018

The Premier UK Volleyball Tournament

The Whitefield Volleyball Tournament is the largest volleyball tournament in the UK and will return to the South Bristol Sports Centre on the weekend of July 21/22.

The tournament attracts nearly 140 teams from all over the country and it is so popular that most divisions are full within a few days of the entries opening in April each year. There are still a few spaces left for teams who would like to join us, but please be quick in getting your entries in. You can enter online at: http://whitefield.cbvc.org.uk/

Matches take place on the Saturday and Sunday from 9.30 to late afternoon, with finals for each of the 11 mens / mixed / womens divisions taking place on Sunday afternoon. Teams will play about 8 matches over the weekend with the standard varying from local / regional league standard to top national league standard.

While the matches are competitive, the atmosphere is friendly and there will be lots of family groups playing or just watching. Many teams have been attending for 20 / 30 years.

The tournament is organised by the City of Bristol Volleyball Club with the organisers planning for the event from November to July each year. It is hard work to organise, but the reward is in seeing such a large number of people of all ages enjoying the matches and the social gatherings that the tournament affords.

Spectators are very welcome to come along and watch the matches and see the wonderful spectacle for themselves.

Ron Richards
Tournament Director

Tenby Beach 2018

We have changed the format this year, due to demand – there will be a MIXED 2’s EVENT ON SATURDAY and a single gender pairs – MENS 2’s AND LADIES 2’s on the SUNDAY

We have also included a MIXED 4’s tournament that will run for both days.


Return your TENBY Beach 2018 ENTRY FORM to me and an acknowledgement that your entry fee has been submitted and successful through our tournament BACS info on the form.

We will confirm entry from that, as well as send you more info.

Many thanks
Steve Marshall
Steve.Marshall60@ntlworld.com or 07877946191




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