News from Volleyball England


With the new season just around the corner, make sure you’re registered with Volleyball England! Registering your club allows you to play in the National Volleyball League, and entitles you to a whole host of additional benefits.

For coaches and referees, we’ve introduced new benefits (Art of Coaching premium membership and exclusive Mizuno referee shirts) this season to help you get the most out of your Volleyball England membership, so don’t miss out – just click here to register today.

Volleyball England is delighted to announce that our new Membership Survey is now live. This is our most extensive survey to date, as we’d like to learn more about you as members, and as people. The feedback we gain from this survey will help shape not only our work going forward, but could also impact our Sport England funding submission, and we need as many responses as possible to help us with this.The survey will take around 15-20 minutes, but please be assured that we will be looking at every single response. As a thank you for your time, there are prizes up for grabs including a pair of new Mizuno volleyball trainers.


The Go Spike Big Weekend returns at the end of August, and we want this Big Weekend to be bigger and better than ever before! We saw a fantastic 50 events at the last Go Spike Big Weekend back in May, and we’re on course to make 2016 the most successful year for the Big Weekends yet. If you’ve not yet registered your event, there’s still time. We’ve extended the registration deadline until Friday 5th August for any last minute sign ups.

All event organisers will receive a FREE Event Organisers Pack worth over £150. Your event will also be advertised on BBC Get Inspired and could be part of the I am Team GB Day. Click the image on the right to register an event.

Don’t worry if you can’t host an event – there’s still plenty of ways to get involved. Simply click here to find an event near you.

The Deep Dish Summer Slamdown is back! This event is one of the largest events in the UK, and this year it’s being held on the blue flag award winning Canford Cliffs Beach in Poole.

Taking place over the August bank holiday weekend, the Summer Slamdown kicks off on Friday 26 August with the Corporate Cup and continues on Saturday 27, Sunday 28 and Monday 29 August. There’s also a bar, BBQ, hot tubs, shops and more, with a live DJ all day every day and player parties, plus a Team GB exhibition game on Saturday.

There’s also prize giveaways all weekend from the event sponsors, so it’s well worth a look!

To enter the Summer Slamdown either as a team or an individual, click here.

Jake Sheaf – Team GB Beach Volleyball Player & Deep Dish Director said: “The Summer Slamdown is a unique event that brings together players from all different volleyball backgrounds to one of the most beautiful beaches in the UK. Whether you’re an indoor or beach player we want to welcome you to the Slamdown for an epic weekend of volleyball”.

As part of our Strategy 2024 vision for the future, Volleyball England requires a world class facility partner to host its competitions, events, courses, conferences and England squad training and camps. Our current contract with Phoenix Leisure for the use of the Kettering Arena and Conference Centre is due to expire on the 31 of March 2017.Volleyball England has launched an expression of interest phase, and subsequent full tender to determine the future home of volleyball in England for the next four years. Details of this process will be posted on the Volleyball England website later this week.
Club Matters is looking for clubs who have used and have seen a positive impact from their resources to feature on the ‘Catch up With Clubs’ section of their website, and the new Club Matters YouTube channel.If you’ve benefited from Club Matters, please contact us so we can pass this information on – and your club could be in line for some free online promotion!


Saturday 27th, Sunday 28th, Monday 29th August – Go Spike Big Weekend Event
Friday 26th, Saturday 27th, Sunday 28th, Monday 29th August – Deep Dish Summer Slamdown
Thursday 11th August – Time to Listen Course for CWOs* – County Hall, Truro
Monday 15th August – Time to Listen Course for CWOs, Lakeside Lodge Health Club
Sunday 21st August – Sitting Volleyball Referee Course – SportPark, Loughborough
Sunday 28th August – Time to Listen Training for CWOs – Bowburn Community Centre
Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th August– VEBT Bridlington 2016 & JVEBT Bridlington 2016
Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st August – VEBT Finals Margate 2016 & JVEBT Margate 2016

*Club Welfare Officers

To book onto any of the courses or workshops listed above, please click here. A full list of safeguarding courses, including Time to Listen courses, can be found here.


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