Volleyball Review – End of Year
Over the summer the EMVA held the Annual General Meeting and awards evening. As always, the volunteers that make up the committee come together with members of the various clubs across the East Midlands.
Especially important is to celebrate the volleyball achievements from the past 12 months and discuss how to improve and increase volleyball participation across the region.
On top of what local clubs do for their junior players the EMVA has been supporting this with the regional development training squads.
Secondly, the Grand Prix competitions have been instrumental in helping our juniors to be match ready for the Inter-regionals. The inter-regionals are held annually at the end of indoor season in May.
U15 Inter County GP winners – Northamptonshire
U17 Boys Grand Prix winners – Hermitage
U17 Girls Grand Prix winners – Ashfield Vipers
Congratulations to all our junior Grand Prix winners.
Beach competition – U18s East Midlands
Obviously, the inaugural Junior 2 vs 2 competition is especially relevant. Therefore this constitutes another milestone in the junior development program.
Well done to overall winners Emily and Mya.
Finally, a massive thank you to all the coaches and parents that make sure this all happens.
As shown above, with the various opportunities that have been created over the last couple of years there is ever increasing Junior volleyball activity visible across the region.
East Midlands Regional Volleyball League
Most noteworthy, is that a record number of 13 men’s teams entered into the 2016-17 leagues and now there are 7 women’s teams too. Rules on allowing a limited number of NVL players into Div 1 of both men and women keeps it competitive. Whereas, allowing men’s 2 division to have mixed sex teams has kept the development league thriving.
Womens Volleyball League | East Midlands
Women’s Div – Winners – Ashfield Vipers
Runners up – Darkstar
Mens Volleyball League | East Midlands
Men’s Div 1 – Winners – Darkstar II
Runners up – Polonia Leicester
Men’s Div 2 – Winners – Hermitage
Runners up – Loughborough Students
Congratulations to all our league winners and runners up last night at the East Midlands Awards Evening.