NEW Womens League announced for 2009-10


It has been announced that there will be a Womens league run in 2009-10 within the East Midlands. It is hoping that it will replicate the success of the Mens league in recent years with the winners automatically gaining a place at the Volleyball England Regional Champions Trophey in May 2010. 

 To date there have been confirmed entries from:

  1. Loughborough Lions VC
  2. Loughborough Students VC
  3. Nottingham Rockets VC
  4. Lincoln Cannons VC
  5. Northampton VC

We are still on the look out for more teams so if you are interested please e-mail the League Secretary on

Many Thanks

Divisional Talent Development

Divisional Cadet Talent Development Programme

Since Volleyball’s intergration into the UKSG’s Volleyball England set-up three Divisional Squads across the country for both Boys (U-17s) and Girls (U-16s) to increase the number of junior athletes training and competing at a higher level and support Englands Junior National teams.

These are called:

England North

England Central

England South 


To be an eligible athlete for selection on the Divisional Cadet Programme you must:

  • Be affiliated to Volleyball England through a club, school or other association.


  • Live, attend school or represent a club within the boundaries of the appropriate Volleybal England regions:-

Northern Division – North West, Yorkshire and North East

Central Division – West Midlands, East Midlands and East

South Division – South West ,South East, London

The Divisional Set-up for those based in the East Midlands:

Boys U17

Head coach – Darren Lewis

Team Manager – Amy Seaman (

Girls U16

Head Coach – Stephen McKeown

Team Mananger – Suzy Stevenson (

2009-10 Mens Regional League details announced!

At the recent AGM it was decided that we would like make a few changes to try and improve the league.  The full rules for the 2009-10 seaons are shown below this article. If you would like to enter the league e-mail the league secretary on and ask for the mens entry form.

East Midlands Volleyball Regional League Rules 2009-10

1. All matches are played to the latest EVA rules.

2. All matches must be played by 30th April 2010.

3. The winning team of the Women’s and Men’s League will be entered in the Regional Champions Trophy, to be held in Kettering on the 22/23 May 2010.

4. Matches will be allocated a 2 week window during which they need to be played and the onus is on the Home Team to contact the Away team to confirm.  Matches can be played outside of this period if both teams agree and another date is able to be set.

All match results should be forwarded via the email within 7 days of the match being completed, this should be done by the home team using the following format:


Home Team:

Away Team:


Set 1:

Set 2:

Set 3:

Set 4:

Set 5:


Overall Match Score:

The white copy should then be sent through to the Competition Secretary, the Yellow sheet kept by one team and the Blue sheet the other.  These will be required to prove player eligibility at the Regional Champions Trophy.

5. For all matches the following equipment is required:

2 x Fixed, rounded volleyball posts

A suitable competition net and antennas

1 x Flip scoreboard

1 x Volleyball England Scorepad

1 x Mikassa MVP 200 or MVA

6. Any team failing to notify a result to their relative Competition Secretary within 7 days will be deducted one point.

7. It is the responsibility of the home team to arrange the necessary officials. As a minimum:

  • An Volleyball England qualified and registered referee (minimum Grade 3R)
  • A trained scorer comfortable with completing the score sheet.

8. After a fixture is arranged if either side cancel within seven days before the fixture the opposing team will be awarded the match 25-0 25-0 25-0 (except if both teams agree the cancellation).

9. Any appeal against the rules of the EMVA should be forwarded by email or in writing to the relative League Secretary by the 30th April.  The decision of the EMVA will be final.

10. Each team will pay a £25 fixture completion deposit and an annual £25 League Entry Fee.  If all fixtures are completed the deposit can be transferred to the next season.

East Midlands to become part of Volleyball England Sitting Centre Network



It has been confirmed that East Midlands has been selected to be part of the new Sitting Volleyball Club Network designed to increase the number of people playing sitting volleyball and help provide further support to the ever growing Great Britain Programme.

The exact implications of this are still to be confirmed but there are looking to be sessions run through the week at 3 locations.

Tuesday – Lincoln
tbc – Nottingham
Friday – Loughborough

For more information about this exciting development please contact

Many Thanks

Regional Talent Development


Volleyball Englands Regional Talent Development Programme

Following the philosophy outlined for the National Talent Development Programme, the regional training sessions are aimed at developing a large number of players across the country who have been identified as having talent and potential to develop as Volleyball players. At the end of every season there is a competitive outlet for the regions: the Inter-Regional Championships, where around 450 young players come together to play representative Volleyball over three days.

Below is a map of the nine regions of the Regional Talent Development Programme.


Regional Talent Development Programme 2009-2010 Training Programme Plan

October 17th 2009

Venue:        Southglade Leisure Centre
                   Southglade Road
                   NG5 5GU

Time: U15/U17 Boys 3:00-4:30pm
         U14/U16 Girls 4:30-6:00pm


November 8th 2009  – still awaiting venue confirmation

Venue:        Loughborough Sports Hall
                   Loughborough University
                   LE11 3TU

Time: U15/U17 Boys 2:00-4:00pm
         U14/U16 Girls 12:00-2:00pm


December 12th 2009

Venue:         Lincoln College
                    Monks Road
                    LN2 5HQ

Time: U15/U17 Boys 1:30-3:30pm
         U14/U16  Girls 3:30-5:30pm

January 30th 2010  – still awaiting venue confirmation

Venue:        Kettering Conference Centre
                   Thurston Drive
                   NN15 6PB

Time: U15/U17 Boys 10:00-12:00
         U14/U16 Girls 12:00-2:00pm


February 2st 2010

Venue:     RAF Cranwell
                NG34 8HB

Time: U15/U17 Boys TBA              
         U14/U16 Girls TBA


March 14th 2009

Venue:        Southglade Leisure Centre
                   Southglade Road
                   NG5 5GU

Time: U15/U17 Boys 1:00-3:00pm
         U14/U16 Girls 3:00-5:00pm


April 17th 2010  – still awating venue confirmation

Venue:        Kettering Conference Centre
                   Thurston Drive
                   NN15 6PB

Time: U15/U17 Boys 12:00-2:00pm
         U14/U16 Girls 10:00-12:00


The Inter-Regionals will be held at Kettering Conference Centre 1st – 3rd May 2010.

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