East Midlands Volleyball AGM and Awards Night 2017

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.

Junior Volleyball

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.
Volleyball Grand Prix Juniors - girls

Volleyball grand prix Juniors - boys

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

U18s beach volleyball 2017Obviously, 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

East Mids womens league table 2016-17

 

Women’s Div – Winners – Ashfield Vipers

Runners up – Darkstar

 

Mens Volleyball League | East Midlands

East Mids Mens 1 league table 2016-17
Men’s Div 1 – Winners – Darkstar II

Runners up – Polonia Leicester

 

East Mids Mens 2 league table 2016-17
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.

Derby University has now officially started a volleyball scholarship programme for talented students

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Derby University has now officially started a scholarship programme for talented students that want to join or choose  to study at Derby University. Students  that will sign up via the UCAS procedure for September 2017,  and who like to continue in performance sport will be able to have great financial help. 

For this year, they will also accept students that have graduated already, but who are interested to follow a Masters. Especially high level Seniors playing Super8 or National Juniors are our focus. Scholarships vary from £1500 to £6000 per year and in the enclosed brochure is all information included.

A University of Derby sports scholarship could help you achieve your sporting goals. They provide financial support at different levels depending on your sporting achievements, as well as a range of other benefits for all our sponsored athletes.
They’ll help you reach your full potential by striking the perfect balance between your sporting activities and training and your studies.  Students competing in all BUCS sports are welcome to apply for a scholarship. Please note that there are a limited number available, and offers are made at the Team Derby panel’s discretion.
There are three scholarship tiers and successful applicants will receive the following support and be required to compete at the levels outlined below:

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Additional benefits include:

• Strength and conditioning support service

• Physiotherapy support

• Sports science services

• Fitness suite membership

• Use of Performance Suite

• Lifestyle support service

• Discounted accommodation

• Sports scholarship kit

• Dedicated athlete liaison officer

 

For more info download the brochure and/or contact Derby Uni

New Volleyball Sessions in Derby

Volleyball sessions in Derby

Sitting Volleyball – Derby

Sitting Volleyball sessions are starting at Derby Arena on Wednesday 9 September at 8.30pm until 10pm and will cost £5 per person.

Sitting volleyball has grown to be one of the most popular Paralympic sport due to the fast and exciting action. At club level, the game offers both disabled and non-disabled players the opportunity to compete both with and against each other.

A brief overview of the game:
•Sitting Volleyball is played on a 10 x 6 meter court
•The game is played with a 0.8 meter wide net set to a height of 1.15 meters for men and 1.05 meters for women
•There are six players on each side
•When hitting or attacking the ball, the player must have one ‘buttock’ or an extension of the torso still in contact with the floor.

You don’t need to book on for these sessions, just turn up and play!

These sessions will be supported by the Darkstar Volleyball Club.

To find out more please get in touch with Derby Arena by emailing derbyarena@derby.gov.uk.

Go Spike Volleyball

Spike Volleyball sessions are starting at Derby Arena on Wednesday 9 September at 7pm until 8.30pm and will cost £5 per person.

It doesn’t matter how old or fit you are or whether you’re able bodied or disabled, volleyball is a very social game. It’s the only hi-energy, zero body contact team sport that you can play indoors and outdoors whatever your ability is. Volleyball can enhance your life, improve fitness and coordination.

You don’t need to book on for these sessions, just turn up and play!

These sessions will be supported by the Darkstar Volleyball Club.

To find out more please get in touch with Derby Arena by emailing derbyarena@derby.gov.uk.

Or go to Derbyshire Volleyball Association Facebook page –

https://www.facebook.com/derbyshirevolleyballassociation