Nottingham Workplace Volleyball League

Volleyball England and Sport Nottinghamshire are working in partnership in order to develop a recreational and social, outdoor Go Spike Workplace League that is accessible to all workplaces, is easy to implement as well as being sustainable for workplaces and its participants.

No previous experience is required to come along to the taster sessions or enter the league, we will be holding taster sessions in order to introduce you and your team to the simple rules of volleyball.

Following the two taster sessions we will be asking you if you wish to commit to the league and will enter you officially in to the league!

There is an attachment at the bottom of this post with more information and here is a link to the the sign up page

Nottingham workplace volleyball league sign up

Lincoln Imps Feature In First Sitting Volleyball Grand Prix Of 2015-16 Season

The first Sitting Grand Prix of the season took place at the Ashcombe Volleyball Centre in Dorking on Sunday 20th September, which featured many familiar faces from last season as well as some eager new recruits.

Tier 1 of the competition included the top four teams from last season’s Grand Prix series.  Defending champions, East London Lynx were looking for a strong display to demonstrate they were still the team to beat.

There were a number of close matches in Tier 1 with Newcastle Staffs playing to three sets in each of their three matches. Their first match saw a close encounter with H4H Phoenix A. The match went into a third set which went in the favour of H4H Phoenix A 15-8. Their second and third matches respectively followed suit in that they just couldn’t see the final set out. It was still a very successful day for Newcastle Staffs as they finished the day in second place in Tier 1. East London Lynx on the other hand had no problems with claiming victory as they stormed Tier 1 with three victories from three. Their first victory came after a powerful performance against Lincoln 2-0 (25-9, 25-15). East London Lynx had to work for their wins in their final two matches as both H4H Phoenix A and Newcastle Staffs took the matches to a third set. However East London Lynx showed why they are reigning Sitting Volleyball Grand Prix Series champions as they were able to claim maximum points from their final matches and claim top spot in Tier 1.

Tier 1 MVP – Tyler McClarron, Lincoln Imps and C. Francis Nduka, Help4Heroes Phoenix A.

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

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

Or go to Derbyshire Volleyball Association Facebook page –



Free volleyball in Wollaton Park, Nottingham – May 23rd 2015

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It’s that time of year again, our 3rd Annual Go Spike! Big Weekend Volleyball Event, sponsored by Volleyball England, University of Nottingham Volleyball Club, Nottingham Trent University, and the Nottinghamshire Volleyball Association!

Last year’s event won Volleyball England’s Event of the Year 2014-2015!

Come join us at Wollaton Park for a day of volleyball!

☼ Free event for the community
☼ Family & friends welcome!
☼ Taster courts for first timers / beginners (all day)
☼ Sitting volleyball available
☼ Mini league tournament for all levels, 1pm start
☼ Prizes available for participation!
☼ Parking is available, charges may apply

Volleyball England can double your court space

Volleyball England have the capacity to fund 10 clubs so please tell them, when applying, how your club will utilise the training courts. If successful, your club’s Volleyball court space could be doubled by the end of April.

Instead of having one lengthways Volleyball court in your  sports hall, the project installs two training courts widthways across your sports hall. This will allow more players to take part whilst providing enough court space to train in. To do this, Volleyball England will provide a new set of club standard posts and a net which can be used along with your club’s existing equipment. Our contractor shall also install eight new floor anchors as each post requires two anchors.

For more info visit Volleyball England

Show support for Ghavami

Cagliari, Italy, November 1, 2014 – All 210 attending national volleyball federations gave a spontaneous two-minute standing ovation on Saturday as a show of support to President of the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) Dr. Ary S. Graça F°’s plea to Iran to release British-Iranian detainee Ghoncheh Ghavami who has been detained for 18 weeks for trying to attend a men’s volleyball match in Tehran.

President Graça addressed the federations at the end of the 34th FIVB World Congress in Cagliari by reminding them of Ghavami’s plight and the need to show unified support to secure her release and reminding them of the need to give men and women worldwide, equal rights to participate in sport.

President Graça addressed the Congress with the following remarks:

“Dear colleagues, as you know there is a woman in Iran called Ghoncheh Ghavami who has been detained for 126 days. She was detained for attending the Iranian men’s volleyball team match against Italy in Tehran. We never normally seek to interfere with the laws of any country. But in accordance with the Olympic Charter, the FIVB is committed to inclusivity and the right of women to participate in sport on an equal basis.

“As you know, I have written to the President of Iran, His Excellency Hassan Rouhani, asking him to intervene on this most sensitive matter to try and secure her release. The Iranian National Volleyball Federation has also worked continuously to secure her release. However she remains detained. So dear friends, I am sure that you will join me today in continuing to state the FIVB’s strongest wish that Ghoncheh Ghavami should be released immediately. And that women throughout the world should be allowed to watch and participate in volleyball on an equal basis.”

The letter by President Graca is supported by Volleyball England and we were asked by her brother Iman Ghavami to sign the petition on Facebook and give Ghoncheh the support she needs.

You can find the petition here:

Referees course – October 2014 – Lincolnshire

Dear All
I have had confirmation from Volleyball England that a Grade 4 referees course will be held on Sat 4th October (9am -6pm) at Spalding Grammar School, Priory Road, Spalding, Lincs, PE11 2XH (Home of Spalding Saracens VC). We will be in the Gym from 9-12 and the classroom after that.The cost is £50 per head but county volleyball associations (such as Cambridgeshire) have in the past pledged to pay half of the fees for any candidates. Here are directions to the venue:,-0.1534823,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x4878037ea8c8eef9:0xc0e959ca359bbdbf?hl=en

Candidates must be 16 or over and the course has recently been reduced from 2 days to 1 to encourage participation.
There is a need for higher numbers of quality referees in local leagues, so would everyone please use all avenues open to them to advertise and encourage this course to be filled. It is a fairly central location for many county associations, which should help this.
Any questions, please ask me on

Ben Cook
Spalding Volleyball Club

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