NEWBURY VOLLEYBALL CLUB
WHO WE ARE
Formed in 1994, we started as a handful of locals. The following year we registered with Volleyball England and joined the local league as competitive play is the best way to excel at any discipline!
Since 2012, Trinity School Sports Hall is our home venue where we train twice a week.
Over these years our head coach Sue, by partnering with local schools, passionately encourages young people to experience volleyball. In 2005 we launched the junior session which at the moment is strongest it's ever been, with junior players frequently joining the adult teams.
2018 marks the beginning of our cooperation with the local A.C.O Volleyball Club who introduce players of all abilities and disabilities to the sport we all love so much! More information below.
We train all year round, and verify our skills on court, grass, and sand, entering various competitions of indoor, outdoor, and beach volleyball.
Be part of the game!
It doesn’t matter how old you are, how fit you are or whether you’re able bodied or disabled. Volleyball is loads of fun and a very social game. It’s the only hi-energy, zero body contact, mixed team sport you can play indoors and outdoors - whatever your ability. Volleyball can enhance your life, improving fitness and coordination.
Give volleyball a go and find out why it is one of the top three most-played sports in the world! (source http://www.volleyballengland.org/)
When it rains, you can always sit at home and watch some high class volleyball on YouTube. Full games like this one from the men's World Championships 2018 is available although the semi-final USA vs Poland was actually way more exciting ;).
COME AND JOIN US
We have recently come back to Trinity Sports Hall to resume our training sessions. We run two sessions per week (see below).
We currently train:
7 - 9/10 pm Juniors
7 - 9/10pm Experienced players
Juniors First session £6
Adults First session £8
ADDRESS: Trinity School, Love Lane, RG14 2DU
Sue Sayers - Head Coach
We have around 40 junior players attending sessions, split into ability, unfortunately we lack in adult players.
This year saw the club enter U15 and U16 girls into the new tier 2 Nationals competition, which is the first time we have had enough girls in the club to do so. We also entered U16 and U18 boys.
We had 4 teams entered in to the BVA league and 5 teams in the BVA plate competition. 2 teams attended Whitefield 2 day tournament, and we had teams at Ashcombe and Salisbury.
Two of our junior players have been accepted onto the England Talent Pathway; Chris and Erin.
Looking forward to this season we have 5 teams in the BVA league, new this year is a junior mens team. We will enter the Junior Nationals again as this was a very enjoyable competition giving masses of players a chance of very competitive volleyball.
We will be sending teams to the new junior tournament in September in Reading.
We are looking to get more coaches and ideally have a visiting outside coach come in. The club is always needs volunteers and players to pass referee and coaching courses to help out with the running of the club.
In Division 1, the Newbury Ladies performed really well throughout finishing mid table. We saw great performance from a number of our junior players supported by more experienced players. This is what we do!
Newbury Hurricanes compete in Mixed Division, Berkshire League. Mixed games are always a good opportunity for our players to get some extra on-court experience.
Third year running, Newbury Juniors came top of their league. If they were to choose their anthem, it could be 'We Are The Champions' or 'You're Simply The Best'!
Some of our juniors develop and compete further through South East Volleyball Association in U17 & U15 categories, or join our adult teams for that extra thrill.
After a couple of years the men's team returned to competitive play and in 2019/2020 they were placed mid table.
What makes our team stand out from other teams in the league is the high volume of young players who started their adventure with volleyball in our junior section.
RETURN TO PLAY GRANT
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sport England has started a new scheme called Return To Play. This scheme aims to help sports clubs with funding and guidance to ensure they are able to stay running. Fortunately Newbury Volleyball have been awarded a grant of just under £5,500! This will assist us in buying new equipment and upholding the quality of our current equipment, as well as allowing us to pay for court rental, coaches, and even sending 4 of our own on coaching courses!
NEWBURY JUNIORS - STRONG PRESENCE
Newbury Juniors have become our pride. We are one of very few teams in the UK who support junior development. Volleyball is a great sport to teach young players team work, responsibility and respect. It satisfies the thirst of competition while developing sportsmanship qualities. Just bring your positive attitude and enjoy the game!
BE PART OF THE GAME!
We always welcome new players. Contact us if you would like to join us for recreational or competitive volleyball, or simply come to our Tuesday session! We do train during holidays and school terms.
A.C.O VOLLEYBALL CLUB
ACTIVITY, COMMUNITY & OPPORTUNITY
Unfortunately this part of our club never started back up after covid.
Offering fortnightly sessions for group with disabilities.
Training run with support from a qualify coach and members of Newbury Volleyball Club.
For more Information contact:
Haddon Macdonald - email@example.com, or
Jo Macdonald 07796188368
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A SPORT FOR ALL AT NEWBURY VOLLEYBALL CLUB
Read a feature on NVC and ACO cooperation [Volleyball England Newsletter Oct 2019]: https://tinyurl.com/59ycrd2p