Don’t miss our Annual General Meeting 2019 held on the 23rd of April!

Dear members and friends,

Please join us for a fun “all members mini training” followed by our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Tuesday, the 23rd of April 2019 at 7:30 pm.

A short training / games will be organised prior the meeting at Loddon Valley Leisure Center from 7:30 pm. AGM will be held at the cafeteria from 8:30 pm. The agenda will be communicated closer to date – keep an eye on our Facebook group. We are currently discussing how to accommodate the meeting and we’ll keep you posted if snacks and drinks will be provided by the Committee. Please click “attend this event” or “like” here https://www.facebook.com/events/2354268361471817/?ti=icl or emailing Anastasia_antipina@yahoo.co.uk if you’re planning to come so we know the numbers (very important). And please comment on the Facebook group event or let Anastasia know if you have any dietary restrictions.

Below are the Committee posts due for re-election.

– Treasurer

– Welfare Officer

– Membership Secretary

– Publicity and Comms

– Social Sec

– Junior Development

– Coaching Coordinator

– Summer Tournaments

– Ordinary Members

Hope to see you there!

The Committee

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An important win for our NVL ladies this weekend

Our NVL ladies played another two games away proving that second leg of the season is slightly tougher. Last weekend they travelled to Richmond, currently second in the league. RAVC has started very well taking the first set 25-27. Second set has started well but Richmond “woke up” and started to play better. Third and fourth sets were really level upto second technical time-out playing long rallies, showing great defence and hitting from both sides but then young Richmond was slightly luckier towards the end of the sets (25-27, 25-16, 25-18, 25-19). MVP Anastasia Antipina.

Sunday ladies travelled to Essex. Our NVL team had a severely reduced team due to two illnesses and some travels so only had 6 players available. Luckily our libero, Anastasia has rearranged the original plans and was able to come as a 7th player. Our ladies played really well from the start to finish, dominating throughout the game showing some excellent team work and great hitting and defence securing a great 3-0 win (21-25, 13-25, 17-25). MVP Carly.

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Our NVL ladies securing fourth position in the league after two last defeats

Our NVL ladies played away two weekends in the row. Last weekend they travelled to Ashcombe, currently just below RAVC. Ashcombe dominated the whole game and proved to be stronger and won in three straight sets (25-18, 25-10, 25-21).

Yesterday ladies travelled to Dartford, currently second in the league. Our NVL ladies started slowly putting them 2-0 behind but they have shown an amazing fighting spirit and levelled the sets to 2-2. The fifth sets was very close and both teams displayed brilliant volleyball. Unfortunately Dartford won in trilling ending set. Set stands: 25-14, 25-16, 22-25, 25-27, 15-13. MVP Dragana.

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Two wins in the row for our NVL ladies

Congratulations to our NVL ladies for winning their two last games securing their position in top 4.

On the 27th of January NVL ladies played the longest game of the season against Bristol VC. It was a five sets thriller lasting 2 hours 18 minutes. Set stands were: 22-25, 25-16, 25-18, 36-38, 15-11.

Yesterday the ladies won against New Forest in straight sets. 25-15, 25-15, 25-19. MVP for both games was Carly Lane.

Next weekend the team is facing Ashcombe. Good luck!

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No training for our NVL ladies due to the snow

Just to let you know that we had a message from Maiden Erlegh saying that the school is closed due to the snow and there will be no lettings today so apologies but there will be NO NVL training today ☹️.

Back to normal on Tuesday, from. 7:30 pm at Loddon Valley.

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Next Tuesday session will be running on Thursday at Maiden Erlegh instead

Please note that due to an internal event at Loddon Valley Leisure Centre, we won’t be able to train next Tuesday, 29th of January. As an alternative we have booked the old Maiden Erlegh (Silverdale Rd, Lower Earley) for Thursday 31st of January between 7.30 and 9.30pm.

Please could you let everyone know that there is no training next Tuesday 29th, but Thursday instead.

Our NVL ladies looking into a different day / venue potentially next Friday (instead of normal Tuesday). More info will follow as soon as we know the numbers.

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Training schedule after Christmas holidays

After a well deserved break we’ll be back training at Kendrick from Monday 7th Jan, 7:30-8:30pm (Juniors and beginners) and 8:30-10:00pm (open club night), and at Loddon Valley from Tuesday 8th January 7:30-9:30 pm (both BVA and NVL)! See individual team training pages for training schedules.

Wishing all members, family and friends Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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