Today’s Outdoor session will start at 7 pm

Again, we are planning to have outdoor volleyball tonight. As one of our coaches, Geoff is not there, Dave will only be able to get to Prospect Park around 7 pm.

So the outdoor session will start at 7 pm instead of 6:30 pm.

Thank you!

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Summer tournaments – action required

Dear all,

We have entered a men’s team and a mixed team into the July tournament in Bristol and have also booked camping spaces. Clsire will contact you for payment for the camping if you have said that you are coming. We still have a few spaces, so if you are now available for the tournament on 21/22 July, please let Claire know – you would be very welcome to join in.

The main focus now is to book a team for the Ashcombe tournament on 23rd/24th June in Dorking. There are two days – Saturday is juniors of various ages and adults 4 aside and Sunday is 6 aside. Camping is also available. We get a reduced price if we book before end of May so please let Claire know tonight (at the first outdoor session of the summer) or by this Thursday if you would like to come on claire.stent@breathe.com. Claire would like enter teams on the 31st of May.

Hope to hear from lots of you!

Thanks!

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Outdoor volleyball sessions are starting tomorrow at Prospect Park!

Subject to the British weather, Reading Aces outdoor sessions is due to start tomorrow (29/05/18).

We will be in Prospect Park (just off Liebenrood Road, RG30 2ND) every Tuesday from about 18:30 until it gets too dark to see the ball!

The following link should take you to the right location: https://www.google.co.uk/maps/dir//51.4501309,-1.0066623/@51.4494188,-1.0078961

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Don’t forget our AGM tomorrow

Hi all- just a reminder that tomorrow is our last indoor session, which will be 1hr of games followed by the AGM and pizza.

Please let Dave Fox know if you are coming.

(Turn up on time if you want to play 1st!!!)

Cheers,

The Committee

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NVL ladies are finishing sixth

Well done to our NVL ladies for winning their last game of this season! They comfortably won 3-0 against South Hants currently last in the league (25-11, 25-15, 25-20). Ladies ended up in the 6th position sharing points with 5th position Bristol VC! MVP for today was Carol Fogarty.

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Annual General Meeting is confirmed

RAVC Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on the 15th of May. We will start with 1 hour play at 7:30 pm, followed by the meeting in the cafetaria from 8:30. Some of the Committee posts will be reelected so as we would like to see as many members, friends as possible. It’s a Tuesday so we are at our usual place – Loddon Valley Leisure Centre. All are welcome.

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Time to think about Summer tournaments!

The club will be organising 2 Summer tournaments this Summer. Of the many available we will as usual be attending Ashcombe and Whitefield.

1) Whitefield is in Bristol on 21st and 22nd July. The cost for playing will be about £10 and camping for Friday and Saturday is normally around £12. There are many standards of volleyball available. It is a six-aside tournament with play all day on Saturday and until early afternoon on Sunday. We are using a different approach to entry this year, as last year a lot of time was spent looking for spare players over the weekend due to a shortage of our own players. This is a very popular tournament. Entry is available from 28th April at 8 am, but previous years have seen leagues being fully booked up before 9 am or even earlier! So this is the approach for this year:

Anyone is welcome to attend – BVA, NVL, Junior and casual members, friends and family.

A deposit of £10 is required to reserve your place. This should be paid to Claire by Tuesday 24th April. Please contact me at claire.stent@breathe.com or on 07979692364 if you require bank details.

On entry request please let Claire know whether you would prefer to play mens, ladies, mixed, serious or casual. We cannot guarantee these requests as this year we will be entering teams based on the replies and deposits received.

If you would like to enter as a team you are very welcome, but I will need £10 per person in order to do this, rather than a single comment saying that X team would like to go, as this has resulted in previous years is us being short of players and not being able to cover the costs of the weekend.

It is normally a couple of weeks later that we have to book the camping, so no money will be required for this until a bit later and I will contact everyone to confirm requirements.

If you have any questions on the approach please contact Claire. We look forward to a tournament which is fun for all.

2) Ashcombe is in Dorking on 23rd and 24th June. Junior teams of various ages (U-18, U-16, U-14, U-12, mixed, boys and girls) play on Saturday as well as 4 aside for others. Sunday is a six aside competition. It is also possible to camp on site in Saturday. The cost for this is between £10 and £15 (less for juniors), depending on which day you play. Camping is £10 per person. The entry for this to get preferential entry rates is 31st May, so we have a bit more time and we will follow up again later, but please be thinking whether you would like to go and if so which teams you would like to play. Again there will be a deposit to be paid prior to 31st May to guarantee team entry, amount to be confirmed.

Looking forward to hearing from you all as soon as possible!

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