More details about our “End of season celebrations “

Thank you to everyone for your replies – looking forward to seeing you on Sunday. The weather is looking good so far. Just a few reminders….

The venue is Rivers Ibis Club, Scours Ln, Reading RG30 6AY.

When you arrive the car park is on the left. The playing area is in the field to your right.

Claire’s number in case you get lost is 07979692364.

We have the area for playing from 1pm until 5.30 pm. We aim to start playing between 1.30 and 2pm. The format will be mixed ability teams, with everyone playing everyone else to find an eventual winner!

The BBQ will start at 6pm outside the clubhouse in front of the cricket field. There is a bar which will be open to us until 9pm.

The costs are £10 for play and BBQ, £2 for play only and £8 for the BBQ only. This should be given to Claire on arrival as the BBQ has been paid for already.

See you all on Sunday!

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No outdoor training tonight

The weather at the moment is not looking good for tonight’s outdoor training. Unless you hear otherwise, please assume that training is cancelled. If the situation changes, we will put out a further announcement.

For those of you I don’t see at the end of season celebrations, see you next week.

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Don’t forget our “End of season celebrations ” event this Sunday!

Hi Everyone,

As last year we would like to celebrate the end of the volleyball season. It will be held at the same location, IBIS Club Reading on the 19th of June. We will start around 1 pm with a few casual games, picknick lunch and then wrap up with a BBQ starting at 6pm. Last year there were shower facilities available.

Please note that if we want to go ahead with our event, Claire S. must have numbers by the end of TODAY, 14th June, especially for the BBQ. We have a few people replied but we need more.

Please either e-mail her on or call/text ASAP on 07979692364.

Thank you and see you on Sunday!
The Committee

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First outdoor session is on today!

Weather looks good so our first outdoor session is on tonight starting from 7pm.

Be at Prospect Park
RG30 2ND

We play off the main car park near kids playground.  If there is a weather change, please consult our facebook group.

Thank you!


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Join Go Spike volleyball event this Sunday!

Dear all,

Reading Aces is hosting its 3rd edition of Go Spike initiative from Volleyball England. The aim of the Go Spike Big Weekend is for clubs in England to put on an exclusive “Come and Try” event on the second May Bank Holiday weekend. We think it will be great if you can join us in Prospect Park on Sunday, the 29th of May from 1-1:30 pm onwards. The idea is to play a few games between 2 and 5 pm, introduce volleyball to the public of all standards and levels and hopefully attract new members . It’s “all welcome event”, so feel free to bring kids, partners, friends, etc so that everyone can have a go! Please forward to all who might be interested and watch out for further communications closer to the date. Please respond to Anastasia on before 27th of May if you’d like to join so that we know who is coming.

Contacts: Anastasia Antipina & Geoff Collier

Email: and
Phone: Anastasia: 07525124970 and Geoff: 07977555921
Date: 29 May 2016 Times: 14:00 – 17:00
After event: there is a chance that there will be a post-event activity (e.g. drinks in a pub) but it’s still TBD
Address: Prospect park, Liebenrood Road, Reading RG30 2ND
Surface: Grass
Number of courts: at least 2
Facilities: Parking (both free and pay & display), toilets, children’s playground, picknick area, pub nearby.
Other info: It’s a public park so free parking places are limited. There is a harvester pub on top of the hill (with toilets right at the front, so could be an option) and coin operated public toilets. There’s often an ice cream van or a mobile c
afe somewhere on a sunny day.
In case it will rain: Geoff will check hourly weather forecast on Sunday morning and if there is danger or rain or if it rained in the morning, he will post an announcement on  Facebook

For more about Go Spike initiative, visit or spread the word.

Looking forward to see you there!
RAVC Committee


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Join our Annual General Meeting (AGM) next Tuesday, the 24th of May

Dear all,

Just to remind you that the Club’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) is next Tuesday 24th May 2016 at Loddon Valley Leisure Centre (Rushey Way, Earley, Reading, RG6 4GD). We will start at 7.30pm as usual with a game followed by the AGM at 8.30pm in the function room next to the cafe (snacks will be provided). Please find the agenda below:


1.     Introduction and review of the indoor season for 2015/2016
2.     Overview of the financial position of the Club
3.     Election of committee members and other Club roles: Treasurer, Membership Secretary, Publicity and Communications Officer , Social Secretary, Junior Development Officer, Child Welfare Officer, Coaching Co-ordinator, Team Secretaries, Summer Tournaments Secretary, Ordinary Members and Club President for 2015/2016
4.     Appointment of Auditor
5.     Any other business (including summer training, Go Spike, end of season social and other summer tournaments)

We already have candidates for most of the committee positions, but new members are always welcome so if you are interested in one of the roles above please email me or come along to find out more.

The committee would also welcome feedback about training over summer – what is the preferred day of the week and location for summer training? We are currently looking at Prospect Park and/or Green Park, but are there any other suggestions and is Wednesday (starting from 8th June) the best day?

Look forward to seeing you all next Tuesday.
The Committee

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BVA training is back next Tuesday

Loddon Valley Leisure Centre has confirmed our booking for one court for the dates below for our BVA sessions.

* Tuesday 3.5.16                  19:30-21:30
* Tuesday 10.5.16                19:30-21:30
* Tuesday 17.5.16                19:30-21:30
* Tuesday 24.5.16                19:30-20:30 (training) and from 20:30 AGM in the meeting room upstairs

Please inform your respective teams / players. Please note that NVL team is also welcome to the BVA session. See you next week!

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