Don’t miss our first outdoor session tonight

Outdoor volleyball starts today, Tuesday 21st of May off Liebensrood Road entrance. Ready to play at 7 pm. Please Contact Dave Fox if you want more info. Please comment on Facebook group if coming.

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Don’t forget our Club’s End of Season Tournament this Tuesday, 30th of April from 7:30 pm

To keep with our tradition we are organising our annual End of Season tournament to be held Tuesday, the 30th of April at Loddon Valley Leisure Center from 7:30 pm. We’ll decide on the teams and structure before the tournament when we know how many of you are coming but please click “going” on this event so we are getting an idea on numbers. Currently got 17 adults plus a few juniors confirmed so hoping to make four teams.

All members are welcome and bring your friends. Please put your attendance here if not done yet https://doodle.com/poll/ruhpkvx22zga5ds6 or here https://www.facebook.com/events/2123568174425672/?ti=icl

After the tournament we’re gathering at the Costa café for drinks and nibbles. Please bring something to share (food or drinks).

See you all there!

The Committee

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Summer tournament / time to register your interest (deadline 25th of April)

Hi everyone

Time to think of summer and outdoor volleyball. As a starting point we will be entering teams at Ashcombe (Dorking) and Whitefield (Bristol).

Ashcombe is two days, Saturday Juniors and 4 aside. Sunday 6 aside. Mens/Ladies/Mixed. Camping overnight is also possible. Dates: Sat/Sun 22nd and 23rd June. Cost approx £7 per person per day. Entry deadline 30th May, to be confirmed by payment.

Whitefield is also 2 days, Saturday and Sunday, 6 aside for 2 days. Mens/Ladies/Mixed. Camping from Fri until Sunday on site. Dates: Sat/Sun 20th and 21st July. Cost approx £10 per person for volleyball and £12 per person for camping. Entry deadline 25th April along with payment of £10. This deadline is important as this tournament fills up quickly.

Please give Claire a call if you have any questions on 0797 969 2364 or claire.stent@breathe.com or see me at training.

Please fill in the poll below to indicate whether you can come and then follow up with payment. We will decide teams based on response. If you know of anyone who is not currently on the group, or would like to join us they will be welcome, just let us know

Thanks

Claire

1. Ashcombe Saturday 22nd June Junior/4 aside

2. Ashcombe Sunday 23rd June 6 aside

3. Whitefield Saturday/Sunday 20/21st July

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Don’t forget our Annual General Merting

Just two sleeps till our Annual General Meeting held at Loddon Valley Leisure Center. More details here https://www.facebook.com/events/2354268361471817/?ti=ia . If you have any questions, please contact Anastasia_antipina@yahoo.co.uk

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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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