Join us to our “End of season” celebrations on the 10th of June

Dear all,

We will again be running an end of season volleyball and BBQ event.

The date for this is Saturday 10th June from 1pm. It will be held at the Rivers Ibis Health Club (Scours Lane, RG30 6AY, Reading) where we will have outdoor nets for volleyball during the afternoon, followed by a BBQ at around 6pm

This day is open to everyone – players, non-players, families, children, anyone you like to invite who used to play for us….. 

The format of the afternoon will be casual games with mixed ability teams, picnic lunch and then the BBQ. There will be a charge of £10 which will include the BBQ. 

There will be plenty of space for everyone, whether playing volleyball or any other game you want to bring along!! It’s a good opportunity to play some outdoor volleyball before Ashcombe a couple of weeks later. If you know of anyone who has been involved in the club in the past please forward this to them.

Please click “attend” or let Claire know if you can come! Please make your payment to the club account and email to confirm that you have done so.

The bank is HSBC

Account name is Reading Aces Volleyball Club

Account # 81262386

Sort code 40-47-09

Please use BBQ + your full name as the reference.

We need to have numbers for the BBQ by 2nd June at the latest. Please let me know of any dietary requirements.




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Indoor trainings come yo the end

Please not that our last indoor session will be Tuesday, the 9th of May at Loddon Valley Leisure Centre at 7pm.

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AGM agenda published

Hi everyone,

The club’s next Annual General Meeting (AGM) is on Tuesday 25th April 2017 at Loddon Valley Leisure Centre (Rushey Way, Earley, Reading, RG6 4GD). We will start at 7.30pm with a mini tournament followed by the AGM at 8.30pm in the function room on the first floor (snacks will be provided). Please find the agenda below:


  1. Introduction and review of the indoor season for 2016/2017
  2. Overview of the financial position of the Club
  3. Election of committee members and other Club roles: Chairman, Club Secretary, Membership Secretary, Publicity and Communications Officer, Social Secretary, Junior Development Officer, Child Welfare Officer, Coaching Co-ordinator, Summer Tournaments Secretary, Ordinary Members and Club President for 2016/2017
  4. Appointment of Auditor
  5. Any other business (including summer training, Go Spike, end of season social and other summer tournaments)


If you are interested in one of the committee roles above please email me or come along to the meeting to find out more.

We look forward to seeing you all on the 25th.

Kind regards,
Reading Aces Volleyball Club Committee 

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Another great 3-1 victory in Plymouth for our NVL ladies!

After our usual slow start we fought back to get in the lead but too many errors led to us eventually loosing the first set narrowly 25:27.

We then started playing, a run of 5 serves in row from Diane Szmidt put us in a comfortable lead and we won the second set comfortably 25:13.

The third set saw us storm into a comfortable 13:6 lead before a loss in concentration, a few errors, allowed Plymouth some hope but a timeout at 22:17 saw concentration refocused and closing out the set 25:17.

The final set went much the same as the second set with Reading taking at 10:5 lead after the first 6 rotations. Reading stepped up in the second half of the set and closed out the set 25:13.

Anete Brivule and Diane Szmidt were always a threat through the middle and Anete’s blocking scored several points too.

Judit Meszaros made a welcome return her back court was good and her experience was put to good use in front court.

Denisa Krčálová did her usual libero role making sure there were no easy points

Carol Fogarty and Christine Brown both with family to support them played well as they were keen to get the game completed quickly so they could get on with their holidays 🙂

Rachel Steinitz was awarded MVP for her effective all round play, aggressive serving, power hitting and good back court play.

Role on the final match of the season against Dartford at Kendrick on the 23-Apr 11:30 Warm-up 12:00 Start. Supporters most welcome.

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Please save the date for our AGM and Mini tournament – 25th of April!

Dear all,

Just to let you know that we will organise a small tournament, followed by our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on the 25th of April.

Tournament will be played between 7:30 and 8:30 pm across two courts, followed by our AGM in a function room on the first floor from 8:30 pm. Everybody is welcome to both and we hope we will have good numbers especially for the AGM as the future of the club will be discussed. There will be drinks and food.

Hope to see many of you there! 

The Committee 

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Time to think about Summer tournaments!

Dear all,

Time to think summer again….

This year things are slightly different due to changes in the entry requirements for the tournaments, so please read on carefully.


As usual the club will be organising 2 of the many outdoor grass tournaments available around the south of England. These are Whitfield in Bristol and Ashcombe in Dorking. They are always fantastic weekends, so it would be great to have as many people as possible joining the fun!


Whitefield is again a two day tournament over the weekend of 22nd and 23rd July, with camping on site Friday and Saturday. We have just discovered that the entries for this tournament start on 25thMarch, so we need to be well prepared if we wish to enter a team, as most divisions are full by the end of the first day. I therefore need the following information AND DEPOSIT from you by Tuesday 21st March. Without this commitment from you we will NOT be entering any teams, so please let me know as soon as you can:


Mens/Ladies/Mixed (all 6 aside)

Whether you are intending to be in a specific team (name of others or team name please)

Payment of £10 deposit to the club account


Ashcombe is two separate days in June – Sat 24th and Sunday 25th. Camping is available on the Saturday. The entry for these must be done prior to the end of May, so we have a bit more time. Again I need to have the following:

Sat (4 aside)/ Sunday (6 aside)/both

Mens/Ladies/Mixed/Age group (juniors)

Whether you are intending to be in a specific team (name of others or team name please)

Payment of £5 deposit PER DAY to the club account


We are also bored with the names given to the teams each year, so suggestions for team names are very welcome, please!


When you pay the deposit please state which tournament (or both). Please also let me know the information above and that you have paid, be email. If anyone would prefer to pay in cash, please see me at training/matches.


There will be more details and more to pay nearer the time, for example for camping, but without your financial commitment we will not be able to go at all, so please reply as soon as you can so that we don’t miss out on the fun. If you have any questions please drop Claire an email, speak to her at training or give her a call on 07979692364.


Hoping for loads of replies.


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NVL ladies are on the “high”

Our NVL ladies have secured two important wins in the last two games. Firstly they beat Portsmouth on the 19th of February.

Portsmouth 2 25 26 22 18 5
Reading Aces 3 22 24 25 25 15

And last Sunday they beat second in the league, Birmingham VC in five tense sets. MVP was Christine Brown.

Reading Aces 3 13 25 25 22 15
Birmingham Volleyball Club 2 2 25 22 10 25 10

NVL ladies are ranking fifth in the overall standings with four games to go. Well done!


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