Return to volleyball !

Hope you are staying healthy and safe!

Early March, the Government has outlined a plan for cautiously relaxing lockdown restrictions in 2021. This plan was broken into key steps, with the decision to proceed to the next step based on a number of key tests.

Currently Volleyball England is awaiting further guidance from Sport England and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport as to how sport will be impacted in each step. Remember, guidance must be adhered to in the following order: Government à Venue à Volleyball England à Club.

Please read a post below for more information and watch out for further announcements after the 22nd of March.

Please click here to read Volleyball Engeland COVID-19 FAQ.

Thank you and hope to see you soon!

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Time Out newsletter from Volleyball England

Hope you are well and staying safe. Please read February edition of Time Out newsletter from Volleyball England https://mailchi.mp/volleyballengland/time-out-a-round-up-for-the-volleyball-community-2708494.

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Happy New Year

Wishing all members, friends and family healthy, happy, prosperous and injury free 2021! hopefully with more volleyball than in 2020!
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Merry Christmas to all members and friends!

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Raise money for your club whilst shopping online at no extra costs using easyfundraising website!

With current Covid-19 restrictions and Christmas period approaching, now we shop online even more. Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be raising free donations for Reading Aces Volleyball Club with easyfundraising?

There are over 4,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation – including eBay, Argos, Amazon, John Lewis, ASOS, Booking.com and M&S – and it won’t cost you a penny extra to help us raise funds.

All you need to do is:

  1. Go to https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/ravc/?utm_campaign=raise-more and join for free.
  2. Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping.
  3. After you’ve checked out, the retailer will make a donation to Reading Aces Volleyball Club at no extra cost to you whatsoever!

There are no catches or hidden charges and Reading Aces Volleyball Club will be really grateful for your donations.

Thank you for your support and stay healthy!

RAVC Committee

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Trainings are on this week as normal

Just to let you know that trainings are on this week as normal. Juniors train tonight at Kendrick School Reading from 7:30 pm and Teams (NVL and BVA) are on Tuesday at Loddon Valley Leisure center from 7:30 pm. All must fill out membership form phttps://readingaces.files.wordpress.com/2020/10/reading-aces-vc-registration-form-2020-21-2-off.pdf and register on eventbrite prior attending. Due to current situation we won’t be able to welcome unregistered players.

As per Government’s announcement we will be stopping trainings from Thursday the 5th of November until further notice. Thank you!

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Trainings and fees info

Despite the current COVID pandemic, we are planning to continue to provide Volleyball training for Juniors on Monday and adults on Tuesday.

However, because of the current COVID restrictions, we are restricted on the number of players that can attend the adult sessions to six players maximum. As a result, the committee has decided to change the way in which we are asking you to pay for training.

Membership and training fees will be as follows:

Priority on the Adult session will be given to adults but juniors can attend where there is space available.

Juniors attending the Tuesday adult session pay £5 per session ON TOP of their £25 per month Junior (Monday) training fee

Adults can pay £40 membership for the entire season (credit will be given if training can’t continue) OR £5 each month.

Adults can pay for training monthly in advance at £32 per month (or £20 per month for concessions) – credit will be given for any missed sessions.

The concession rate will be available to adults who are in full time education or not employed (or other circumstances with agreement from the committee)

We are currently looking into alternative booking systems for training but for the present, please continue to use Eventbrite to register ahead of attending training.

To register for the Junior session this week, please use the following link:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/reading-aces-junior-volleyball-at-kendrick-0211-tickets-127496335973

To register for the Adult session this week, please use the following link:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/reading-aces-indoor-volleyball-at-loddon-valley-0311-tickets-127494891653

A new event will be published each week and details will be sent out via email ahead of being published on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/10847690724/?ref=share

Please also make sure that you fill in a membership form from the link below and return it to Claire Stent (Email on a form)

https://readingaces.wordpress.com/membership/membership-forms/

Please call Dave Fox on 07470 989634 if there are any issues or if you have any questions.

Otherwise we hope to see you on Monday or Tuesday.

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Indoor training clarification

Reading Aces Volleyball Club is keen to get people playing volleyball again. However the current COVID pandemic has imposed limits on what we can provide and has also meant that some people are unable or unwilling to be involved.

Volleyball England have put forward ways in which volleyball can be played under the current government restrictions (see https://www.volleyballengland.org/coronavirus ) and are doing excellent work to keep this up-to-date as these restrictions are amended. These rules do however mean that what we can provide is restricted (e.g. adult volleyball is limited to groups of no more than 6, so matches can only be 3 versus 3 and even then players may be forced to sit out some of the time to allow for this).

However the Reading Aces Committee are aware that everybody has to take into account their own personal situation. With this in mind, please can you complete the survey below to allow us to gauge what appetite there is within the club for volleyball training for the rest of 2020; it should only take a minute or so to complete. 

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NZP26TJ

Note, if we are to have any volleyball, we do need your feedback. We can only afford to provide volleyball if we know what numbers we will be getting and if you fail to respond we can only assume that you are no longer interested.

Also note, If you are planning to play this season, we do need you to complete a membership form, This can be found at the following location:

https://readingaces.files.wordpress.com/2020/09/reading-aces-vc-registration-form-2020-21-1.docx

Please complete and return to Claire Stent (Membership Secretary)

If you have any issues doing so then call Dave Fox on 07470 989634.

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Reading Aces Junior indoor sessions

Following a successful first indoor session last Monday the 5th of October we have arranged sessions for under 18s at 7:30 pm each Monday at Kendrick school Reading.

Please make sure that you book before you attend and that you complete a membership formp.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/reading-aces-junior-volleyball-at-kendrick-tickets-123167418063

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Don’t miss Our last outdoor session this Sunday the 4th of October at 10:00

Subject to the weather, we are going to try to run a final outdoor volleyball session from 10:00 this Sunday at Prospect Park Reading. As previously it’s only open to the members. Please register your attendance https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/reading-aces-outdoor-volleyball-tickets-123098094715?fbclid=IwAR04B3DL7KrGqvtU1wa6zGZN1qru5SCgTNHClfpfY5FRhHf_xMpsklGhawU . You won’t be able to play without the registration. Thank you!

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