cadet boys - HEAD coach
My role as the clubs Head Coach means that I oversee the training and competitive elements of the club from juniors to seniors, working closely with the club coaches to ensure a consistent and uniform delivery of information, that brings the best out of the players and the coaches.
As the assistant coach for the England Cadet Boys, I get to see the top prospects this country has to offer on a monthly basis. Working to Head Coach Luis Bello I am constantly updating and developing my coaching.
My Experience as an England and Great Britain International over a 12-year period gives me a good library of knowledge to pass on to the players and the coaches. Add in to that, I am in the process of completing my level 3 volleyball coaching award, the highest award in England.
My job as a volleyball commentator, where I sit court-side and watch the best teams in the world play the game, gives me unique access to players and coaches to discuss the game at the highest level, keeping my knowledge up to date and relevant.
cadet GIRLS - HEAD coach
Ballard School plays home to the New Forest Volleyball Centre, our new home from September 2015. The school has long been a major education provider in the New Forest area, and through it’s College Sports Maker is a key partner for the club.
Ballard School, Fernhill Lane, New Milton, Hampshire, BH25 5SU
Justin Whitbread - Satellite Manager
Our second base in the New Forest is at Priestlands School & Lymington Rec Centre in Pennington. Our younger academies are based at the excellent facilites in Lymington, and the school has been a long term and meaningful development partner of the club.
Priestlands School, North Street, Pennington, Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 8FZ
Danny Hodnett - Satellite Manager
Our most recent satellite hub is at Noadswood School. With a rapidly growing appetite for volleyball, the school renowned for its sporting prowess is sure to be another tremendous success story!
North Road, Dibden Purlieu,
Terry Shearsmith - Satellite Manager
Following three successful years of under 17 competitions, Volleyball England will be hosting the NEVZA U19 International Championships at the National Volleyball Centre, Kettering for the 2016, 2017 and 2018 seasons.
The 2016 Championships will take place from the 28th October until October 30th and will feature teams from countries in Northern Europe with over 150 athletes competing across the boy's and girl's competitions.
The 2016 U17 International Championships will take place in Denmark from the 17th October until October 20th at the Ikast-Brande Arena. Click on the link below to visit the official VE website for fixtures, results and league tables.
Inter Regional Championships
The Inter Regional Championships is the competitive outlet for junior volleyball players currently part of Regional Talent Development programmes. The competition also provides an opportunity for players to be scouted by Divisional and National Squad coaches.
Several of our junior boys and girls compete for both South West and South East England across all age groups. The 2017 Championships will take place from 27th-29th May at the National Volleyball Centre, Kettering.
Click on the link below to visit the official VE website for the Inter Regional Champsionships fixtures, results and full details.
HAMPSHIRE GRAND PRIX
New Forest Volleyball have entered the Grand Prix for the first time this year with our Cadet Girls competing in the Ladies division. The Grand Prix provides our elite girls with competitive matches which enhances their rate of improvement rapidly. Click on the link below to visit the official HVA website for the girls fixtures, results and league tables.
National U15 & U16 CUP
The U16 National Championships will feature our Cadet Boys and Girls teams in for 2016/17. The early rounds are held in November and December, with seeded and more experienced volleyball teams entering in the second round in January. The Last 8s and Semi Finals will be held on Sunday 12th March 2017 and the Final is held alongside the Senior National Cup & Shield Finals on 2nd April 2017.
Click on the link below to visit the official VE website for the U16 fixtures, results and full details.
The U15 National Championships will feature our brand new crop of Boys for 2016/17. Over the years the U15 National Championships has proven to be one of great sportsmanship alongside a high standard of junior volleyball which is seen year on year at the Finals. Teams from the 9 regions will compete in a local competition within their respective region. The winners will then progress to the divisional rounds which are set to be played at central venues within each of the 3 divisions (North, Central, South). The winners of the divisional rounds will compete in the National Finals at the Netball Badminton Centre, Loughborough University across the weekend of the 14th/ 15th May 2016.
Click on the link below to visit the official VE website for the U15 fixtures, results and full details.
Southampton and District Volleyball Association (SADVA) is the local association for volleyball clubs in the Southampton area. New Forest have 3-teams competing in this years leagues: New Forest Men, Boys and Girls. Click on the link below to visit the official SADVA website for fixtures, results and league tables.
New Forest currently has the following players involved with the Cadets, Ben Lucas and Josh Green. The England Juniors, which is the next step for the Cadets has Theo Lucas, George Longmore and Ed Van Wingerden, all New Forest 1st Team players.
Coming up for the Cadets and the Juniors this Autumn is the UK School Games. Theo Lucas whilst playing for the Cadets last year was instrumental in recording a historic win over the Juniors.
Following on from the UK School Games, both the Cadets and Juniors will be involved in NEVZA (North European Volleyball Zonal Association). The Cadets will be off to Denmark, whilst the Juniors will host the event here in England.
All the boys will be working hard to secure places in the squads for both events.
The academy has been set up to offer those players who want to go further in the game a chance to do so.
The sessions currently run on Mondays and Thursday at the Ballard School (times & squads below). This part of the club allows us to give the players match experience and also administrative experience in the form of line judging, scoring and 2nd refereeing, all vital components for any student taking GCSE PE.
In order to give the players the best chance of having positive outcomes from matches, we have entered the boys U16 and girls U18 team into the SADVA (Southampton and District Volleyball Association) local league based in Southampton. Playing triangulars on a Friday against men’s teams has proved to be invaluable in accelerating player development.
In our first season, the boys won 2 games. Last season they only lost 2 games (1 be default as we plagued with holidays!), winning the league in the process. As well as that, our teams are in the age group national competitions. We have been top 4 in the country with the boys at U15 and U16 in the last 2 seasons. This season we will be coming to end of one cycle as we enter an U18 boys team and start a new cycle by entering both a boys and girls U16 team.
With the expansion of the girls section, we have also entered the girls into the 2016/17 Hampshire Grand Prix. We are lucky to have a choice of regions to aspire to play for being based where we are. South East has been the preferred choice for the club and with the help of a predominantly New Forest first 6, South East won the U15 Inter Regional Tournament in 2015, beating the favourites London, in a 3 set thriller!!
If you are looking to develop your volleyball and want to play In local and national competitions, then this is the club for you.
NEW FOREST ACADEMY