After nearly 9-years we've done it...New Forest Volleyball are National Junior Finalists! On Sunday 2nd April 2017, our U16 Boys will face off versus Ernest Bevin College for the title at the National Volleyball Centre! It's a tremendous achievement for the club and testament to the hard-work the club and in particular the coaches have put in over recent years to develop our junior volleyball programme. The club hopes to take many supporters up on the day to cheer the #GreenArmy onto victory! Massive congratulations to all our U16 Boys and the husband and wife combo of Clayton and Vanessa Lucas...see you in Kettering everyone!
CLUB OF THE YEAR!
The club have been named Club of the Year in the New Forest Sports Council Awards Ceremony! Present on the night to receive the award were Club President James Kemp, Chairman Mark Thacker, Marketing Officer Jo Ankers, CWO Lucy Parvin plus several players and family members! The award is testament to everyone's hard work at the club, but in particular to those individuals who invested a lot of time and effort setting up two new satellite clubs in the Forest.
NEW FOREST - NEW SPONSORS!
The club are delighted to announce our new sponsors for the next 2-years!
Our NVL teams will be proudly wearing the logo of Lightfoot for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons. Lightfoot helps fleet drivers and private motorists get the most from their vehicles to be safe and efficient while competing for rewards and incentives.
Our Juniors have also secured a partnership with New Milton Sand and Ballast for their competitions over the next two seasons! New Milton Sand and Ballast is a family run business and has been processing sands and gravels in South Hampshire and East Dorset since 1936.
Big thanks to our Marketing Officer Jo Ankers for all her hard work in securing our new sponsors - we hope this is the beginning of a great partnership for both club and the businesses.
GRADE 4 REFEREE - CAT
Congratulations to Cat who recently achieved her Grade 4 refereeing qualification. Our Academy Girls coach successfully completed her 1-day course in High Wycombe and will now assist the club with any officiating needs.
THEO & ED SELECTED FOR ENGLAND U19 NEVZA SQUAD
The club are delighted to announce that both Theo Lucas and Ed van Wingerden have been selected to represent England in the U19 NEVZA Championships this weekend! Both have been regular attendees at England squads over recent years and this is yet another fantastic achievement for the two hugely talented boys!
CADET GIRLS MAKE WINNING START AT 2016/17 SADVA LEAGUE
New Forest Cadet Girls made a winning start to their SADVA campaign by coming from a set down to beat Solent 2-1! It was nearly 2 wins from 2, but an agonisingly close defeat to last years champions Roke spoilt the perfect evening. Congratulations to Lauryn Ankers who was voted MVP in the Solent victory!
BEN STARS AT U17 NEVZA CHAMPIONSHIPS
The England Cadet boys finished in fourth place overall at the NEVZA U17 event in Denmark. Forest starlet Ben Lucas was a regular starting 6 player as outside hitter throughout the Championships, enjoying some high level matches versus the likes of Iceland, Finland and hosts Denmark. Well done Stinky!