Volleyball England is the governing body for volleyball in England. The local organization responsible for volleyball is the Wiltshire Volleyball Association or WVA for short. The WVA is affiliated to Volleyball England through the regional body – the South West Volleyball Association (SWVA). The WVA caters for male and female players of all ages and abilities.
Under 18’s and Juniors
Junior players are catered for with regular competitions being played - all clubs with players under age 18 have a Club Welfare Officer. Adults working regularly with junior players will have had DBS checks carried out (Disclosure and Barring Service - formally CRB).
Coaching and Refereeing
All Wiltshire volleyball clubs have qualified coaches, and clubs also have qualified referees and officials to ensure fair play – in fact some of these officiated at the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics.
Beach and Outdoor Volleyball
We are actively developing Beach and Outdoor Volleyball in Wiltshire, and some players can be seen regularly throughout the summer at the purpose built ‘beach court’ at Coate Water Park (next to the ‘Crazy Golf’) and at other parks around Wiltshire.
There are 8 affiliated clubs participating in Wiltshire Volleyball Leagues and Competitions; some of these clubs have two or more teams. There is also a Ladies & Juniors League which plays on a monthly basis. All standards are catered for from beginner to National League. We aim to develop all players to help them realise their potential. Established Volleyball clubs in Wiltshire are: -
· Devizes www.vball.org.uk/devizes
· Salisbury www.salisburyvolleyball.com
· Olympiad (Chippenham) https://sites.google.com/site/chippenhamvolleyballclub
· Calne Comets www.calnecomets.co.uk
· Royal Wootton Bassett www.woottonbassettvbc.co.uk
· Erlestoke House
· Swinton Engineers
· Wiltshire Mavericks – Players represent the county at Regional and National League level.
For information on volleyball in Wiltshire go to www.wva.org.uk and follow the links to the clubs.
We look forward to seeing you at your local club, where you will receive a warm welcome. For information on Volleyball in general go to www.volleyballengland.org and get involved.