Local Course Dates 2019

We have a few courses coming up in the region, get your name down before they are sold out.

Plymouth – Grade 4 One Day Referee Course 26th Jan.
Bath – Level 1 Introduction to Coaching Volleyball 17th Feb & 2nd Mar.
Plymouth – Go Spike Activator Award – 21st Feb.
Oxford – Beach Volleyball Coaching Clinic – 17/18th Apr#
Bristol – UKCC Level 2 Coaching Course 8/9th & 29/30th Jun ##

# There is only one Beach course run per year, this is it.
## This is the first SW Level 2 course for a good number of years, again first come first served.

Book a Course: http://www.volleyballengland.org/courses


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EDVA Mixed Tournament – Sunday 3rd February

Hi Folks,

We will be having our annual EDVA tournament on Sunday 4th February. It is open to all teams playing in the Mixed League Division 1 and 2, however we have a maximum of 12 places available and there are 15 teams in the league, so unfortunately we don’t have space for everyone.

Each club is guaranteed at least one place, so long as you enter before the closing date of 20th December, the remaining places will then be allocated based on requests. Please let me know how many places you would like to have as a club and I will then confirm after the closing date, if we have more entries than we have space for.

2019 EDVA Mixed Tournament entry form

Any questions let me know.


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2018-19 League Entry now Open

It’s that time of the year again, we had the EDVA AGM just over a week ago and with all the formalities completed please find attached the League Entry Form and Team Registration List. At the AGM we agreed to keep the fees as last season and look to run two mixed and a ladies divisions to begin from September 30th.

If you wish to enter for the upcoming season please complete and send the entry forms to ryoung6189@gmail.com by the 26th August, payments are accepted online or via cheque.

All teams that enter will be required to send a representative per team to the Fixtures Meeting on the 2nd September.

If you have any queries please do get in touch.




Rob Young
EDVA Fixture Sec

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Exeter Storm pick up the Div 1 Trophy

ESVC Lightning Stormers picked up their Division One winners trophy this week at the AGM, the trophy was collected by Ashleigh Harry and presented by Fixtures Secretary Rob Young, also from Lightning Stormers (well done to all).



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Heavitree Park Life Tournament Exeter

The Heavitree Park Life Volleyball Tournament returned for its second year on another glorious sunny day, with Heavitree Pleasure Grounds providing a fantastic scenic background.

Twenty teams competed split into two divisions after 70 matches we had our semi-finalists in each division. Despite the heat it was a day with some excellent volleyball and great camaraderie between the teams, with several playing in their first tournament, through to seasoned campaigners.

Exe Men

In Division 1 both semi-finals were extremely close fought matches, with last year’s winners Kernow just holding off Shark in Park by a couple of points. It was even closer in the other match with Exe Men just one point ahead of Friends United. In the final local team Exe Men showed their determination to get revenge from a loss to Kernow in the early rounds and took the title from Kernow.

Bristol Hornets

In Division 2 local teams Basia and the Giants and Bidders Beauties both lost out in their semi-finals to set up a final between Bristol Hornets and G JAB (from Weston-Super-Mare). Bristol Hornets were too strong for G JAB and comfortably took the Division 2 title.

Full Results for 2018

Full size event photos at: https://www.smugmug.com/gallery/n-MMf5WB/

Rachel Swindell

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Park Life Heavitree 2018 Tournament:

Following its successful inauguration event last year, the Parklife Heavitree grass tournament returns on Saturday 30th June. Once again it will combine with the Sports in the Park event, which has events from Exeter Chiefs rugby and Exeter City Football amongst several others, so there will be plenty going on during the afternoon.

Entries are now open for 2018.

We are hoping to expand the event from last year and offering an early bird discount to those entering before 30th May.

2018 Parklife Heavitree entry form

There will also be some Saturday pop-up volleyball sessions before the tournament on 9th, 16th and 23rd June from 2 to 4 pm. Keep an eye on the facebook page Heavitree Volleyball for more details.


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Coaver Summer Volleyball 2018

SUMMER VOLLEYBALL 2018: entries are now being taken for this years evening leagues. Entry fee is £25 per team or £15 if all of the squad are Coaver Club members. To enter a team, simply message here with details of your Team name, preferred starting division and all of the players names.

PAYMENT: should be by online transfer to account no 10301184 sort code 16-19-25 with your team name as reference. Alternatively you can pay in cash on the evening of the first league matches. There is a late payment fee of £5 after this date.

LEAGUE DETAILS: starts on Thursday 17th May and runs through to 6th September (BBQ night). Matches start at 6pm and teams need to be ready to play at that time. Food will be available every Thursday from 5pm-8.30pm, the menu for which will be posted here shortly. There is a practice session planned for 10th May for those that want it. Playing rules and net set up rotas will be circulated on the opening evening.

INSURANCE: There is NO insurance cover provided by the club or DCC, therefore players/teams requiring cover will need to make their own arrangements. Team captains must ensure that all of their players are aware of this before participating.

TOURNAMENT: The entry fee includes the cost of our annual tournament on Saturday 28th July which comprises a cup event for each division of the evening league. Registration is from 11.30am. The event will be followed by a free BBQ and live music in the Club, all of which is included in the league entry fee. Teams participating in this event will earn 3 extra league points for the evening league.


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EDVA Meeting 10th April 2018

The next EDVA meeting will be on Tuesday the 10th April, Coaver Club (Sargent Room) at 7pm. We have a few things to sort out as we approach the end of the Indoor League season.

Thanks to everyone in the EDVA who have been busy keeping the league program running and hosting our events during the winter period. We have had the EDVA Tournament and a Referees course, we have also had talks with Heavitree Park life with respect to supporting their proposed 31st June Park Volleyball Tournament.

As always, if you wish to be part of the EDVA program please make sure your club is represented. If you have any items for the agenda, please let myself and Nick know.

Item for the agenda

  • EDVA League update, any outstanding issues
  • Referees Course
  • EDVA Cup Tournament
  • End of season awards
  • Exmouth Beach Volleyball
  • Heavitree Park Volleyball


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Behaviour Management Workshop

Good Afternoon, we are emailing you with a new training opportunity from Active Devon.

Tuesday 6th March 6pm – 9pm, Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre, Exeter £20

Learning techniques to manage the behaviour of young people can significantly improve the quality of your coaching sessions

Effective behaviour management is not only about dealing effectively with problems when they occur, but developing the ability to predict and therefore plan to prevent problems occurring in the first place.

Designed and delivered by Chris Partridge, an experienced teacher, multi-qualified sports coach and behaviour management expert with over 10 years experience of working with young people. This course is suitable for any coach or other adult working with young people aged 3 to 18 in any sport of physical activity.

By attending the course, you will be able to;

– identify and understand various triggers which may lead to poor behaviour during coaching sessions

– reflect on their existing approach to managing poor behaviour and how successful this is in different situations

– develop a range of short term behaviour management tools which can be adapted for dealing with various issues

– consider how long term improvements in behaviour can be instigated through effective session planning.

Book here today

Kind Regards, 
The Active Devon Training Team 

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Referees Courses and Upgrading Session

It was a full course for the Exeter Ref course lead by  Nick Heckford and assisted by Chris Semmens with plenty of budding new referees from Exeter, Plymouth, Guernsey and Cardiff attending.

The next course is on the 4th May in Bristol, details at: https://www.swva.org.uk/news/grade-four-ref-bristol

Upgrading Sessions

The SWVA will be holding their annual upgrading session at this years SW Championship event over the weekend of the 12/13th May in Plymouth.

Come along and join in the fun with some of our top teams in the region, to book your place please contact Chris Semmens  Chris.Semmens@talktalk.net


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