Exeter JuVoTo 2022 April

What more can we say, lots of happy smiling faces at the Exeter JuVoTo this weekend. Many thanks to the EDVA for hosting the event, a selection of photos at: Exeter JuVoTo 2022


U12 Girls: 1st RWB Bambinos / 2nd BrSp VC Storm

U12 Boys: 1st Exeter Storm / 2nd Cardiff Celts / 3rd BrSp VC Flames

U13 Boys: 1st Torexe Champs

U14 Girls: 1st Taunton Panthers / 2nd Taunton Wildcats / 3rd Ivybridge A / 4th Torexe Tigers / 5th Ivybridge B

U14 Boys: 1st RWB / 2nd Exeter Storm / 3rd Torexe Titans

U15 Girls: 1st Ivybridge A / 2nd Ivybridge B / 3rd Weymouth Tsunami / 4th RWB B / 5th Weymouth Mavericks / 6th RWB A / 7th Cardiff Celts / 8th Torexe Waves

U15 Boys: 1st RWB / 2nd Exeter Storm A / 3rd Exeter Storm B / 4th Weymouth Surge / 5th Taunton Snipers / 6th Weymouth Roller


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EDVA 2022 Mixed Tournament Results

After a break of a year, it was good to be back with the 2022 EDVA Tournament, once again it was a very competitive end to the day as teams battled for the Cup, Plate and Bowl trophies.

This years EDVA Cup winners were Exeter Storm Lightning with PMVC Vikings in second place. Torexe Gladiators beat Torexe Warriorts for the Plate trophy and University of Plymouth took the Bowl final over PMVC Tigers.

Team of the day was the junior team of PMVC Tigers, who beat a number of teams to reach the Bowl final.

2020 EDVA Cup Winner: ESVC Lightning Stormers

Cup Plate Bowl
1st ESVC Lightning Stormers Torexe Gladiators UPVC 1
2nd PMVC Vikings Torexe Warriors PMVC Tigers
3rd ESVC Thunder Stormers Kirton Wolves Torexe Samurais
4th PMVC Pirates University of Exeter UPVC 2

2022 EDVA Plate Winner: Torexe Gladiators


2022 EDVA Bowl Winners: UPVC 1


Team of the Day: PMVC Tiger



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Assistant Coach Award – Bournemouth

The “Assistant Coach Award” is the first formal step on Volleyball England’s Coach Education Pathway. This generic award includes the disciplines of indoor, beach and sitting volleyball.

The course introduces the learner to the Volleyball Fundamentals that underpin the development of dig, volley, block, serve, and spike, and the Volleyball England game-based approach to coaching.

The course will qualify the successful learners to assist more qualified coaches.

Day 1: 16-03-2022 (19:30 – 20:30) – Virtual
Day 2: 30-03-2022 (19:30 – 21:00) – Virtual
Day 3: 10-04-2022 (10:00 – 18:00) – Bournemouth University Sports Centre

Bournemouth University Sports Centre, Bournemouth University, Poole House Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, Dorset.

Course Tutor: Dave Gunter, Wessex VC & SW U17 Girls Head Coach.
Cost: £150
Book: https://www.volleyzone.co.uk/guests/events-finder

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We are back!

After over 500 days of no competitive indoor volleyball, the Exeter and District League is back! Last weekend we saw Exeter Storm VC, Torexe VC, PMVC, the University of Exeter and newcomers Marjon all take to the court! The games are going to come thick and fast now with another 4 games this weekend. You can see all the scheduled fixtures on the EDVA Fixtures Site.

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Electronic Whistles

Electronic Whistles are to be used in the EDVA league this year, to help clubs meet this, the EDVA will funds two pairs of electronic whistles (up to a max of £20 each) per member club with multiple EDVA league teams and one pair per member club with only one EDVA league team.

This should caters for a club hosting two simultaneous matches, plus mitigates any issues with coordinating equipment between teams where a clubs doesn’t store equipment at their playing venue.

As an example we have been using the Precision Electronic Whistle (price £13 to £18)

  • Two selectable whistle tones. Good for 1st & 2nd Refs
  • Easy to use: Operate by single hand.
  • Strong and consistent sound.
  • Special design metal-tubing.
  • 125db +/-5dB.
  • Requires 4 x CR2032 batteries (included)
  • Warning: Not suitable for children. Small parts. Choking hazard. Adult use only.

And Do not point at anyone……..


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600 New Scoresheets

We took delivery of our latest supply of scoresheets today, twenty pads of thirty A3 scoresheets, no carbon copy this time. So away teams will need to take a photo for their records and in case the home team misplaces the original (which occasionally happens).

If your club needs a new pad, please contact Rob who will be holding the Plymouth stock, or if at the Exeter Riverside LC, spare copies available from the Torexe Cage.


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Time to Kick Start EDVA Volleyball

Like everything else, we have been in hibernation for the last 16 months but it’s now time to re-start and plan for a 2021/22 indoor league.

The EDVA operates across the area of Devon and West Somerset and sometimes further afield with a two-division league program (mix league, 2.42m net) and a ladies league (ladies + U15 Boys). Matches are played on a home and away bases and ALL five sets are played, so plenty of volleyball for everyone.

As well as Exeter & Plymouth, previous members have come from: Ashburton, Barnstaple, Burnham-on-Sea, Crediton, Churston, Cullompton, Honiton, Lympstone, Minehead, Newton Abbott, Paignton, Taunton, Teignmouth, Tiverton and Totnes.

If you would like to be involved, you will need to attend the compulsory # AGM, 12th August at the Exeter Coaver Social Club, 8pm to 9:30.

# University clubs can apply for an exemption on receipt of an appropriate request.

As well as clubs we also need people to run the league (we all expired a years ago), it’s quite simple, no volunteers, no league so please get involved. League entries will follow with a Fixture meeting in early September.

Dave Reece (acting EDVA Chair)

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League Restart 2020/2021

Ready to get back on court?!?

Following guidance from Volleyball England and the UK Government, we can now start to look at returning to volleyball. There is still a long way to go and we recommend reading the following guidance from VE for each format :

If you are interested in getting involved the EDVA kindly asks you to complete the following short survey to allow us to gauge the most appropriate start date for the new season, format of matches, and league structure.

Click here to open your Survey

Stay safe!

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COVID-19 Update

The EDVA committee has met to discuss the current COVID-19 situation. We have decided to follow Volleyball England and Government recommendations and suspend all fixtures until further notice. We will review the impact this has on the remainder of the season and will make an announcement when we have a clearer picture. We wish you all the best in this difficult time. Stay safe!

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Closed Tournament 2020 Photos


2020 Final Results

This years EDVA Cup winners were Exeter Storm Lightning

2020 EDVA Cup Winner: ESVC Lightning Stormers


Cup Plate Bowl
1st ESVC Lightning Stormers PMVC Vikings Torexe Samurais
2nd ESVC Thunder Stormers Kirton Wolves Torexe Knights
3rd UPVC 1 Volleyball Taunton Torexe Spartans
4th Torexe Gladiators Exeter University UPVC 2


2020 EDVA Plate Winner: Plymouth Mayflower Vikings

2020 EDVA Bowl Winners: Torexe Samurais

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