Volleyball Workplace Challenge – Southsea

Volleyball Workplace Challenge – Southsea –

On Monday 15th August Southsea Beach Courts hosted the first Hampshire Workplace Challenge Volleyball Tournament organised by Sport Hampshire and IOW (SHIOW) with support from Volleyball England. It was a perfect evening for volleyball with perfect blue skies and the sand glowing in the sunshine. The volleyball event attracted 5 local businesses from in and around the Portsmouth area including Portsmouth County Council, Flowstars, Mercury HR, SMR, Apollo Fire and SHIOW. On hand during the evening were 3 local Volleyball Clubs including the Pumas Volleyball Club, Portsmouth Ladies Volleyball Club and South Hants Sitting Volleyball Club who all helped provide some coaching as well as score the games.


Many of the teams were relatively new to volleyball and some even experiencing the sport for the first time. The format allowed each team to play some beach volleyball as well Sitting Volleyball and throughout the evening each team got the opportunity to play each other. It was a closely contested tournament but SMR ran out the eventual winners with Apollo Fire closely behind in 2nd place.


Julia Griskune (from the Apollo Fire team) commented at the end, “Thank you very much again for a wonderful experience! I totally enjoyed every single minute of it . It was very well organised – everyone had fun and also get some blood flowing. Absolutely great evening!”

At the end of the evening the 3 volleyball clubs were able to hand out flyers and give out information to all participants on their own club sessions in the hope of recruiting some new players.


Volleyball England looks forward to working with SHIOW in the near future to deliver another Volleyball Workplace Challenge event in Hampshire. Thank you again to all those that took part, SHIOW and the 3 clubs for your support in making this volleyball event such a great success.

Why not get involved in August Go Spike Big Weekend 27th-29th August!?

Why not get involved in August Go Spike Big Weekend 27th-29th August!? –

Hampshire is aiming big again and hosting at least 5 Go Spike events over the bank holiday weekend. Events will be held in Winchester, Eastleigh, Southampton, Basingstoke and Gosport. Details of the FREE volleyball taster sessions in Hampshire can be found via this link: https://www.workplacechallenge.org.uk/hampshireiow/events/2016/08/go-spike-big-weekend2



The Hampshire Volleyball Association will be holding its Annual General Meeting on Friday 29 July 2016 at the Tesco Community Room, Fareham, PO16 0LE between 1830 and 2030.  Please note: on arrival at Tesco you must sign in at the Customer Services desk where you will receive free parking.

This is an opportunity for you to have your say on the HVA’s future activity and the committee is particularly keen to hear your views on the Indoor League for the coming season.

Minutes from the previous AGM can be found on our website – just search under ‘About’ and ‘Publications’.

Minutes from the Committee Meeting held on Thursday 23 June 2105 are here- http://hampshirevolleyball.org.uk/Minutes%20of%20meeting%2023%20Jun%2016.pdf