Indoor volleyball is strong in Hampshire. The 2 local leagues have worked hard to develop volleyball over the last 20 years. The Portsmouth Volleyball Association (PVA) and Southampton and District Volleyball Association (SADVA) both run local leagues from October through to May. With over 30 clubs playing in these 2 leagues, volleyball has grown across Hampshire.
The PVA league offer a men's league, with matches played on a Tuesday night at the Mountbatten Sports Centre in Portsmouth.
The SADVA league offers a men's, ladies' and mixed league, with matches playef on Friday nights at the St. Mary's Leisure Centre in Southampton.
If you are interested in getting involved in one of the local teams in these leagues or have a team you would like to enter, please visit their websites for more information.
With the creation of the HVA in June 2012, one key goal was to develop a County wide league.
While the PVA and SADVA offer a good standard of regular volleyball, it was felt that there was something missing between the local league structure and the National League programme.
It is the aim of HVA to develop clubs in the local leagues with a view to raising their standard, so that if they wish to make the transition to National League it will be less of a jump for them.
The league began in October 2013 consisting of invited teams, who we as a committee believed fit the criteria to perform at this level. Since that first season, the leagues have established themselves and the men's and ladies' leagues are now open to entries by all clubs.
The indoor game in this county is currently very healthy. With opportunities for players of all levels to play in an environment which caters for their ability.
There are a number of clubs in Hampshire that compete in the National Volleyball League in various divisions. Check out the Club Map for more information.