Hutton Moor Mini Volleyball Grand Prix Saturday 16th Novmeber

A quick reminder that the second Mini-Volleyball Grand Prix takes place on Saturday 16th November at the Hutton Moor Sports Centre in Weston-Super-Mare, BS22 8LY. It starts at 1 p.m. and expected to finish around 5 p.m. You can enter using the link http://www.swva.org.uk/junior-grand-prix-entry-form and the cost of entering is £15 per team.

Teams are generally made up with three players, but two can play together or you can have a team of four where players rotate in. It is also allowed to include one younger boy in a girls team or one girl up to one year older in a boys team. The weight of balls should be appropriate to the age group playing and the team with the youngest player will always select the weight of the lightweight balls if there is a dispute. I would like to make the closing date for entries Saturday 9th November at 6 p.m.

Please note the registration procedure below. Again, anyone who would like to help run any of the events, this would be appreciated (I have had offers for December and January). The entry fees have been put up to £15 per team for the Grand Prix, this is in order to try and break even with our costs.

I hope you agree that this still provides good value for the competitions. Can I remind you that your club should either be registered through Volleyball England or via British Colleges Sports.

Below are the other bookings for this season:- SW Volleyball Association Junior Tournament Booking 2013-14 Grand Prix Bookings Sunday 8th December 2013 1 – 5 p.m. – Hutton Moor Saturday 11th January 2014 1 – 5 p.m. Taunton U15 SW Regional Qualifiers Saturday 1st February 2014 These are the dates put aside for the regional qualifiers (SW) for the regional rounds (S) of the U15 national cups. It has been decided to follow the VE directives this year and let individual clubs ‘bid’ to hold the events.

If you are interested in doing this, please let me know and I will make sure you get the relevant information when it becomes available. Wessex/Leaf and I have been told Academy have made a bid so far. South- West Mini-Championships Saturday 8th or Sunday 9th March (TBC) Leaf Studio School, Bournemouth I hope you are not too phased with all this information and look forward to a good season of Volleyball ahead.

David Walrond

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