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JUNIORS

Our Juniors are in the Volleyball England 

 Tier 2 Grand Prix

Northampton Volleyball club returned to play in September 2021, following COVID-19.  We found a handful of juniors had learnt about the game from a Korean cartoon, and now wanted to try it for themselves.  We accepted the challenge and by January 2022, we had so many young people coming to our club night that we created a junior only section of the club.

From January 2022 to now, we have over 20 young athletes who now consider themselves members of NVC!   We have a dedicated training session for youngsters from the age of 13, ranging from absolute beginners to intermediate players who are integrating into the clubs’ playing squads alongside our senior club members.

Some of our junior members have volunteered at national events and have helped to officiate our matches.

2022/23 was our first season with a junior team entered into the Volleyball England U16 Grand prix – a tournament designed especially for junior teams, and we won our series finishing top! Five of those players now make up part of the local league men’s team.

In the 2022/23 season, 2 junior members secured places in the East Midlands Regional Squad at boys U17 and played in the Volleyball England Inter Regional competition.  In the 2023/24 season, 7 junior members have been participating in the trials for this year’s regional squads at U15 and U17 girls and boys squads.  We are excited to hear if they have been selected for the final squad to represent East Midlands and be part of the Inter Regionals competition in May 2024. 

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Two of our junior members are part of the England cadet (U17) squad and in January 2023 went to Bulgaria for the CEV European Championships.  We continue to watch them grow and go from strength to strength, and also hold a strong position in the NVC Men’s National League squad for 2023/24 season.

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Everyone starts somewhere. 

You can achieve anything in volleyball; if it’s training you want – we’ve got it! 

If you want to meet new friends -we’ve got it! 

If you want to learn teamwork, resilience and build your confidence – we’ve got it!

Playing is learning, and the more you play, the more you learn.

We have made a great start to our junior volleyball story – come and be part of the next chapter!!  Get in touch, come along, join our volleyball family.  Once you start, you won’t want to stop!

 

Watch our video – hear what volleyball can do for you from our members!

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