Adult Social Training Sessions this July!

Is it time to try a new sport? Are you a current player looking for more activity? Would you like to join a team in the Spring social competitions starting 25th August?

Come along to the Adult social training sessions:

Wednesday 22nd and 29th July
Hunter Sports High School, Gateshead
Enter via Gate 2 and come into Building S

Men: 6.30 – 8.00pm
Women: 8.00 – 9.30pm
Cost: $10pp

Our coaches will be hosting 90 minute sessions featuring skill development, drills and game time. Bring a friend and enjoy the action, meet some of our club members and have some fun. No experience is necessary if you are a beginner wanting to get started, or if you’re an intermediate player looking to polish up your skills for competition.

Please complete the online registration form to indicate your interest in attending. Reminders will be sent in the week prior to each activity.

Juniors Come and Try Volleyball!

The best way to beat the Winter blues is to get of the house, try something new and make some new friends!

Boys and girls aged 12-17 years are invited to our next kids Come and Try sessions where you can drop in at any time or stay for the whole two hours:

Wednesday 22nd July and 29th July
4.30pm – 6.30pm
Hunter Sports High School at Gateshead
Enter via Gate 2, Building S

How about trying volleyball this July? It’s a great sport you can play indoors, on the beach, in the park and even the pool … maybe in a few months!

Parents, please complete the online registration form and then bring your child along to one, or both sessions, it’s up to you. They’ll learn the skills of volleyball (digging, setting, spiking, blocking, and serving) and also play some fun games with our experienced coaches.

Return to Adult Competition – 7th July 2020

The Committee is thrilled with the opportunity for members to return to community sport for adults and juniors from 1st July. We will recommence volleyball activity with our Tuesday night social competitions at Newcastle Basketball Stadium, Broadmeadow on Tuesday 7th July.

Teams in the following divisions will hit the courts on Tuesday 7th July for a shortened seven week Winter season:

  • A Grade men’s (6 teams)
  • B Grade men’s (8 teams) and
  • Mixed Social (3 teams)

An extended Spring season commences on Tuesday 25th August and run right through to December.

Competition draws are available by following the links under the SOCIALISE menu.

The B Grade women’s competition (4 teams) will resume at Hunter Sports High School, Gateshead on Wednesday 5th August. More information about player recruitment, pre-season games, and the season proper will be published this week.

Member Update COVID-19

The Newcastle Volleyball Committee regrets to advise that it will be suspending all club activities until at least Sunday 26th April due to the continued escalation of the COVID-19 outbreak.

 We have been notified by Volleyball NSW that they are suspending their events and competitions program until Thursday 30th April, including Schools Cup events (April, May and June) as well as the community favourite State Cup events (ANZAC, Newcastle, and Illawarra).

This decision to disrupt our local community volleyball season is difficult, however is socially responsible as we proactively consider the welfare of our players, officials, coaches and the wider community.

Newcastle Volleyball will continue to monitor the local, State and National situation and will provide a further update to members no later than Friday 17th April, featuring advice on our midweek social competitions, representative team training and Spikeroos. If our community situation changes significantly before then, we will be in contact sooner.

Thank you for your support during this rapidly evolving health crisis. While we are committed to helping people play volleyball, our highest priority at the moment is keeping our volleyball and wider community safe.

If you have questions please email us (president@newcastlevolleyball.com.au) and we will do our best to respond, or we will consider for further discussion at the upcoming Committee meeting on 30th March.

2020 Senior Representative Program

With Autumn indoor social competitions up and running, we now turn our minds to the senior representative season and how local men and women can add their names to the long list of proud Newcastle Volleyball representatives competing in tournaments hosted by Volleyball NSW and its Affiliates.

Team trials will be conducted during March, before teams compete at Manly Cup (hosted by Manly-Warringah Volleyball Association) and State Cup events in Sydney, Newcastle, and Illawarra.

Check out the REPRESENT menu for more information on upcoming opportunities for men and women in 2020.

Autumn Social Competitions

Thanks to all of the players who participated in Come & Try and registrations nights over the past fortnight. We’re thrilled to have met so many new players and formed three new Social Mixed teams, and filled places in B Grade teams for over one dozen new players also.

Please follow the SOCIALISE menu for copies of the draw for the Social divisions.

Good luck to everyone – new or returning – playing Newcastle Volleyball social competitions this month!

Welcome to 2020

Happy new year everyone, great to be back with a fun year of action ahead of us.

Welcome to our new Committee also, and thanks to everyone volunteering their time to run the club for the benefit of all of our members, young and old, who love the game.

Check out what’s happening with our social competitions, and stay tuned for announcements about the 2020 men’s and women’s rep program. Oh, and heads up we have eight-week junior Spikeroos programs running this year in U15 and U17 groups.