Brilliant Performance by Richmond players at NEVZA Youth Beach Championships 2024

It was a highly successful week for the 13 Richmond players that were selected to represent England at the NEVZA Youth Beach Championships 2024 at Bridlington Beach, with medals for our players in all age categories. The competition featured strong representation from fellow NEVZA-member countries Norway, Sweden, Iceland and the Faroe Islands, along with teams from Scotland and Ireland.

Bailey Harsum, Lewis Bunton and Przemek Soczewka
Bailey Harsum, Lewis Bunton and coach Przemek Soczweka (Photo by Jon Cornish)
Zak Maghur
Zak Maghur (Photo by Nina Erminio)

In the U18 Men’s competition the Richmond pair of Bailey Harsum and Lewis Bunton in their first tournament together remained unbeaten throughout the event and won Gold in the final against the Norwegian pair Smørholm/Stenberg 2:0 (21-19, 21-17). Richmond’s Zak Maghur with partner Luca Robinson came a respectable 5th.

Alice Jagielska
Alice Jagielska (Photo by Jon Cornish)
Anna Szentessy and Tilly Hutton
Anna Szentessy and Tilly Hutton (Photo by Nina Erminio)

In the U18 Women’s competition it was another Gold medal for Richmond’s Alice Jagielska and partner Molly Quinn. They were able to get revenge for their loss in the pool stages to Norwegian pair Skojld/Våge by winning the final against them in two convincing sets 2:0 (21-14, 21-12). Richmond had 6 players in this category. Anna Szentessy and Tilly Hutton just missed in the bronze medal match against Swedish pair Welander/Källströmer 0:2 (15-21, 19-21), but finished in a very good 4th place.

Elisa Jarmon & Lottie Levich
Elisa Jarmon & Lottie Levich (Photo by Nina Erminio)
Olivia Cross
Olivia Cross (Photo by Nina Erminio)

It was also a great performance and experience for the other Richmond teams Elisa Jarmon and Lottie Levich, who finished 6th and the Olivia Cross with partner Robyn Clifford finished 11th. There are great things to come from these young teams!

Peter Soczewka
Peter Soczewka (Photo by Nina Erminio)
George Ruddick
George Ruddick (Photo by Nina Erminio)

In the U20 Men’s competition Richmond’s Peter Soczewka with partner Rob Morgan won Silver, just missing out in the final against Norwegians Kjemperud/Engås 0:2 (17-21, 16-21). George Ruddick with partner Ollie Tuck won silver in a thrilling bronze medal match against fellow England team Brett/Lycett 2:0 (23-21, 21-13).

Anja Erminio
Anja Erminio (Photo by Nina Erminio)
Izzy Hames
Izzy Hames (Photo by Nina Erminio)

It was silver in the U20 Women’s competition too for Richmond’s Anja Erminio with partner Maia Darling. Having beaten the Norwegian finalists Fosseli/Sunde in the pool stage, the tables were turned in the final with the Norwegians winning 2:0 (21-13, 21-12). Richmond’s Izzy Hames with partner Charlie Chambers came a respectable 5th.

Congratulations also to our head coach Przemek Soczweka, who was part of the coaching team for the England teams.

Well done to all players – the future looks bright for England and for Richmond with these talented young players!

Photography: Nina Erminio and Jon Cornish

Great Performance by Richmond at the UKBT Club Championships 2024

We’re very proud of all Richmond teams that took part in the UK Beach Tour Club Championships this weekend!

In the Championship Division our women’s team consisting of Katie Keefe & Martha Bullen, Cleo Jongedijk & Elisa Jarmon came within 2 points of the final, in the golden set of the semifinal against the eventual winners Deep Dish Bournemouth. After 2 days of tough competition the girls came 4th (out of 13).

The in the Men’s Championship Division, our team of consisting of Zak Maghur & Bailey Harsum, Ben Sanders & Romario Stambullio came a very respectable 7th (out of 13), being the only team in the competition with all players under 18. They came within a golden set of making it to the semifinal in a tough quarterfinal against eventual winners Fireball North Devon.

In the Men’s Trophy competition our young team of Rease Jarmon & Ben Sizoo came 17th (out of 20) and gained a lot of experience against strong adult competition.

In a strong Mixed Trophy competition we entered three teams at both ends of the spectrum with the junior team of Tyler Sourmarie & Tilly Hutton, and the senior teams Martin Rees & Arzu Davis and Mike Keefe & Sarah Keefe putting in a great effort to finish 19th, 18th and 23rd (out of 28) respectively.

Overall, taking into account all the competitions, the club made a great improvement over last years result coming a respectable 8th out of 15 clubs. Especially with the number of young players that took part, this bodes very well for next year!

Well done and thank you to all the teams that took part!

Learn to play Beach Volleyball for under 10s (Free sessions!)

We’re excited to be launching a new Beach Volleyball programme aimed at boys and girls aged 5-10 this April at the Beach Courts at Teddington Sports Centre.

This is a great opportunity for young children to get a first introduction to the exciting sport of volleyball. With fun drills and games the children will learn the fundamentals of beach volleyball as well as general coordination skills and movement on the sand.


  • Free Taster Event: Saturday 6th April at 3-5pm
  • Weekly training sessions on Wednesdays 4-5 pm (from 17th April)
  • Weekly training sessions on Saturdays 8:30 – 9:30 am (from 20th April)

As an extra incentive, we are able to offer these training sessions for free – all we ask you is to pay the £15 annual Junior Membership fees (not required for the taster event).

Spaces are limited and all sessions require prior registration via our website.

Click here more information and to register for the free taster event and/or the training sessions.

The coaches Francesca and Mike are looking forward to welcoming the children on the sand!

This project is kindly supported through BVDC funding from Volleyball England.

Under 10s beach volleyball poster

Adult Beginners/Improvers beach sessions re-starting soon!

We have two adult beginners sessions starting again soon:

Saturdays 9am-10:30am Mixed Beginners/Improvers open session:
Ideal for players who can only come occasionally and are looking for a basic introduction to beach volleyball along with some fun games (probably 3 or 4 a-side depending on numbers). This session will be bookable through team app from one week in advance (pay per session).

Starts 23rd April.

Wednesdays 6:30pm-8:30pm Mixed Beginners/Improvers training:
Ideal for a more in depth introduction/refresher to beach volleyball, where you can progress as a group focusing on different aspects of the game every week. Bookable in blocks of 7 sessions (first block 6 sessions):

Starts 27th April.

For more information email

Richmond Winter Beach Series starts 24th October

The summer might be over, but we’re pleased to announce that registration to our popular series of winter beach tournaments is now open.

Taking place once a month between October and March, these tournaments are aimed at all levels and are fast paced – with maximum of 8 teams on 3 courts, this means you get lots of games with minimum amount of breaks. The format is 2v2 and there are mixed and single-gender events.

There are medals to be won for each event and prizes for the overall series winners.

In the last two years the series was unfortunately cut short due to the national lockdowns, but hopefully this year we can complete the series.

Richmond Winter Series Poster
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