RVB Among Top 5 Junior Clubs in England

In 2013-2014 season 43 junior clubs (including 8  Regional Academies and 1 National Academy) participated in the Volleyball England’s National Junior competitions.

RVB Junior Centre of Excellence has prepared 6 boys and girls teams to compete in all age categories in VE National Junior Cup & National Grand Prix .

In order to analyse the performance of the squads at the National level and measure up the RVB Junior Club against other high performing clubs in England, RVB applied a ranking system that took into account results for all clubs from all National competitions (u15, u16, u18 Junior Cup and Grand Prix) in the last 12 months.

To establish ranking, points were assigned according to the stage of competition and place reached by a team in the National Junior Cup and Grand Prix :

* 1st qualifying round  – 10pts                                                              * 2nd qualifying round – 20pts                                                              * Last 8’s – 40 pts                                                                                  * Last 6’s – 60 pts                                                                                  * National Semi-Finals – 80 pts                                                             * National Finalists – 100 pts

The results put RVB Junior Centre of Excellence into the 5th spot  on a par with and outperforming some VE Regional Academies. It is also an improvement on the results for last year.

Here are the RVB 2013-14 standings:
RVB Boys :

  •  u15 National Cup – Last 6s (5th)
  •  u16 National Cup – Last 8s (5th)
  • u18 National Cup -2nd Qualifying round (3rd)
  • u18 National Grand Prix -Last 8s (6th)

RVB Girls :

  • u15 National Cup – Last 6s (5th)
  • u16 National Cup -2nd Qualifying round (3rd)
  • u18 National Cup -2nd Qualifying round (3rd)
  • u18 National Grand Prix –  Last 8s (8th)
Club Team / SchoolLocationTotal PointsTotal Girls PointsTotal Boys Points
Boswells / Essex VCEssex600280320
Wessex LeafDorset540220320
Ernst Bevin / Malory EaglesCentral London400230170
Tameside VCManchester3403400
Black CountryWest Midlands320200120
RICHMOND VOLLEYBALL SW London & Surrey320140180
Newcastle Staffs (NSVC)Staffordshire260120140
Academy of Beach SportsDevon25020050
Chadwell Heath SchoolNE London2200220
Nottingham RocketsNottingham2100210

 This fantastic achievement was possible due to hard work and commitment from all the players, coaches, parents and volunteers at Richmond Volleyball. Thank you all!

RVB Junior Centre of Excellence is becoming a popular hub for junior players in SW London & Surrey. The Centre is rapidly expanding through an extensive community schools programme in several boroughs and established satellite clubs. With the aim of developing local talents to the highest performance standard, the RVB Centre  now provides separate sessions for beginners/improvers and advanced players and attracts young players from the age of 8.