News Archives:
December 2017

Half Season Review – Indoor National and Regional Teams

Posted on December 18, 2017, Categories: Community, Events, Leagues, NVL Men, NVL Women

Richmond VB is a vibrant club with a strong history in national competitions. It is running 11 adult and junior teams and is committed to developing talent through innovative coaching in an inspirational training and playing environment. This has led to a host of players receiving international recognition. RVB represents London and Surrey and has a thriving community focus, attracting a growing and engaged fan base.

Men’s 1st Team
National League Men’s Super8
Richmond Volleyball & Docklands VB has merged to create a new National League Men’s Super8 team (Volleyball England’s top performing league) and doing well – Won 3 and lost 3 (6th).

U18 Academies
Richmond Boys are 1st in the Men’s National League Div 3 South (won 12 and lost 1)
Richmond Girls are 1st in the Women’s National League Div 3 South East (won 9 and lost 1)

Seven RVB Junior players & a coach represented England Juniors at various 2017 North European Volleyball Championship age group tournaments held in Denmark and England.

London League
Richmond Men are 4th in the Premier League (won 4 & lost 4)
Richmond Women are 3rd in Division Two A (won 4 & lost 1)

Surrey League
Richmond Men are 1st in the 1st Division (won 6 & lost 1)
Richmond Women are 4th in the 1st Division (won 5 & lost 3)

National Juniors
RVB Juniors are competing in all national junior age groups and doing well so far….

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Review – RVB on the Beach

Posted on December 18, 2017, Categories: Beach Volleyball, Community, News

Our aim is to provide a wide range of beach volleyball activities reaching out to individuals of all ages, backgrounds and abilities in the training of skills and techniques of beach volleyball, foster teamwork, sportsmanship and an appreciation for health and wellness. In so doing we ran a full season programme (Winter and Summer) and the main program was in the Summer from April through to September delivering many events such as:

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Half Season Review – Community Leagues

Posted on December 18, 2017, Categories: Community, Leagues

Richmond Volleyball Community programmes offers many opportunities for many people of all ages and genders to take part and play lots of volleyball in structured environments building strong community links with other local volleyball clubs/teams, Sport England, London Sport, Surrey Active, Local Authorities, Universities, Schools, and  our key partners Honda, Nestle, and Goldeneye. So how are the RVB community programmes contenders shaping up so far?

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Sheffield prove too strong for battling Richmond Docklands

Posted on December 17, 2017, Categories: Events, Leagues, News, NVL Men

Richmond Docklands ended 2017 with a hard fought 3-1 loss against last year’s Super8s runners-up Sheffield. Playing at their training venue Christs School, Richmond Docklands were hoping for an early Christmas present but despite playing some of their best volleyball of the last couple of months, they ended the year empty handed.

Captain Andrew Pink summed up his feelings afterwards, “I’m naturally disappointed with the loss but ultimately we can honestly say that we played a hell of a lot better than we did in our last two matches. If we’d played this well against Malory and Essex we’d have won at least one of those games. It’s frustrating but I think we can go into the Christmas break in a more confident mood and look forward to more victories early in the New Year”.

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Richmond Docklands succumb to second successive league defeat

Posted on December 12, 2017, Categories: Community, Events, Juniors, Leagues, News, NVL Men, South London Volleyball League

After a thoroughly dispiriting home performance against long-time rivals London Malory, Docklands had a full three weeks to stew until their next on-court appearance against fellow newcomers to Super 8s action Essex Blaze.

Team Essex came into the game winless in five competitive outings, but Richmond Docklands were well aware of the young side’s ability augmented by their rigorous coaching and training regime.

The question for Essex seemed to be when, not if, they would get their first victory of the season and a ring-rusty Richmond Docklands walked straight into a punch that left the side nursing their second successive league defeat.

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