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

National League matches return for the first time in 18 months

Richmond’s top-level teams have a busy start to their NVL campaigns this weekend.

On Saturday the men kick off their Super League season with a tough trip to Durham.  That’s followed by a visit to Sheffield on Sunday.  

Richmond Bucks also head north on Saturday to face Miners Doncaster in their first-ever Division 1 fixture.

After such a long break all our teams are excited to see some on-court action again. 

Come on Richmond!

AGM 2021

After a two year gap (for obvious reasons) the club held its AGM on Sunday 1st August via Zoom (a club first).  A good turnout was able to learn how the club has dealt with a difficult 18 months and how the club remains in a strong position as we come out of the pandemic.

Vera Kenyon

Vera Kenyon

The meeting was also a chance to pay tribute to outgoing Club Chair Vera Kenyon.  Newly elected Chair Andy Hopper said, “On behalf of the club I’d like to thank Vera for all her hard work as the Club’s chair for the last 3 years.  Vera took over at a very difficult time and helped put the club back on track.  She’s had to deal with a lot behind the scenes which will have gone unnoticed by most of the club’s members but we are all in Vera’s debt for everything she has done for the club.  Thanks very much Vera”.

Thanks also went to Fab Goalen and Ilaria Bigotto who stepped down from their Exec roles, all their efforts were much appreciated.

The meeting saw the re-election of a number of club officers as well as new appointments.  Congratulations to Marcel Sivak (Club Secretary) and Corina Glowrey (Communications Officer) on their new Exec Committee roles, we’re sure they’ll do a great job.

 

 

Witches of the Orient – Watch the film and earn money for our club!

With the Olympics just around the corner, Modern Films approached Richmond Volleyball Club see if we would could help them promote a film on volleyball and also raise money for the club. We said why not!

The film is called “Witches of the Orient”, and is about the Japanese Women’s Volleyball team and their journey to beating the Russians at the 1964 Olympics. These “Witches” were also the inspiration behind the Manga/Anime series Haikyu which many of our Juniors love!

It is a very interesting watch and Modern Films will also give a portion of the proceeds of each ticket to the club so tell your family and friends to watch!!

Also, our own Katie and Anna Keefe will be in a live Facebook Q & A session with the Film Director, Julien Faraut and hosted by the Telegraph Women’s Sport journalist Fiona Tomas this Thursday evening at 6 pm.

Make sure you tune in!

Interesting Factoid: Our Club Chairman, Vera Kenyon, was coached by one of the players on the 1964 Russian team who played against these “Witches”!! She is excited to find out what it was all about!

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