London Lynx were the first of two visitors to try and prolong Richmond Docklands’ worrying three-match losing streak – in fact the home side hadn’t won a Super8s league match since the reverse fixture way back on 4th November.
Yet despite the long holiday break and just a few training sessions to knock the rust off, coaching duo Luis Bello and Andy Hopper’s side stormed out of the gates and took the first set of 2018 with ease, running out 25-15 winners.
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).
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.
Richmond Men are 4th in the Premier League (won 4 & lost 4)
Richmond Women are 3rd in Division Two A (won 4 & lost 1)
Richmond Men are 1st in the 1st Division (won 6 & lost 1)
Richmond Women are 4th in the 1st Division (won 5 & lost 3)
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:
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?
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.