The young English beach volleyball pair from Richmond VB, London (Javier Bello and Joaquin Bello) is one step closer to completing their Olympic dream finishing 2nd at the u18 CEV Youth Beach Volleyball Continental Cup qualifier – Pool F, which ended on Sunday in Larnaca, Cyprus. They will now progress to the Continental Cup finals next year with 16 other European Countries and the top 5 countries will qualify to the 2018 Youth Olympic Games Beach Volleyball tournament in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Javier Bello and Joaquin Bello (Richmond VB) represented England Juniors and claimed England’s first ever gold medal at the u18 Commonwealth Youth Games Championships in 2017 Bahamas winning against Cyprus in the final.
England Juniors produced a dominant display of attacking volleyball winning all five matches and beating New Zealand (2-0) & Jamaica (2-0) in their pool matches, followed by wins in quarter finals against South Africa (2-0), Semi-Finals against Australia (2-0) and then claimed gold against Cyprus (2-0).
Congratulations to Richmond U18s Boys who beat Black Country 3-1 in their final group game to top their National Grand Prix Group B with three wins out of three. They then went on to beat EBC Greenhouse 3-0 in the semi-final to set up a final with Boswell School in May.
U18 Richmond VB Boys also finish the NVL season in second place after a 3-0 win to Maidstone VB and secure a promotional play-off place to the Men’s National Division 2 South.
Congratulations to this team for their best ever national placing. Looking forward to the National Promotional Play-off and National Grand Prix final in May.
Well done to all players, coaches and to all parents for their support
Richmond VB girls qualified for the u15 National Finals with very strong performances. They won all their pool matches 2-0 against South Bucks, Graveney & Malory Eagles, Westminster VC A, & CFGS Greenhouse B progressing to the Semi-Finals at the Southern Divisional Finals held at Leaf Dorset. Richmond A then won 2-0 against Bishop Llandaff to secure a place in the U15 National Finals (Last 6’s).
ON THE COURT
NVL Men’s Division 1
Saturday 25th February 2017
* (H) Richmond VB (3) Vs Leeds VB (1)
* (H) Richmond VB (3) Northumbria VB (1)
League position 2nd (won 9 & lost 2)
NVL Women South East Division 3 (u18’s)
Sunday 25th February 2017
* (A) Inter Women (3) Richmond VB (0)
* (H) Richmond VB (3) Ashcombe VB (0)
League position 1st (won 11 & lost 3)
National Junior Grand Prix Quarter Finals
* Richmond VB (3) Black Country (1)
* Richmond VB (3) EBC Greenhouse (0)
RVB qualified to the National Finals to take place 7th May at Kettering
* Richmond VB (3) v’s Graveney Malory Eagles (2)
* Richmond VB (3) v’s Boswells School (1).
RVB qualified to National Semi-finals to take place on the 5th March at Kettering
Well done everyone and thank you to our RVB supporters !!