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Sheffield too strong for Docklands

Posted on January 29, 2018, Categories: Events, Leagues, News, NVL Men

Richmond Docklands’ KO cup campaign came to an abrupt end in the quarter finals against a strong Sheffield side.  Luis Bello’s team travelled with only eight players and without a regular opposite player.  Joaquin Bello stepped up to the challenge opposite his brother Javier and did a great job but a high error count cost Docklands against a clinical Sheffield team.

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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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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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Malory give Richmond Docklands a wake up call

Posted on November 20, 2017, Categories: Community, Events, Juniors, Leagues, NVL Men

Richmond Docklands were given a wake up call by old rivals Malory Eagles who inflicted the first defeat of the season on Luis Bello’s new team. After three wins in the Super8s, Richmond Docklands had made a dream start to their league campaign but in the 40th Docklands v Malory match it was Jefferson Williams’ side that proved worthy winners on the day.

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Richmond Docklands continues early season momentum with hard fought five set Super8s victory

Posted on November 6, 2017, Categories: Community, Events, Juniors, Leagues, News, NVL Men, South London Volleyball League

Richmond Docklands remains unbeaten after win against London Lynx on Saturday

With just eight teams in England’s top flight, the fixture list is always going to play havoc for coaches and players alike when trying to sustain momentum throughout a long season with relatively few games.

On Saturday morning when Richmond Docklands set foot on the University of East London’s court to take on London Lynx in Super8s action, it had been a full three weeks since the team’s last competitive fixture.

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