About the HVA

The Hertfordshire Volleyball Association (HVA) organise the Hertfordshire Volleyball League that comprises teams from Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire and North London.

The HVA endeavour to cater for all abilities and ages and strive to raise the standard of volleyball in the area.

The HVA support a number of National League teams in Hertfordshire.

If you'd like to play volleyball, we'd like to help.

Cup Finals tickets go on sale as non-league duo target knockout glory

Tickets are now on sale for this year’s National Cup Finals weekend – with the prospect of two non-NVL sides making it to the showpiece event. At a time when the footballing exploits of Sutton and Lincoln have caught the public’s attention in this year’s FA Cup, Willesden and Cambridge University stand one win away from securing their places in the Men’s and Women’s Shield competitions...

English beach pair given significant funding boost

England’s chances of securing a beach volleyball medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games have been given a huge boost with Sport England agreeing to fund the leading men’s beach pair to the tune of £40,000. Chris Gregory and Jake Sheaf’s current world ranking should see England qualify as one of the top-ranked Commonwealth countries. The new funding will be used to provide coaching support as the...

Volleyball England announces 34% cut in its central funding

Sport England has today confirmed that Volleyball England’s annual funding is to be cut by 34%. This reduction in funding is in line with the cuts applied to most other National Governing Bodies (NGBs). The announcement means that Volleyball England (VE) has been given £422,000 to sustain its activities from April 1 until September 30. During that time, VE will make its full four year funding...

Time to Listen Workshop in Herts next month

Since the change from Criminal Record Bureau (CRB) to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks, Volleyball England initially managed a manual process for any checks carried out. In a desire to significantly improve services to our members, Volleyball England have now changed the process for completing Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks to an online system. Location – University of...

Grade 4 refereeing course

South Bucks Volleyball are hosting a Grade 4 refereeing course in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire on 29th January 2017, 10 - 6. The cost is VB England standard £50. Registration is now available at https://volleyballengland.org/courses The HVA committee agreed last night to support this course by way of funding one place per HVA affiliated club. The new 1-day Grade 4 refereeing course is your first...

Next HVA Meeting Tuesday 13th December

Next Tuesday (13th of December), we will have our last HVA meeting of the year 2016. Held in staff room at RSS in Kings Langley at 8pm. Here is what we will discuss: Agreement on date for the KO Cup final Involvement in Volleyball England East Updates on fixtures / Feedback on website Feedback on the London rule Treasurer update Junior update Logo competition Any other business/issue Please make...

Seeking Beginner Friendly Fixtures

Due to our rather successful summer recruitment campaign, Kings Langley have a large number of players looking to play in a small number of games. Rather than have people sat on the bench, we've decided to split our Div 2 squad between the existing "Knights" team and a new development squad we're going to call the "Rooks". The Rooks is made up of a mixture of abilities; some total beginners, some...

VolleyballXL.com video training drills

An issue many coaches in your club are coping with, is creating interesting exercises and dynamic drills for their team. For this reason, a couple of volleyball fanatics have come up with a solution: www.volleyballxl.com VolleyballXL is the online portal for all volleyball coaches. This portal provides interesting, dynamic and fun volleyball exercises on video, explanation of typical volleyball...

A note on team restrictions

As we approach Player lock down for the season, can we remind all Clubs that they should have entered their Club Players for the season on the website by last weekend. Importantly, if the HVA Rules say you need to, you must restrict a number of players to a single team. You only need to restrict players as per the HVA Rules, not just because they normally play for a particular team - this is not...

NEVZA U19 Champs in Kettering this month

From Friday 28 October to Sunday 30 October the Northern European Volleyball Zonal Association (NEVZA) Under 19 Championships will take place at the National Volleyball Centre in Kettering. This is the first time that this age group has been hosted in England, following three successful years of under 17 championships. You can find information on all of the fixtures here .