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.

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

COVID-19

All fixtures must abide by current England Volleyball’s COVID-19 guidance https://www.volleyballengland.org/coronavirus

A reminder on time restricted venues

These rules are included in the HVA Rules at section C.11 under "Time restricted venues". The rules clarify that any venue time restriction must be communicated by the Home Captain to both the Away Captain and the Referee at the start of the match, with the situation under which the match will end clearly stated. Perhaps it might be a good idea to write it on the score sheet before the match...

Keeping the volleyball family safe during competitions

From England Volleyball whose guidelines we will be following for all sanctioned events; league and cup. For 2021/22 we introduced a set of measures for Volleyball England competitions to mitigate potential Covid-19 risks to participants. We also advise other volleyball competition organisers to follow these measures too, which are in addition to our usual rules and regulations. This list of...

So who do we have for 2021/2?

We’re intending to start up the HVA leagues again in September. We've sent an email out to previous club contacts but if we have any new clubs interested in starting we'd love to hear from you. The HVA won’t start competitive matches until the end of October to give everybody a chance to re-establish themselves. Who thinks they’ll be playing and what teams do you think you’ll have? Best guess is...

Coronavirus Guidance

The HVA have created a new page to help you get started playing indoor volleyball again this season, whilst reducing the risks associated with COVID-19. Please don't be complacent. The UK Government has allowed volleyball to return because of the meticulous safety plans and measures that have been introduced by Volleyball England, and these must be followed to ensure the safety of all involved,...

Finalising the 2019/20 season under COVID-19

In most things the HVA are doing under the pandemic, we're taking our lead from Volleyball England. You can see how they finalised their competitions here with details of their decision making process here (PDF download) . This approach was agreed at the HVA committee meeting held on 24 August 2020 (waiting on minutes). The League VE decided to award all league results as a draw, sharing the...

Indoor volleyball will return this September

We're very pleased to say that Volleyball England have announced that indoor volleyball can re-start (along with outdoor 6v6 and 2v2). You can read the guidelines https://www.volleyballengland.org/…/government-gives-green-… We'll digest and then organise the committee meeting we missed back in June to discuss the restart of competitive volleyball next season and how we intend to finish last...

All HVA volleyball cancelled due to coronavirus until 20th May

HVA will be following Volleyball England's lead and cancelling all county volleyball activities with immediate effect until 20 May 2020. That includes all league and cup fixtures including the Cup Final scheduled for 3 May 2020. We mirror the reason's given by Volleyball England and we won't repeat them here. We haven't taken the decision lightly. The Fixtures Secretary has cancelled all unplayed...