Success for VK partner Satellite Club, Southgate College

Posted by Sean on 01 Apr 2016

Congratulations to the Girls’ team from Southgate College on reaching the semi-finals of the AOC College Tournament. The team are all members of the VK Woodhouse Junior Satellite Club and 1 or 2 of them have started playing for the VK Ladies team this season.

AOC published a great article about the team’s success, worth reading :-

Go Spike – Have a go session

Posted by Lisa on 25 Mar 2016

VK Barnet Volleyball Club are running a Go Spike – Have a go session on Saturday 28th May 2016 from 12-2pm.

The session is aimed at showcasing volleyball to the community, allowing players to try out the sport and providing an opportunity to find out more about the club whilst meeting coaches and members.

The session is completely free of charge. Please bring refreshments and suitable footwear.

Venue is Bramley Sports Ground, Bramley Road, Southgate, N14 4AB.

There is parking on site as well as toilets.

More information about Go Spike can be found at Go Spike.

Please also follow us on Facebook.

For further information please contact Lisa Hudson, VK Secretary at

We look forward to welcoming you.





Satellite Club Award Presentation Evening

Posted by Sean on 23 Nov 2015

Following on from winning the UK Sport “Regional Satellite Club of the Year” for London, a presentation was held between club sessions at Southgate School last Tuesday evening.

GB Olympian Beach Volleyballer Zara Dampney attended the event, along with representatives from Sport England, London Sport, London Volleyball Association, Southgate School, Enfield Council, club participants and several parents.

Zara presented the award to Satellite Club coaches Sean Poole and Eric Hill and then joined in the session where every participant was given the opportunity to play either against or with Zara !

The official press release is at the following link :-

Junior Satellite Club Members to attend National Talent Camp

Posted by Sean on 21 Oct 2015

6 junior members the VK Southgate School Junior Satellite Club have been accepted on the Youth Sport Trust National Talent Camp to be held in Loughborough in December. Congratulations to Ryan​, Aidan, Rhys​, Jaime​, Jessica​ & Hosanna.


The camp brings together around 350 young athletes from a wide variety of sports for 4 days of workshops under the guidance of professional sports coaches and olympians. As an aside to the camp, each of the 6 will be entitled to undertake a VE Level 1 Coaching qualification – hopefully as early as November. This is just reward for the work they have all put in with helping at satellite club sessions as well as running beginners sessions in their own schools.


Last year, 2 of our older juniors – Natalia​ and Tommy​ – attended the camp and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Both returned with such enthusiasm and became invaluable assistant coaches at the Satellite Club.

Satellite Club wins national award !

Posted by Sean on 21 Oct 2015

The VK junior satellite club running at Southgate School recently won a national award, having been nominated by London Sport who provided the initial funding to get the club started a couple of years ago.

Mel Lampert of London Sport said :-

“VK Barnet have won the Sport England regional “Satellite Club of the Year” Award for their satellite club at Southgate School. A number of different sports clubs were nominated and Sport England chose VK Barnet as the winner.
This is a fantastic achievement and a credit to Sean, Eric and the club, as well as the school.”

The school, and in particular their Head of PE, Nick Robinson, have been incredibly supportive of the club from day 1. This has been the cornerstone of the club’s success, along with London Sport’s initial funding.

The club runs at Southgate School between 5 & 6 pm every Tuesday during term time and caters for boys and girls aged between 12 & 19.