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 secretary@vkbarnet.net.

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 :-

https://londonsport.org/news/vk-barnet-volleyball-club-londons-regional-satellite-club-year/

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.

Success at Enfield Sports Awards Evening

Posted by Sean on 20 Mar 2015

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Success for several club members at the Enfield Borough Sports and Culture Awards Evening yesterday.

Congratulations to Natalia Evangelou and Ryan on their awards in the “Young Leader of the Year” category. Both play pivotal roles at our junior Satellite Clubs as assistant coaches and Natalia recently passed her Level 1 Volleyball Coaches Award.

Ryan won another award, this time alongside Rhys Chung, in the “Young Performer of the Year” category. Ryan Poole represented England at U17 & U19 levels, both indoor and on the beach, last year and was voted as 1 of the best 6 players at the NEVZA Championships. Rhys has played for our men’s 2nd team this year and will play for Boswells U16 team in the National Final later this month. He is also on the cusp of the England U17s squad – all achieved in the 16 months since he first took up the sport !

Eric Hill was Highly Commended in the “Adult Volunteer of the Year” category for his tireless work at Southgate Junior Satellite Club. Eric, too, plays a pivotal role in making the club such a success.

Sean Poole was Highly Commended, and turned out to be the Overall Winner, in the “Dedication to Sport and Culture” category for his work in setting up and running 3 Junior Satellite Volleyball Clubs in the borough.