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The North East Volleyball Association (NEVA) has successfully secured almost £10,000 to support the development of junior volleyball across the North East!

The funding received via the Sport England Small Grants programme will be used to build four North East representative teams for u14 and u16 girls and u15 and u17 boys. This is in line with Volleyball England’s junior development pathway and will give our young talented players the opportunity to learn and develop alongside the best coaches and players in the region!

Volleyball England Funding Officer, Ian Poynton said: “I am delighted that the North East Volleyball Association have received a Sport England Small Grant to allow junior players, from the region, to train for and play in the Inter Regional Championships. An immense amount of work went into the bid led by Paul Welsh and it’s great to see that this has paid off! I wish the region the best of luck with their training and competition!”

The open training sessions will be offered to players from clubs and schools across the North East region. The four playing teams will be selected from this pool and will progress to the Volleyball England Inter-Regional Tournament May 2016 where they will compete against other regions from around the country in a three day competition held in London. This competition is a key talent identification opportunity for those players wishing to progress into Volleyball England junior and senior academies around the country.

NEVA Performance Manager and England Juniors Coach, Paul Welsh said: “We’re thrilled to receive this funding from Sport England! It will really help us to accelerate the development of junior volleyball in the North East. Having representative teams for our young players to aspire towards is absolutely essential for us and will help us to build a stronger pathway here in the North East.”

Regular North East junior training sessions will commence in October and run throughout the season working towards the Inter-Regional Tournament May 2016.

While the funding received will cover most of the costs for one year, North East Volleyball must also generate funds to secure the running of the programme in future years. Sponsorship opportunities are available as a headline sponsor for the overall programme and team sponsors for all four teams please contact Samantha JamiesonThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

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