Southampton Volleyball Club Handbook
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Southampton Volleyball Club is a non-profit, member-based sports organisation, run by committee of dedicated volunteers. Formed as a merger of Solent Volleyball Club (founded in 1976) and Team Southampton, the club has provided volleyball opportunities to its members for more than three decades. Over the course of the club's history we have fielded Men's and Ladies' teams at nearly all levels of national and local competition.

There are currently two Men's teams competing in Divison I and Division III of the National Volleyball League (NVL), and a two Ladies' team in Division III. For Hampshire Volleyball Association (HVA) we expect to have two Ladies' teams, and one Men's team, with a junior Ladies' team and a junior Men's team. For the Southampton and District Volleyball Association (SADVA) league we have Men's, Ladies' and Mixed teams in their respective league competitions.

Southampton Volleyball Club is affiliated to Southampton and District Volleyball Association (SADVA) and Hampshire Volleyball Association (HVA), as well as the English Volleyball Association (EVA).

Our Mission

Our mission is the promotion and growth of volleyball in the Southampton and Southern Hampshire area. We act as a catalyst bringing together players, coaches, and the local community in order to excel at the sport of volleyball through training, education, and competition. We endeavour to encourage and foster development of all participants at any level from beginner to National League standard. We openly welcome players of all skill levels and abilities and aim to help them reach their goals and aspirations, but above all enjoy the great sport of volleyball in all its variations.

Club Management

The Club in managed by an executive committee, made up of:

Supported by

  • Club Welfare Officer
  • Team representatives
  • (click on a committee post to see information on their role)

    We also have a Life President, John Taylor, one of the founder members of Solent Volleyball Club.

    The Club abides by its Constitution, which is reviewed at the Annual General Meeting.

    Equity Statement

    Southampton Volleyball Club aims to be equitable in all its operations, as defined in its Equity Statement.


    We have a range of membership options, depending on the level you wish to play at, from recreational to National League.
    We also offer scaled rates for junior and student members.
    For current rates, please see the Fees Info.


    The club has adopted the Volleyball England Child Protection Policy & follows the Volleyball England guidelines. The Club Welfare Officers (Claire Butler / David Thompson) are responsible for ensuring the club complies with these guidelines and is available to discuss any concerns you may have.

    Codes of Conduct

    All members of Southampton Volleyball Club are expected to abide by the appropriate Code of Conduct:


    As a club, we are continutally looking to develop and improve. We are run for the benefit of our members, and hope to provide the best club we can. If you have any issues you would like to raise, then please speak to a member of the Committee, or complete a members's feedback form and return it to a committee member. Any feedback forms received will be discussed at the next possible committee meeting.