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5th June 2010. Issue 1

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June 20th - JUVO tournament in Brentwood Essex

East of England Honors for Girls

June 25th - Norfolk Schools Beach championships

Four members of the club’s junior section have taken their first steps to volleyball stardom by earning a place in the East of England regional representative squads.

June 26th & 27th - VEBT Event @ Great Yarmouth July 10th - Lowestoft Beach Tournament July 19th - Last indoor training session until September.

Inside this issue: Changing Training Times

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Beach Volleyball in Great Yarmouth

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GYGVC go Fundraising

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GYGVC help to promote ‘Change 4 Life’

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Plans for new Playing Kit

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About the Club

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East of England Success Update

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Chloe Anderson, Jodie Brady, Becky Warrington (all U16) and Krista Lehra (U14) came through trials against girls from all over the East of England to be given a place in the squads that took part in the Inter-Regional Championships in Kettering over the May Day Bank Holiday. The event, which is one of the biggest on the volleyball calendar, saw them play against the other English regions and Wales, in front of the UK School Games and England

Junior coaches. This is an outstanding achievement for the girls and deserved recognition for the hard work they have put in over the past 12 months. It also gives them the opportunity to take the next step in terms of their development receiving top class coaching and playing against the best players in

their age groups. Well done girls, you are a credit to your club and will be the first of hopefully many to take this important first step into the National Development Program. To find out how they got on at the tournament turn to the back page of the newsletter.

Indoor Season Coming To A Close 2009-10 has proven to be a successful indoor season for the club. The junior men's team made it through the last 16 in the National Cup- no mean feat, whilst the senior men's team clinched a historic 2nd place in an EVF tournament to boost their final league standing. In the same tournament, the senior women's team which included some of our juniors gained valuable experience. In the local league, both Vipers (men's) and RTFM,

who have links with the club, are on course to meet expectations and finish in mid table– a solid base to improve on next season. The junior team have been the success story in the local league where, against adult teams, they picked up 4 victories and came close to several more. We were expecting none in pre season! Junior members also picked up silver wear in the Norfolk Schools

Championships playing for Oriel and Great Yarmouth who finished 1st and 3rd respectively. There are one or two more fixtures and tournaments yet to play, but then it's time to hit the sand!

See you on the beach!!


Calling all potential sponsors GYGVC are looking for a company or business that would be interested in helping us to fulfil our potential as a club. In return, aside from the knowledge that you have given something back to the community we would do all we could as a club to help promote your business, including carrying your logos on our playing kits, banners and publications, dedicating this part of our newsletter as 'Our Sponsors News' and also creating a page on our website for you. We are also looking to help advertise other companies who may be interested in purchasing advertising space on our new kit.

If you are interested in finding out more about what we could offer you as a partner please contact the club.

Changing Training Times

Our training venue with the net system purchased earlier in the year thanks to Sport England grant.

Until the summer break we have a slight change in our training times. This is

to allow a sports unlimited course for a 9-13 year old session to run on the same night as the club session.

All sessions are held at Oriel Specialist Mathematics and Computing College on a Monday evening.

This will be reviewed in preparation for September training and the new season but until then the training times are as follows:

U13 - 5:30 - 6:30pm U17 - 6:30 - 8:15pm Adults - 8:15 - 10:00pm New members are always welcome to join the club.

Beach Volleyball in Great Yarmouth

June 25th & 26th 2010. British volleyball’s best beach players will take to

the sands at Great Yarmouth in late June. One of six high profile events on the VEBT is sure to attract all the top players in their bid to claim the 2010 tour title.

The event is held right next to Britannia Pier. With plenty of spectator space, it is definitely worth taking a trip down to the beach to witness the event.

GYGVC Go Fundraising Whilst we are searching for a suitable sponsor for our ever growing club, we are going to need to buy a new kit for our teams next season. With various kits being borrowed, some reasonably good quality from Oriel School and others that were excellent kits when made 20 years ago, we are in desperate need of a kit that makes us look and feel the part as we continue to grow over the next few years. As a result of this need, in addition to the sponsorship search, you will hopefully see GYGVC

out in the community trying to raise funds to enable us to kit out the Men's, Women's and Junior teams in the same up to date club kit. So, if you see us in a supermarket packing bags, or running a fundraising car wash, or even seeing a race night and raffle being advertised; please feel free to support the members as they do their bit to try and help us purchase our kit. News of these fundraising efforts will be posted on all of our media outlets: our

Our current junior men’s kit which is borrowed and is now feeling its 20 years of use

website, twitter and facebook pages and also on posters around the community. If you have any ideas about how we could raise funds, if you want to help or even offer some form of sponsorship please contact the club.


GYGVC help to promote ‘Change 4 Life’ Over the Whitsun half term holiday, seven junior members of GYGVC took part in the filming of a DVD to help promote volleyball as part of the government’s new ‘Change 4 Life’ sports club scheme. The scheme aims to set up 3000 new after school clubs focusing on Olympic

and Paralympic sports. Volleyball is one of the sports that can be chosen. Volleyball England have begun to make a DVD to show how simple it can be to set up a volleyball club for young people. They wanted young volleyballers to take part in some games and

Change 4 Life logo

activities as well as interviews to go onto this DVD which will be sent to around 450 schools nationwide.

Plans for the new playing kit. The last thing that the club really needs to purchase to get us on the way to fulfilling our potential is a club kit. We are aiming to purchase a kit that can be identical for all age group and gender teams. For this reason we are going to purchase a made to order Panzeri kit from sportset.com. This allows

us to have the colours in any way we want, a matching men's and women's kit and also having all logos and numbers embedded into the kit rather than printed onto it meaning the life of

the kit will be much longer. Our push for sponsorship now is to get any partners logos on our kit before we have it designed, giving freedom over where and how many logos we have on the kit.

The kit below is an idea of the design of the women's kit. The men’s is very similar just a different fitting style. The image on the right is an example of a made kit showing sponsorship possibilities.

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Calling all potential sponsors GYGVC are looking for a company or business who would be interested in helping us to fulfil our potential as a club. In return, aside from the knowledge that you have given something back to the community we would do all we could as a club to help promote your business, including carrying your logos on our playing kits, banners and publications, dedicating this part of our newsletter as 'Our Sponsors News' and also creating a page on our website for you. We are also looking to help advertise other companies who may be interested in purchasing advertising space on our new kit.

If you are interested in finding out more about what we could offer you as a partner please contact the club.


Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Volleyball Club was set up in April 2009 to take advantage of the sudden upsurge in young people playing the sport in local schools. With school volleyball clubs running at Oriel and Lynn Grove schools, and with sports unlimited volleyball courses taking place at Cliff Park and Caister High Schools the sport's profile in the area has grown rapidly since its reintroduction in September ‘08. Starting with just enough adults to form a committee and a handful of young members, the club has now- 14 months on- grown to have 100 members. Many train sporadically due to shift commitments but the club has around 45 youngsters training weekly and around 25 adults. The club plays in local and regional competitions all year round and our junior teams also compete in the national junior cups.

A big thank you to o2 and Sport England

GYGVC has been able to build upon it’s strong start and grow this year due to two grants that we received at the beginning of the season. These allowed us to purchase all the combination of East Since first drafting this make the decision that East necessary training equipment to cater for complacency and South quarters newsletter the four would playoff for 3rd/4th West confidence saw them place with the team they lost both young and adult girls from the club who were members. The club is draw level before just selected to represent the to the previous day- South now set up with good clinching the third set East of England at the East. Unfortunately, the equipment for the next Interregional Championships meaning East U14 A team result repeated itself, with few years. We would like and Krista had finished in a South East winning 2-1 and to take this opportunity have had their first to thank the two experience of the elite junior credible 6th place. confirming a still very organisations who national competition. All four credible 4th place finish for Meanwhile in an eerily granted us funds to be girls got court time and gave East of England U16 girls. able to do this. close U16 division where a good account of any one of 4 teams could All four GYGVC members themselves on the way to have qualified for the final should be very proud of helping their teams to good on the Sunday, Becky themselves and can look finishing positions. started in the first 6 for forward to progressing and Krista played all weekend for East whilst Chloe and cementing their places next Sport England granted Jodie took up places on the season. the U14 A team and grew in us around £3000 to get Bench. East lost their first confidence as the weekend the club up and running. and only group game to The majority of this was went on. The team had spent on a net system mixed results on the South East which and balls for the adult prompted changes to the Saturday beating the South session, but also helped starting 6. Now GYGVC West and East Midlands but to subsidise transport losing to North West and also had two members on court and club clothing. with Becky holding her to London in a game that place and Chloe joining was about as close as it her. This formula saw the could possibly be. The loss to London saw London head girls go undefeated for the O2 ‘It’s your community’ into the semi-finals instead of rest of the pool, even award granted us £775, beating favourites South East. On Sunday the girls a lot of this went on beat South East with ease in West. By the end of the funding equipment for the junior sessions, pool games Chloe had their playoff game, meaning including balls, ball carts claimed her place in the they would fact the South and warm up kits. starting side and Jodie had West team they had beaten GYGVC becomes East: Chloe managed a couple of very on Saturday in a 5th/6th makes an important pass under solid cameos. place playoff. After strolling A big thank you to pressure against the West Midto a first set win, a both organisations Sunday saw a calculator lands. The club continues to grow in size and stature every week and is always welcoming to new players regardless of age, gender and experience.

NEWS FLASH - East of England Success at Inter Regional Champs


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