Management Team

NFV Management

Meet the Team

NVL LADIES HEAD COACH

James Kemp

I have been involved in Volleyball for over 28-years and it’s so exciting to finally be part of a club with a real passion, desire and hunger for success!

As a coach I have been fortunate enough to have had so many quality players to work with – none more so than right now! I have always immersed myself within the sport and in particular with elite level coaches. This has helped me to develop my own philosophy and style of play, which my players buy into wholeheartedly.

My successes to date include being awarded National Children’s Coach of the Year in 2011, guiding my National League Ladies to the National Shield Final in 2012, and most recently coaching both Men’s and Ladies squads to their respective National League titles in 2016.

My goals and ambitions are high for New Forest Volleyball and I look forward to many years of success for this very unique club!

NVL LADIES HEAD COACH

James Kemp

I have been involved in Volleyball for over 28-years and it’s so exciting to finally be part of a club with a real passion, desire and hunger for success!

As a coach I have been fortunate enough to have had so many quality players to work with – none more so than right now! I have always immersed myself within the sport and in particular with elite level coaches. This has helped me to develop my own philosophy and style of play, which my players buy into wholeheartedly.

My successes to date include being awarded National Children’s Coach of the Year in 2011, guiding my National League Ladies to the National Shield Final in 2012, and most recently coaching both Men’s and Ladies squads to their respective National League titles in 2016.

My goals and ambitions are high for New Forest Volleyball and I look forward to many years of success for this very unique club!

Club Director, Chairman & President

James Kemp

I have been involved in Volleyball for over 28-years and it’s so exciting to finally be part of a club with a real passion, desire and hunger for success!

As a coach I have been fortunate enough to have had so many quality players to work with – none more so than right now! I have always immersed myself within the sport and in particular with elite level coaches. This has helped me to develop my own philosophy and style of play, which my players buy into wholeheartedly.

My successes to date include being awarded National Children’s Coach of the Year in 2011, guiding my National League Ladies to the National Shield Final in 2012, and most recently coaching both Men’s and Ladies squads to their respective National League titles in 2016.

My goals and ambitions are high for New Forest Volleyball and I look forward to many years of success for this very unique club!

Club Director & Club Secretary

Jo Ankers

Jo arrived at NFV as a parent to one of our Junior Girls and the club soon became aware of her exceptional talents for management. The club was delighted when Jo came on board a few years ago to look at ways of marketing the club to increase our brand. Since that initial role, Jo is now one of our Club Directors and is a key member of our day-to-day staff. Jo is extremely passionate about young people in sport and this remains a key focus of hers in ensuring our provision for our satellite clubs and academy squads is second to none.

Jo Ankers

Club Treasurer

Ethel Kingston

Head of Academy

Toby Goodman

I was first introduced to volleyball at college by local legend Simon Golding. Being tall has it’s advantages and it was far less running around than Basketball. A few years later I then bumped into the Solent National Volleyball squad who had turned up to use a local league team for practice and by co-incidence Simon was their coach. I was invited to join the NVL team despite my amazing lack of coordination. Fast forward 12 years and I found myself having played in every division as a Middle, won a few leagues and made it to a National Shield Final.

In 2006 I helped form and set up the Ordnance Survey Volleyball Club. I coached two mens, a ladies and two mixed teams in the local indoor league and outdoor tournaments. As a new club with nearly all players new to the sport, the learning curve was steep yet fun and competitive. During this time I ran volleyball events for sports days, Scout jamborees, and open sessions in Southampton Common. After 5 years I focused more on my NVL and assisting the Solent Ladies NVL team.

I joined New Forest Volleyball in 2013 joining their Men’s team and assisting their Ladies Head Coach. In 2017/18 season I took over as Ladies Coach and have been Assisting Clayton with running the Academy Girls and Boys squads both the U16 and U18s. As a coach I try to foster the best attacking ambition in my teams and as a Middle Blocker I am firmly convinced serving and defence is the best form of attack.

Toby Goodman

Junior Development Officer

Justin Whitbread

I am currently Director of Sport at Ballard School – one of our satellite schools. My philosophy in the sport is to introduce and develop grass roots Volleyball at a young age, through providing fun yet educational Volleyball at a pace that is bespoke to the child. One of my biggest successes is seeing juniors I coached when they were at school now playing NVL and representing England Cadets & Juniors.

Safeguarding Officer

Lucy Parvin

Lucy has been a keen supporter of NFV for many years and was often on the sidelines cheering our teams on in matches. So it was a no brainer when the club finally decided to ask her to join the management team. With over 15-years experience in Teaching, Lucy was only too happy to take on our Safeguarding Officer role. Since coming into post, Lucy has attended several courses/seminars and ensures all our players and staff are continuously safe to enjoy our wonderful sport of volleyball.

Lucy Parvin

Club Administrator

Tony Malone

Every club needs a ‘Tony’ in their team. We were thrilled when Tony joined our Management Team to revamp our Policies and documents as his eye for detail is hugely important. Tony is currently overseeing the clubs second VolleyMark accreditation, which we all hope will be achieved in the coming months. An additional bonus is the delicious lemon drizzle cake his lovely wife Jean often spoils us all with.