New Forest Academy
The academy has been set up to offer those players who want to go further in the game a chance to do so.
The Boys and Girls sessions currently run on Tuesday’s and Sunday’s at Ballard School. This part of the club allows us to give the players match experience and also administrative experience in the form of line judging, scoring and 2nd refereeing, all vital components for any student taking GCSE PE.
Players are usually signposted to our Academy by their PE teachers once they have surpassed the level of play on offer at their school. We are proud of our conveyor-belt of junior players and are incredible grateful to all our partner schools in and around the Forest for setting them off on their volleyball pathways.
Our Academy sessions are;
Tuesdays – U16 Boys and U18 Girls – 8pm-10pm
Sundays – U18 Boys – 515pm-715pm
In our first season, the boys won 2 games. Last season they only lost 2 games (1 be default as we plagued with holidays!), winning the league in the process. As well as that, our teams are in the age group national competitions. We have been top 4 in the country with the boys at U15 and U16 in the last 2 seasons.
With the expansion of the girls section, we have also entered the girls into the 2016/17 Hampshire Grand Prix. We are lucky to have a choice of regions to aspire to play for being based where we are. South East has been the preferred choice for the club and with the help of a predominantly New Forest first 6, South East won the U15 Inter Regional Tournament in 2015, beating the favourites London, in a 3 set thriller!!
If you are looking to develop your volleyball and want to play In local and national competitions, then this is the club for you.
England Cadets & Juniors
New Forest Volleyball is proud to have both Archie Golding and Tara King involved with the England Juniors.