Ashcombe Volleyball Club host successful Volleyball Voice event

29
January
2014

Successful Volleyball Voice Event Held at Ashcombe Volleyball Club. 

Last Saturday, 25th January, Several members of the Volleyball England Leadership group attended the Ashcombe Volleyball Centre in Dorking to host a consultation event around the future of Volleyball in this country.

The event was one of nine being held across England and Volleyball England’s Chief Executive, Lisa Wainwright, brought an impressive team with her including Participation Director Rohan West and Membership and Marketing Manager Gerard Van Zwieten to present “The Volleyball Voice”, a forum through which to help shape the future of our sport in this country and to create a vision towards 2024.

The two hour presentation was split into component parts including an introduction to the new Volleyball England team and its revised structure, a discussion on how to communicate more effectively with clubs and their members, a consideration of the initial “Green Shoots” for the 2024 strategy and a review of the membership package.

Views were welcomed from the thirty plus attendees, with many salient points being raised by many of the participants. These ideas included included regional volleyball centres to compliment the current national base in Kettering, direct membership of Volleyball England and developing better direct communication with members at all levels.

In addition to the formal proceedings, Ashcombe Volleyball Club’s Michelle Conway baked a fantastic cake displaying the Volleyball Voice logo which was well received by all.

Volleyball England Chief Executive Lisa Wainwright said ‘It’s great to see so many members from so many clubs across the region come along to the Ashcombe Volleyball Centre today to contribute their views toward the future of the sport of Volleyball in this country, there are lots of challenges ahead and with the right people behind us we can make significant change.’

Such was the success, Volleyball England are looking to repeat these consultation events in future years.

Ashcombe Volleyball Club would like to thank all of those who attended the session and to all our fantastic volunteers who helped to make the day possible.