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Members meeting 18th April Minutes

Posted by howardarw on April 16, 2018 at 6:25 AM Comments comments (0)

AGM minutes 18th April 2018:

1) Actions taken since the previous meeting:
- Tournaments are held every quarter. They proved to be popular amongst the members and overall everybody is happy with how they are run. There was an objection regarding the fee charged being the same as for the normal session because the time spent on court is shorter having 24 players per session. Members have acknowledged this but argued that this is compensated by treats and medals awarded at the end of the session which are subsidised from the subs collected. Also, thanks to the extra money raised the club has been able to afford new equipment such as new balls, scoreboard, net bag and speaker.
- New committee members: Valentina – has been doing an excellent job as a Welfare Officer. There were few occasions were her input was needed due to members misbehaviour and she dealt with the situation well and supported the club. She has also completed her course subsidized by the club.
Ellen – no longer an Event Manager.
Simon – deserves a massive thank you for keeping the finances in control. The club has no additional treasurer at the moment and this role is vacant. Collecting money by other committee members or other designated members during sessions when Simon is absent works fine.
Reza – is now the Chairman of the club and has been doing a fantastic job pulling everything together.
2) New Event Managers:
- Earlier in the year Andrea has kindly agreed to become a new Event Manager and has been doing a great job organising sessions.
- It has been agreed at the meeting that Maira becomes a new Event Manager. She will start helping Andrea from May onwards.
3) New fund ONLY for coaching, equipments and reserves- Northern Jump have applied for a funding and awaiting a final approval. This funding is to be used for equipment and activities that all members will be able to benefit from. It is not to subsidize private events.
4) Are we still happy with no coach?
- Northern Jump has large number of members who have to alternate in attendance on weekly basis following a carefully observed rota. Moreover, there are a lot of new starters or beginners every week. It has been difficult to run trainings involving all players with various levels and skills as people change so often. Discussion has taken place and different opinions were expressed but overall members agreed that they are happy with no coaching for the time being.
- A suggestion has been made that beginners join Moss Side Volleyball Club first as this club has a coach who will be able to support them. At Northern Jump experienced members are encouraged to support beginners.
5) Summary/report of finances by Simon
- The club’s reserves have now reduced to its minimum (£512) and it cannot afford subsidized fees any longer. The cost of the court is £74 per 2h and on an average week the club has been compensating (/loosing from reserves) approx. £5-10. Therefore it has been decided that fees will increase to a flat fee £5 for everyone. This applies to new starters’ first sessions, students and also tournaments fees. This should help sustain the club better and will allow the club to save £6 a week on a full session. Should the club reserves reach high levels again this decision will be reviewed.
- Court cost calculations were based on 42-44 sessions a year.
- Full financial report available upon request.
6) AOB
- Broken net: It is the hall staff’s responsibility to repair the net and Pete, who has been fixing the net on every session, has volunteered to file a complaint/request in writing.
- New antennas: Members agreed that the club will buy its own antennas and Akli has volunteered to find and purchase them, cost is approx. £15 each.
- Rachel has volunteered to organise a night out in September.

No volleyball on four occasions (May/June)

Posted by howardarw on April 12, 2018 at 4:55 AM Comments comments (0)

There will be no sessions 16th , 23rd May, 6th & 13th June due to school exams.

Paris volleyball week??

Posted by howardarw on February 24, 2018 at 2:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Who wants to play volleyball in Paris? This is your chance. NJ on tour. It's August 5th - 11th. There are still slots for us to register so if I get enough interest I will register a team for us :D :D :D
From Sunday 5 August to Saturday 11 August 2018
Centre Sportif Louis Lumière
Centre Sportif Maryse Hilsz Gymnase Bourneville-Kellerman
Centre sportif Jules Ladoumègue Stade Charlety, Salle Charpy (finals) 

Go to our facebook page and the details are there, Sarah is trying to organise this and whether we can go depends on your support!!



New Chairman

Posted by howardarw on January 31, 2018 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)

As from 1st. February Reza Sadeghi takes over as permanent chair of the club. :)
Good luck Reza and thanks for all the hard work put in so far!


Posted by howardarw on December 20, 2017 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Congratulations to gold-medal winners SUMMER who came first with 19 points. Second were gallant losers SPRING with 17, and AUTUMN with 14.
Must be noted the excellent performance by Autumn in denying Spring the victory in the filal game (Spring had the powerplay card too) allowing Summer the victory.
Photos and report/scores on our facebook page.

Xmas Tournament 2017

Posted by howardarw on December 13, 2017 at 6:05 AM Comments comments (0)


Akli Baguenane
Howard Hockey
Hussam Daghistani
Maira Jekabsone
Beth V Gibson available
Stephen Blight
Pete Kos

Simon Ducky-Daffy
Marie-an Bernardo
Gina Sumalpong-Davenport
Kasia Mirgos
Ian Forrester available
Reza Sadeghi
Mathias Wautrain

Rachel Mc
Ting Ye
Aleksandra Haniok
Abdulelah Alshammari
Roberto Mancini
Elisa Serra
Keila Meginnis
Piotr Drynek

7.15 Spring v Summer
7.30 Summer v Autumn
7.45 Autumn v Spring
8.05 Summer v Spring
8.20 Autumn v Summer
8.35 Spring v Autumn
8.50 medal awards
First named team serves from the far side.

Sets (hopefully-time permitting) first to 25; 4 points for the winning team and bonus points for reaching 15 and 20 for the losers.

POWERPLAY RULES; at the start of the evening all captains will choose one game as their powerplay - and any points gained from that game will be doubled. 

Medal winners will be the team at the top of the group. Two tied teams will be separated by the number of players in the correct colours. If still tied - a three-point play-off. (if all teams are tied on points/shirt colours then a lottery draw will be made)

No Volleyball 6th Dec

Posted by howardarw on November 21, 2017 at 3:20 PM Comments comments (0)

The hall is being used for exams :-(

A night out might be organised, watch this space!

Club is now open again for new members

Posted by howardarw on October 31, 2017 at 4:40 PM Comments comments (0)

As of 1 Nov 17.

AGM Minutes September 2017

Posted by howardarw on September 25, 2017 at 6:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Thanks to all for attending and providing!

At the moment the club doesn't have a proper qualified coach. Members have tried to cover the training time with a few drills and their effort has been appreciated, but it is very difficult to come up with a training that suits all abilities. It has been agreed at the meeting that people are getting cold during the training which can result in injuries. It's been voted that until we have a qualified coach we will not be doing any training drills. Players will warm up in pairs, with spiking and serving to follow, and the rest of the time will be for social games. Jitu has expressed an interest in coaching but if anyone else is interested please contact Reza or Petra. Coach will do a course, have sessions free and a guaranteed place on sessions as per last AGM minutes.


2) New ball

It has been agreed at the last AGM that a new ball will be purchased but that hasn't materialised. Roberto will look into buying a good quality ball costing under £50.


3) Committee members

Couple of members have kindly taken up vacant positions as follows:

Ellen Tuite - New Event manager (sharing this role with Reza)

Valentina Campodonico - New Welfare officer. This role ensures that health and safety regulations are followed and any misbehaving is dealt with accordingly. Valentina will do the relevant course soon. NJ is to pay for the fees.

Additional treasurer role is still vacant so Simon remains the main finance person. When Simon is absent the event manager will select someone from the attendees to collect money.

Chairman/woman position is still vacant.


4) Finance of the club

Financial details are available upon request. It has been agreed that there will be no increase in subs and this decision will be reviewed in January 2018.


5) Insurance

Having now selected a new welfare officer, Simon will be able to complete NJ insurance paperwork.


6) Sarah suggested taking part in a tournament which will take place in August 2018 in Paris. It is a mixed team tournament and anyone interested is to contact Sarah.


7) Christmas do

Rachel expressed interest in organising this but everybody is encouraged to help out.


8) Jitu suggested taking part in local league but there is a lot of organisation involved and it is quite difficult to get a sponsor. It is too late for the 2017 season but anyone interested is welcome to organise it for next year.


9) Majid mentioned that we might look at different sports hall for our sessions, e.g. Sugden sports centre where the court fees are £37 an hour. This is to be looked into.


Inter-club Tournament + AGM

Posted by howardarw on September 10, 2017 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Both on Wednesday September 20th 2017

Tournament 7 - 9pm - put your name down in the event when posted on facebook!

AGM to be held in the Salutation starting 9.30pm.