Northern Jump Volleyball Club

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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.

Bad news - no volleyball on these dates!

Posted by howardarw on April 27, 2017 at 7:45 AM Comments comments (0)

10, 17, 24 May
7, 14, 21 June
Leaves one session in 7 weeks, the 31st May.

This is due to school exams; usually we miss a couple of sessions so to lose 6 is very disappointing.

However - watch this space for alternatives, and one of the dates may well be used for our AGM.


Tourney results!

Posted by howardarw on April 19, 2017 at 6:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Alessandra's Angels (AA)
Keila's Kings (KK)
Megan's Magicians (MM)

AA 13, KK 14
KK 10, MM 14
AA 12, KK 14
KK 14, MM 5
AA 14, KK 9
AA 14, MM 9
AA 14, KK 7
AA 14, MM 13
AA 14, KK 7.

Running totals (AA) - (KK) - MM)

12  14  13*

12  24  27

26  34  35

38  38  35

38  52  40

52  61  40

66  61  49

80  68  49

94  68  62

108  75  62

*Awarded 13 points as compensation for a reduced maximum number of games due to being third team on.

Congratulations to the winners and their captain Alessandra; and a big thank you to the captains for collecting the monies and organising their teams, and everyone who helped out umpiring/scoring/judging!!

Inter-club tournament Weds Apr 19th + night out

Posted by howardarw on April 13, 2017 at 4:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Event will be posted later today on facebook.

Maximum 24; first-come basis, newbies can join!

Usual prices...and a trip to the pub afterwards!

Slight alteration to event cut-off timings

Posted by howardarw on March 6, 2017 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Prevously 5pm on Wednesday - now 4pm.

This means if you have signed in to an event, you have until 4pm on the Wednesday to cancel, which gives us now three hours to find a replacement. After that time, if you cancel and/or don't show up I am afraid we issue a "yellow card" which means you will automatically miss the next event you apply for should we be full, and it doesn't count towards your rota!!

Players meeting 25 Jan MINUTES

Posted by howardarw on January 19, 2017 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Northern Jump Meeting Notes 25.01.2017 Thanks to Petra for compiling!

1) New coach

- Members of the club agreed that having a new coach is desirable.

- Dates for a course to be confirmed.

- Club will advertise for a vacancy for the position on Facebook. Whole club to vote in an anonymous poll to decide who to send for the course.

- Club will subsidize 50% of the coaching course fee, the other 50% will be paid by the candidate. Total fee is £190.

- The newly qualified coach will get 25 sessions free on the days he/she will be coaching. Time limit to complete these 25 sessions, e.g. 2 years, has been discussed but members thought it was too restrictive on the coach. This remains to be decided.

- The coach gets a place on every session. Total number of available places per session will then be 17 + coach.

2) Personal confrontations

- Concern has been expressed over personal disagreements between members and the coach that occurred recently. It has been stressed that coach will take the lead and he/she must be respected. Members who don’t want to follow this agreement are encouraged not to come to the sessions.

- All players must respect others and get along with all other players during games, letting their preferences aside.

3) Website

- Howard to provide login details for Northern Jump website to the committee members so they can help updating the website as relevant.

4) New equipment

- Club members identified the need for new quality match balls. Taking into account the high cost of a quality ball it has been agreed that only one will be purchased. The choice of the ball to be discussed again when market research has been done.

- New electronic scoreboard has been discussed but the cost has not been justified.

5) Night out

- Has been set up for 12th April 2017.

6) Beach trip suggestion

- Outdoor volleyball kit is to be collected from Simone.

7) Tournaments

- Members have shown interest in organising tournaments. Hall availability would have to be confirmed and attendance list managed according to the hall space capacity.

Grand Xmas Tournament FINAL!

Posted by howardarw on December 14, 2016 at 6:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Grand XMAS Tournament 2016 Final Scores:

Game 1; World 6 PolandNE 14

Game 2; Europe 13 World 14

Game 3; PolandNE 14 Europe 4

Game 4; Europe 7 Poland NE 20

Game 5; World 20 Europe 12

Game 6 - Cancelled (dead rubber) in favour of two set final

Final Table

POLAND+NE pd3 pts 8

WORLD........ pd 3 pts 6

EUROPE...... pd 4 pts 1


FINAL PolandNE 2; World 0 (sets)

Plans for December and the New Year

Posted by howardarw on November 16, 2016 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (0)

7th. No volleyball - hall in use, so a night out is planned. Watch the events on facebook.

14th. Grand 2016 Xmas Tournament Trophy - event to be posted at start of December; 24 places, three teams.

21st. Volleyball as usual but mini-tournament - format to be decided depending on number of players, may be 4-a-side quick games!


Return date to be confirmed;

In January we will be returning to the 18 players maximum (not the current 20 covering for drop-outs) with players on stand-by.


Good news, the club have no plans to increase subs until the summer AGM at least, even if court prices increase. However, this assumes virtual full attendances, and we will hold 3 tournaments per year (Xmas, Prior to the exam break in May, September) which will boost income if fully supported (24 players).