Sainsbury's 2015 School Games
Manchester 3-6 September
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Volleyball has over 800 million players worldwide leading to claims that it is the most popular sport in the world. With the longest ever recorded match as 75 hours and players jumping over 300 times in one match, Volleyball is fast, high energy and an exciting game to watch and play!

As a true team sport with intense and gripping rallies, volleyball is full of tactical complexities that give players and spectators alike a unique experience.

Did you know?

In April 2015 GB Olympian Ciara Michel became the first British player to play in a CEV Champions League Final playing for Unendo Yamamay BUSTO ARSIZIO (from Italy).

Pop star YAZZ - who had a number 1 hit with 'The Only Way Is Up' played Volleyball for England U19's during high school.

The first Olympic volleyball competition was held in 1964, when the gold medals were won by the Soviet Union (men) and Japan (women).

The London 2012 Olympic volleyball competition, Great Britain entered a team into all categories, the only other time that Great Britain had ever been represented in the Olympics, was in the women's beach volleyball competition by Audrey Cooper and Mo Glover at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games.

The gold medals in the London 2012 Olympic volleyball competition were won by Russia (men) and Brazil (women).

The current World Champions are Poland (men) and USA (women).

A giant squid's eye is the largest in the animal kingdom and is the same size as a volleyball.

Meet the Mentor

Sainsbury's 2015 School Games volleyball mentors will be available to meet and answer your questions at the event. The 2015 mentors are Ben Pipes & Maria Bertelli.


The age groups picked enable the training squads to sit just below the Junior National Teams and are in line with the CEV age competitions.

The volleyball competitors are selected through the regional/national talent development programmes in each of the home nations, which culminate in a selection event where athletes play for the right to play at the Level 4 School Games. Players are identified to join the regional/national talent development programmes after impressing in Level 3 School Games competitions or playing for their school or club in the national junior championships run in each home nation.

Teams (boys and girls) representing England Cadet, England Junior, Northern Ireland, Scotland East, Scotland West and Wales compete for the title of School Games Champions.

To see the 2015 selection policy please click here

Volleyball event schedule

To see the 2015 competition schedule please click here

Contact Details

For any sports related enquiries please contact at Volleyball England.

Volleyball EnglandNorthern Ireland VolleyballScottish Volleyball AssociationVolleyball Wales

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Volleyball Timetable

Volleyball Schedule

See the Volleyball Schedule for the Sainsbury's 2015 School Games
Volleyball Results

Volleyball Results

See the Volleyball Results from the Sainsbury's 2014 School Games
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