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Welcome to Coventry & Warwick Riga Volleyball

We are one of the longest established and largest volleyball club's in the Midlands.  We offer volleyball for players of all levels and currently have 3 competitive teams playing across the National Volleyball league and the West Midlands Regional league.  Our aim is to provide opportunities for players of all ages and abilities to reach their volleyball potential.  So if you are interested in playing competitively or just want to give the sport a try why not get in touch.

Latest News
Sunday, 23 July 2017 20:25

2017/8 Riga Committee

This year's AGM was held at the Varsity, University of Warwick at 8pm on Thursday 20 July.  A round up of all the action is set out below!  As we go into the 2017/8 season the committee is, as always, happy to hear any feedback you may have so that we can continue to help all members achieve their volleyball potential!  You can contact the committee via the Contact Us form on this website.

Sunday, 25 June 2017 22:08

Summer Training

Outdoor Summer Training kicks off from the first Thursday in July and, weather permitting, will be every Thursday throughout July and August.  The training will be at the Uni of Warwick on the Westwood Campus near the tennis courts (map attached).  The outdoor nets will be put up (from 6.30pm) and we'll play for as long as the light (or our legs!) hold up.  Great fun sessions for everyone to get involved in.  See you there! #goriga

This weekend saw the West Midlands Riga ladies team take on Tamworth in the West Midlands Cup Competition Final.  The team had built a steady run through to the final with some close games and tough opponents, but Tamworth were bound to be the toughest opposition yet - all to play for!  The match started strongly for Riga with Serving pressure from Susi and powerful hits from Sophie allowing Riga to take the first set 25 to 10. 

Riga Mens Team are actively seeking a coach for the 2017/8 season.  Interested...read on!

We will be playing in National League Division 2 for the 2017/8 season and have a strong core of players who are committed to improving both as individuals and as a team.  Thanks to a very strong finish to the last season we finished 8th in the league and are looking to improve on that for the coming season.  We were without a coach from the start of the last season and, while many of the more experienced players helped running sessions and taking charge at matches, it was a difficult season without one voice to bring us together.  We reached out to the coach of our ladies team to help out with some games at the end of the season and saw a marked improvement in our match results!  We're a team that's ready and willing to be coached - a coaches dream for sure..!  Click Read More!

Tuesday, 09 May 2017 18:23

Riga Summer Tournament - 16 July

This year's Riga summer tournament will be held on Sunday 16 July.  It will be held at the University of Warwick (CV4 7AL).  The games will be played at the Westwood campus - see attached picture for exact location of the courts.  For more information download the tournament flyer below.

Registration will be at 9.30am with play starting at 10am.  Mixed, mens or ladies teams are all welcome to enter.  The tournament is played outdoors in a fun and friendly atmosphere.  BBQs are strictly prohibited (any type) at the venue this year. 

To enter download the tournament flyer below and email your entry form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. It is £30 per team to enter.

We look forward to welcoming you all to this year's tournament - and hope for sunny weather!

 

Sunday, 09 April 2017 15:20

Men beat Manchester in 5 set thriller!

Having avoided automatic relegation the boys have two games left and need to win both to avoid the play offs (one being against league leaders Sheffield). To set up that clincher though they would first need to face InterVolley Manchester which was going to be a tough ask in any event.

Under Stand-In coach Coach Jon's watchful eye the boys had a nervous start. The teams traded points and Riga missed opportunities with service errors. There was a little bit of crowd disturbance that was quickly dealt with and the game resumed! From a time out at 13-20 down the men started to close the gap but Manchester took the set 25-21.

Sunday, 09 April 2017 15:18

NVL Ladies end season on a high

The ladies played Team Sunderland who are pushing to finish second in the league. It was always going to be a tough game but the girls had a goal to have beat everyone in the league once during the season save for league champions Sheffield.

The girls shot out the blocks immediately applying the pressure. Sunderland called a time out at 2-7 down but could not disrupt Clare's run of 6 serves as Riga took an 11-2 lead. From there Riga were in control with Julie and Enrica commanding the pass giving Clare options to find Alex and Sophie who hit clean winners. Excellent blocking from Mim and Sylwia kept up the pressure and Sunderland's second time out came at 8-22. Riga took the set 25-10.

Sunday, 02 April 2017 07:40

Jon Chetham - Coach of the Year 2017!

Volleyball England awarded Jon Chetham the title of Coach of the Year 2017 at the National Cup Finals on Saturday.  The Volleyball England annual awards include a number of categories and recognise the success of so many volunteers within the Sport of Volleyball.  Coach of the Year is a hotly contested category and Jon fought off competition from over 20 other entries to take the title this year.  He was presented with his award at the National Volleyball Cup Finals in Kettering on Saturday by Janet Inman.  After receiving his award Jon then presented the winners medals and trophy to IBB Polonia who had just beaten Sheffield in a thrilling final.

CONGRATULATIONS JON!

Saturday, 25 March 2017 16:13

Recreational sessions - goodbye Mumtaz

This week we sadly say Goodbye and Good Luck to Mumtaz who has been training with us at Bablake for the last 4 years as he moves on with work.  It's been great having you Mumtaz and we hope to see you back on the court soon!  A reminder Riga's recreational sessions continue every Thursday at Bablake school in Coventry from 6.30pm.  Come long and get involved! #goriga

Sunday, 05 March 2017 08:45

Resurgent Riga win again

On the back of 3 wins in a row, Riga women travelled to Newcastle Staffs in confident mood, but wary of a team they have struggled to beat in recent seasons. Riga started well, with Alex hitting strongly through 4. Sophie L. placed a cross-court spike perfectly from opposite, and then served two aces to put Riga in command of the set. More service pressure from Enrica and Mim saw Riga ease through the set 25-16.

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