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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.  

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
Wednesday, 10 July 2019 19:36

Riga AGM and Annual Report

This weekend saw celebrations a plenty as the Riga annual AGM and a BBQ was held at Alex's house.  It's been a great year for the Club with three NVL teams and a strong recreational section with growing numbers so there was plenty to celebrate!  And you can read all about it this year in the annual report - link below.  Festivities got off with a good debate around our venues and potential options on how we could improve the offering for our members.  We then took a break for excellent BBQed food (thanks to chef Jools for manning the BBQ!).

After the BBQ we had officers elections and this year have lots of new faces on the committee as we expand the opportunities for our volunteers to get involved.  And Alex was presented with the Presidents award as a massive thank you for all she's done for the Club in the last year. Your new committee are photographed and for 2019/20 season will be:-

Both the ladies and the mens Division 3 teams have recently got their first double wins.  The ladies game first with a 3-1 win v Northampton and then a 3-1 win v Nottingham Rockets.  It was quickly followed up by the men who got a 3-1 win v Stowmarket and a 3-2 win (17-15 in the last!) against Newcastle Staffs.  The double wins have helped both teams consolidate their positions in the league tables.  It's no mean feat for the ladies as it is their first season in National League and the girls have shown they can get the wins and have great fun. 

The men have one double header left this season and the girls two double headers (four games) so still lots to play for.  The womens division 2 team are also in a good position mid-table with two games remaining this season.  #goriga 

Sunday, 30 September 2018 19:53

Introducing the new Division 3 ladies team

This year has seen Riga enter a new Division 3C ladies team in the National a league. The ladies have had several years of success in NVL Division 2N with a separate ladies team in West Midlands league. So we decided to push on and enter NVLDiv 3. First game was away in Norwich and the girls won 3-1 against Ashfied Vipers before going down 3-0 v Norwick Spikers (or Spiders if you are Jules!). The last set was 29-27 showing how the Riga ladies improved as the game went on. So much to play for as the season continues! #goriga

Sunday, 26 August 2018 13:42

Here comes the new Season!

Summer's almost over...and we're in full swing preparing for the 2018/9 indoor season. This year's an exciting year for Riga with three teams in the National League.  Men are in NVL Division 3 (Central) and we have two womens teams - one in NVL Division 2 (North) and one in NVL Division 3 (Central).  Pre-season training has now commenced.  Ladies training is Tuesdays at Centre AT7 from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.  Mens training is on Thursdays at Bablake School from 8 - 10pm.  If you are interested in joining either team do get in touch via the 'Contact Us' function on this website. 

Saturday, 25 August 2018 11:07

2018/9 AGM

This year's AGM was held at the Varsity, University of Warwick on Thursday 12 July.  A round up of all the action is set out below!  As we go into the 2018/9 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.

Monday, 09 July 2018 21:05

Riga tournament - the results

This weekend saw the annual Riga tournament take place in the sunshine at the University of Warwick.  The colour of the grass showed the heat of the weather this year - but that didn't stop the teams coming out in force!  John Boughton (tournament organiser) got the proceedings under way with a captains meeting and a brief recap of the rules of the tournament and then it was all action, smiles and volleyball for the rest of the day.

The final standings were:-

1st place - Pierogi

2nd place - Draugi

3rd place - Alex's crew

4th place - Class on grass

5th place - Vertically challenged

6th place - Riga 1996

 

Thanks to all the teams for coming along to take part and thanks to John for all the organising.  See you again next year!

 

Monday, 28 May 2018 09:42

Riga awarded Clubmark accreditation

Coventry & Warwick Riga is proud to announce that it has been awarded the Clubmark accreditation.  Clubmark is Sport England's national accreditation scheme for high quality community sports clubs and stands for higher standards of welfare, equity, coaching and management. It shows that we, as a Club, provide the right environment which ensures the welfare of members and encourages everyone to enjoy sport and stay involved throughout their lives.

Accreditation involved the Club going through a rigorous assessment process where we were tested against 24 separate criteria.  The committee submitted various documents and information about the Club to the Sport England assessors for them to review and approve.  We then hosted one of the assessors at a West Midlands training session at Bablake so that they could see first hand Nick's coaching in action and meet some of the members to get a proper feel for the Club.

The feedback was excellent and we were particularly highlighted for having "a pathway of training sessions", being a "Club that is willing to support the internal development of volunteers" and a "Club has a welcoming feel"   Nick's session was described as "differentiated based on ability level of players and all participants were enjoying the session and active throughout".  A massive thank you to the West Midlands ladies for letting the assessor visit their session to help us get the accreditation.

Sunday, 29 April 2018 13:14

End of NVL season round up

The NVL season has reached its end.  Here's a quick round up of the action from our two NVL teams.  The West Midlands ladies still have a few games left to play yet and a shield semi-final (and let's hope a shield final!).  

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!