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Clare Francis

Clare Francis

This weekend saw the NVL host Leeds (ladies) and Melton Lions (men) at Alan Higgs on Saturday.  The ladies were up first against Leeds and shot out of the blocks with strong serving all round.  Excellent passing from Jules gave Sophie lots of options and Enrica won point after point through four.  The Riga ladies dominated the set and a time out for Leeds at 10- 23 down was too late as Riga took the set from Sylwia's serve 25-12.

Saturday, 11 November 2017 18:02

Men through in Shield comp after 3-0 win

Riga men played Newcastle Staffs this weekend - looking for a win to get through to the next round in the Volleyball England shield competition to face Melton Lions.  A change from our usual venue - this match was hosted at Centre AT7 as Alan Higgs wasn't available.  The team settled into the game slowly and got their rhythm.  Charlie passed the ball expertly giving Robert options and enabling him to find Ro through the middle for some killer hits.  Tom dominated through four and strong blocking from Matt and Paul saw Riga take the set 25 - 14.

Sunday, 08 October 2017 14:43

New Coaching Role at University of Warwick

Our friends at the University of Warwick are currently looking for a new Coach for their volleyball teams.  It's a great role for coaches looking to get a bit more experience with some committed teams - and we thought it might be of interest to some of our members!  As you know, we work closely with the University and they host some of our training sessions outside of training times.  A number of our members are also studying at the Uni and playing in the Uni teams as well as for Riga.  All the details are available here - https://www.volleyballengland.org/about_us/about_us_/job_vacancies.  If you might be interested do get in touch!

Monday, 25 September 2017 19:00

News Flash! Change of night for Club sessions

NEWS FLASH! Club night recreational sessions will now be every Monday evening (rather than Thursdays). They will be from 8-10pm at Bablake school. Same great set up just a different night...adjust your calendars folks! This is effective straight away. See you there #volleyball #fun

Saturday, 09 September 2017 11:27

Riga Club Hoodies now for sale!

Club Hoodies are now for sale for the 2017/8 season.  The order will be placed mid-October so get your order in quickly by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

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

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!

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