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Clare Francis

Clare Francis

Over the Bank Holiday weekend Riga West Mids ladies travelled to Hereford for their last league game of this season. Having only lost one league game all season (right at the start to Hereford) there was all to play for with the winner likely to be league champions 2018!

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, 29 April 2018 12:54

Summer Tournaments 2018

As the season's coming to an end attentions change to focus on the summer volleyball tournaments!  We've listed a few of the most popular ones below.  A full list is available (including the beach tournaments) on the Volleyball England website.  If you are running a tournament and it's not listed here, but you think it would be of interest to the Riga players, send us details via the Contact Us page and we'll add it!

Saturday, 10 March 2018 16:06

Sarah

It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to longstanding Club member Sarah Halling who sadly passed away last week.  Sarah was our good friend.  Her love for volleyball started when she played at the University of Warwick as a student.  Sarah has been a long time member of the Club.  On the court she very much welcomed the position of libero coming along as Sarah was an ex-England football goalkeeper in her youth and used those skills to dive around the back court as libero keeping the ball up and keeping Riga in many a match over the years.  Off the court, Sarah was a dedicated Club member.  She was Vice Chair of the Club a few years ago and has still been a regular helping with the line judging at fixtures and supporting the teams. 

This weekend the NVL teams each hosted Team Sunderland on Saturday at the Alan Higgs Centre in Coventry.  The ladies kicked off first and started strongly with good serving putting the visiting team under pressure. Jules provided an excellent first ball and allowed Sophie to use all options bringing Mafalda and Sylwia into the game through the middle attack.  Riga soon finished off the set 25 - 20.

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..  

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