Clare Francis

Clare Francis

Sunday, 19 February 2017 18:00

A Riga Winning weekend

This weekend saw Riga host four NVL games at Alan Higgs Centre.  Saturday both teams played Darkstar Derbyshire and on Sunday Riga ladies played Tameside and Riga Men Sunderland City Predators.  It was a weekend with all to play for at a crucial point in the season.

Sunday, 22 January 2017 21:07

Men's NVL new kit!

The Mens National League team looking good in their new kit! A very generous donation from Club President Zano has enabled us to get the men a new kit in club colours! The men are also on the hunt for new players - see article below for more details. #goriga

Sunday, 22 January 2017 20:59

West Midlands Ladies new kit

The West Midlands ladies looking good in their new kit! A very generous donation from Club President Zano has enabled us to get the ladies a new kit and so far it is proving lucky with the ladies beating Uni of Birmingham in it twice! #goriga

Riga ladies hosted Wombourne this weekend in the next round of the Volleyball England National Cup.  Riga ladies got off to a non-steady start with a run of service errors in a row - fortunately mirrored by Wombourne!  Eventually the ladies began to find their form.  Pass from stand-in libero Jackie saw Sophie able to distribute the ball well with attacks from Bella and Marcela.  Strong serving from Mim put Riga nicely ahead.  A double substitution saw Clare and Alex join the fray at 23-14.  Clare served two aces and then set to Alex to enable her to clinch the winning point - what a double substitution!

Sunday, 14 August 2016 11:22

NVL 2016/7 fixtures - out now!

The league fixtures for the mens and ladies NVL teams are now finalised.  You can see these by either viewing Clicking teams on the top menu, then NVL Men/Women and then fixtures and results or they are all included in the calendar which you can access via the top menu.

Get those dates in your diary - particularly the home fixtures where for the majority of fixtures the men and ladies play back to back giving you two great games to watch!

Mens and ladies training also restarts w/c 15 August as the teams prepare for the new season ahead.  #letsgoRiga!

Sunday, 14 August 2016 11:15

Your new Committee for 2016-7

This year's AGM was held on 30 July at Ginny's house.  We were treated to a delicious homemade chilli and curry as well as a selection of pizzas!  The sun shone beautifully over the meeting as the new committee were elected to take the Club forward into 2016/7.  

Click read more below to see your new committee and for some pics of the fun on the day!

This year's Riga summer tournament was a success at its new venue at the University of Warwick.  The sun shone as the team's battled it out for the coveted trophies!

Riga Marvels were the winners on the day.  Great fun was had by all.  Thanks to Chris and John for all their hard work organising the day. Looking forward to new year!  Click read more below for the pictures from the day.

Monday, 18 July 2016 20:31

Riga do the double at Whitefield 2016

This year saw Riga mens team win Mens Division 1 and Riga ladies win Ladies Division 2 (for the third year running!).  Riga mixed team also put in a sterling performance narrowly missing out on a place in the final as it went down to points.  

For the report and more pictures - click read more.

Monday, 11 July 2016 19:11

HOLD THE DATE - Club social and AGM

This year's annual general meeting will be on Sat 30th July at 3pm (at Ginny's house - which is in Coventry - use the contact us function for the address if you are coming). The event will be a social and also an opportunity to celebrate the success of the 2015/6 season. #letsgoriga

There will also be the election of the Club committee:-
- Chairperson
- Treasurer
- Secretary
- Team Secretary x 3 (NVL men, NVL women and WM women); 
- Club welfare officer
- Club development officer.

If you're interested in volunteering for any of these do use Contact Us or get in touch with Clare. If you're interested but can't be at the AGM - don't worry - still get in touch!

Look forward to seeing lots of you there.

Monday, 04 July 2016 07:11

Summer training

Thursday night Club training continues through the summer but from Thursday 7 July it will move outdoors into the Great British Sunshine (fingers crossed!).  The sessions will be at the University of Warwick, Westwood Campus from 6.30pm until the light fades (or the legs fade whichever comes first!).  Everyone is welcome.