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Clare Francis

Clare Francis

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.

This year's Riga summer tournament will be held on Sunday 10 July.  It will be held at a new venue this year - 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!

The West Midlands ladies team played Uni of Birmingham last Thursday in the Plate semi-final.  It was end to end stuff in an epic 5 setter with Riga finally coming out on top to win 3-2 (19-17) in the fifth and see Riga claim their spot in the final.

The final will be held on Saturday 4 June at 2.30pm at Dudley Evolve against Birmingham Mets.  The girls would love loads of Club supporters to go along and cheer them on.   #goriga

Some pics and videos of the semi-final are available on the Riga facbook page - www.facebook.com/rigavolleyball

Sunday, 24 April 2016 16:20

Summer tournaments 2016

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!

On the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death the ladies host Newcastle Staffs in the final game of this season.  In fair Alan Higgs, where we lay our scene, the two teams met and in the warm up were both alike in dignity.  Powered on by a Purple play list in honour of Prince.

This weekend the ladies travelled to local team Birmingham in their penultimate game of the season.  A win for Birmingham would see them promoted to Division 1 for next season so it was sure to be a tough game for the ladies.   However, earlier in the season Riga had been one of the only teams to beat Birmingham so it was all to play for!

Saturday, 09 April 2016 20:11

North Riding Eagles come out on top

Ladies played North Riding Eagles this weekend. The two sides have not met since the start of the season. Riga started strongly with a side out and a run of serves from Clare that put Riga 4-0 ahead and forced NRE into a time out

Sunday, 13 March 2016 19:55

Ladies get a win in Leeds

This weekend the NVL ladies travelled North to play Leeds for the first time this season.  After a lesson about Biomes and their geographical features on the way the girls arrived in Leeds ready and raring to go!  We even had travelling away supporters in Sophie, Kat and Mr & Mrs Kay - thank you all for your support.