FAQs

Do you accept juniors and under 18s at Riga?

Yes. Juniors / Under 18s are welcome to join our training sessions, recreational sessions and join in playing competitive games as members of our teams. Please note that just like for adults, the training sessions are not designed for complete beginners.

Do you offer beginner’s lessons for adults and children?

We are a 100% volunteer-led volleyball club and unfortunately, we are not able to offer complete lessons for beginners to adults who want to learn to play volleyball at this point in time.

However, if you would like more information about getting your child into volleyball, we have developed links with the University of Warwick, where a new programme has recently started.

If you’re interested in more details about this, please visit https://warwick.ac.uk/services/sport/active/volleyball-juniors/ or if you’re looking to speak directly with the coach, please email Alex Smith on Alexandra.m.smith@warwick.ac.uk

How will you use my personal data?

We are sensitive to members personal data and ensuring that we use it responsibly. The Club has undertaken a GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) compliance assessment and implemented relevant policy and procedures in accordance with the Sport and Recreational Alliance policies and procedures.

  • we have an internal Data Protection Policy which applies to all our volunteers, staff, coaches and associates (copy below);
  • we also have a privacy policy which sets out how we might collect your personal data and the reasons we will use it for – a copy of this is also below;
  • if you have any questions about how we use your data and/or you would like the Club to cease using your personal data please email webmaster@rigavolleyball.com with the details.

How do I report an accident?

If there is an accident inform the coach or organiser of the session asap. Make sure everyone is safe and enlist the support of sports centre staff or call the emergency services as appropriate.

I have got a suggestion/complaint – what do I do?

If you have a comment or suggestion then either use the contact us form at the bottom of this website or contact a member of the Committee. We’d love to hear your suggestions or ideas.

How do I submit a match report?

Pass it to your team captain or use the contact us form at the bottom of the website to submit it straight to us and we’ll upload to the website.

How is the Club run and how can I volunteer?

The Club is a member of Volleyball England (the governing body for volleyball in England). We follow Volleyball England’s guidance on running our Club. We have a Committee which is elected at the AGM each year. The Committee meet regularly to shape the direction of the Club and address issues facing the Club. You can see details of the current committee here.

All of the Club’s activities (and those of every member) are governed by the Club’s constitution which is set out in the Club Handbook and Welcome Pack – available here.

There are lots of volunteering opportunities at the Club. These include:

  • scoring and line judging at home games;
  • writing match reports;
  • updating the website and social media profiles;
  • keeping match statistics;
  • helping with the organising of teams (such as match confirmations, booking venues);
  • running the Club tournament;
  • keeping the accounts;
  • coaching; and
  • we’re always on the lookout for volunteers and keen to hear your ideas of how you can use your skills to help!

Get in touch with any member of the committee to get involved!

What are the benefits of being a Club member?

Club membership brings a range of benefits:

  • insurance via Volleyball England;
  • opportunity to play volleyball as part of a large Club – both for a team and also to join in at Club nights (Mondays);
  • opportunity to attend Club socials;
  • discounted physio treatment at Centre AT7 – more details below.

Cost with Riga discount: – initial consultation (£30). Each treatment thereafter £14.50 (which is a discount from £20).

The physio can be booked at either Centre AT7 – http://www.psiscoventry.co.uk/ or at Nuneaton clinic – http://www.nuneatonsportsinjuries.co.uk/

In order to book – mention Riga at the time of booking and discuss the discount etc.

Does the Club have qualified coaches and referees?

The Club has a range of qualified coaches and is always keen to encourage its members to attend coaching courses so that they can pass on the benefit of their experience to other members of the Club.

If you would be interested in passing on the benefit of your coaching skills to members of the Club we’d love to hear from you – please use the contact us function to see how you can get involved.

Current qualified coaches within the Club are:

  • Tom Young – level 2
  • John Boughton (club night coach) – level 2
  • Jon Chetham – level 3 (womens NVL coach)
  • Nick Chemin – level 1 (womens WM coach)
  • Anca Dunn – level 1 (womens WM coach)
  • Tom Young junior – level 1
  • John Gilling – level 1
  • Janis Kolosovkis – level 1
  • Hannah Dodd – level 1
  • Alex Smith – level 2
  • Jackie Greef -level 1

We also have a number of qualified referees. At present this includes:

  • John Boughton (Grade III)
  • Andy Collins (Grade IV)
  • Chris Nason (Grade III)
  • Sophie Lomax (Grade IV)
  • Clare Francis (Grade IV)
  • Chris Jones (Grade IV)
  • Anca Dunn (Grade IV)
  • Jon Chetham (Grade IIIR)
  • Lewis Messam (Grade IV)
  • Gary Lomax (Grade IV)
  • Janis Kolosovkis (Grade IV)
  • Miriam Anderson (Grade IV)
  • Netti Purkiss (Grade IV)

and plenty of members who can help with the scoring (Clare and Chris both hold the scorer’s award qualification too and Chris line judge accreditation).

Do you have sitting volleyball at the Club?

At the present time, Riga does not have the facilities or infrastructure to offer sitting volleyball itself. For more information about the sport and to find your nearest Sitting Volleyball Club please see the Sitting Volleyball Section of the VE website.

How do I help raise money via Amazon?

When you shop at Amazon.co.uk you can now earn Riga Volleyball Club a small commission on every purchase! Helping the Club’s funds as you shop – what more could you want!

Use the Amazon search box if it’s available to you, please be aware that some browsers do not display it, and enter your search item into the box, then press return or click “go”. If the box is not visible, simply use the link in the footer of the website which will open a new window in your browser.

This will take you through to Amazon.co.uk and then you can search and shop as normal. When you select your purchase and check out, your order will be logged to Riga. Once you have paid and had your order delivered Riga will then receive a commission of 5% of the purchase price (excluding delivery).

If you log out before you buy, then you will need to enter Amazon via the Riga website again for Riga to earn commission on your purchase. Therefore, simply start from Riga each time you want to access Amazon.

Questions

Will Riga know what I have bought?
No, we cannot see what you personally have purchased.

What if I want to buy something else once I’ve accessed Amazon?
No problem. So long as it’s the same browser session it will still count (e.g. if your initial search is for “volleyball”, but end up buying an Elton John CD it will still count).

What if I return my goods later?
Amazon will deal with any refund you are entitled to under your contract with Amazon and any commission earned will automatically be refunded to Amazon.

Will it cost me more?
No, the cost to you will be the same. Amazon simply credits Riga a small commission for introducing you as a buyer. It also costs the Club nothing to run.