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Applications open for FIVB Beach Activation Project

Applications open for FIVB Beach Activation Project

 

After a successful year one of the FIVB Go Spike Beach Activation Project, Volleyball England is looking for applicants for the next round of funding.

 

In its first year, the three-year project, which aims to increase the number of people playing beach volleyball, saw more than 7000 individuals take part in sessions at 12 beach courts across the England.

 

Funding is available to support the development of recreational beach volleyball from May-September 2016 – and we are very keen to work with and fund permanent and semi-permanent beach venues which are ready to actively develop schools and recreational 16+ participation.  

 

The overall project ambitions are to have:

 

  • 7,680 school children playing beach volleyball for the first time from 96 schools
  • 21,504 adult visits to the beach volleyball facilities with 3,072 becoming regular players
  • 4,032 hours of quality beach volleyball coaching delivered across 12 facilities
  • 48 new coaches trained and deployed to support the programme
  • 580 volleyballs distributed locally to encourage new players

Funding is available for investment in coaching and activators, Go Spike balls, Let’s Play Volleyball balls and a Go Spike ball carrier.

 

Applications for Year two are now open and will be accepted until Friday 5th February, to apply please follow the link and complete the Survey Monkey questionnaire.

 

For any questions regarding Year 1 or 2 of the FIVB Go Spike Beach Activation Programme, please contact Samantha Harding, Adult Participation Manager, on either 01509 227742 or s.harding@volleyballengland.org.


The full results from year one:

  • 2,752 school children (107% of target) playing beach volleyball for the first time from 50 schools (156% of target)
  • 5,191 adult visits (72% of target) to the beach volleyball facilities 
  • 849 hours (63% of target) of quality beach volleyball coaching delivered across 12 facilities
  • 17 new coaches (106% of target) trained and deployed to support the programme
  • 264 new volleyballs (136% of target) distributed locally to encourage new players