BUCS

Consistently high-performing, TN Volleyball first teams compete in the Premier North division. In the upcoming season, both first teams will be looking to retain their league and championship titles.

After gaining promotion to Tier 1A just last season, Men’s 2nds finished the season league winners and Trophy runners-up. Similarly, Women's 2nds finished 2016 as Tier 1A winners and Trophy runners-up. All volleyball teams have high standards to meet in 2016-17, but a good chance of meeting them.

2015-16 Key Achievements

Men

1st Team - Premier North league winners, Championship winners

2nd Team - Tier 1A league winners, Trophy runners-up

Women

1st Team - Premier North league winners, Championship winners

2nd Team - Tier 1A league winners, Trophy runners-up

Head of Volleyball: David Goodchild

President (Men): TBC

President (Women): TBC

Number of teams: 2 x Men, 4 x Women

Contact: For further information, please email davidgoodchild@live.co.uk 

Latest Fixtures and Results: Visit www.bucs.org.uk and select Northumbria University.

National League

The National Volleyball League (NVL) is the top Volleyball competition in England for Clubs. It consists of four divisions for both men and women. The top NVL division is the Super 8s which was launched in 2010 and replaced Division One as the top league in the country.

The format of the Super 8s comprises of teams participating in a regular season and competing in fourteen rounds of matches followed by a play-off series featuring the top teams in the division, culminating in the Super 8s final held at the National Volleyball Centre in Kettering.

Both male and female Team Northumbria sides are competing in the Super 8’s league. During the 2014-15 season, Team Northumbria won the National League and Cups for both men and women doing the quadruple. 2015-16 was another successful season for, both, our men's and women's teams. The women finished as league and Playoff winners and Cup runners up, whereas the men finished as league, cup and playoff runners up. 

For more information on Volleyball England click here

Men's Super 8's

Goals for 2016/17:

  • Win BUCS Premiership
  • Win BUCS championship
  • Top 2 in the Super 8s
  • Make the NVL cup final

Key Achievements

  • Super 8s play off winners – 2014/15
  • Super 8s play off runners up - 2015/16, 2013/14, 2012/13
  • National Knock out cup winners - 2013/14, 2014-15
  • National Knock out cup Runners-up - 2015/16, 2012/13

Regular season finishes (all Super 8’s)

  • 1st –  2014/15, 2013/14, 2012/13
  • 2nd – 2015/16, 2011/12
  • 5th – 2010/11

Men's Squad

2016/17 squad will be announced in August 2016.

Women's Super 8's:

Goals for the 2016/17 :

  • To win BUCS Premiership
  • To Win BUCS Championship
  • To win the Super 8s and National Cup final

Key Achievements

  • Super 8’s play off Champions – 2015/16, 2014/15, 2013/14, 2012/13, 2011/12
  • National Knock out cup winners – 2014/15, 2013/14, 2012/13
  • National Knock out cup runners-up - 2015/16

Regular season finishes

  • 1st – 2015/16, 2014/15, 2013/14, 2012/13
  • 3rd – 2011/12
  • Division 1 Runners up - 2010/11 

Whitney Phillips - League MVP (Most Valuable Player) - 2014/15, 2015/16

Whitney Phillips - Finals MVP - 2015/16 

 
Women's Squad
 

2016/17 squad will be announced in August 2016. 

International Representation
 
England (CEV European champs qualifiers) - Nathan French, Liam Jenkinson, Darius Setsoafia, Sam Shenton
England Beach (Nevza) - Andrew Clayton
England Squad members (men) - Alex Jenkins, Ryan Heath
England Squad members (women) - Jodie Amor, Paige Fullerton, Jodie Gregson, Sophie Keating - squad to travel to Croatia to still be announced.
 
Northern Ireland - (FIVB World Champs qualifcation) - Callum Currie
 
David Goodchild appointed womens head coach for England Senior Women.
 
Coaching Staff:

Head Coach: David Goodchild

Assistant Coach: Ross Enfield

Contact: davidgoodchild@live.co.uk / ross.enfield@hotmail.co.uk

Latest Fixtures and Results:

For latest fixtures and results click here

Scholarships

Every year Team Northumbria awards generous Sport Scholarships to talented athletes studying at Northumbria University.

There are three types of Scholarships available:

  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Bronze

Volleyball Scholarship Programme

For further information on scholarships please visit Scholarships     

         

Hall of Fame

Head Coach - Dave Goodchild - 2012 Team GB Volleyball Coach

Whitney Phillips – MVP for UK 2013

Peter Bakare/Nathan French – 2012 Team GB Volleyball Olympian

 




Women's Volleyball Team 2017

David Goodchild

Head Coach

Audrey Cooper

Assistant Coach

Ross Enfield

Assistant Coach

Paul Welsh

Assistant Coach

Nick Ridgeon

Head of Strength and Conditioning/ Strength and Conditioning Coach

Men's Volleyball Team 2017

David Goodchild

Head Coach

Audrey Cooper

Assistant Coach

Ross Enfield

Assistant Coach

Paul Welsh

Assistant Coach

Nick Ridgeon

Head of Strength and Conditioning/ Strength and Conditioning Coach

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