Consistently high-performing, TN Volleyball this year has the luxury of two Premier teams after BUCS have included the division in this year’s league format. Both first teams will be looking for a strong showing in these leagues, as will the Men’s 2nds, who after two straight promotions will be looking for Tier 1 glory. They have high standards to meet, but a good chance of meeting them.

Head of Volleyball: David Goodchild

President (Men): Peter Bakare

President (Women): Whitney Phillips 

Number of teams: 2 x Men, 4 x Women

Contact: Please email volleyball@northumbria.ac.uk for further information. Alternatively, telephone Samuel Shenton 07412 699266.

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

National League

The National Volleyball League comprises of four divisions. The top division in the league is the Volleyball England Super 8s.  The Super 8s was launched in 2010 and replaced Division One as the top division for Volleyball in England.

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 compete in the Super 8’s league, with the women winning the title last year unbeaten, and the men finishing playoff finalists after being also being unbeaten in the league run up.

For more information on Volleyball England click here


Men's Super 8's

Goals for 2015/16:

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

Key Achievements so far:

  • National Cup Winners 2013

Men's Super 8's Squad:

Available in September

Women's Super 8's:

Goals for the 2015/16 :

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

Key Achievements so far:

  • Unbeaten in National League for 3 years
  • Won all cups and League titles for 3 years

 Women's Super 8's Squad:

Available in September


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


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 2015

Alex Dickenson

Ashley Fantazia

Atlanta Taylor

Beth Hewitt

Christina Dorismond

Jodie Amor

Jodie Gregson

Kristina Graven

Magda Ropiak


Sophie Kealing

David Goodchild

Head Coach

Audrey Cooper

Assistant Coach

Men's Volleyball Team 2015

Andrew Clayton

Callum Currie

Dan Fearnley

Jeff Carlson

Liam Jenkinson

Michal Feterlich

Nathan French

Peter Bakare

Sam Shenton

David Goodchild

Head Coach

Audrey Cooper

Assistant Coach

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