As promised, here is our club update for junior activities during Phase 2 (June/July). Junior sessions from the 1st of June will be:
Tuesday - Under 13s (11-13 years old) - 17:30 - 18:30 - Alexandra Park - £2
Tuesday - Under 16s (14-16 years old) - 17:30 - 18:30 - Alexandra Park - £2
Saturday - Under 10s (8 - 10 years old) - 10:00 - 11:00 - Alexandra Park (moving indoors at Dean Trust Ardwick once our venue confirms when they are re-opening; we will notify you accordingly) - £2
Saturday - Under 13s (11 - 13 years old) - 10:00 - 11:00 - Alexandra Park (moving indoors at Dean Trust Ardwick once our venue confirms when they are re-opening; we will notify you accordingly) - £2
Saturday - Under 16s (14 - 16 years old) - 11:00 - 12:30 - Alexandra Park (moving indoors at Dean Trust Ardwick once our venue confirms when they are re-opening; we will notify you accordingly) - £3
For June onwards, Junior membership will also be available (instead of paying as you go to each individual session). With Junior Membership, there is no limit to how many junior sessions you can attend at your age level:
Monthly membership - £16 Junior
Indoor season membership (outdoor season free) - £160 Junior
If you choose to pay upfront for the indoor season (August - May), you get this outdoor season (June/July) for FREE; this offer stands until the end of August. If you decide to pay monthly for now (June and/or July), you still have until the end of August to choose to pay upfront, in which case you will simply pay the remaining upfront fees to get the season price deal.
Anyone can attend the above junior sessions as long as they have filled in the Junior Membership Form (link below for those who haven't already filled it in) and read our risk assessments:
Junior Form: https://forms.gle/nQ2nfCnWcj9HGYtZA
Teams - We will be entering junior teams in the following Volleyball England age group competitions:
- Under15, 3 or 4-a-side
- Under16, 6-a-side
- Under18, 6-a-side
These competitions will consist of three tournaments in the North of England, through which you can qualify for a National Finals tournament at the National Volleyball Centre in Kettering. Each tournament will be one or two days long (dates to be confirmed by Volleyball England).
We will also be entering the Under14 Greater Manchester Grand Prix series if it runs this season. This is a 3-a-side competition held each month at different clubs around Greater Manchester. This competition has different tiers and is suitable for 11-14 year olds.
Under18 Team - Players 16 or over at the start of September can be part of the Under18 team and/or attend adult open training sessions (as a junior member or pay-as-you-go). In order to be part of the team and attend Under18 training, you will need to have Junior Membership. This will allow these players to attend all open sessions, as well as their own assigned team training (see attachments). We're on the lookout for any sponsors/support to contribute towards team expenses and keep the amount paid by players to an affordable cost. So if you know anyone who has their own business and is interested in sport or if you think the company you work for might be interested in helping out, then please get in touch with us.
Kit order - If you would like any club kit (match shirt and/or training shirt and/or training jacket/zipped top), please send us your request and size (height and chest in cm). We can then get a quote from the kit company and come back to you with a price; you can then pay in order to confirm your order. Venue update - Our home venue, Dean Trust Ardwick (DTA), have been in touch about returning to indoor activities. Before they can confirm our requested bookings, they need to make sure that they have enough total bookings to make it financially viable to open. We will update you as soon as they let us know and keep you informed as to when Saturday trainings will move inside.