Club Documents

Planning for Season 2023-24

We would like to hear our members’ views on the following plans and options…

Summer 2023 (May – August)

Weekly outdoor play for fun at Lydiard Park Events Field: Adults (Year 11+) plus Year 10 transitioning to adults.

  • Mondays or Tuesdays?  Start 15th or 16th May (initially 6.45pm).
  • No charge by the club, though the venue charges for car parking.
  • Juniors below Year 10: there is some demand, but coaches want a rest from duty-of-care responsibilities?!

Possibly hold one or two sessions in summer for juniors and waiting lists (indoor or outdoor)?

Competitions: Wilts 4s (tbc?); Wilts Outdoor; Whitefield (Bristol); Salisbury; other tournaments.

Social events: Volleyball picnic in the Park?

Indoor Season 2023/24 (September – April)

Women (Year 11+)

Train Thursdays 8:15pm – 10pm

  • Hire the whole hall: main volleyball court plus additional volleyball net on end badminton court. 
  • Large group covering several levels of competition: max capacity c25 players, requires min 2 coaches.

Enter SW League and play home matches (Sundays) at Lime Kiln L.C.

Enter Wilts Ladies & Junior League, plus Volleyball England U16/U18 comps, depending on player availability.

Men (Year 11+)

Train Sundays 6:00-7:30pm.  Main volleyball court only (end of hall not available): max capacity 20 players.

Enter 2 teams in Wilts Mixed League and Dave Kinder Cup; play home games on Thu/Sun.

  • All league players are responsible for taking their turn to officiate at games.

Enter Volleyball England U16/U18 competitions, depending on player availability.

Juniors U12-U15

Train Sundays 4:30-6:00pm.  Whole hall, long net, max capacity c32 players, requires min 4 coaches per session.

Play SW JuVoTo (3v3) competition: U12, U13, U14, U15, depending on player availability.

  • Host national and regional junior age-group events when possible: requires volunteer commitment.

Capacity management

Keep existing capacity limits (see above).

Maintain waiting lists (currently 10 women waiting, 18 men, 14 junior).

Explore option of running an additional adult casual volleyball session for non-competitive players and those on waiting lists, subject to hall and supervisory availability.


  1. Existing members have priority: invite them to sign up for next season, including Year 10 graduating to adult sessions, so we know how many leavers and vacancies we have.
  2. Fill vacancies (*consulting coaches about standards, team needs and capacities):
    1. Existing Year 10 members have priority when filling Adult (Year 11+) vacancies.*
    2. Then invite players from waiting lists to fill remaining vacancies, usually in chronological order.*


Club 40th Anniversary

Should we celebrate?  How?  When: all season, or just spring/summer 2024?  Volunteers to organise?

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