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VLY Annual Report 2021/22 Season

Volleyball Ireland has published the 2021/22 Season Annual Report.

The comprehensive document provides a detailed overview of a fine year for Volleyball Ireland as they were crowned the Irish Sports Industry NGB of the Year. You can view the report here > VLY 2021-22 Season Annual Report

Some key points highlighted in the report include:

• Volleyball Ireland is named NGB of the Year at the Irish Sport Industry Awards
• Verified participation figures have grown 37% versus the pre-Covid 2019/20 stats recovering more than 300% on the end of the 2020/21 season
• Volleyball Ireland win the Good Governance Award for the 2020/21 Season Annual Report – the first NGB of Sport to do so
• Volleyball Ireland are invited to present at the CEV Annual Congress in Katowice, Poland
• We host the u20 Men Small Countries Association Championships, the first Indoor International event in Ireland for 20+ years
• We re-branded and re-launched the VLY Beach Tour with a new 1, 2 & 3* ability-based format and youth section
• New promotional activities including Game of the Week and Schools Final Live Streaming has driven the growth of social media followers by 57%
• Under 18 participation figures have increased by 50% since 2019/20, aided by the regionalisation of the u16 Youth League and introduction of Boys Blitz programmes
• We have developed and implemented a Women in Sport action plan
• The Regional Development Centre programme has been introduced for both Volleyball & Beach Volleyball players, with 80+ teens taking part
• Improvement in member satisfaction rates across the board with a Net Promoter Score of +53 and VLY’s Leadership & Governance rated as 8.46/10
• We led on Ukraine Refugee supports developing a range of benefits for clubs to support the integration of Ukrainians into local communities
• Piloted a permanent Beach posts project with Meath LSP with a full roll out planned in Summer 2022
• Introduced Play Volley – a youth participation programme with member clubs
• Acquired a 10% increase to the Sport Ireland Core Grant and received a 200k one-off Covid grant to re-start Volleyball activity

The organisation returned a 20k surplus and pledged 75k in Youth Club Development supports over the coming season.