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CEV Schools Project

As part of Volleyball Ireland’s commitment to supporting the club game and the further development of the sport, we have once again partnered up with the Confederation Européenne de Volleyball (CEV) to launch the Schools Project.


The CEV School Project aims to bring volleyball into schools in order to grow the participation of kids in two specific age groups.


  • Fundamental Stage of 6-10 years old
  • Learn to Play Stage of 9-14 years old

Volleyball Ireland is supporting our member clubs with identifying and aiding local feeder schools with equipment and resources. The project will create the opportunity for children to progress from schools to clubs within their areas while also strengthening club/school bonds.


We are opening applications for clubs to apply immediately. You can apply by filling the form below. The closing date for all clubs is October 28th, 4pm. We will also be accepting applications from schools hoping to develop into clubs by the end of 2022



Please note; any club that wishes to participate in the CEV Schools Project must have clear evidence that all coaches involved in the youth section are Garda Vetted, and that the club has a Designated Liaison Person and Children’s Officer appointed. If successful in their application, all clubs must provide a copy of their Child Safety Statement and Risk Assessment (as per Children’s First Act, 2015).

How it works

Clubs that apply to join the programme will work together with the programme lead to recruit two schools located in close proximity to the club. Project lead coordinator, Conor Flood (0870997659).


To start the programme, participating teachers will be supplied with resources in line with our LTPD model as well as addtional soft touch balls to support the delivery of training sessions. 


Each school runs a 4-6 week volleyball programme. At the end of these sessions, each school participates in a fun internal blitz.


At the completion of the school’s programme the local club will initiate the next stage- PLAY VOLLEY. This is designed for the students to continue their development in a club setting. 


The Play Volley programme is subsided by VLY and each student will receive a T-Shirt with club name and training ball at a reduced fee of €15 when they sign up through their local club memberships.


  • Equipment for schools including Mikasa soft touch volleyballs and net band
  • Equipment for clubs including 10 X training balls
  • One club led teacher & student training session on week 1
  • Official Volleyball Ireland partner school accreditation
  • An introduction to volleyball programme overview
  • Teacher resources including lesson plans and coaching support
  • Internal school blitz 
  • Players advancing to club trainings after the School’s Project completion can avail of our exciting new PLAY VOLLEY

Additional documents:

CEV Schools Application 2022