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Volleyball Energisers Programme 2023-24

The Volleyball Energisers programme educates and empowers college students to increase volleyball participation at their institution.

Each ENERGISER will be provided with training, equipment and resources to establish Social Volley in their College. This can take the form of traditional Volleyball or Sitting Volleyball; which is designed for people with a physical disability and/or mobility issues.

As well as creating inclusive recreational opportunities for students, the Energisers programme provides essential professional development for students to gain life and employability skills during their time at University.

The programme includes continuous learning and development as well as Nationally organised fun competitions for Social volley participants.

Role of the ENERGISER

To lead, coordinate and promote the development of Social Volley at the host university/institution. To inspire new participants to take up the sport regardless of their level or ability. To create a fun and welcoming environment which focuses on developing inclusive recreational opportunities.


  • Deliver weekly Social Volley sessions
  • Encourage participation
  • Submit termly reports to Volleyball Ireland providing updates on the number of participants attending and engaging in your sessions
  • Bring one social volley team minimum to the national blitz
  • Develop a pathway from recreational volleyball to competitive Volleyball
  • Establish links with the sports development team in the College/Institute and local volleyball clubs
  • Raise the profile of your host college/Institute, volleyball activity and ENERGISER programme through social media
  • Provide and share good practice stories with Volleyball Ireland and other Energisers
  • Utilise the further education training courses places offered by Volleyball Ireland.

Benefits for the ENERGISERS

  • Upskilling and Development of transferable skills
  • Shop window’ for future employment opportunities
  • Vital Experience for CV development
  • Free sports coaching qualifications
  • Free Hoody and T-shirt
  • Develop new friendships
  • Be a leader
  • Have an impact and make a difference

Benefits for the College

  • Social and recreational sports participation will increase
  • Development of coaching / leadership capacity within the student population
  • More students being more active
  • Foster social inclusion and cultural exchange through sport
  • Create a sustainable pathway from beginner participation to competitive performance
  • Opportunities for Sitting Volleyball activation increasing opportunities for students with a physical disability
  • Relationship development between College and an NGB

Leave a Legacy

The Energiser programme provides a unique opportunity for someone to make a real difference to College life. You could be that person that motivates someone to find a new sport that they love, for the rest of their life. For more info, check out more info in the

Volleyball Energisers Programme 2023-24