Social Volley aims to remove the barriers of entry to Volleyball and creates a fun relaxed environment that supports anyone interested in taking up or returning to the sport. These sessions are run by individuals or groups inside or outside of volleyball clubs, and are open to anyone to join.
The emphasis is on fun, socialising, keeping fit and making friends. If someone who plays Social Volley wishes to compete they can progress to more competitive section of clubs to fulfil that desire.
Social volley opportunities include kids blitzes and fun sessions, courses for beginners of any age and gender, courses or fun sessions for former players, recreational sessions for intermediate and advanced players, and any other activity that brings people close to volleyball without involving commitment in a club.
Volleyball Ireland aims to support these activities, to grow the Irish volleyball community and to allow every kid and every adult looking for a place where to play volleyball to find their group and enjoy the sport.
Social Volley Support Pack
Volleyball Ireland actively supports social volley activities with equipment, courses for tutors and volunteers, public liability, insurance and promotion. Click here to discover more.
To be eligible for these benefits, initiatives must be affiliated with Volleyball Ireland. The fee for associate club affiliation is €25.
To get your affiliation fill in the 2022/23 Associate Club Affiliation form and create a personal profile on JustGo (for club administration).
Each player participating in a social volley activity must obtain a social volley player membership (0€) or a non-league player membership (15€) through JustGo and connect their profile to the club. All the details in the Support Pack.
Social Volley Activator
Activators are in charge of running social volley sessions in their community. They will receive administration support from our staff members, training resources and equipment to aid them in delivering sessions.
Activators are the point of contact of associate clubs. They are in charge of requesting benefits from the Social Volley Support Pack.
The Activators will attend a Zoom Meeting where they will be introduced to the social volley programme, including benefits, requirements and options available for social activities.
Beginners Volleyball for LGBT+ community
6 week programme starting January 18th
Drum Community Hall, Athlone
Organised by Sporting Pride
Find your Social Volley
Work in progress…
Volleyball Ireland is working on mapping all the recreational and social volleyball initiatives around Ireland. Because the Irish volleyball ecosystem is small but quickly developing, we aim to grow our knowledge on initiatives that are in place and that we are not yet aware of, as they may be not connected to clubs or not directly affiliated to Volleyball Ireland.
If you are aware of any social volleyball initiatives in your area, share this knowledge with us, in order to help those looking for a place where to play volleyball. Contact our Participation Officer Amanda at firstname.lastname@example.org . We are collecting data about where these sessions are happening, possibly with contact details of a person in charge, so that if we receive requests from people looking for a volleyball session, we could put them directly in contact with the right person.
With your support, we hope to bring more and more people into the Irish volleyball community to enjoy this sport.