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Covid19 – MVL Suspension

In line with the announcement today from Volleyball England, the MVL has taken the difficult decision to suspend all leagues from 9am on Tue 17th March.

VE Statement

As the impact of the coronavirus is likely worsen in the weeks ahead, this decision has been taken with the health and safety of players, their friends and families and the wider community in mind.  Although it seems unlikely that the leagues will be able to be restarted before the planned end of the season, a final decision will be taken in the next couple of weeks.

Although this will be disappointing for everyone concerned, I’m sure you can understand this decision.
Further details will follow as we have them.

MVL Committee


XXI Summer Cup 2020


The organization of the XXI Summer Cup 2020 has the pleasure of inviting your prestigious team to participate in the 21th edition of this International Tournament of Volleyball.

This event takes place between July 8th – July 12th 2020 in Vila da Lousã – Portugal (located about 28 km from Coimbra) .

The tournament is aimed to teams from the following age groups:

  •  Under 14 (“Infantis”) boys and girls: born in 2006 and after;
  •  Under 15 (“Iniciados”) boys and girls: born in 2005 and after;
  •  Under 16 (“Cadetes”) boys and girls: born in 2004 and after;
  •  Under 19 (“Juvenis”) boys and girls: born in 2001 and after.

Main Goals:
a) To extend the 2019/2020 season, thus encouraging the teams to continue training after the standard season.
b) To mark the end of the season with a tournament, where the parties and the moments of fraternization between the teams are a constant, and which give this event unique features of festive atmosphere.
c) Gather the family of European/ International youth volleyball in Lousã and adjacent municipalities.
d) Equally, this event allows the coaches to test the teams and the players of the 2020/2021 season. This means that the teams may also bring some younger players (born in 2007).

Attached you can find all the information!  Info

Best regards,
Luis Vidal (+351 911516206)

Christmas Tournament

SAT 14th DEC  1PM – 4PM

We’re trying to raise funds for the NW Volleyball’s U15s & U17s teams to take part in a number of competitions over the season.

All money raised will go towards helping the juniors & it’ll be a great day, we might even run to mince pies..…!


Player Registration

All teams must register their players (using the online form) by the end of Oct or before their first match – whichever is the soonest.

Please indicate the Name, Nationality, and whether Starred or an NVL player on the form.

All registrations MUST include a photo of the player.


WED 9h OCTOBER 2019 (7pm – 10pm)

ALL teams MUST attend the meeting to make their fixtures if they intend to play in the MVL 2019/ 2020 Season.
Only in exceptional circumstances will teams be allowed to enter if they don’t attend, and a fine will be imposed.

Could teams please contact Brian Kendall ASAP as to which divisions they wish to play in 2019-20.
2 men’s & 2 women’s divisions are proposed. Normal automatic promotion & relegation will be applied, but this can be reviewed in exceptional circumstances.

Annual fees will remain the same:
Normal Team Affiliation:         £35                              New Teams:                £20
Surety (for New Teams):        £15                              Under 18 Teams:        £20

– These are payable at the meeting – if you require an Invoice in advance, please let Brian Kendall know.
– I am discussing a “block affiliation“ with Volleyball England for teams not in direct affiliation to VE. If they agree, this will cost an extra small fee but would hopefully include insurance.