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Little Giants Volleyball

09/09/2021

Little Giants Volleyball Club began life in the summer of 2015.

In 2016, Little Giants VC hired its first volleyball court at Clapham Leisure Centre and formed its first women’s team, a team that lifted the trophy in its first year, At the same time, the club launched friendly community tournaments: an immediate blast and a nursery for new talent. This enabled the club to increase the number of its open sessions the following year from twice a week to seven-days-a-week with the goal of getting as many people as possible active. The club funded another venue to ensure volleyball facilities for any residue from the existing open games and, that same year, introduced its very first juniors’ session at Clapham Leisure followed by a second one at Caius House Youth Centre. Meanwhile, in collaboration with Lambeth Borough, the club launched outdoor grass volleyball sessions throughout the summer to introduce the sport to the local children and adult community.

The club’s first Under 15 and Under 16 girls’ and boys’ teams were formed in 2018 from its open play junior groups and the local borough, recognising the club’s achievements and ambitions, proposed it be the umbrella club for the borough’s youth female squad preparing for the London Youth Games.

The Coronavirus pandemic tested the club’s resilience, and its leadership has come through eighteen testing months using imagination, flexibility, and hard work. It stayed home, stayed connected and whenever restrictions allowed, it played volleyball, growing the interest of the sport amongst juniors alike with the result that it can now proudly announce that it has 1,000 under 18 junior members with those numbers growing almost daily: volleyball players who can enjoy well-established sessions for all levels from beginners through intermediate to competitive players, every day of the week. As well as this, club members have expanded their sport in several schools, providing volleyball programmes as a lunch or after school activity in more than twenty schools now since 2018. The club can collaborate with more local schools and introduce more school volleyball programmes; further information can be found on the website.

This means that, as the new academic year begins, the club has established juniors’ sessions seven days a week for two age groups: 7 to 12 years old and 12 to 18 years old. Following a few years of training juniors, the club now has youth teams as well as adult teams competing in national competition for its most talented members as well as sport for all for thousands and a pathway to progress from school and youth volleyball into adult participation.

The adult’s section is already very large as well. Divided into three level groups: beginners, intermediate and advance level players, the club offers training opportunities, hosts friendly tournaments, enters teams in competition and, during summer months, organises outdoor sessions for all. For those mums and dads who have had any experience with the sport or are keen to try volleyball alongside their kids Little Giants Volleyball club provides opportunity.

 

Weekly juniors timetable:

  • Mondays Boys 12-Under 18s team training (Open to all until the end of September) 6 pm to 8 pm at Caius House Youth Centre
  • Tuesdays Girls 12-Under 18s team training (Open to all until the end of September) 6 pm to 8 pm at Caius House Youth Centre
  • Wednesdays
    • Boys 12-Under 18s Open coaching session 5 pm to 7 pm at Crystal Palace NSC
    • Girls 12-Under 18s Open coaching session 5 pm to 7 pm at Crystal Palace NSC
  • Thursdays
    • Mixed 12-Under 18s Junior training session 4:15 pm to 5:45 pm at Brixton Recreation Centre
    • Girls 12-Under 18s team training(Open to all until the end of September) 6 pm to 8 pm at Clapham Leisure Centre
  • Fridays
    • Boys 12-Under 18s Open coaching session 5 pm to 7 pm at Crystal Palace NSC
    • Girls 12-Under 18s Open coaching session 5 pm to 7 pm at Crystal Palace NSC
  • Saturdays
    • Boys 12-Under 18s team training (Open to all until the end of September) 10 am to 12 pm at Caius House Youth Centre
    • Mixed 12-Under 18s Junior training session 12 pm to 1:30 pm at Caius House Youth Centre
    • Mixed 7-Under 12s Junior training session 1:30 pm to 3 pm at Caius House Youth Centre
  • Sundays
    • Girls 7-Under 12s Junior training session 10 am to 11:30 am at Caius House Youth Centre
    • Boys 7-Under 12s Junior training session 11:30 am to 1 pm at Caius House Youth Centre
    • Mixed 12-Under 18sJunior training session 2 pm to 4 pm at Clapham Leisure Centre

Little Giants Volleyball offer 20% off, please email littlegiantsvolleyballclub@gmail.com and mention Clapham Mums to avail the discount.

Website: https://www.volleyballevents.org

Email: littlegiantsvolleyballclub@gmail.com

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