NVA AGM 2013
Tuesday 11th June 2013. White Horse PH, Trowse. 7.30pm
Medusa – Mark and Mac
Spikers Adults – Peter, Mark and Paul
GYGVC/Killer Shrimps/ENSFC – John, Sandra and Kevin
Pegasus/Pirates/Is It In? – Annette, Debbie & Nigel
UEA - James
Spikers Juniors – Tomasz
NVA Secretary – Nigel
NVA Chairperson – Annette
NVA Treasurer – Debbie
NVA Honorary President - Keith
Apologies were received from Sarah-Jane and Ann- Marie (Spikers).
3. Minutes of last meeting and matters arising
No matters arising from minutes of last meeting not covered by agenda.
4. Review of leagues
See Attached file at the bottom of this webpage for a review of the leagues this year.
Tournaments – no change to formats expected. For the 2V2 people need to choose which competition to enter as there is a lot of volleyball to play if individuals enter two competitions.
Thanks to Nigel for all his efforts in ensuring the leagues and competitions run smoothly.
5. Club Updates
Peagsus – no change – training Wednesday nights at Sportspark
Spikers – 75 adult members – training Wednesday at Sportspark. 7-8.30 beginners, then others till 10.20. Junior sessions Wednesday pm and Saturday am. Juniors representing Eastern Region and performing well at tournaments.
Medusa – training Wednesday and Sundays
UEA – 105 members, Can enter more teams in development league if the opportunity arises.
Great Yarmouth – May not have all the teams they did this year from the college. Have played in regional finals.
National league ladies – finished 3rd in league and will be re-entering next year, mens 2nd from bottom but also re-entering
Thanks to Tomasz and John Ashmore for their continuing support of the junior teams.
Depending on how many teams end up entering the league there may be a need to see if more hall time can be secured to reduce the length of the season. The League will consider asking for an additional night.
SINCE THE MEETING MORE TEAMS HAVE REGISTERED AN INTEREST IN THE MIXED LEAGUE; SPIKERS TOWERS, PRIORY AND COASTERS. NIGEL WILL LOOK INTO HAVE TWO LEAGUES BEING FORMED, WITH SIX TEAMS IN EACH.
6. Finance report
League monies are now held at Barclays Bank after the Halifax withdrew the availability of club accounts.
The league has maintained its pricing structure of previous years and generated a surplus of £968 during the season. One of the reason prices were maintained at the same levels was the uncertainty over the cost of hiring the Sportspark venue and that if there was a significant change in the costs there would be an opportunity to subsidise in the short term. Indications are that for 2013/14 prices will be slightly higher than the current season but the hall will need to be hired in its entirety.
The league has run the development league at nominal fees and although the fees may rise slightly in the coming year it will still be run at reduced rates. The idea behind this league is to get people playing volleyball and creating teams strong enough to join the main league.
Due to the high number of competitions run this year and the filling of shields with names significant investment has been made in new shields during the year.
7. Election of Officers
Chair – Annette Whitehead
Secretary – Nigel Sinclair
Treasurer – Debbie Cooper
All agreed to continue in post and were re-elected.
8. Rule reinforcements and new rules
All clubs that enter the local league and the Eastern Region tournaments must be affiliated to the EVA.
Teams in the mixed team must be mixed with a minimum of two players of each sex (age is now irrelevant)
Teams must provide officials for the matches they are responsible for. For the junior teams who traditionally are ordered to play first and second it should not be seen as a right that they leave without fulfilling their duties.
Any EVA rule changes will be discussed by the League committee and implemented as appropriate.
9. Donation to new volleyball posts at CNS
A request has been made to support the cost of posts, installation etc. at the CN School. Spikers Volleyball Club are already in contact with the school and have agreed to make a donation. There is also a possibility that the Ruth Nicholls Foundation will make a donation. It is not clear what (if any) return investors will get. Clubs are hoping that they will be able to use the location but no confirmation of this has been received.
There was a mixed reaction at the meeting as to whether or not to support a request. It was agreed that more information would be provided and that clubs would be asked to feedback by email.
Keith Nicholls said there may be an opportunity to apply for other funding for equipment at other schools and it would look more favourable if the League was seen to be using its own money to support grass roots volleyball as well.
10. Youth League
Tomasz keen to have a youth league and there may be an opportunity to fit this within the hall on Friday nights. No age restriction with ability to be assessed by coaches. Details to be fleshed out when league numbers and hall availability known.
11. Any other business
Tomasz’ position as volleyball development officer at Sportspark has been under review and there is a possibility that he may become redundant or that his role will change. Negotiations are on-going on this matter.
SINCE THE MEEETING TOMASZ HAS ACCEPTED REDUNDANCY FROM HIS ROLE AS VOLLEYBALL DEVELOPMENT OFFICER. NVA WILL NEED TO LOOK CLOSELY AT THE PARTICIPATION OF THE YOUTH/JUNIOR TEAMS AND THE YOUTH LEAGUE.
Outdoor volleyball starting 22nd June at Eaton Park from 10 – 1pm. All welcome.
All teams to be asked to supply a mobile telephone contact number so that if there are any issues with teams on a Friday night (i.e. delayed due to traffic) that others can be made aware of this.
Meeting concluded at 9.30pm