The SVA is offering a new competition, aimed to bridge the gap between District and National League play, and is inviting entries, with play due to start in January 2012.
Regional Leagues will operate in three areas, the North East (from Dundee to Aberdeen, already up and jumping), the East (from Perth, through Fife to Edinburgh and the Borders) and the West (from Stirling across to Glasgow and down as far as Ayrshire). Matches will be played at the home venue of each entrant, and there will be fixtures every month through to April, with an end-of-season tournament bringing together participants from all three regions, in the calendar for May 2012.
Although the competition is designed for players below the level of the National League, each team can have up to two NL-registered players on court at any one time, but players registered in the First Division are not eligible. As well as established District League teams, the Regional Leagues may also be of interest to teams in the University League and Junior National League, as well as groups which are playing recreationally outwith the current organised competition structure.
Entry to the Regional League has been priced at £35, which includes affiliation to the SVA, £15 if already affiliated, and participation in the end-of-season tournament.
Other benefits to teams entering before the dead line date of 25th November include;
- One free Mikasa MVP match volleyball to each team entering.
- Free entry to the Scottish Plate competition, with opportunities to play against National League teams
- Entry into a December 2011 draw to win ex National Team kit and practice volleyballs.
For further information, or to book a place in the 2012 Regional League, contact the SVA on 0131 556 4633 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org