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CEV Schools Project Success


Wednesday the 5th of December was the highly anticipated launch of the CEV Schools Project Launch in Scotland.

The first of many NetSetGo projects launched with a full day of volleyball taking place for the cluster primaries of Drummond CHS. Abbey Hill Primary School, Broughton Primary School and Leith Walk Primary school taking part in a Volleyball training day to launch their project.

The SVA have worked hard and closely with the CEV Devlopment team to build a sustainable model for the CEV Schools Project centred on the ‘Play Volleyball Grow With It’. SVA staff have already been working with Active Schools, Jets VC and young leaders from Drummond CHS who will support both the day on the 5th of December and a future clsuetr club & MACvolley, NetSetGo primary festival.

The project engages with local club Jets VC who will work with the SVA and Active Schools Coordinator to develop a Local Development Officer (LDO) who will act as a club link to the high school, cluster primary schools, active schools and Lynne Beattie who is the SVA regional development officer for the East.

Regional Development Officer East, Lynne Beattie Olympic & Commonwealth Games Athlete:

“I am extremely excited for the launch of the Drummond CHS CEV Schools Project.  Schools are at the heart of a lot of the work we do, and it’s great to work closely with a school like Drummond CHS, who invest an incredible amount of work to develop volleyball both with their pupils and their teachers.  We want to extend that to their surrounding primary schools to create a robust and sustainable pathway from primary age players all the way through to secondary school age, with the opportunity for all players to
 then join the local volleyball club Jets VC, who will lead the coaching and the promotion of the project in the area.
We have engaged the Drummond CHS Sports Leaders in the project and put them through their SVA Leadership Award, so they are fully equipped to support the project long term.”

The NetSetGo CEV Schools Project is set to launch further activities with projects linked to Perth High School, Kinross High School and in the west with Straven Academy and its cluster primaries. Perth & Kinross Volleyball Club and Glasgow Mets providing the club links and LDO support.

A huge thanks must go to the CEV and it development team for providing these opportunities which has enabled each of the primary school to receive 6 volleyballs, the link high schools to receive 6 volleyballs plus a net and to access all of the other benefits of the programme in its entirety.

sportscotland have played a pivotal role in establishing the programme and continue to support the ongoing delivery and development of the programme.

CEO, Margaret Ann Fleming MBE:

"As CEO of the Scottish Volleyball Association I am delighted that the SVA Board and staff fully support this new initiative to have more school volleyball delivered at the grassroots through schools, clubs and local volunteers. The SVA were the first Federation to sign a contract with European Volleyball in this major new project and to have the support of their main Scottish sporting partner sportscotland. Bigger, Better, Stronger is our determined focus for volleyball in Scotland, this project helps us to achieve this and more"