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Welcome to the Northland Volleyball Website

Northland Volleyball Association is affiliated to Volleyball New Zealand. It has limited competitive adult playing numbers. The focus for Northland Volleyball is on "growing the game" through community volleyball opportunities and youth engagement through regional development sessions and schools competitions. Social playing opportunities are run each year in both indoor and outdoor, grass and beach, venues in a range of communities.  In addition competitive teams can enter Northern Zone League and play in Auckland based competitions during the season from July to September followed by the National Club championships in October each year. IPC teams at Youth (U19) and adult levels are often selected to compete in the IPC held annually at a venue in the North Island in June. Beach Volleyball is run at a recreational and AA level during the summer months at a range of beaches in Northland. The Northland Slam is part of the National Beach Volleyball Tour and occurs in Late january at Ruakaka Beach


Schools Competition                    Term 1 Senior Secondary School (Year 11-13)

                                                     Term 4 Year 9&10 and Year 7-8 competitions

Beach Competitions                     November- March

Northern Zone League (Indoor))  July – September

Representative (IPC)                    May/June

School & Youth Programmes:

Volleyball Northland runs a junior and secondary schools competition to cater for the large interest in schools. Senior Secondary Schools (Year 11-13) competitions are held in term 1 February - April, While junior  secondary schools Year 7-10) competitions are held in Term 4 October - November. Regional Representative youth teams (U17 and U19) are selected to enter the IPC (Inter Provincial Championships) tournaments held in June in Wellington.  Development training squads are established each year and train with senior team players.

Free Breakaway Volleyball Holiday programme:

These programmes are largely offered in Whangarei district

Please email for more information [email protected]

Beach squad and beach camps:

During the year beach training continues under the eye of our Beach Development Officers Suzie McAsey and Kurt Stewart. Youth squads are selected and trained to take part in national tournament around the country.

Events / Tournaments:

Volleyball Northland hosts a number of secondary school based tournament during the schools competition season and often one tournament as part of their Northern Zone League requirements. Community level recreational tournaments are gaining in popularity.

A Northland competition league is run on a home and away basis in April/May annually.

Coach/Officials Education:

Coaching Courses are held to align with the NZ Coach Development Framework

Referee courses are held annually at both Local and Regional  level.

National A referee traiuning is offered via on-line modules