Spikeopaths – Reading volleyball club
Welcome to Spikeopaths Volleyball Club, Reading’s friendly volleyball club! Spikeopaths is a volleyball club catering for volleyball players of all standards from complete beginners to more experienced players. During the indoor volleyball season we run sessions that include fun club nights to more advanced training nights (invite only) while also playing competitively in the local Berkshire Volleyball League. During the summer we run outdoor sessions and enter lots of fun summer volleyball tournaments.
Spikeos Latest News
We’re Full! – 8 October 2021
We have had a lot of new members join us this year. this is great news for volleyball in Reading… however it does mean our club nights and juniors nights are now full. So for now, to ensure the training nights can be run safely, we will have to restrict new joiners. If you would still like to join, please fill in the Get Involved form and we will add you to our waiting list.
We’re Back!!! – 1 September 2021
A new indoor season has been given the go ahead so indoor training starts again in September at The Wren School, Bath Road, Reading RG30 2BB. The sessions are:
Monday 7:30 – 9:30 Club Night (All Welcome)
Wednesday 7:30 – 9:30 Mens (Invite Only)
Thursday 7:30 – 9:30 Ladies (Invite Only)
Thursday 6:00 – 7:30 Juniors (See the Juniors page)
The first session is the Club night on 6 September.
Coronavirus / Covid-19 Update – 24 September 2020
Volleyball England confirmed, “As of Thursday, 24th September, organised indoor sport for over 18s is no longer exempt from the Government’s rule of six. Therefore, indoor volleyball cannot be played by a group of more than six adults in England.” This means that indoor practice for Spikeopaths is not practical (and our current location, The Wren, is not allowing outside bookings anyway). Therefore, until further notice, we are sorry to say there will be no resumption of training.
Coronavirus / Covid-19 Update – 27 July 2020
Volleyball England is delighted to announce that the Government has given the green light for competitive indoor volleyball, beach volleyball and outdoor 6v6 volleyball to return.
Actions plans for each discipline were submitted to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport in the last fortnight and on 27th July, the long-awaited return of volleyball was confirmed.
With immediate effect, volleyball activity (6v6 indoor volleyball, 2v2 beach volleyball and 6v6 outdoor volleyball) can now take place as long as the necessary modifications and safety measures are in place to mitigate the transmission risk of the coronavirus.
Sue Storey, Chief Executive of Volleyball England, said: “We are extremely happy to announce the Government has confirmed that our plans are in line with their guidance. This means we have been given the green light to get back on the sand, the grass and the court and play our sport again, both in training and competitively. We are still working hard on our plans for the return of sitting volleyball and hope to to have some positive news to share soon.
“We will continue to work hard to help everyone in the volleyball community adapt to this new way of operating, so please keep talking to us.”
If there are any volunteers interested in organising outdoor volleyball games during August 2020 on behalf of the Club, please get in touch with the Committee.
Coronavirus / Covid-19 Update – 19 July 2020
First and foremost we, in the Club Committee, hope that our Spikeopaths family are all keeping well and safe.
Latest updates from Volleyball England and the UK Government ONLY allow outdoor game play between 2 people versus 2 people. This is allowed as long as the players observe certain hygiene measures such as, and not exhaustive to, cleaning the volleyballs regularly, only one person putting net up, etc.
For the time being Spikeopaths will not be organising any outdoor volleyball sessions until when it becomes feasible to do so when sessions can be open to all of Spikeos players. The BVA and Volleyball England are in continuous communication with the UK Government, and should measures towards team sport played outside ease in the near future, we will once again weigh up the situation at the time and update all Club members as soon as possible with details of any changes.
As a Club and a community, the safety of our members is of utmost importance to us all. We will only return to game play once the UK Government, Volleyball England and the BVA have agreed that it is safe to do so.
Please continue to review the Spikeopaths website, check your emails and our Facebook page for the latest news on developments.
Keep safe and look after yourself and others.
We are currently recruiting Junior players.
If you are now in secondary school and wonder what Volleyball is all about, come and join us! Juniors training is every Thursday between 6pm and 7:30pm.
Contact the Juniors Coaches to learn more.