Scottish Volleyball Association

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Scottish Volleyball Association
SVA
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National flagScotland
SportVolleyball
Other Sports
Official websitewww.scottishvolleyball.org
Affiliations
International federationFédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB)
FIVB members pagewww.fivb.org/EN/FIVB/Confederation_CEV.asp
FIVB member since1970
Continental associationConfédération Européenne de Volleyball (CEV)
Elected
PresidentScott Borthwick (Interim)
Board
  • Ian Girot (Finance)
  • Jean Bruce (HR)
  • Sandy Steel (Technical)
  • Sara Seravalli (Marketing and Sponsorship)
  • Simon Coleman (Performance)
Staff
Address
  • 48 The Pleasance
  • Edinburgh
  • EH8 9TJ
Chief ExecutiveMargaret Ann Fleming MBE
Competition and Performance OfficerMartyn Johnstone
Regional Development Officer - EastLynne Beattie
Regional Development Officer - WestAndy Fleming

The Scottish Volleyball Association (SVA) is the national governing body for volleyball, beach volleyball and sitting volleyball in Scotland. It is responsible for the development, promotion and delivery of district, national and international volleyball in Scotland. Legally, it is a private company limited by guarantee, with its members acting as its guarantors. [1] [2] [3]

Affiliations[edit]

The SVA is affiliated to the following organisations:[3]

Membership[edit]

In order to participate as a player, coach or official in an SVA-approved competition, to hold an elected office within a member club or to play in a representative national team of the SVA, it is necessary to become a member of the Association. [3] [5]

There are various categories of membership:

  • Junior - players, coaches or officials under 16 years old
  • Senior - players, coaches or officials 16+ years old
  • Associate - a person who is not also a registered player, coach or official.
  • Club - volleyball clubs based in Scotland
  • Group - Schools or other organisations in Scotland who play volleyball but are not primarily volleyball clubs
  • Honorary - awarded to individual members at the discretion of the Board of Directors

Commissions[edit]

To assist with the running of the association, the SVA and its board of directors, establish various commissions, typically staffed by volunteer members, each with specific areas of responsibility.[3] [6] These include:

  • Beach Commission
  • Coaches Commission
  • Competitions Commission / Competitions Advisory Group
  • Referees Commission
  • Student Commission
  • Youth and Schools Commission

National competitions[edit]

Each season, the SVA organises various senior and junior league and cup competitions. These competitions are governed by the FIVB's Official Volleyball Rules[7] and the SVA's Rules of Scottish Volleyball Competitions.[8]

Senior competitions[edit]

Scottish Volleyball League (SVL)[edit]

Organised volleyball leagues began in Scotland in the 1960s and were known as the National League. The number of divisions and number of teams in each division varied over the years, with the lower divisions sometimes split into East and West.

In season 2015–16, the National League was renamed the Scottish Volleyball League (SVL), the top division renamed from Division 1 to SVL Premier and the second and third divisions renamed League One and Two.[9]

As of season 2018–19, there are three divisions in the senior men's SVL and two for women. The teams winning the SVL Premier division gain the title of Scottish Champions and are entitled to enter the CEV Cup the following season.

The divisions are:

  • Men's SVL Premier
  • Women's SVL Premier
  • Men's League One
  • Women's League One
  • Men's League Two
List of Scottish Champions[edit]

The table below lists all Scottish Champions from season 1968–69 to 2018–19:

Season Men Women
1968–69 Dalziel
1969–70 Edinburgh University
1970–71 Edinburgh University
1971–72 Coatbridge YMCA
1972–73 Dalziel
1973–74 Telford
1974–75 Kirkton (Dundee)
1975–76 Telford
1976–77 Telford Coatbridge YMCA
1977–78 Kirkton (Dundee) Prestwick
1978–79 Telford Dodds Troon
1979–80 MIM (Telford) Dodds Troon
1980–81 MIM (Telford) Telford
1981–82 MIM (Telford) Telford
1982–83 MIM (Telford) Telford
1983–84 MIM (Telford) Telford
1984–85 MIM (Telford) Team Scottish Farm
1985–86 Krystal Klear (Kilmarnock) Team Scottish Farm
1986–87 MIM (Telford) Provincial Insurance
1987–88 Krystal Klear (Kilmarnock) Kyle
1988–89 Kinleith Plant (Telford) Adscreen Kyle
1989–90 Krystal Klear (Kilmarnock) Adscreen Kyle
1990–91 Team Novasport DV Adscreen Kyle
1991–92 West Coast (Kilmarnock) Glasgow Powerhouse
1992–93 City of Glasgow Ragazzi Team Components Bureau
1993–94 City of Glasgow Ragazzi MCA Powerhouse Cardinals
1994–95 City of Glasgow Ragazzi MCA Powerhouse Cardinals
1995–96 City of Glasgow Ragazzi MCA Cardinals
1996–97 City of Glasgow Ragazzi Su Ragazzi
1997–98 City of Glasgow Ragazzi Rucanor Jets
1998–99 Kilmarnock Rucanor Jets
1999–00 Kilmarnock Troon
2000–01 Kilmarnock Su Ragazzi
2001–02 Kilmarnock Troon
2002–03 Kilmarnock Troon
2003–04 City of Glasgow Ragazzi Troon
2004–05 City of Glasgow Ragazzi City of Edinburgh
2005–06 Kilmarnock City of Edinburgh
2006–07 Kilmarnock City of Edinburgh
2007–08 Kilmarnock Su Ragazzi
2008–09 Glasgow Mets Troon
2009–10 City of Edinburgh City of Edinburgh
2010–11 Glasgow Mets City of Edinburgh
2011–12 Kilmarnock City of Edinburgh
2012–13 City of Edinburgh City of Edinburgh
2013–14 Edinburgh Jets City of Edinburgh
2014–15 South Ayrshire City of Edinburgh
2015–16 City of Glasgow Ragazzi Su Ragazzi
2016–17 City of Glasgow Ragazzi Su Ragazzi
2017–18 City of Glasgow Ragazzi Su Ragazzi
2018–19 City of Glasgow Ragazzi City of Edinburgh
SVL clubs[edit]

As of season 2018–19, the following clubs have at least one team in the SVL:

  • Caledonia West
  • City of Edinburgh
  • Dundee
  • Glasgow Mets
  • Jets
  • Kamikaze Seaton
  • Lenzie
  • NUVOC
  • Shetland
  • South Ayrshire
  • Su Ragazzi
  • University of Edinburgh
  • Volleyball Aberdeen

John Syer Grand Prix[edit]

This competition was introduced in season 2006–07 as the Top Teams Cup, as a means of providing the teams in the top divisions with an increased number of competitive matches against each other.[10] In 2009–10, it was renamed the John Syer Trophy in honour of the SVA's first Technical Director.[11] Since 2015–16, it has been known as the John Syer Grand Prix (JSGP).[12] SVL Premier teams compete in this tournament in the early part of the season, usually on the same dates that lower division teams compete in rounds 1–3 of the Scottish Cup.

List of JSGP winners[edit]

As of season 2018–19, the winners of this trophy are as listed in the table below:

Season Men Women
2006–07 City of Glasgow Ragazzi Troon
2007–08 Glasgow Mets Su Ragazzi
2008–09 Glasgow Mets Troon, Prestwick and Ayr
2009–10 City of Edinburgh City of Edinburgh
2010–11 City of Edinburgh Troon, Prestwick and Ayr
2011–12 City of Edinburgh Edinburgh Jets
2012–13 Kilmarnock City of Edinburgh
2013–14 City of Edinburgh City of Edinburgh
2014–15 Glasgow Mets Su Ragazzi
2015–16 City of Edinburgh Su Ragazzi
2016–17 City of Edinburgh Su Ragazzi
2017–18 City of Glasgow Ragazzi Su Ragazzi
2018–19 City of Glasgow Ragazzi Su Ragazzi

Scottish Plate[edit]

The Scottish Plate is contested by teams eliminated from the Scottish Cup in rounds 1–3.

List of Scottish Plate winners[edit]

Table showing Scottish Plate winners from season 1984–85 to 2018–19:

Season Men Women
1984–85 East Kilbride
1985–86 Kinleith Plant (Telford) Trinity
1986–87 Team Fife Hazlehead
1987–88 ? Whitburn
1988–89 Elliot Sports Jets Airdrie
1989–90 Glasgow Whitburn
1990–91 Bon Accord Pentland NUVOC
1991–92 Jacobite Jets Edinburgh University
1992–93 Pentland NUVOC M8 Magazine West Coast
1993–94 Su Ragazzi II Paisley
1994–95 Falkirk Su Ragazzi
1995–96 DV Pheonix MCT Brannock
1996–97 Bellshill Cardinals Team Stirling
1997–98 Dundee Kyle
1998–99 Su Ragazzi II Su Ragazzi
1999–00 Bon Accord NUVOC
2000–01 Stirling Grange NUVOC
2001–02 Beacon Queensferry (City of Edinburgh)
2002–03 Paisley Trailblazers NUVOC
2003–04 Glasgow Mets Kyle
2004–05 City of Edinburgh II Pilton
2005–06 Bellshill Cardinals Orkney
2006–07 Dundee II Dundee University
2007–08 Bellshill Cardinals South Ayrshire
2008–09 Dundee II North Grampian
2009–10 Su Ragazzi II Troon II
2010–11 Glasgow Mets II Troon II
2011–12 Bellshill Cardinals North Grampian
2012–13 Su Ragazzi II Troon II
2013–14 City of Edinburgh II North Grampian
2014–15 Su Ragazzi II Su Ragazzi II
2015–16 Su Ragazzi II Caledonia West
2016–17 Su Ragazzi II Troon Vets
2017–18 Glasgow Mets Vets Troon Vets
2018–19 Glasgow Mets Vets Troon Caledonia West Vets

Scottish Cup[edit]

The Scottish Cup is the highest level knockout competition in Scottish volleyball. The first three rounds are organised in small pools. The eight best teams from the pool stages are joined in round 4 by the eight SVL Premier teams. Rounds 4 through to the final are single-leg, knockout rounds. There is an unseeded draw for round 4 which sets the path to the finals. Teams winning the Scottish Cup Final are entitled to enter the CEV Challenge Cup the following season.

List of Scottish Cup winners[edit]

Table showing Scottish Cup winners from season 1963–64 to 2018–19:

Season Men Women
1963–64 St Andrews University
1964–65 St Andrews University
1965–66 Dundee University
1966–67 Edinburgh University
1967–68 Edinburgh University
1968–69 Edinburgh University
1969–70 Strathclyde University
1970–71 Dalziel
1971–72 Dalziel
1972–73 Coatbridge YMCA Dalziel
1973–74 Telford Coatbridge YMCA
1974–75 Coatbridge YMCA Coatbridge YMCA
1975–76 Telford Coatbridge YMCA
1976–77 Telford Coatbridge YMCA
1977–78 Telford Telford
1978–79 Telford Dodds Troon
1979–80 MIM (Telford) Dodds Troon
1980–81 MIM (Telford) Whitburn
1981–82 MIM (Telford) Telford
1982–83 MIM (Telford) Telford
1983–84 Volvo Trucks Telford
1984–85 Bellshill Trucks Telford
1985–86 Krystal Klear (Kilmarnock) Provincial Insurance
1986–87 MIM (Telford) Provincial Insurance
1987–88 Krystal Klear (Kilmarnock) Provincial Insurance
1988–89 Krystal Klear (Kilmarnock) Adscreen Kyle
1989–90 Krystal Klear (Kilmarnock) Adscreen Kyle
1990–91 Kinleith Plant (Telford) Elliot Sports Jets
1991–92 Telford Glasgow Powerhouse
1992–93 City of Glasgow Ragazzi Team Components Bureau
1993–96 City of Glasgow Ragazzi MCA Powerhouse Cardinals
1994–95 City of Glasgow Ragazzi Rucanor Jets
1995–96 City of Glasgow Ragazzi Rucanor Jets
1996–97 City of Glasgow Ragazzi Hazlehead
1997–98 City of Glasgow Ragazzi Rucanor Jets
1998–99 Kilmarnock Hazlehead
1999–00 Kilmarnock Hazlehead
2000–01 Kilmarnock Troon
2001–02 Kilmarnock Troon
2002–03 Kilmarnock Falkirk College
2003–04 Kilmarnock Troon
2004–05 Kilmarnock City of Edinburgh
2005–06 Glasgow Mets City of Edinburgh
2006–07 Kilmarnock City of Edinburgh
2007–08 Glasgow Mets Troon
2008–09 City of Glasgow Ragazzi Troon
2009–10 City of Glasgow Ragazzi Troon
2010–11 City of Glasgow Ragazzi Troon
2011–12 City of Edinburgh City of Edinburgh
2012–13 Kilmarnock City of Edinburgh
2013–14 Edinburgh Jets Edinburgh Jets
2014–15 Glasgow Mets City of Edinburgh
2015–16 City of Edinburgh City of Edinburgh
2016–17 City of Glasgow Ragazzi Su Ragazzi
2017–18 City of Edinburgh Su Ragazzi
2018–19 City of Edinburgh City of Edinburgh

Junior competitions[edit]

Junior SVL (U18)[edit]

The top junior league was introduced in the late 1990s and, over the years, varied between an U18 and U19 competition. Until season 2014–15, it was known as the Junior National League. In season 2015–16, it was renamed the Junior SVL and, since then, has been an U18 competition.

List of Junior SVL (U18) winners[edit]

Table showing Junior SVL (U18) winners from season 1998–99 to 2018–19:

Season U18 Boys U18 Girls
1998–99 City of Edinburgh Marr College
1999–00
2000–01
2001–02 Glasgow Juniors East Lothian Falcons
2002–03
2003–04 City of Edinburgh Mearns Castle
2004–05 East Lothian Falcons Mearns Castle
2005–06 Mearns Castle Mearns Castle
2006–07 Mearns Castle Marr College
2007–08 South Ayrshire South Ayrshire
2008–09 South Ayrshire Belmont Academy
2009–10 City of Edinburgh South Ayrshire
2010–11 City of Edinburgh City of Edinburgh
2011–12 City of Edinburgh Futures
2012–13 South Ayrshire Marr College
2013–14 Team Lanarkshire Marr College
2014–15 Team Lanarkshire Lanarkshire Ragazzi
2015–16 South Ayrshire Marr College
2016–17 City of Edinburgh Marr College
2017–18 South Ayrshire Marr College
2018–19 VA Blaze City of Edinburgh A

Junior Scottish Cup (U18)[edit]

The U18 knockout competition was introduced in season 2012–13 as the Junior Super Cup and renamed the Junior Scottish Cup in 2015–16.

List of U18 Junior Scottish Cup winners[edit]

Table showing U18 Junior Scottish Cup winners from season 2012–13 to 2018–19:

Season U18 Boys U18 Girls
2012–13 South Ayrshire Lanarkshire Ragazzi
2013–14 City of Edinburgh Lanarkshire Ragazzi
2014–15 Team Lanakshire Marr College
2015–16 City of Edinburgh Marr College
2016–17 City of Edinburgh Marr College
2017–18 City of Edinburgh Marr College
2018–19 City of Edinburgh City of Edinburgh

Junior SVL (U16)[edit]

The lower junior league was introduced in season 2006–07 and, over the years, varied between U15 and U16. Until season 2014–15 it was known as the Junior National League. In season 2015–16 it was renamed the Junior SVL and, since then, has been an U16 competition.

List of Junior SVL (U16) winners[edit]

Table showing Junior SVL (U16) winners from season 2006–07 to 2018–19:

Season U16 Boys U16 Girls
2006–07 Glasgow Mets Marr College
2007–08 Marr College Glasgow Mets
2008–09 Marr College South Ayrshire
2009–10 Marr College Marr College
2010–11 Belmont Troon Marr College
2011–12 City of Edinburgh City of Edinburgh
2012–13 South Ayrshire Marr College
2013–14 City of Edinburgh Marr College
2014–15 City of Edinburgh Marr College
2015–16 City of Edinburgh Marr College
2016–17 City of Edinburgh City of Edinburgh
2017–18 VA Blaze City of Edinburgh
2018–19 City of Edinburgh A[13]

Junior Scottish Cup (U16)[edit]

The U16 Junior Scottish Cup was introduced in season 2015–16.

List of U16 Junior Scottish Cup winners[edit]

Table showing U16 Junior Scottish Cup winners from season 2015–16 to 2018–19:

Season U16 Boys U16 Girls
2015–16 City of Edinburgh Marr College
2016–17 City of Edinburgh City of Edinburgh
2017–18 VA Blaze City of Edinburgh
2018–19 City of Edinburgh City of Edinburgh

School competitions[edit]

  • Schools Cup

Beach competitions[edit]

  • Scottish Beach Tour

Student competitions[edit]

Scottish Student Volleyball operates within the constitution of the SVA and is administered and supported by Scottish Student Sport (SSS). The Development Co-ordinator for Scottish Student Volleyball is Paul McPate of the University of Dundee's, Institute of Sport and Exercise.[14] [15]

The following student competitions are organised each year:

  • Scottish Student Leagues (BUCS Tiers 1A and 2A)
  • Scottish Student Cup
  • Scottish College Finals
  • SSS Beach Championship
  • International Student Challenge (Scottish Students National Team)

District competitions[edit]

  • Scottish District Cup

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SVA - About Us". Scottish Volleyball Association. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Volleyball". sportscotland. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d "SVA Articles of Association" (PDF). Scottish Volleyball Association. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  4. ^ "CEV SCA List of Federations". CEV Small Countries Association. Retrieved 29 January 2019.
  5. ^ "SVA Membership Scheme for Volleyball Participants". Scottish Volleyball Association. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  6. ^ "SVA Annual Report 2015–16". Scottish Volleyball Association. 21 December 2016.
  7. ^ "Official Volleyball Rules, 2017–2020" (PDF). 35th FIVB World Congress, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2016. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  8. ^ "Rules of Scottish Volleyball Competitions, 47th Edition, October 2018" (PDF). Scottish Volleyball Association. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  9. ^ "SVA Leagues 2014–15". Scottish Volleyball Association. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  10. ^ ""Top Teams Cup This Weekend"". Scottish Volleyball Association. 24 November 2011.
  11. ^ ""Top Teams Cup Final"". Scottish Volleyball Association. December 2009.
  12. ^ ""John Syer Grand Prix Finals, Dundee University Institute of Sport and Exercise"". Scottish Volleyball Association. 14 February 2016.
  13. ^ "City of Edinburgh bring another national volleyball title to Queensferry". Linlithgow Gazette. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  14. ^ ""Scottish Student Volleyball – A Background"". "Scottish Volleyball Association". Retrieved 15 January 2019.
  15. ^ ""Scottish Student Volleyball - Key Information"". "Scottish Student Sport". Retrieved 15 January 2019.

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