One of the rules of volleyball is that players must know the rules! The best way to learn the rules is by taking the Grade IV course. If you'd like to do this, search for courses at http://www.volleyballengland.org/courses, selecting Referee for the Course Type. If you can't find anything convenient, please contact Volleyball England's Workforce Development Officer and explain how far you're willing to travel. They should then be able to keep you up-to-date with details of forthcoming courses. You can find contact details for the Workforce Development Officer here.
The SVA is able to offer up to 50% of the Volleyball England course cost to members of Suffolk Clubs who are recommended by their club's committee. This can either be paid directly to the organisers or in arrears to the student with proof of completion of the course. Contact our treasurer for more details.
The SVA recommends that clubs pay £10 plus travel costs (either via reimbursement of public transport costs, or petrol money at the current Volleyball England rate which in 2012 was 25p per mile) to referees officiating Suffolk Cup matches.
Grade IV referees wishing to be upgraded should contact our Chairman who will endeavor to arrange an assessment.
Referees wishing to officiate at National League level should become Volleyball England Referee Members. They can then register their availability via an online system.
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