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2012 - 2013 League Structure Announced!

posted 25 Apr 2012, 13:25 by Web Admin

Volleyball England have now announced the 2012-2013 league structure for the new NVL season and it’s all change for the three Rockets squads.

 

Men 1, now promoted to Division 1, face a completely new set of opponents aside from Danes Watford who gained automatic promotion from Division 2 North. Their opponents are relegated Super 8s side Sheffield, home of the GB Development programme, Birmingham, three London sides – Docklands, Lynx 2 and Knights LSVC, Wessex BU, Tendring and Boathouse Dewsbury. All opponents will be very tricky, especially a resurgent Birmingham and a Sheffield side keen to make an immediate return to the top division.

 

Men 2 welcome several new teams into their Division, Div 3N. These include East Midlands sides Darkstar Derby and Scorpions Polonia Leicester, whom some of the players have faced this season in the EM league and the Nottinghamshire Grand Prix. Also new are Manchester Marvels – an unknown quantity and brand new side Sunderland City Predators – a joint venture between North Eastern clubs and Sunderland University. Relegated side RAF Harriers and last year’s fellow teams Loughborough Lions, Northampton Sparks, Kingsthorpe and York VC complete the division.

 

Women 1 move up to Division 2 North, luckily finding themselves now amongst several more local teams. They will once again face Coventry and Warwick Riga who were also promoted from 3N as well as Chester West and Cheshire who they beat last season in the Shield Cup. Other teams are fellow East Midlanders Loughborough Students, West Midlands sides South Birmingham and Telford and then a few more distant sides – relegated Leeds, who have now been relegated two seasons in a row, Herts VC and Cambridge. South Birmingham look to be the ones to watch – they also had a nearly unbeaten season in their first year in the NVL and the league MVP.

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25 Apr 2012, 13:25
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