We are offering the opportunity to join a developing volleyball club that has it sights on winning the league, in both Men's and Women's Divisions, and for our 1st teams to gain promotion to the top divisions in the British University Volleyball. From 2018 onwards we will be looking to challenge the best teams in the country, and you could be part of this first-class set up.
As a performance team, Derby Volleyball 1st teams offer full Strength & Conditioning, Physiotherapy & Massage support. With access to a minimum of three coaches volleyball sessions and two S&C sessions. Memebers will also receive an opportunity to play (for free) in the English National Volleyball League with the neighbouring team, Derby Darkstar. This team is coached by an all-star coacgin team of Audrey Cooper (Olympian and Head Coach of the London 2012 GB Volleyball Team) and Maria Bertelli (2012 Olympian and current England Coach). Get in contact to find out more information, and we cannot wait for you to become a part of this amazing club, and sport.
Meet the coaching staff
Men's Head Coach
Former Ex England and GB development athlete Roman joined the University as Volleyball’s Head Coach in September 2016. Roman has represented England juniors and England Senior teams, he was also selected to be a member of the GB development volleyball squad in the lead up to the 2012 Olympic Games. Alongside working hard to develop the programme here at the University Roman still currently competes regularly.
Women's Head Coach
With 20 years of playing experience and has now turned her attention to coaching. She was a member of the National team of Belarus, competed in the European Championships and played 6 years in Russian League.
“Volleyball is my life and I started my coaching career because I want to pass my volleyball knowledge and experience to the next generations. I am excited for this new challenge with Team Derby”