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									British Olympic Association                www.olympics.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                           VOLLEYBALL

                                           British Volleyball
CHAIRMAN’S STATEMENT                                                                                                                                                                                                                     NOC Member
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Richard Callicott
2006 has been a memorable year for British Volleyball. Underpinned by UK Sport’s
commitment to Volleyball and Beach Volleyball and allied to a three year funding
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Richard Callicott
programme we have been able to appoint personnel to make the step changes required
in advance of 2012. We are very excited about establishing our Olympic programme with                                                                                                                                                    Secretary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Toomas Ojasoo
Wayne Coyle due to begin as Programme Manager early in 2007. Our highest priority is
the prospect of gaining qualification to Beijing with our top women’s Beach Volleyball pair
Lucy Boulton and Denise Johns who are based at our High Performance centre in                                                                                                                                                            British Volleyball Federation
                                                                                                                                                                Volleyball in 2006                                                       Suite B
Hermosa Beach, California, working with our world class coaches, such as Jeff Alzina.
                                                                                                                                                                Relative Medal Table                                                     Loughborough Technology Centre
However, in order to compete with the best in Europe and the rest of the world we need                                                                                                                                                   Epinal Way, Loughborough
to provide accessible facilities to our best players. These are lacking in Beach Volleyball,                                                                    POS. COUNTRY            GOLD       SILVER      BRONZE       TOTAL        Leics, LE11 3GE
though the plans and determination of Bath University may well help to resolve this issue.                                                                      1      Brazil             3            1           0           4
2007 will see the continuation of GB training camps at the EIS Sheffield with the help and                                                                      2      United States      1            1           0           2         Tel: 01509 631699
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Fax: 01509 631689
assistance of top overseas coaches. Importantly, the FIVB Congress in October 2006                                                                              3      Italy              0            1           1           2
agreed that the combination of the best Home Country players could form a                                                                                       4      Switzerland        0            1           0           1
representative Great Britain team in international competition. 2006 heralded the start of                                                                      5      PR of China        0            0           2           2
an adventurous and fast moving programme to achieve international respect by 2012.                                                                              6      Germany            0            0           1           1
Richard Callicott                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Total Governing Body Budget
Chairman, British Volleyball Federaton                                                                                                                                 Team GB            0            0           0           0
                                                                                                                                                                Results used:                                                            Exchequer Funding                   £0
                                                                                                                                                                Indoor World Champs Dec/Beach Copy 2005                                  National Lottery Funding         £792k
                                                                                                                                                                Team GB notes:                                                           Other Income                        £0
                                                                                                                                                                No British teams qualified or were invited to participate in the above   Total                            £792k
                                                                                                                                                                events.                                                                    Of which
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Elite Performance Budget
                                                                                                                                                                Volleyball in 2005                                                         2006-2007
                                                                                                                                                                Relative Medal Table                                                       Exchequer Funding                 £0
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           National Lottery Funding       £792k
                                                                                                                                                                POS. COUNTRY            GOLD       SILVER      BRONZE       TOTAL          Other Income                      £0
                                                                                                                                                                1      Brazil             3            1           0           4           Total                          £792k
                                                                                                                                                                2      United States      1            2           0           3
                                                                                                                                                                3      Switzerland        0            1           0           1         *Volleyball is a “Home Country” based
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         sport and comes together as Team GB
                                                                                                                                                                4      PR of China        0            0           2           2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         for the Olympic Games only. Each of the
                                                                                                                                                                5      Germany            0            0           1           1         Home Country National Governing
                                                                                                                                                                       Italy              0            0           1           1         Bodies have their own additional,
ONE TO WATCH – BEN PIPES                                                       OLYMPIC ATHLETE OF THE YEAR – LUCY BOULTON                                                                                                                individual budgets.
20-year-old Ben Pipes from Beverley, near Hull, has played for England         At the age of 20, Lucy Boulton has already established herself as senior
throughout the Cadet, Junior and Senior Programmes. Ben has played             international. During 2006 Boulton played Indoor Volleyball in the National      Team GB                   0            0           0           0
professionally overseas for top clubs Reyal Vollei in Spain and currently is   Volleyball League in England, winning Most Valued Player and helping her team    Results used:                                                            Forthcoming Events in 2007
playing for Hylte Volleyball in Sweden. In 2006 Ben was voted Setter of the    win the National Cup, before focusing on Beach Volleyball.
tournament at the CEV Spring Cup in Estonia whilst representing England.                                                                                        Beach 2005 World Championships, Berlin 22 – 26 Jun/Indoor World          24-29 July
                                                                               Alongside partner Zara Dampney, Boulton placed 13th at the 2006 World
Ben has since trained at numerous Great Britain camps over 2006, before        University Beach Volleyball Championships in Cyprus. The pair also teamed up
                                                                                                                                                                Grand Prix, JPN Nov                                                      Beach Volleyball World Championships
playing in a series of games for Great Britain men against Australia.          to compete at the FIVB Under-21 Beach World Championships in Poland.                                                                                      Gstaad, Switzerland
                                                                               Boulton and new partner Denise Johns displayed impressive form in late 2006,
                                                                               reaching the main draw at two out of the three FIVB World series events in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         2-16 November
                                                                               which they competed. Boulton will spend the beginning of 2007 in California to                                                                            Volleyball Women’s World Cup Japan
                                                                               train with partner Denise Johns and newly appointed Beach Coach Jeff Alzina.                                                                              18 November – 2 December
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Volleyball Men’s World Cup Japan
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