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The Volleyball club at LUU welcomes players of all abilities, as we include sessions for beginners, intermediates, and advanced teams. We run formal and informal sessions weekly so get involved!
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Welcome to the official website of the University of Leeds Volleyball Club.

We are the University of Leeds’ most international student club and we want you to be involved!  Whether you have International squad experience, played for a LUUVC team last season, or you have never played a game in your life but want to give it a go, we would like to welcome you into the club this year.

The volleyball club as a whole has progressed a lot over the past few years, expanding as a club on all skill levels. Last year, the first teams made it through the British Universities and Colleges Sports league (BUCS) conference cups, the men's team making it to the quarter-finals and the women's team getting the gold medals!

Some of our members even compete at the highest level of the National Volleyball League (NVL): NIGEL SIBANDA, ED CAVE and MOHAMMAD BASHA all play for Leeds City Volleyball club in the top National league known as the Super 8's - the top 8 volleyball clubs in England.

"The University of Leeds Volleyball Club has grown vastly over recent years with the aim of raising its performance to represent the University at the highest level. In 2011 the Volleyball Club was awarded the Gryphon status of Performance Excellence and their standard of play has already improved greatly."  The Edge 2012

 "Volleyball is now one of the most popular team games in the world, with an estimated one billion players worldwide."  Volleyball England, 2006

Not sure if volleyball is right for you? There are plenty of opportunities to come check us out. Email at luuvolleyball@outlookcom

Come and see us if you have any questions or just want to say hello! 

TEAM TRIALS (You do not need a membership to attend)

Monday 25th September 

Trials for the Men’s and Women’s 1st team from 6PM at the Gryphon Centre

Sunday 1st October

Trials for the Women’s 2nd team 6PM at the Gryphon Centre 



We welcome players from all levels and backgrounds!


Training Times:

1st Team Training:                                 Monday  18:00-20:00pm

Women's 2nd Team                               Sunday 18:00- 20:00pm

Beginner Training:                                 Friday     17:00-18:30pm

Intermediate Training:                           Friday     17:00-19:00pm

All players practice:                               Sunday   18:00-20:00pm

Additional court time can be booked on a requested basis. All training sessions begin in the first week of teaching (w/c 23rd of January 2017). 


Our Training Location

Volleyball Club uses state-of-the-art facilities at the newly refurbished Gryphon Sports Centre. Changing rooms and lockers are also available.

The Gryphon Sports Centre is located on the same site as the Business School on Woodsley Road:

Our Coaches 

We have 3 professional coaches!


       Penny             Dave             Nigel

Results 2016/17


Womens 1st Team

- 1st in Northern Division 2B

- BUCS Conference Cup winners

Mens 1st Team

- BUCS Conference Cup quarter-finalists


As a society we aren't all about playing volleyball, we like to let loose and enjoy ourselves every week. We welcome anyone to the socials and encourage you to bring friends too! Socials may include partying, going out for meals, bowling and outdoor volleyball tournaments.


Just to start off the year our first social is Wednesday 27th September. We’ve decided to go for a more chill atmosphere and have a pizza and drinks night! This is a great chance to meet all the other players and just sit and chat. 

Join the Facebook social page for more information:

If you don’t have Facebook, feel free to email us at







Beginners and Intermediates Membership

  • Standard year-long membership: £25
  • Single semester Membership: £15

The cost of membership covers coaching fees and insurance for the sessions.

Every Friday, there will be coaches taking the session to develop your current skills and to learn new ones, making the sessions fun and enjoyable!

Squad Membership (1st and 2nd Teams)

  • Standard year-long Membership: £45
  • Single semester Membership: £25

The membership covers coaching fees, travel costs, insurance costs and tournament fees. 

At our Monday training sessions, our experienced coaches provide you with the high quality training to develop your skills in competing in fixtures and tournaments around the country. You need to be of an advanced level to attend the Monday training session.

If you would like to attend an advanced training session, please contact our Club Secretary for more details: Francisca Darko(Secretary)


  • Members will no longer need to buy an Edge Sports Pass to access the Gryphon Sports Centre, or pay £5 at the turnstyle when attending pre-arranged trainig sessions and matches.
  • If you live in student halls, the sports pass is included in your free gym membership with The Edge.
  • Any monies collected from membership and entry fees is re-invested into the club for the benefit of all our members. 
  • All committee members are volunteers and receive no salary for their work.

For more information on how we manage our finances click here.

Pay for membership here:

Please log-in to the LUU website by clicking "log-in" at the top right of this screen, and follow the prompts.

To navigate to our page again: click the 'Clubs & Societies' tab / click on the 'Sports' button / and scroll down to 'Volleyball'. Our prices will appear in the 'Join Online!' section below.


Please be aware that you do not have personal accident insurance cover related to this activity.  If you would like any cover, please seek this individually.  Here are some providers that you can enquire with:

For further information or queries, please contact the committee.    




Important documents

Club constitution: /asset/Organisation/8253/LUU-Club-and-Society-Constitution-2017.docx

Risk assessment: /asset/Organisation/8253/LUU-page-RISK-ASSESSMENT.docx

Code of good conduct: /asset/Organisation/8253/Luu-Page-Volleyball-Code-of-Good-Conduct-2017-2018.docx

Code of good practice: /asset/Organisation/8253/Volleyball-Code-of-Good-Practice-2017-2018.docx


Contact Us

If you want to get in touch with us, please contact our secretary by e-mail and we'll get back to you as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you. Any suggestions or feedback you may have are more than welcome. 

Francisca Darko (Secretary):

Useful documents

  • Social Guidelines

    Should you be running a social, check out the guidelines for events you run.

Don't miss our Give It a Go this Friday the 6th 5pm at the Gryphon Sports Centre!



Marketing Officer



Men's Captain

Social Secretary

Men's 1st Captain


Women's 1st Captain

Women's 2nd Captain

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