The Northumbria University Volleyball programme is one of the best student volleyball programmes in Britain and attracts some of the very best athletes from the UK and abroad. Cash scholarships are offered to high-performance players.
In 2018 our men’s and women’s team won nine out of 10 titles in both BUCS and National League. In 2019 the women made it to the final of the BUCS Championship and NVL Cup.
Northumbria’s volleyball programme focuses on BUCS as their main competition and both men’s and women’s team compete in the BUCS Premier North League. With strong links to Sunderland Volleyball Club who play in the Volleyball England Super League, it is possible to play twice a week at the highest level in England.
The development of players is paramount, and Northumbria are a Volleyball England senior academy as well as the Head Coach (Sam Shenton) co-leading the men’s U19 National team. A number of UK graduates have gone on to secure professional contracts following graduation in both Europe and back in the states.
Head Coach: Sam Shenton