Ladies NVL Summer Camp

St albans harriers are embarking on a new adventure for the upcoming season, we have entered a ladies team in the national league. We are holding a summer camp for 3 weeks at only £5 a session starting on 7pm Thursday 13th August at the St Albans High School for Girls and are looking for keen and experienced players to join us on this new journey? If you are interested, then drop us a line at nvlsecretary@harriersvolleyball.Co.UK for more details.

The Tournament’s a Comin!

Great GardensWe are pleased to announce that local company Great Gardens have kindly offered to sponsor a selection of the raffle prizes for our summer tournament, if you fancy a garden make over, further details can be found at http://www.greatgardensuk.com/ or at the registration desk on the day.

Now, talking of the tournament, we are almost there, its now only 5 days away, is everyone ready? Plans are coming along nicely, all we need now is to convince the weather to play ball!

St Albans Harriers first win in National League

Look! A 3 man block

St Albans Harriers travelled to Newmarket for a double header against the hosts and Dartford in their first encounters in the National League.
Harriers recorded our first win in the thrilling 5 setter against Newmarket recording the scores 24-26 23-25 25-20 25-14 13-15.
A strong Dartford team remain top of the league after beating Harriers 3-0.
Well done guys, St Albans is proud of you, especially the three man block shown in the picture.

20th Anniversary Match

Harriers V Welwyn

Players, past and present, from Harriers and Welwyn at the 20th Anniversary Game

It has been over 20 years since Harriers first played in the Hertfordshire leagues. To celebrate this anniversary some of Harriers original members along with other players who have graced the courts over the years dusted off their kneepads and faced up to an old foe in a one-off match. Our good friends at Welwyn provided their ‘ageing’ opposition in a very enjoyable match and despite the comfortable 3-0 defeat everyone at Harriers had a great time.

Thanks to everyone for turning up and making this such a fun event. I’m sure there will be some aching limbs over the next few days.

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20th Anniversary for Harriers

IMG_9863It was a proud day 20 years ago when a bunch of volleyball students from St Albans College decided to form a club and enter the Hertfordshire league. Strangely it wasn’t the organising of the venue or the sourcing of our lovely green kit that took the time, it was the choosing of the name Harriers that kept us in the pub the longest time until the white smoke was released.

Twenty years on and Harriers are still a growing team, with four teams in the local league and now a National League mens team that start their journey in the next few weeks.

The Founders

Founding members
Kev, Mick, Lisa and Vaughan

We celebrated Harriers style at Claudio’s place, with the sun shining and the bbq smoking, members past and present assembled to recount stories of famous victories and infamous players. We ate, drank and even played some volleyball.

Here’s to next twenty years.

Too hot for Four Play!

fourplay2013Third time lucky with the weather this year and boy was it HOT! I don’t just mean the temperatures, the volleyball was hot too. Thanks to everyone who played, organised and supported our great tournament. Hope to see you all next year.

Harriers Jets into the KO Cup final

mikeHarriers Jets beat Welwyn in the semi-final of the HVA KO Cup 3-1 today at Gosling Stadium. Jets will play Watford in the final to be held on Sunday 28th April 2013 at Rudolf Steiner School in Kings Langley. The mens match begins at 2pm after the Ladies final that starts at midday and is between Watford and Welwyn

Happier Harrier New Year

rawksHappy New Year everyone.
With a good finish to 2012, all Harriers teams are coming out in the new year to carry on the progress they have all made this season.
Jets have their cup match against Red Eagles on January 13th, while Ravens and Rawks hope to continue their good recent form in the league.

Beach volleyball coming to St Albans

olympicsVerulamium Park in St Albans will clear an area big enough to house three beach volleyball courts this Autumn. This area will then be filled with 4,000 tonnes of sand taken from the Olympic site in Horseguards Parade after a successful did from St Albans District Council.

Sport England is funding the project as part of Volleyball England’s grassroots Go Spike Campaign. The new facility is due to be complete in October.

October tournament anyone?

Beach Volleyball interview with Steve Jump

Sports Fest 2012 and Paralympic Torch arrival

sportfestHarriers took part in the inaugral Sports Fest in Verulamium on the day the Paralympic Torch arrived in St Albans.
The odd downpoor didn’t dampen local people’s enthusiasm as young and old tried out their skills at volleyball in the park. Numerous sports were being showcased in this hoped to be annual event.