London Sporting Excellence Academy programme designed to allow 16-19 year old Volleyball athletes to continue to develop both their athletic and academic performance.
Concentrating on the professional aspects of sport as well as completing academic requirements goes hand in hand. The London club has worked with juniors for many years, but this project is aimed specifically at students of high school age and this has become a priority for the coming years.
The idea of creation Pro Volley Academy started in 2020. It was IBB Polonia London Volleyball Club (who are not only the reigning English champions, but also the first British team to compete in the CEV Volleyball Champions League - see the video above) and Future Star fundation initiative.
In April 2020 the Pro Volley Academy was initiated by IBB Polonia London and Future Stars foundation In September this unique system in England of education started and recruits went to school. The end of the year was a great success, which was achieved in such a short length of time. Coaches and players chalked up their first competitive match victory, and some athletes had the first England National Team call-ups!
At the beginning of 2021 Pro Volley Academy stayed on the winning streak. The coaches were busy working with young students from the Pro Volley Academy coaching them online. After summer break new students joined the Academy. Some of the players have been selected for England National Team on a regular basis. In the second half of 2021 Pro Volley created a team which have been playing in London League and some of students joined IBB Polonia London senior team!
At the beginning of 2022 Pro Volley Academy stayed on the winning streak. The coach was busy working with young students from the Pro Volley Academy coaching them and preparing for first National Competition. InApril, the Pro Volley Academy players competed in the final of the Under 18 National Championships winning a silver medal. After summer break new students joined the Academy. Once again, some of the players have been selected for England National Team on a regular basis. Two teams were created which started to compete in London League.
Happy Young Athletes already graduated the programme
England National Team U-18 call-ups