Regional Conference 2016

The SVA are pleased to announce that the Regional Conference (formerly Regional League) which is in its fourth year now, will run from January until End of March 2016. After a successful season last year, Scotstoun and NUVOC left the University of Edinburgh as the SVA Regional League Champions for the Men’s and Women’s Competitions.

Regional Conferences will operate in four areas, the North East (from Dundee to Aberdeen), the East (from Perth, through Fife to Edinburgh and the Borders) and the West (from Stirling across to Glasgow and down as far as Ayrshire) and the Islands (Orkney & Shetland).  Matches will be played at the home venue of each entrant, and there will be fixtures every month through to the end of March, with an end-of-season tournament on Saturday 9th April at the University of Edinburgh.

Although the competition is designed for players below the level of the National League, each team can have up to two SVL-registered players on court at any one time.  These players cannot be part of an SVL Premier Squad. If any players have an SVL Junior licence, this will not count towards the 2 SVL player quota. As well as established District League teams, the Regional Leagues may also be of interest to teams in the University League, College teams and Junior SVL, as well as groups which are playing
recreationally outwith the current organised competition structure.

The Regional Conference is a fantastic opportunity for clubs who wish to use their training time to play extra matches with the bonus of fixtures being arranged with a play by date.

Entry to the Regional Conference is £35, which includes affiliation to the SVA, £10 if already affiliated, and participation in the end-of-season tournament. The deadline for entries into the Regional League will be Friday 11th December 2015. There is an extra caveat for teams that win the Regional Conference by receiving free entry (£105) into Scottish Volleyball League Two in Season 2016/17.

For further information, or to book a place in the 2015 Regional Conference, contact the SVA on 0131 556 4633 or e-mail