World experts to present at SVA Conference

What is the conference about?

The Stronger Clubs and Coaching Conference day aims to inform, empower and tie together everything you need to know about volleyball clubs. With high level content and world experts, this leading conference equips you with the know-how, networking and discussions to succeed as a club in the coming years and beyond.


Who is it for?

Open for ALL SVA Members, Players, Coaches, Officials and volunteers!

The content will be of use to all, with specific beak outs fo coaches and club members in the afternoon.



When & Where is it?

Saturday 20th February 2016

Stirling University



Who is Presenting?

Athanasios Papageorgiou a Lecturer of Volleyball at German Sport University of Cologne for 38 years, 3 time Paralympic champion and FIVB tutor announced to present at conference. He ‘is a man of many talents: as coach of Bonn and Leverkusen he won the German Championship twice’ and we have the privilege of having him in Scotland to share his worldwide expertise with all throughout the day.

John Ross and Anthony Drew have undertaken workshops all over the British sporting scene, including our previous conference in 2014 and they will be delivering their ‘what if no-one comes back workshop?’

Fiona Simpson is the communications officer for sportscotland and will be working alongside others to discuss, train and engage club officers and SVA members how to advertise, promote and market yourself, your team, your club and your sport!

Professor David Lavallee is an international expert in the field of Sports Psychology. He has  developed an innovative intervention to arrest the youth drop-out rate in Ireland’s biggest sporting organisation and will be sharing his essential advice.

The content should be interesting for anyone involved in volleyball and we would encourage attendance by all for this unique opportunity. It is an absolute must for all coaches and club committee members!

What is the schedule for the day? 

You can have a look at the schedule HERE

How much does it cost?

This not to miss event is FREE for all SVA members!!!

Places will be awarded on a first come first served basis.

For any further information please email here


How can I sign-up?