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Welcome to Arena Sports. We are reopening on 27th July

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National Volleyball Centre

Our venue is temporarily closed until 27th July 2020.

Arena Sports has been the home to Volleyball England’s National Volleyball Centre since 2009.

The National Volleyball Centre plays host to many of the major domestic and international volleyball competitions which take place in England throughout the year. It is also used as a central location to provide volleyball courses and the annual referee, coaching and higher education volleyball conferences as well as English National Squads training camps.

Since its official launch as the National Volleyball Centre in November 2009, we have been proud to help assist Volleyball England with the running of several major events including:

  • 2011 ECVD Continental Cup
  • 2013 CEV U20 European Cup
  • 2013/14/15 U19 Northern European Volleyball Championships
  • Sitting Grand Prix rounds – premier sitting volleyball league matches
  • National Cup & Shield Finals – the highest domestic cup event in England
  • Super 8s, U18 GP and Sitting GP Playoff Finals – the final matches to decide who will be crowned the best team in English volleyball.

These competitions are highly prestigious and see great spectator support. They give the people of Kettering first class sporting events, right on their doorstep.

Are you interested in volunteering with Volleyball England at some of these major events? Volleyball England is always looking for local volunteers to assist them at their events so please get in touch by emailing competitions@volleyballengland.org . There are a wide range of opportunities available from media assistant to courtside assistants to team liaison roles.

Follow National Volleyball Centre on Facebook for more information about volleyball activities and opportunities that you can be part off.

Beach Volleyball

Remember the amazing atmosphere at the London 2012 Olympic Games? We have some of the very sand which formed the Olympic beach volleyball courts at the unique Horseguards Parade venue.

It now forms three high end beach volleyball courts which can be used for top level international athletes as well as schools and recreational users. Our courts bring the glamour of beach volleyball to Kettering and offers local residents the opportunity to enjoy this increasingly popular sport.

Contact reception for more information about hiring out a beach volleyball court with your mates in the summer!

For more information about Volleyball England, please visit www.volleyballengland.org or visit them on their Facebook page, facebook.com/VolleyballEngland/

Opening hours

Mon 9:00am - 10:00pm
Tues 9:00am - 10:00pm
Wed 9:00am - 10:00pm
Thurs 9:00am - 10:00pm
Fri 9:00am - 10:00pm
Sat 9:00am - 6:00pm
Sun 9:00am - 6:00pm

How to find us