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COMMUNITY | VOLLEYBALL ENGLAND HEVO CONFERENCE 2023

Last week Deep Dish CEO Jake Sheaf delivered the beach volleyball workshop at the annual Volleyball England Higher Education Volleyball Officer (HEVO) conference in Kettering.

Two grand slam UKBT athletes playing

The HEVO programme offers students from all universities in England a voluntary position to work with the National Governing Body and their university. The roles involve leading and coordinating the development of recreational volleyball at the host institution in order to encourage new players to come into the sport and to ensure all players have a quality experience at whatever level they participate.


Jake delivered the beach volleyball section of the conference and focused on increasing the general beach volleyball skill knowledge of the participants. Highlighting the main differences between indoor and beach and how to effectively deliver this.

Jake also delivered a fun scramble tournament where all the HEVO's got to compete with multiple different partners against different opposition every game. This was a great way for players to meet new people and work on communication skills. Of course the Scramble winners took home some Deep Dish medals and goody's as well!


"Days like today are extremely rewarding and encouraging. The current HEVO group are enthusiastic, willing to learn and extremely passionate. We try to give them as many tools as possible to prepare them for the upcoming academic year but it is their hard work that will continue to grow volleyball in Higher Education.
Well done to Laura Allcoat and the Volleyball England team for delivering another fantastic conference and Deep Dish looks forward to working with them again for many years to come."
Jake Sheaf, CEO of Deep Dish Beach

Overall it was a fantastic day and the HEVO programme continues to ensure that volleyball thrives in the University sector. We're looking forward to seeing many of these universities again in Easter on our Deep Dish Tour!

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