Secondary Schools  Beach Volleyball Information:

The Secondary Schools  Beach Volleyball League is a school-based League for students from Year 7 - 13 at our new beach centre at Otepuni Community Hub 40 Forth Street, Invercargill. We have multiple grades on offer to suit all our players. We pride ourselves in knowing we have a safe and happy environment where our players, coaches, managers, referees, whanau and friends feel welcome. We play in almost any weather - a bit of drizzle is fine.  If it's really bad we will put a postponement notice on our Volleyball Southland Facebook Page only by 3 pm FOR SCHOOLS on the day of the league.  If you don't see anything - assume the games are on. Please don’t ring or email. Leagues are non-refundable.

Term 3-4 2024 Dates for School Volleyball

Junior & Senior Beach Volleyball


  • Venue: Otepuni Community Hub - Beach

Important Dates

  • Registrations Open: 1 August 2024
  • Registrations Close: 2 September 2024
  • Overview Release: 3 September 2024
  • Consultation and Feedback Deadline: 5 September 2024
  • Final Draw Release: 6 September 2024 (Week 1 starts 9 September)

Supervision Requirement

There is zero supervision required as we have a contained area and staff.

Draw Requests

Due to a large volume of our entries being travel teams, we prioritise their draw requests to accommodate their needs. Travel teams will play between 5:30 PM and 8:00 PM, traveling for games 3 out of 6 times, often playing 2-3 games in one visit.

Additionally, because of the significant number of senior student coaches, we will strive to schedule Year 7/8 and Year 9/10 social teams at the 4:00 PM, 4:45 PM, and 5:00 PM time slots. However, please note that this may not always be possible due to scheduling constraints.

Junior Format

The competitive teams and championships for junior players will be based on Volleyball New Zealand (VNZ) rules for South Island Juniors.

Key Dates to Remember in 2024

  • VNZ Coaching Course:

    • Date: 20-21 July 2024
    • Location: SGHS
    • Fee: $49.95 + GST (discounted to $39.95)
    • Time: 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM on both days
    • Register Here: Link to Registration
  • VNZ Referee and Scoring Clinic:

    • Date: 14 August 2024
    • Fee: $10.00

Weekly Schedule

  • ​​​​​​​Week 1: Monday, 9 September 2024 - Please advise which of your entries cannot start Week One so that they will be put in for a double game later in the round-robin weeks.
  • Week 2: Monday, 16 September 2024 (Travel teams in)
  • Tournament for Rep Players: 19-25 September 2024
  • Week 3: Monday, 23 September 2024
  • Week 4: Monday, 14 October 2024
  • Week 5: Monday, 21 October 2024 (Travel teams in)
  • Week 6: Monday, 4 November 2024 (Finals, travel teams in)

Note: Exams start and seniors finish school from 1 November onwards.

Winter Tournament Week Impact

To address complaints from parents and players about the staggered start in 2023, we are working on a compromise this season. Not all school teams will start in Week Two, ensuring a fair opportunity for all participants.

All social and junior teams will not be impacted by Winter Tournament Week, as they typically play in PE tops and coloured T-shirts. However, Division 1 Boys and Girls teams might be affected, and maybe some competitive y9/10 teams.

Notify Us

Please inform us as soon as possible if any of your teams cannot start in Week One. We will accommodate these teams by scheduling a double game later in the round-robin weeks.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation. Our goal is to provide a positive and enjoyable experience for all players, coaches, and supporters.

Be sure to check out our website calendar,  and prepare for an exciting season of school volleyball!

Note: no changes to school handbook from July 2023. Will discuss with Fiona when we can come to a sports coorindators meeting or attend online.

Be sure to mark your calendars and prepare for an exciting and competitive season of volleyball! For more information and updates, stay tuned to our announcements.