School Volleyball Information:

The School Volleyball League is a school-based League for students from years 5 - 13. This League is the largest with around 55 teams playing at ILT Stadium Southland every Wednesday during Terms 1, 3 & 4. 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, volunteers, staff, whanau and friends feel welcome. 

We offer double games each fortnight for schools outside the Invercargill area to help lessen travel time and cost. If you wish to take us up on this offer, please contact us via email at info@volleysouth.org.nz. Please refer to our school's handbook for in-depth information. 

Term 3-4 2024 Dates for School Junior & Senior Indoor Volleyball

 Wednesdays Venue: ILT Stadium Southland - Indoor

Important Dates for the Upcoming Volleyball Season

Key Dates to Remember in 2024

  • Registrations Open: 1 July 2024
  • Registrations Close: 2 September 2024 (No late entries will be allowed)
  • Overview Release: 3 September 2024
  • Consultation and Feedback Deadline: 5 September 2024
  • Final Draw Release: 6 September 2024
  • Week 1 Start: 11 September 2024


Special Coaching and Referee Events

  • VNZ Coaching Course:

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


  • VNZ Referee and Scoring Clinic:

    • Date: 14 August 2024
    • Fee: $10.00


Weekly Schedule

  • Week 1: Wednesday, 11 September 2024
  • Week 2: Wednesday, 18 September 2024 (Travel teams in)
  • Week 3: Wednesday, 25 September 2024
  • School Holidays and Senior Tournaments:
  • Week 4: Wednesday, 16 October 2024
  • Week 5: Wednesday, 23 October 2024 (Travel teams in)
  • Week 6: Wednesday, 30 October 2024 (Finals, travel teams in)
    • Note: Exams start and seniors finish school from 1 November onwards.

Important Information for Team Entries

  • Coaching Requirement: Each team must have a registered coach or person in charge, listed at registration, distinct from the sports coordinator. This will help facilitate direct communication.
  • Venue Constraints: Due to venue limitations, entries are capped at 75 teams.
  • Draw Requests: We prioritise draw requests for travel teams 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. Year 7/8 and Year 9/10 social teams will be scheduled at the 4:00 PM, 4:45 PM, and 5:00 PM time slots when possible.

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.