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Indoor Volleyball

Indoor Volleyball is officially a winter sport where our competitive and representative leagues are played, however is played through the summer months at Primary and Secondary schools level.  There are social volleyball leagues that also play throughout the year.

Timings and leagues are sorted below into age groups:

Primary School (Years 0-6) - School Holidays

We offer introductory sessions through the school holidays for this age group.  Played on Badminton courts and nets we offer skill training and games

School Holiday Sessions

Primary School (Years 7-8) - Terms 1 & 4

We offer a 6 week programme of KiwiVolley (specifcally developed rules) and play on badminton courts with lower nets.  Our sessions combine both skill training and games at different locations across the city

KiwiVolley (Year 7&8s)

Our school holiday sessions are also open to Year 7 & 8s

School Holiday Sessions

Secondary School (Years 9-13) - Can be both Summer & Winter

Indoor volleyball is the 2nd most popular girls sport in New Zealand, and is the 4th most played sport at Secondary School Level. Volleyball's popularity at Secondary School level is growing at 34% over the last 5 years.


Athletes play for their schools teams in terms 1 and 4 each year. This League is organised by School Sport Canterbury, and a number of Secondary Schools Tournaments are competed for:

South Island Mainland Championships

Canterbury Senior Secondary School Championships

Canterbury Junior Secondary School Championships

New Zealand Secondary School Championships

South Island Secondary Schools Satellite Cup

South Island Junior Secondary School Championships


During the winter months, Secondary aged athletes can trial for club teams & development squads

Club information

Can choose to trial for Canterbury U17 & U19 Representative teams

Canterbury Representative teams


and/or choose to participate in CVA's Development programmes

Wednesday Winter Volley

Sentinel Programme.


Club Volleyball (Winter Season)

Club Volleyball has a strong presence here in Christchurch with well established clubs playing throughout the winter (May- September).

Club information


Our club teams compete in the Premier league which takes place on a Monday night 

Premier League (PVL)


A number of our senior club sides compete in the Southern Zone competition, which provide seedings for the NZ club championships (held September/October time).

Southern Zone


The Club season finishes with the annual NZ Club Championships

VNZ Club Nationals


Canterbury Representative Volleyball

Canterbury has a proud history in both Senior and age group competitions at The annual NZ Inter Provincial Tournament.  The tournament takes place each year over Kings Birthday weekend in June 

Canterbury Representative teams



Social Volleyball (Winter)

There are a large number of social volleyball teams that play in our Indoor Social competitions run through across the different locations, catering for our Christchurch City, Selwyn & Waimakiriri communities

Christchurch Metro



an indoor social volleyball competition is organised by Pioneer Volleyball Club through the summer months

Summer Social Volleyball – Pioneer Volleyball Club

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