What we do
The Manawatu Regional Volleyball Association (MRVA) was established in October 2020 with support from Volleyball New Zealand. The intent was to establish an association to support the volleyball communities with our region with an RSO, where previously there has not been one. Our regions include; Palmerston North, Tararua, Horowhenua, Fielding and Whanganui. While we are based in Palmerston North, we are committed to supporting all our regions by working together with the different volleyball communities to ensure their specific needs are being met.
To be a vibrant volleyball whanau that provides for our community and our sport.
To deliver quality experiences for the community, that encourages participation, development and performance.
Respect, Community, Integrity and Enjoyment.
Development Officer/Ops: Natalya Taylor
Community Engagement/Admin: Kelsey Higgins
Delivery Officer: Alissandra Pacheo
WHAT WE DO AT MRVA
Kiwi Volley In- School Delivery- In school Kiwi Volley is a programme which we will bring to a primary school for years 4-8 students. It is a 5 week programme where students will learn the basic skills of volleyball in a fun and engaging atmosphere. Schools may sign up through the development section or email us firstname.lastname@example.org
Indoor Competitions & Leagues- MRVA run several leagues for our community such as a PREMIER SECONDARY SCHOOL LEAGUE for our top senior school teams that want a more competitive environment leading up to Nationals in term 1. We also run a SECONDARY SCHOOL OPEN AND SEEDING TOURNAMENTS for these Premier Teams. We also run a KIWI VOLLEY LEAGUE for our year 4-6 students in term 4.
We have also teamed up with PNVB to help run the MONDAY NIGHT LEAGUES which include Intermediate, Secondary Schools and Adults during the year.
MRVA & PNVB also run a one day or two day tournaments during the year. If interested please see our calendar or contact us for any upcoming tournaments.
Coaching- MRVA offer some one off coaching sessions to any community group or education provider that would like our services. We can turn up to coach for an hour session, or turn up with the gear to play. Please get in touch.
VNZ have developed a coaching course programme through their online module. MRVA will in time help facilitate coaching workshops. Please contact for any guidance or information on this.
Reps- MRVA send some age representative teams to the National Inter-Provincial Championships where our best athletes represent Manawatu in this tournament. We offer a development programme to all of these athletes and those not seleceted to continue to play and develop. Age groups are U17, U19, U21 and OPEN male and female teams.
This is just a quick snapshot of what we do. We intend to increase the participation and grow our sport in the region by offereing other initiatives. If you have any ideas, please get in touch.
Mikasa order form
Mikasa is the Official Ball and supplier to Volleyball New Zealand.
For Clubs and Schools, Please use this page to order your volleyballs and accessories.
Kiwi Volley order form
range of KiwiVolley resources, including easy to follow booklets and videos to help you get children ENGAGED, encourage SUCCESS and have FUN!Kiwi Volley order form
Bullying and Harassment Policy
This policy aims to give guidance to all employees with respect to the bullying and harassment within the workplace.Bullying and Harassment Policy
Child Protection Policy
Committed to the prevention of child abuse and to the protection of children and young people. The well-being and safety of children and young people is important to our organisation.Child Protection Policy
Drug, Alcohol and Tobacco Policy
This policy sets out the requirements of the board of MRVA in regards to the use of / consumption of Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco in respect of any Player, Referee, Manager, Coach and Staff representing MRVA.Drug, Alcohol and Tobacco Policy
Health and Safety Policy
Committed to ensuring the health and safety of its workers and others affected by its activities. This includes employees, players, officials, spectators and volunteers.Health and Safety Policy
Photo & Video Consent Form
Permission to interview, film, photograph or video a person or include their name in publicationPhoto & Video Consent Form
Player/Coach/Manager Pathways Policy (IPC)
Draft IPC Policy Doc with Code of ConductPlayer/Coach/Manager Pathways Policy (IPC)