A big congratulations to our youngest Thunder players on a very successful first tournament! While showing great team spirit and practicing all their new skills at the FVVC tournament this past weekend, our 12Us played 6 matches (12 games) and split 3 matches while winning all the others (won 9/12). Most of the teams were U13 and they even pulled out a solid win against the Force U13 top team! Way to go 12Us!
We are thrilled that the Women’s National Volleyball Team has relocated to the Richmond Oval and a great way to show our support is to participate in the online auction which raises funds to support our National Volleyball Programs.
To view items and place bids, please follow this link: http://volleyballauction.tng-secure.com/. The auction ends this Friday, February 24th so be sure to visit the website soon!
Congratulations to our very own Claire Lloyd – President and Co-founder of Thunder Volleyball Club – on receiving the Volleyball BC Community Sport Administrator Award on Saturday, February 4th to a standing ovation.
Claire co-founded the Vancouver Thunder Volleyball Club in 2000 to provide an opportunity for athletes to participate in volleyball for both the pursuit of excellence and the enjoyment of the sport.
Under Claire’s leadership, Thunder Volleyball Club has evolved to be one of the strongest clubs in the province, organizationally as well as overall team performance. Our youth have benefited enormously from Claire’s continued efforts in establishing excellence in volleyball programs in the Vancouver community.
Our third annual Thunder Raffle and Club Night on Saturday, January 21 at War Memorial Gym drew a large and enthusiastic crowd of supporters who cheered on as the UBC Thunderbirds Volleyball teams took on the Mount Royal Cougars.
A big thank you to our 2017 raffle sponsors: North South Travel, UBC Athletics, UBC Bookstore, LadySport, Mahony and Sons and Brown’s Social House (Kitsilano).
Also a big thank you to our parent volunteers: Lisa Brooks, Lisa Crossfield, Michelle Jefferson, Alanna Magee, Shauna Ratner, Sylvia Stephens, Cindy Young AND a big thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket to support Thunder Volleyball Club!
The winners of the 2017 Thunder Raffle are:
- Trip for 2 to Los Angeles: (Courtesy of North/South Travel): Pamela Davidson Ticket Ticket #2329
- $750 Cash Prize: Bonnie Kramer Ticket #0408
- $400 UBC Prize Pack (Courtesy of UBC Athletics and Bookstore) : Sierra Cowie Ticket #3963
- $200 Lululemon Prize Pack (Courtesy of UBC Athletics and Lululemon): Nicole Yang Ticket #0052
- $100 LadySport Gift Card (Courtesy of LadySport): Laurel Bryant Ticket #1703
- $100 Gift Card for Brown’s Social House Restaurant Kitsilano (Courtesy of Brown’s Social House) : Carol Humphrys Ticket #2688
- $100 Gift Card for Mahoney and Sons Restaurant (Courtesy of Mahoney and Sons) : Dwight Jefferson Ticket #0369
BC Gaming License #90567
To read more about our Raffle Night, please go to https://thundervolleyball.ca/teams/raffle-2017/
Happy New Year Thunder players and families! Most of the team information is now available on our website. Tournaments and fees are still to be confirmed and will be posted asap. Here are the links:
Please note that most teams will begin practices this week starting Tuesday, January 3rd BUT CHECK WITH YOUR COACH if you are not sure when your team’s first practice takes place. (13U Silver begins practices next week and some teams are holding optional practices this week.)
Team Kit (i.e. jerseys, warm-ups, etc) pick up will take place at the Thunder Raffle Night on Saturday, January 21st. What is included in your team’s kit is listed in the Individual Team Info pages. More details about the Thunder Raffle Night will be communicated through your team managers closer to the date.
The Volleyball Canada Centre of Excellence at the Richmond Oval provides additional skill development for players who are serious about taking their game to the next level and also want to increase their strength, power and jumping ability. Winter program begins January 2017. For more information, click HERE.
Thunder is excited to present our 2017 Raffle! Tickets will be available for purchase from Thunder athletes beginning Wednesday, December 14th until Monday, January 16th. Raffle draw date is Saturday, January 21st at the UBC Women’s Volleyball game at War Memorial Gym.
If you are a Thunder athlete, you will receive your booklet of tickets at our Mandatory Team Meeting on Tuesday, December 13th from 7:00-8:00pm at War Memorial Gym.
For more information and a list of raffle prizes, please click on this link: Thunder Raffle 2017
The Selection Policy for Thunder teams is now posted on our website. To read further, please follow this link: Selection Policy.