Canadian Women’s National Volleyball TEam – Upcoming exhibition Matches

Come check out the newly announced 2019 Canadian Women’s National Volleyball Team play two exhibition games in Vancouver:

Admission by donation. Free admission if you wear your club team jersey.

For more information on the Canadian Women’s National Volleyball Team, please visit: https://volleyball.ca/en/news/2019-women-s-national-team-roster

Thunder Beach 2019

With summer just around the corner, Thunder Beach is excited to offer beach volleyball training sessions for all ages and skill levels!

  • Registration for May Programs (for Atomic Coed and 14U Girls Only) begins Monday, April 8.
  • Click HERE for more information and to register.
  • Be sure to register ASAP as our programs have filled up fast in previous years and we will be strict with size limits due to limited availability on the beach.
  • Registration for all other programs will begin shortly – please check back for more details.
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Spring Indoor Atomic Sessions

Thunder is pleased to present Spring Atomic Sessions for Boys and Girls in Grades 4-7. Basic and Advanced training will be offered; please register for the appropriate level.

Dates: Mondays, April 29 – June 17 (* no session May 20)
Time: 5:30-7:00pm
Location: Osborne Gym – UBC (click for map)
Cost: $175 (includes t-shirt)

REGISTRATION BEGINS ON MONDAY, APRIL 1ST. Click HERE for more details.

Congratulations to our Thunder Raffle Winners

Our fifth annual Thunder Raffle and Club Night on Friday, February 8th at War Memorial Gym drew a large and enthusiastic crowd of supporters who also came to celebrate Thunder Struck.

A big thank you to our 2019 raffle sponsors: North South Travel, Lululemon, UBC Athletics, UBC Bookstore, and Mahony and Sons.

Also a big thank you to our parent volunteers AND a big thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket to support Thunder Volleyball Club!

The winners of the 2019 Thunder Raffle are:

  • 1st Prize: $1000 Travel Gift Card from North South Travel – Dale Ambrose (Ticket # 0312)
  • 2nd Prize: $750 Cash Prize – Christina Cipriano (Ticket # 3645)
  • 3rd Prize: $400 UBC Prize Pack – Simrit Ollek (Ticket # 1865)
  • 4th Prize: $250 Lululemon Prize Pack – Bryna Kopelow (Ticket # 3816)
  • 5th Prize: $100 Mahoney and Sons Restaurant Gift Card  
    Catherine Song (Ticket # 1075)

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VBC male club coach of the year – thunder’s craig moore!

From right to left: Craig Moore (CMoore) receiving the Male Coach of the Year Award from Volleyball BC CEO Chris Densmore at the Volleyball BC Hall of Fame Awards Night on Saturday, February 2, 2019.

A big congratulations to Thunder 18U Coach Craig Moore (aka CMoore) for receiving the Volleyball BC Awards in Excellence “Male Club Coach of the Year Award”.

CMoore was recognized for the passion and energy he brings to coaching and the game – inspiring players and teams to achieve their best both on and off the court.

Upon giving the award to CMoore at the Volleyball BC Hall of Fame Awards Night on Saturday, February 4th, the following comments were shared:

“The Volleyball Canada U18 National Championship combined with Volleyball BC provincial title was Thunder Club’s most successful season in history and the culmination of three years of effort for ‘CMoore’.  He was instrumental not only in the success of the 18 team but also for working collaboratively  with the two other Thunder 17/18 teams to ensure their development. Craig consistently brings tremendous energy,  passion and optimism to the gym and all his interactions with the athletes on the beach and indoor courts.   He models a deep love of the game, helping young people grow on and off the court.”

WAY TO GO CMOORE! With much appreciation from all of us at Thunder!

Congratulations to all our Thunder teams in their final tournaments!

A big congratulations to all our Thunder teams for significant accomplishments throughout the past few months marked by some terrific final tournaments.

A big thank you as well to our coaches, managers and parent volunteers for their hard work and dedication to our teams.

Final results at Nationals in Edmonton (May 16-22, 2018)
15U Blue: Div 1 Tier 4 – 5th
15U White: Div 3 – Tier 3 – 5th
16U Blue: Div 1 Tier 3 – 3rd (Bronze medal finish)
16U White: Div 3 Tier 1 – 5th
17U Black: Div 1 Tier 3 – 2nd (Silver medal finish)
18U Blue: Div 1 Tier 1 – 1st (Gold medal finish – 1st in Canada)
18U White: Div 2 Tier 1 – 2nd (Silver medal finish)
And congratulations to our 14U Thunder Blue and White teams for showing great teamwork and spirit at the Emerald Classic in Seattle on May 26-28!
Thunder Medal Finishes at Nationals – WELL DONE TEAMS!!!

18U Blue comes first in Canada! Congratulations on a Gold medal finish in Division 1 Tier 1!

 

18U White showcasing a Silver Medal finish in Division 2 Tier 1 at the Nationals in Edmonton. Congratulations to our 17U/18U players for an excellent finish at this tournament!

More strong finishes for Thunder teams at Provincials

Congratulations to our 12U. 13U, 14U, 15U and 16U teams who all showed great effort and achieved strong results. Our younger teams demonstrated a high calibre of play and energy on the court and amazing improvement since tryouts. Our mid-teen teams displayed huge growth and development in skills and teamwork. Way to go Thunder teams!

16U Provincials (April 27-29)

16U Blue – placed 7th in Division 1 Tier 1

16U White – placed 1st in Division 2 Tier 1

16U White team celebrating a gold medal win at provincials

15U Provincials (April 27-29)

15U Blue – placed 7th in Division 1 Tier 1

15U White – placed 5th in Division 3 Tier 1

14U Provincials (May 4-6)

14U White – placed 3rd in Division 1  Tier 1

14U Blue – placed 4th in Division 1 Tier 1

13U Provincials (May 4-6)

13U Blue – placed 1st in Division 1 Tier 1

13U White – placed 2nd in Division 1 Tier 1

Thunder 13U Blue and White teams show their overall strength in this age group with Gold and Silver medal wins!

12U Provincials

Thunder 12U Team1st in 12U age group! Congratulations to our youngest Thunder team!

 

 

Thunder teams top finishers at Provincials and Regionals

A big congratulations to our Thunder teams for top performances at the 17U and 18U Provincials, 13U-15U Regionals and to our 16U teams for strong finishes at recent tournaments!

Our recent celebrations include:

18U Blue – 1st in Tier 1 at Provincials (Gold Medal)
  • Click to read the Volleyball BC post about our win HERE

18U Blue win Gold at Provincials!

18U White – 7th in Tier 1 at Provincials
17U Black – 1st in Tier 1 at Provincials (Gold Medal)
  • Click to read the Volleyball BC post about our win HERE

17U Black win Gold at Provincials!

16U Blue – 5th at Island Super Series
16U White – 1st at Ducks Tournament

16U White celebrating a first place finish at Ducks Tournament

15U Blue – 3rd at Regionals
15U White – 11th at Regionals
14U Blue – 1st at Regionals
14U White – 2nd at Regionals
13U Blue – 1st at Regionals
13U  White – 4th at Regionals
12U – 2nd at Regionals