Thunder Beach June and July program info and registration

Thunder Beach June and July program info and registration have been added to our website. Registration begins Saturday, May 12th (apologies for the typo that previously read “Friday, May 12th). Please follow these links:

Thunder HP Programs -more details can be found HERE. Registration for these programs is by invitation only after the Thunder HP Tryouts (click to register).

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


Spring Atomic Sessions – Info and Registration update

Thunder Volleyball is pleased to offer Spring Atomic Sessions (Basic and Advanced) for GIRLS in grades 4-7 who have not participated on a club team this season.  Sessions are May-June on MONDAYS and WEDNESDAYS from 4:30-6:00pm at Osborne Gym, UBC.

Atomic Basic is is designed for players that are new to the sport, played on elementary volleyball team or possibly participated in one previous atomic type clinic or camp.

Atomic Advanced is for players in grades 6-7 that have completed multiple clinics and camps.

REGISTRATION BEGINS TUESDAY, APRIL 17th. For more information and to register, please go HERE.

2018 Thunder Beach Program Info and Registration

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 and HP Tryouts begins Wednesday, April 11.
  • Click HERE for more information and to register. 
  • Make sure you 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.

Continue reading 2018 Thunder Beach Program Info and Registration

Thunder teams placing well at early season tournaments

A big congratulations to our Thunder teams on recent tournament wins and achievements! See how some of our teams placed and celebrated below:

18U Blue celebrates a first place win at the Super Series on February 17-18.
Congratulations 14U White on their second place win in Kelowna on March 10-11. 14U Blue and 14U White played a close 3 game gold medal match – way to go 14UThunder!
14U Blue celebrating their first place win at the Super Series in Kelowna on March 10-11. 14U White placed second in this tournament – go Thunder!!



Congratulations 13U Blue for their first place win at the Super Series March 17-18! Not shown is 13U White who placed second to 13U Blue in an exciting and close 3-game final. Way to go 13U teams!

Thunder Raffle Winners 2018

Our fourth annual Thunder Raffle and Club Night on Friday, January 26th at War Memorial Gym drew a large and enthusiastic crowd of supporters who cheered on as the UBC Thunderbirds Volleyball teams took on the Brandon Bobcats .

A big thank you to our 2018 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 2018 Thunder Raffle are:
  1. Trip for 2 to Los Angeles: (Courtesy of North/South Travel): Lisa Steele   Ticket #1890
  2. $750 Cash Prize:  Daphne Jefferson  Ticket #1017
  3. $400 UBC Prize Pack (Courtesy of UBC Athletics and Bookstore) : Dolly Sensara   Ticket #0053
  4. $250 Lululemon Prize Pack (Courtesy of UBC Athletics and Lululemon): Noelle Tognetti  Ticket #2902
  5. $100 Gift Card for Mahony and Sons Restaurant (Courtesy of Mahony and Sons) : Thea Rogak   Ticket #3743

BC Gaming License #100140

To read more about our Raffle Night, please go to Thunder Raffle 2018

Earn High School Credits at the Richmond Oval Volleyball Canada Centre of Excellence

With course planning for next year now underway, please keep in mind that participants in the Richmond Oval Volleyball Canada Centre of Excellence are eligible to receive high school PE and strength and conditioning credits through the Richmond Virtual School. This frees up time in the athlete’s schedule to manage the rest of their studies, rest, recover and train with their club and high school teams.

Many of the top players in BC and on the youth national team from BC have come through our program or another VCCE program and credit the programs towards their success. Our goal is to expand this development to even more athletes.

Please click HERE or below for more information about the program.

Thunder President and Co-Founder Claire Lloyd awarded the VBC Community Sport Administrator Award

claire-with-her-excellence-in-volunteering-awardCongratulations 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.