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2011 CEV Volleyball European League Schedule Announced

The British Volleyball Federation is pleased to announce the match schedule and venues for the 2011 CEV Volleyball European League.

The schedule of matches in the UK is as follows [FBS = First Ball Served]:

GB Men vs. Croatia @ EIS-Sheffield

Saturday 28th May 2011, FBS @ 16:00
Sunday 29th May 2011, FBS @ 16:00

GB Men vs. Slovenia @ Ponds Forge ISC

Friday 10th June 2011, FBS @ 14:00
Saturday 11th June 2011, FBS @ 16:00

GB Men vs. Belgium @ K2 Crawley

Friday 24th June 2011, FBS @14:00
Saturday 25th June 2011, FBS @ 16:00

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Back at the Drawing of Lots for the 2011 CEV European League held in Luxembourg in December 2010, the GB Men were drawn in Pool A alongside 2010 champions Portugal, as well as Belgium and Slovenia.

However last week the FIVB announced that one of GB’s opponents, Portugal, will enter the 2011 FIVB Volleyball World League following the withdrawal of Egypt, due to the on-going political uncertainty in the African country. Portugal lost to eventual qualifiers Puerto Rico in the first leg of the 2011 World League qualification tournament back in August 2010.

This left the CEV to find a replacement, or alter the format, for Pool A. The BVF has just learnt that Croatia, who GB defeated in the 2009 edition, will enter the competition in Portugal’s place.

Tickets are priced at £8 for Adults and £4 for Concessions.

There are a number of ticket offers available:

· ALL tickets purchased before Monday 2nd May are subject to a 50% discount (i.e. £4 for Adults, £2 for Concessions).

· For Group ticket sales (12+) all tickets will be subject to 50% discount, and

o Groups sized 12-19 will receive 2 FREE tickets

o Groups sized 20-39 will receive 4 FREE tickets plus £30 cash back

o Groups sized 40+ will receive 6 FREE tickets plus £60 cash back.

More information, including how to buy your tickets (online) can be found at

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