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Letter to members 22/3/2020

Dear Volleyball Tauranga Club member.                   22nd March 2020

Our Voluntary Committee has been trying to keep up with a rapidly changing environment and wanted to give you some assurances that our goal is to continue to provide Volleyball for our community at any level and for all ages.

The withdrawal of our leagues and competitions for term one follows a directive from Volleyball NZ, who in turn are falling in line with a government directive to all sports in reaction to the COVID-19 situation.  Questions around finances and where to from here are important to answer and we wish to give you some surety around our response.  

All teams have been invoiced for their fees for the Term One competitions. We ask that these invoices be paid recognising that the usual tardiness by schools is acceptable but for us to manage the commitments we are already obliged to pay for we need you to follow through with these payments. Thank you to those that have completed their payment.

Because we have withdrawn 40% of our hostings we are working on a plan to offer back a portion of your paid fees.  This is a genuine effort to show goodwill and commitment to our Volleyball community by our Club.

At this stage we are in discussions with our venue providers who have been accommodating and understanding of our situation.  On completion of our “current Term 1 position” we will action that refund by asking you to complete a refund form which we are currently finalising.

I remind you that we have a commitment to ensure all our Court Managers, Referees and our Operations Manager can be rewarded as we had intended for their Term One contributions. They have provided a wonderful service which makes Volleyball a great experience for so many.

We do have plans to offer winter leagues and will continue to monitor our community situation and advise you accordingly.

We would also advise to team leaders , parents and aspiring coaches. Keep up the practise in your backyard. Have fun. Our local  Sports Distributors has a great range of Volleyball equipment.

Our Club has been around for over 45 years and we intend to manage our way through this evolving situation.  We would really appreciate your support as we are all in this together and we all want to keep Volleyball alive and part of our ongoing community.

Yours sincerely Volleyball Tauranga

Stewart Henderson (Chair ph 021.114.4551)

Paul Ake (Treasurer)

Jenny Kirk (Sec/Manager ph 0274.824.334)

All communication and comment to email


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