Summer Social Volleyball

Women's volleyball team competing at Nationals

Summer Social

Information, Terms & Conditions 20223/23 Season

Download the full terms & conditions, and tournament information here. This includes rules, playing dates, and other important information.


This recreational volleyball competition is a six aside indoor game, run by Pioneer Volleyball Club Incorporated and played on Thursday evenings at Pioneer Leisure Centre. Teams may be mixed or single sex. The emphasis is on fun and enjoyment for all! We cater for anyone from experienced players to those wishing to learn, as the competition is structured according to skill level. Remember that this is recreational volleyball and that you’re not playing for the “Championship of the world as we know it”. We expect you to play your volleyball with an appropriate attitude i.e good, positive and healthy. Cheating will not be tolerated.


Games run from 13th October – 8th December 2022, then resume after the holiday break – dates TBC, possibly back on 26th January. Games are 1 hour long from 6:30pm, 7:30pm or 8:30pm. Your team will play at a different time each week. If you have a 6:30 pm game, please help the Pioneer Leisure Centre staff put up the nets, and help take them down if you have the late game. 

We are again offering a free coaching/skills night to Summer Volleyball players again on 6th October. Thursday 13th October is a Grading game (where teams are graded according to their ability, at the sole discretion of the organisers, and then placed into a division of six teams). The first match of Round 1 then commences Thursday, 20th October. You will play 3 rounds each of 5 games. The season finishes with a finals night – date TBC. All teams play on this night.

Please note all dates are subject to confirmation and change.

Team entry

As per last year we are using the all-inclusive model used by CVA. Please contact us if you cannot comply with the requirements of paying all your fees at the time of entry. The entry fee for 2022/23 is $700.00 incl GST per team if the team is registered and paid in full by 30th September 2022. For registered teams that have not paid in full by this date the fee will be $800 incl GST, with the same applying for teams that register from 1st October 2022. Entries are limited to the first 36 fully paid up teams. Failure to meet these terms may result in your team entry being rejected.

What if I don’t have a team?

Individual players wishing to play who are not able to put together their own team should contact us too. We may be able to put you in contact with others so that you can form your own team.

Covid Level Playing conditions

Level 1 – Normal play, as per previous seasons
Level 2 – Some restrictions (5 min shorter games to allow change over without exceeding gathering numbers etc.)
Level 3 – No play
Level 4 – No play

If levels 3 or 4 occur during the season the following will apply for reimbursement of teams for games that are cancelled.

  • If 3 or less games are cancelled, no refunds.
  • If 4-7 cancelled 25% refund of entry fee paid
  • If 8-12 cancelled 50% refund of entry fee paid
  • More than 12 cancelled 75% refund of entry fee paid.

Got a question?

Further info can be obtained from Richard Gillespie, by:

We welcome any suggestions that you may wish to make about the competition. After all, it’s all about making you happy by providing you with something that you’re happy with!

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Last night we had the privilege of hosting the 2022 Prizegiving for our Panther Men’s and Women’s A and B teams who travelled to Club Champs last month. It was great to see these senior teams back together to celebrate a successful season.Congratulations to the following Panthers who were awarded a prize🏆 •Tony Barnett Trophy for Coach of the Year – Angus Gourlay •Bill Webb Trophy for Club Member of the Year– Liz Hanna •Women’s A Most Improved Player– Kim Jones•Mary Edmondson Trophy for Most Valuable Female Player– Melanie Vannoort •Men’s A Most Improved Player– Sam Hodges •Mike Dudson Trophy for Most Valuable Male Player– AJ Salmon•Women’s B Most Improved Player– Tamara Crequer•Women’s B Most Valuable Player– Hayley Carr•Men’s B Most Improved Player-Matt Larsen •Men’s B Most Valuable Player– Isaac WeirWe wish all those competing in beach volleyball over summer the best of luck and we look forward to the next indoor season. As always,#upthepanthers 🐆🏐😤 See MoreSee Less
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Great to see Daniel from our U21 Mens team getting recognised at this years Zonta Awards!31st Zonta Sports awards 2022Category Six:The award for the best all round young sportswoman and young sportsman who has achieved in more than one sporting code.Karereatua Williams, St Andrew’s College [Basketball, Netball, Touch Rugby, Rugby League].Daniel Malcolm, Middleton Grange School [Canoe Polo, Volleyball, Basketball].Ngā mihi maioha toZonta Club of Christchurch South, and sponsorsFrontrunner Colombo – NZ Run Specialty Store LifeLinks See MoreSee Less
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Pioneer Volleyball Club would like to wish the following Panthers GOOD LUCK as they venture to Auckland on Thursday for the National Volleyball League.Sam Nielsen, Carrick Corson and Sam Hodges will be representing @northern_moana.AJ Salmon and Pesa Morrison will be representing @southernpounamu.Liz Hanna will be representing @midlandstewaiora and Melanie Vannoort will be representing @southernpounamu.Unfortunately Pesa and Melanie sustained injuries at Club Champs so will be supporting their teams on the sideline. Games will be live-streamed so be sure to give them your support!(Head to @volleyballnewzealand for more info)#upthepanthers See MoreSee Less
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