Jayde Marchand Selected to Team Nova Scotia

July 9th, 2016

On July 1st - 7th, three Rize athletes, Emma Jeffrey (14U), Madison DeCoste (16U) and Jayde Marchand (16U) took part in a grueling 6-day Elite Development Camp in Sydney. This camp was also the final selection camp for our Provincial teams who train in Halifax from July 24th-28th and then travel to St John's, NL to proudly represent Nova Scotia in the Eastern Elite Championships on July 29th & 30th. As one of the six 16U coaches who was honoured to be asked to participate in this high-level development camp and selection process, I can attest to how hard each and every athlete worked and how much they grew as competitive athletes and teammates while they learned the latest in offensive and defensive systems.

I am very proud to announce that Jayde Marchand has been chosen to represent Nova Scotia and the Richmond Rize on our Provincial team. Congratulations Jayde!! You were asked to make significant personal sacrifices by moving to the Libero position early in the camp and all who watched you in action were very impressed with how you fully embraced your new role to help the team succeed. We are sure you will be a force on the Provincial team.

~ Michael Hawke - President, Richmond Rize Volleyball Club

Rize in the News...


 Congratulations to Jayde Marchand for being named a tournament All Star in the 16U Tier 1 Provincial Championships. What a great accomplishment! 

16U Girls place 4th at Provincial Championships

May 1st, 2016

Congrats to the 16U Girls who went into the Provincial Championships seeded 8th in Tier 1 and finished the competition placing 4th in the province. What a spectacular result and all are to be congratulated! Great work Jannick and all the 16U girls. You did us proud!

14U Girls take Bronze in Subway Silver Platter

April 9th, 2016

Congrats to the 14U Girls team for winning the Bronze Medal at the Subway Silver Platter in Antigonish. Great work ladies! 

16U Girls take Gold in Subway Silver Platter

March 12th, 2016

Congrats to the 16U Girls team and Coach Jannick for bringing home the Subway Silver Platter! Great games and excellent sportsmanship by all! So proud!

18U Girls take Bronze in Home Tournament

March 7th, 2015

The 18U Girls took home the Bronze medal in their tournament held at RECA. Congratulations on a great start to the season.


Notable Results from 2015

14U Girls Win Silver in Antigonish

March 21st, 2015

The 14U Girls took home the Silver medal in Antigonish in there first tournament played by traditional volleyball rules. Lots of great serving and play making from our girls lead to a semi-final win over the Antigonish Stoirm. The Gold medal match saw us up against a very strong and experienced team from Cheticamp. Congratulations girls on a great day!

Back row: Coach Michael Hawke, Kelsey Rutherford, Aliyah Bingle, Jayden Samson, Leaha Martell, 'Toria Bowen and Elyse Boudreau. Middle row: Katelyn DeCoste, Brenna Cunningham and MacKenzie Joyce. Front row: Rebekah Richards and Mollie Fraser.


15U Girls Take Home a Bronze in Sydney

February 22nd, 2015

The 15U Girls took home the Bronze at their first tournament of the season in Sydney.  All the girls played their hearts out and contributed to the victory! After finishing second in their pool, the girls learned to create their own momentum and pushed hard with great team spirit to take the Bronze. Congratulations Girls! The first of many medals!

From the left: Assistant Coach Ron Savoury, Head Coach Carassa Murphy, Monique Savoury, Haley Samson, Sian Boudreau, Gina MacAuley, Maddy Matthews, Becca MacLean, Megan Martens, Jenna McPhee, Coach Michael Hawke.  

Rize on three two. 1, 2 Rize!

16U Girls Show Great Character in Sydney

February 21st, 2015

What a way to start the season.  The 16U girls CHOSE to accept Silver medals in three sets against Force 16U Tier 1!!  The girls demonstrated that they are not only great volleyball players but absolutely amazing athletes with impeccable characters when they chose to modify their level of the game when a seriously injured player was required to remain on the court in order for the Force to complete the game.  I am soooo very proud of each of you.  You earned so much more respect that any Gold medal could represent in that Cape Breton Attackers 16U tournament!! Congratulations to you all. 

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VNS News

Canada Games Coaching Staff Announcement
October 5th
Volleyball Nova Scotia is excited and proud to announce our new Canada Games Assistant Coach and Managers.
We're Hiring a Technical Director
September 26th
​Volleyball Nova Scotia is seeking applications for the position of Technical Director.
Help Wanted - Canada Games Coaching Staff
September 5th
VNS will be hiring an Assistant Coach as well as a Manager for each of the boys and girls Indoor Canada Games teams.
Coach Development Opportunities
August 31st
There are two great workshops being offered this month in Nova Scotia.
Atlantic Beach Championships Recap
August 11th
ICYMI Check out our recap of this past weekend's Atlantic Beach Championships.
Watch the Eastern Elite Championships
July 28th
The Eastern Elite Championships will be streamed live care of Bell Aliant.
Atlantic Beach Tour Championships Updates
July 27th
On August 6th- 7th, Volleyball Nova Scotia will be hosting the Atlantic Beach Tour Championships and giving out $2000 in prize money at the Beach Park in Burnside.
NS Athletes Selected to Youth National Development Program
July 16th
Six Nova Scotia athletes were selected to Volleyball Canada's Youth National Development Program. Congratulations Nicholas Faulkner, Malachy Shannon, Brad Stewart, Renee Cleveland, Julie Moore and Victoria Turcot!
Fairview Aces Inducted into Maritime Hall of Fame
June 23rd
The Fairview Aces senior men’s volleyball team of the 1950s and ’60s earned their spot in the Maritime Hall of Fame on June 22.