BEFORE YOU COME

Camping wristbands will be available on arrival, please ensure that you have a working payment method to purchase a wristband BEFORE going onto the camping field.

Our staff will attach or supervise the attachment of the wristband so please come up in person.

Replacement wristbands are available ONLY with the return of a broken wristband.  Payment will be required for lost wristbands.

Security will be monitoring the site 24 hours a day, so please ensure you have an appropriate wristband if you access the camping field.

Weekend Car Parking is included on the team registration this year.

Fires and barbecues are not permitted and Bristol City Council has prohibited the use of bottled gas and cooking on the tournament site.  Any equipment found will be confiscated until departure.

ARRIVAL

Campers will be able to access the ground from 3.00pm Friday evening. The entrance gate will be CLOSED at 11.30pm. DROP OFF ONLY on site, parking at Manor Farm a few hundred yards away.

No access to camping field without a wristband, please make this easy for our volunteers.

Venue

Imperial Sports Ground, West Town Lane, Bristol BS14 9EF

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Start Times

Games start at 9.30am both Sat and Sun. Teams need to register at the Captains meeting BOTH days at 8-30am, your presence is required to enable you to play.

Tournament Control

Registration, enquiries and any problems should be directed to the tournament office where tournament staff will be on hand from Friday 3pm. Security guards will be on duty at night - please contact them in any cases of difficulty.  Telephone numbers will be posted on info boards.

Points of Information and Court Managers

There will be notice boards around the tournament site with the latest news and general information. Also on hand are court managers. They are in contact with the tournament office - please speak to them if you need to contact us.                                                                                                            

Bill Daniels 'Spirit of the Tournament' Award

This award is in memory of Bill Daniels, a great ambassador of the sport of volleyball and an old friend of the Whitefield Tournament. Nominations are invited for players, officials, team or person that displays a positive, sporting and 'fun' attitude towards volleyball. Remember the emphasis is on spirit and not ability. Nomination forms are in your team pack and must be made by 12 noon on Sunday to the Tournament Office.

Presentation of trophies

The presentation of trophies will be made  after the Division 1 Finals on Sunday (approx 4.30 pm). We would be pleased to see as many people as possible join us for the Women’s, Men’s and Mixed Finals so as to create a good atmosphere.

 

Kids come and try it coaching sessions

Free volleyball coaching and fun sessions will be available for children over the weekend. Coaching times are to be confirmed. Please enquire at the Tournament Office on the weekend.

 

Camping and Facilities

See our Camping and Facilities page

 

More Camping Information

The tournament camp site is a football and rugby pitch so it is ESSENTIAL that we do not leave anything on the pitch that may injure players. Litter bins are provided – please use them. Be extra vigilant, and check the grass for ALL smaller objects such as tent pegs, bottle tops, ring pulls, coins, glass etc. PLEASE do your bit to help and bin ALL litter throughout the weekend and especially when you leave.

  • Campers will be able to access the ground from 3.00pm Friday evening. The vehicle entrance gate will be CLOSED at 11.30pm.

  • Please ensure you supply your camper names and contact information along with the reg of the vehicle in the car park for safety and security purposes.  An online form will be accessible on arrival.

  • On arrival, campers will receive a wrist band which must be worn all weekend.  Replacements for broken bands can be provided with the broken item being returned, otherwise the camping fee will be charged.

  • Drinking water, toilets and washing facilities are available at all hours.  The venue will happily fill water bottles for you as well at the bar.

  • Fires and barbecues are not permitted and Bristol City Council along with the venue have prohibited the use of bottled gas and any cooking on the tournament site.  Any cooking equipment will be confiscated for camper safety until departure.

  • When positioning your tents please ensure there is a minimum of 3 metres clear space between tents.

  • To avoid upsetting local residents and other campers, there must be no noise in the campsite after 12.00pm. Teams who infringe this ruling will be asked to leave the tournament first thing the following morning.

  • Sleeping in cars/vans that are not purpose built for sleeping is NOT PERMITTED.

  • Sorry, but dogs are not allowed anywhere on the tournament site.

Please pass this information on to your players so they know as much as you do!

Have a great weekend!