LVC onward: Nurturing a decade of accomplishments

I came to LVC in 2019 as a novice coach eager to find a place to volunteer. Having moved to London only a few years prior, I didn’t know much about the context of the competitive club environment in the city or the different histories attached to the diverse organizations. The knowledge I had came from examining club policies and mission statements on respective websites, browsing social media pages, and discussions with coach educators and mentors at training clinics about what to ‘look for’ in a club. Joining LVC was a well-researched decision.

During the next couple years, I engaged with a wonderful group of people organized around one overarching goal: delivering an athlete-centered competitive volleyball pathway in a context of respect for those athletes, their coaches, and the sport of volleyball more generally. My well-researched decision turned into something much more than a decent place to volunteer—I became part of the LVC Family.

Recently, I was approached about ‘taking on a bigger role with the club’ but didn’t expect what Dave Bellehumeur would propose. After spending many hours listening to his experience in building LVC and the justifications for its existence along the way, I began to deeply feel what this club meant to this city and the scope of people united through the sport of volleyball. These discussions resonated with my favourite mantra—#TeamWorkMakesTheDreamWork—and I am honoured to help the LVC team navigate its journey in the coming seasons as the incumbent President.

So, it begins! I can’t wait to reveal some exciting new programming and plans for our athletes, our coaches, and our community. Stay tuned, stay safe, and see you on the court soon!


Allison Gray
President – LVC Fire