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Liam Jenkinson appointed as DUVC men’s coach for the 2020/21 season

(16 August 2020)

Durham University Volleyball Club are pleased to announce the appointment of Liam Jenkinson as the new coach of the Men’s programme for the 2020/21 season. This role has been undertaken in a voluntary capacity to support the Volleyball Club and Dave Goodchild in his role as Head of Volleyball.

Liam boasts an exceptional playing career and brings with him a wealth of experience and knowledge, having been originally introduced to Dave at just 14 years of age as a University student. He has since gone on to play professionally in Germany, coaching a German women’s 2nd division team whilst he was out there. He has played internationally, representing England seniors, captaining the side, most recently, to a silver at the Novotel Cup in January.

Liam said of his new position, “I am very grateful and fortunate to be given the opportunity to coach the Durham university men’s volleyball team in the upcoming 2020/21 season. This is the next step on my journey in sport and certainly the most exciting.”


“Volleyball is very close to my heart and has been a huge part of my life. The impact sport has had on my life is what inspired me to work hard and play professionally. I’m looking forward inspiring others through coaching to improve each individual player, create a strong culture and ultimately build on an already amazing team.”


Liam will be joined by volunteer coaches, Ross Enfield and Paul Welsh. Ross and Paul have both coached at national level. Ross was the assistant coach for the England national and junior teams, whilst Paul was the assistant coach of the women’s England team and assisted Dave at Northumbria for 8 years.

Dave Goodchild, Durham’s Head Volleyball Coach, who was also the Assistant Coach to Team GB at the London 2012 Olympics said, “I am absolutely delighted to announce that Liam has accepted the position of Head Coach of the men's Volleyball team for 2020-21. Liam is a student of the game and has amazing technical and tactical knowledge. Liam will really help to develop and grow the culture and learning environment for all of the DU players and I really look forward to watching and helping him progress.”


“I am also delighted to announce that Liam will be supported by Ross Enfield and Paul Welsh, all on a voluntary basis, as well as myself. Between the three of use, we have coached at Olympic, International and National team levels.”


Team Durham are excited to work with Liam, Paul and Ross and look forward to welcoming them to Durham in the near future.



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