Exeter Storm Volleyball Club

Exeter Storm Volleyball Club was set up by a group of volleyball enthusiasts in 2012. Under the direction of experienced coaches and many of the best volleyball players in the Exeter area banded together to form a team with the sole purpose of gaining entry to the National Volleyball League. Since being founded the club has gone from strength to strength with teams competing in local, regional, and national leagues.

The Start

Established in 2012, Exeter Storm won the Exeter and District Division 1 and Southwest League in their maiden year. Following this huge success, the club entered England’s National Volleyball League where we successfully earned an instant promotion to Division 2. During these years we were also Southern Crown Runners Up and National Shield Semi-Finalists.

The Early Years

Under the direction of experienced coaches, Arthur Mosley and Nick Hitt, both former Great Britain players, Exeter Storm Volleyball Club made a huge impact in its initial seasons. Throughout our first decade, the club saw great success in the EDVA and SW competitions.

The Latest

The club now boasts 8 teams across National League, the Southwest Volleyball Association and the Exeter and District Volleyball Association. In addition to fielding players in junior competitions (JuVo) and having members represent the Southwest it’s a force to be reconed with.

Ben Fairweather, Chairperson

Ben Fairweather

Your Committee


Abbie Sinclair-Thomson

I joined Exeter Storm after picking up the sport 8 years ago at school. I enjoy playing in both the EDVA league and the South West league as part of the women’s team. I work as a medical secretary but also assist with coaching and managing the women’s teams.


Kyle Mitchell

I have played volleyball for about 12 years after getting into the sport at school. Have since played for and helped coach the south west under 17 boys and represent Exeter Storm at under 18 national competitions. As a day job I am a chartered accountant so it’s only fitting that I put myself forward for club treasurer

Press and Publicity

Rob Young

Blame me if the website doesn’t work or if there are spelling mistakes on our posts! You can hear more about me in my Team Manager profile.

Social Secretary

Ben Newman
Social Secretary

Sam Oldfield

I’ve been playing volleyball for 20 years and have played for Exeter Storm since it’s creation. Starting out in volleyball at a beach tournament with my dad and brother and was instantly hooked. As a day job I am a Data Migration Consultant and when I’m not playing volleyball or migrating data I’m usually trying to keep my 2 kids entertained.

Welfare Officer

Becky Harwood

Team Managers

Rob Young
  • Exeter Storm (NVL Division 2)
  • Exeter Storm Men (SWVA)
  • ESVC Lightning (EDVA Division 1)
Abbie Sinclair-Thomson
  • Exeter Storm Ladies (SWVA Premier)
  • ESVC Monsoons (EDVA Ladies)
  • ESVC Thunder (EDVA Division 1)
Chris Butcher
  • ESVC Tempests (EDVA Division 2)
  • ESVC Squalls (EDVA Division 2)