Volleyball England is the recognised National Governing Body for volleyball, beach volleyball and sitting volleyball in England. It is not subject to the Freedom of Information Act. We are listing it on our site it because we consider it has the character of a public body in relation to some of its roles such as selecting national teams, and it receives (and possibly distributes) substantial public funding e.g. from non-ministerial department Sport England. It is also a membership organisation responsible for the development, promotion, and delivery of Volleyball across England. It was founded in 1972 as the English Volleyball Association (EVA), replacing the Amateur Volleyball Association of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, which itself was established in 1955.