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FCVC expands to the south with new satellite program. Welcome the FCVC St. Thomas Express!

FCVC has been a staple of the London and area competitive youth volleyball market for the last quarter of a century.  As we start our next 25 years, we are lucky to partner with fellow volleyball enthusiasts to bring to life the FCVC St. Thomas Express.

For many years in St. Thomas, despite some excellent local elementary and secondary school programs, there was no clear pathway from the first touch of a volleyball to the elite level of youth volleyball.   In 2011 SPIKES St. Thomas laid the groundwork for that pathway with its Grade 1-8 Grassroots program.  Since its inception, there have been more than 400 children who have learned JOY and technique the SPIKES St. Thomas way.

This new partnership with FCVC will offer players in Elgin County the opportunity to be trained by top-level coaches “in their own backyard”, while being supported by a club with a 25-year history of success.   The existing St. Thomas program will expand this year to include the following:

  1. SPIKES St. Thomas Grassroots, for boys and girls in grades 1 to 8.
  2. SPIKES St. Thomas Houseleague, for boys and girls in grades 6 to 8.  ** NEW **
  3. FCVC St.Thomas Express, competitive club level volleyball for girls in grade 7 and 8, to compete in the Ontario Volleyball Association.  ** NEW **

While the target audience for FCVC St. Thomas Express is young athletes in Elgin County, any child is welcome to try out for our competitive teams.  The pipeline and supports are all in place.

For all information about participating in the new FCVC St. Thomas Express, please visit the following:


How To Register

  1. SPIKES St. Thomas Grassroots:  contact Dennis Dlouhy at
  2. SPIKES St. Thomas Houseleague:  contact Dennis Dlouhy at
  3. FCVC St. Thomas Express competitive team tryouts:  register online (select “St. Thomas” for location).


FCVC St. Thomas Express – Tryout Information

Dates:  September 12, 14, 16, 2016

Location:  June Rose Callwood PS, St. Thomas

Times:  6-8 PM

Who can try out:  Girls born in 2003 and 2004

Cost:  $25

Information:  Contact Dennis Dlouhy at


We’re looking forward to welcoming lots of athletes into the new FCVC St. Thomas program.  Everyone get on board The Express!!