Welcome to the CERN Volleyball Club

Season 2019/2020

​If you intend on joining the club, best to do it at the start of the season (September), but you can join the club at any time of the year !

The Club

The CERN Volleyball Club is a CERN club but open to people from both inside and outside CERN who enjoy playing volleyball indoor as well as outdoor: beach volley and grass volley.

Two teams play in the Club:
Male team – CERN I
Mixed Team – CERN II

Each team competes in the AGVB Championship which starts in September/October and runs until May.

Mixed Team – CERN II

We are a mixed team (minimum 3 girls on the field during competitions) playing in the Geneva Association of Volleyball in the highest category (A) of the “Relax League“. We also compete in the Coupe Genevoise and other local tournaments.

How to join

We will not require anyone to become a member (pay the fee) at the beginning, everyone is welcome to come !

However, after several trial trainings, paying the fee is obligatory. The fee covers expenses related with trainings, matches and sport equipment. But do not worry, based on your skills, we will let you know if you are likely to join every practice, and be on the team most matches, or if this is not the case.

If you would like to join, please check Join the Club and also send an e-mail to our coach Jacopo

Indoor Trainings

We train twice a week on Tuesday and Friday starting from September until mid-June; in summer we play beach volley.

Tuesdays from 20:00 to 22:00 at:

Ecole CEPTA-Mécanique,
Chemin du Fort-de-L’Ecluse 1, 1213 Petit Lancy – https://goo.gl/maps/eJhy2LHsu9eLuaSK7
After the Tuesday training we usually meet over pizza and beer at the Pizzeria La Meyrinoise

Fridays from 20:00 to 22:00 at:

Ecole CEPTA-Mécanique,
Chemin du Fort-de-L’Ecluse 1, 1213 Petit Lancy – https://goo.gl/maps/zqhHWNQYgP1gCUhr9


To plan appropriately each practice, please mark your availability: https://doodle.com/poll/aspxr4h23cdcd63r


Season 2019/2020
chose “XA” for CERN II’s 

Past achievements:​
Bronze Medal Atomiade 2015, 2018
Winner Championnat genevois corporatif: 2016, 2014
​3rd place Championnat genevois corporatif: 2018, 2019
Champion Relax B 16/17

See you in the gym or at the pizzeria 🙂

Male Team – CERN I

The male team competes in the season 2018/2019 in the league “1L” (playing schedule).

Indoor Trainings

Tuesdays from 20:00 to 22:00 at:

            Ecole CEPTA-Mécanique,
            Chemin du Fort-de-L’Ecluse 1, 1213 Petit Lancy (map).

Fridays from 20:00 to 22:00 at:

            Collège des Grandes-Communes,
            Chemin Gérard-De-Ternier 20, 1213 Petit-Lancy (map).

Past achievements:
Champion M2: 2016
Winner Championnat genevois corporatif: 2016, 2014, 2013, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
Gold Medal Atomiade 2015, Silver Medal Atomiade 2018

Historic 1L page

Team photo (taken in 2018):

Join the Club

If you are at CERN and you would like to play some volleyball you can join the CERN Volleyball Club and take part on its activity.

The procedure to follow is outlined below:

  1. Register to the Club mailing list
    • You’ll be informed about all the events organized by the CERN Volley Club (training, matches, social events, Annual General Meeting and official decisions) or contact the organisers for more information.
    • Please subscribe to the following mailing lists:
  2. Join for one of the (Friday) practices
    • This will allow you to meet the team and see if you enjoy the practice. It will also allow us to meet you. Except at the beginning of the season, please first come to a Friday practice before you join Tuesdays. After joining either of the teams practices (male/mixed), you can always decide to also try the other one, for example if the level was too high/low.
  3. Pay the Club Fee
    • Directly on the CERN Volleyball Account at Swiss PTT (12-10782-1) or IBAN : CH7309000000120107821 BIC: POFICHBEXXX
    • The fee allows the club to live while waiting for a possible refund from the Club Coordination Committee of the Staff Association: with it we cover the expenses for the gyms, the equipment (net, balls…) and the tournaments’ participation. The Club asks per season for:
Team I (Male)Team II (Mixed)
200 CHF (Club fee) + 250 CHF (1L licence)100 CHF   
(Club fee)
Reduced fee (short term, etc.), are decided strictly on a case-by-case basis by the club’s president.


Team CERN I – Mike Koratzinos  mail

Team CERN II – Jacopo Pinzino mail

Website / Beach volley – Mariusz Jedrychowski mail

Club Committee

Club Committee

PresidentMike Koratzinos  mail
Vice PresidentRoland Jansky mail
TreasurerWolfgang Bartmann mail
Vice TreasurerSarah Aretz mail
SecretaryAlexandra Jansky mail
Information contactMike Koratzinos   mail

Other organisers

CERN I managerCraig Kelly
CERN II coach (team manager)Jacopo Pinzino mail (Valeria Rizzoglio mail )
WebmasterMariusz Jedrychowski mail