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Excellent performance for the Winchester Eagles Mixed team last weekend in Gosport at the Hampshire Volleyball Association mixed indoor tournament. Due to injuries, the Eagles had to compete without subs in a series of five timed games, which stretched our players physical endurance. With no time outs allowed, the team had to improvise tactical changes and adapt technical strategies rally after rally. The amazing effort shown by all players paid off, with the Eagles taking third place after Roke and SVC.

A possible ten players made themselves available earlier this week, with two of the older fraternity dropping out due to age related complaints or Grandaddy duties!

Eight it was and what a super performance by 7 of them (Bancey having a shocker) with Captain Mackay having his best evening for Eagles of his career.

Controlled back court play from the team saw us edge past New Forest Vets, with Andy M hitting and blocking beautifully throughout.

The second game was a really strong performance with Marsh and Bance benched. The experience of National league ladies Ang and Nina plus the explosive power of young Robin destroyed any hoped of the Academicals.

Note to Dunc, who had an exemplary game throughout.

Pub duly attended and a couple of nice beers sunk.

Mixed night for Eagles

Posted by Winchester Eagles Volleyball Club at Oct 14, 2018 11:20AM PDT ( 0 Comments )

Eagles first evening of league volleyball ended with one win and one narrow defeat.

With a bare bones six, the veteran team breezed past the New Forest Youngsters with controlled accurate serving from Andy Mackay and Paul Thwaites. End score 21-6, 21-7

A tougher test awaited, with the highly fancied and noisy Roke Polonia the Eagles Opponents. A tough first set saw Eagles miss out by 4 points, however the team dusted itself down to beat Polonia squarely. Sadly the third set was a step too far losing by 5 points.

A few beers were consumed in the The Junction with 80’s music and video to accompany, rather fitting for the average age of the team!



If you would like to become a coach or a ref, then you may be interested in the following Volleyball England Level 1 Introduction to Coaching Volleyball course that is due to be held in Ashcombe in October 2018 or Grade 4 course that due to be held in Chichester .

Ashcombe – Volleyball England Level 1 Introduction to Coaching Volleyball Course

Location:The Ashcombe School, Ashcombe Road , Dorking, RH14 2DU, United Kingdom
Price per person: £150.00
13th October 2018, 9am-5pm
14th October 2018, 9am-5pm
Sign up deadline:
3pm Friday 5th October 2018

Chichester – Grade 4 One Day Referee Course

Location: University of Chichester, College Lane, Chichester, PO19 6PE
Price per person: £55.00
Date and Times:
13th October 2018 09.00-17.00
Sign Up Deadline:
Friday 5th October 2018

Please let me know.