Thank you to everyone who came along to the CVC Summer Tournament, we hope you had a great time.
This year saw 53 teams from across the country descend on Cambridge Rugby Club for a weekend of volleyball fun. We had many returning teams, some new teams and even two teams celebrating birthdays.
Saturday morning started out with bright sunshine and everyone eager to get on court. Unfortunately the sunny start was not to last, for once the weather forecast was right, and by 11am the rain had arrived. After a brief pause in play the rain passed and everyone headed back to the courts. The returning sunshine was short lived though and within an hour the rain had returned, this time much heavier and accompanied by thunder and lighting. By 3pm, after continuous torrential rain the tournament organizers made the decision to cancelled all scheduled play for the remainder of the day; the courts were dangerously wet and would take hours to dry out enough for play to resume safely.
All of the delays with the main 6-a-side tournament and the water logged courts meant that the pairs competition, normally run after the main tournament, had to be cancelled as well.
After a lively Pirates and Mermaids themed party on Saturday night, Sunday dawned bright and clear with no forecast of rain. With the pools re-drawn and a new match schedule for the day, play got under way nice and early. The matches were all very competitive, with some very close results. Some of the divisions where very tight, with teams waiting tensely to find out if they had done enough to secure the win.
And the winners were …
1st – TEAM ESSEX
2nd – Phoenix
3rd – Team Gios
1st – WONDER WOMEN
2nd – Top Cats
3rd – Onyx Women
1st – THE MONSTARS
2nd – Mixsix
3rd – Jets & Sets
1st – NET FLICKS & CHILL
2nd – Onyx Men
3rd – Volleyprofs Galaxy
1st – HITFACED
2nd – MK Foreign Legion
3rd – Boom Boom Pow
1st – METASWITCH
1st – VBEES
2nd – Let’s All Have Sets
3rd – Never Mind the Blocks
For the full results, click here! Apologies for the delay in posting these.
Photos from the tournament are available on the Club Facebook album. These are courtesy of Anna Zofka Photography, one of our very talented County Women’s players and professional photographer.
We look forward to seeing you all again next year.
Cambridge VC NVL teams resume training with two weeks of open sessions for prospective players to try-out. The rest of August pre-season training will be by invitation only so if you cannot make the first two training sessions please contact the coaches.
Please email if you have any questions.
For NVL Men contact Jean Jacquet.
For NVL Women contact Keith McAdam.
Men are at North Cambridge Academy:
Open Try-out: Monday 31st July 7 – 9pm
Open Try-out: Thursday 10th August 8 – 10pm
Pre-season: Thursday 17th August 8 – 10pm
Pre-season: Thursday 24th August 8 – 10pm
Pre-season: Thursday 31st August 8 – 10pm
Women are at The Leys School:
Open try-out: Thursday 3rd August 7 – 9pm
Open try-out: Wednesday 9th August 7 – 9pm
Pre-season: Wednesday 16th August 7 – 9pm
Pre-season: Wednesday 23th August 7 – 9pm
Pre-season: Wednesday 30th August 7 – 9pm
Exciting Tournament News!
For the first time in the history of summer tournaments organised by Cambridge Volleyball Club, GO Personal will be there to optimise your performance!
They will help you with higher jumping, stronger spikes and general conditioning/strength training programmes specific for you and volleyball.
During and after the tournament they will be available for:
Sports massage: £25/session
Manual therapy: £25/session
Assisted stretch: £22/session
Postural assessments and corrective exercises for volleyball with conditioning (needs to be pre-booked): £50/session
For further details please contact:
Msc, Bsc, PT Gosia Bieniek, twitter: @GO_Personal Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
M. Ost, Bsc, ASCC Milosz Wrobel, twitter: @MiloszWrobel Email: Miloszwrobel@hotmail.co.uk
WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO MAKING YOU AN INJURY-FREE, STRONGER AND BETTER VOLLEYBALL PLAYER.
Entry for the Summer Tournament is now open!
DOWNLOAD YOUR ENTRY FORM NOW
For all the tournament details, check out the main tournament page.
ENTRY FOR THE 2017 SUMMER TOURNAMENT OPENING SOON!
This year’s Summer Tournament is on the 5th & 6th August, at Cambridge Rugby Club. There will be both 6-a-side and pair competitions, Saturday night party, prizes and SUNSHINE!
Entry forms will be available soon, so start thinking about your team names …
Check back soon for downloadable entry form and updates on the tournament details.