Men’s Volleyball train 6-8pm every Thursday at Moulsecomb Leisure Centre, whilst Women’s Volleyball train 8-10pm every Friday at Falmer Sports Centre. Beginners are welcomed 4-5pm at the same venue on a Monday.
On attracting new faces to the sport, Jenny Roberts said: “We hope to train a whole crowd of enthusiastic beginners who come on Monday, so that they improve their skills, become more confident, and hopefully try out for the team the following year. Also, in the summer term we head down to the beach to the courts at Yellowave for fun and social volleyball.”
Sussex Women’s Volleyball were apprehensive going into trials, with only three setters and star hitter Anja Berglund remaining from last year’s BUCS 1A team that went to the play-offs for the final 8’s tournament in March last year. However, a good turnout to trials gave captain Jenny Roberts hope, she said: “There’s a lot of talent this year, with notable hitters like Melanie Lazare, the American exchange student, and Phillipa, from Luxembourg.” On the season ahead she added: “our goal is to get to the final 8s and we are looking forward to getting the team together and ready for the first BUCS tournament.”
Men’s Volleyball are this year aiming to build on winning Sussex Team of the Year for their incredible winning streak in BUCS 2A that saw them promoted to BUCS 1A. Quality surpassed quantity at Men’s Volleyball trials, with Charles Lecossois impressed with the skill level some players had, he said: “Some of them even covered the spots of the players who left last year and this became apparent whilst doing some game situation drills.”