Thank you all for coming to our tournament last night – we hope that everyone had a great time! Well done to team D (Niall, Adela, Lauren, Lyes, Dave, Sunae and Alec) for coming 1st and team A for coming 2nd (Jake, Rune, Denisa, Andriy, Geoff, Ryan and Mirella) , 3rd was team F. 🏐💪
Thank you to everyone who replied to the poll about the dates for our summer tournament and BBQ.
The chosen date is Sunday 22nd May. we apologise if this is not suitable for everyone, but we have tried to fit it in with as many requests as possible, taking account of other tournaments and competitions.
The venue is in Reading at the Atrium Health Club (was previously the IBIS Club):
The Atrium Health Club, Scours Ln, Reading RG30 6AY
The event will start at 12.30. During the afternoon we will be playing games – depending upon the number of people attending this will probably be timed round robin games with a final. Please bring snacks and drinks for yourself during the day.
After the play is complete (around 5pm) we will be holding the club AGM. Following this the BBQ will start. The charge for the day is £10 for play and BBQ, £5 for play and food for u14, £3 for play only and £10 (£5 u14) for BBQ for those not playing. You are very welcome to invite friends and family for any part of the day. Payment should be made to the club account to reserve your place using the response form on the link below:
Such a shame our NVL ladies couldn’t secure a win in their last game of the season against Sussex Dolphins to pull them out of the relegation zone. It was so painfully close 23-25, 25-21, 27-29. MVP Magdalena.
Now an anxious wait to see where they will end up in the league….
Our new year started with a really tight away match against Ashcombe Dorking 1.
We kicked the first set off with a good lead, thanks to a strong and consistent serve and some of the best team work we’ve seen so far from our NVL squad. However, Ashcombe pushed back and showed why they’re sitting on top of the table. End result was 25-23 to the locals.
We started the second set very confident and got the lead several times, but we lost too many points due to serving out. Despite some great covering and hitting, Ashcombe took the set again 25-23.
Our NVL ladies got in the third set with the mentality of having two more ahead: we had to fight harder and be smart, we deserved it. More players had some court time and they adapted incredibly well. Unfortunately, we kept making service mistakes and weren’t able to finish as many points as we wanted. Consequently, Ashcombe won the third and last set.
Our three wings were hitting exceptionally well today and the MVP went to our dear Magdalena Gałaszewska #6, obtaining this way the second one this season! Big congratulations! 🥳💪