A crucial win again second in the league for our NVL ladies

Congratulations to our NVL ladies for winning 3-1 a crucial game on Sunday. They have faced Bristol VC (currently second in the league). It was an entertaining and tough game with ups and downs but our ladies showed an amazing fighting spirit, coming back from behind in the second set (and just missed on a win) and were 12-20 down in the fourth set but still have managed to win. 25-19, 25-27, 25-22, 26-24. MVP Carly. Well done girls and good luck next Sunday playing Cardiff (fourth in the league). #readingacesnvl #readingaces

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First away win in the second leg for our NVL ladies

Congratulations to our NVL ladies for winning their second game of the second leg 2019/20 against Ashcombe Dorking two weeks ago 25-16, 25-17, 26-24, 25-16. MVP Carly Lane! Well done! #readingacesnvl #readingaces

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New team training plan for coming weeks

Geoff has spend a considerable amount of time looking into alternative training venues because of the problems with the post fixings at Loddon. There were a couple of very hopeful options for a while but these have both now evaporated.
We are on the 3rd training plan, which uses only the 1 good court at Loddon for 3hrs (plus some extra time at Kendrick on a Monday). This plan goes to the end of the season to cater for the situation that Loddon don’t actually get the court fixed (which is a possibility!) but we can revert back to normal if/when the 2nd court is fixed.

We have tried to arrange the early/late sessions to best fit with the up-coming matches for each team – generally the early slot is preferred by most people and will probably therefore be better attended than the later slot.
This works out quite neatly as NVL and BVA men have matches on alternate weekends over the next 6 weeks! And the Ladies BVA will be training Monday’s when their match is at the weekend.
While this does mean that BVA will have the early slot next week (28th of January), NVL actually get several early slots together later on (as BVA don’t have any matches during that period).

Note that there is a suggestion to have an ‘All Ladies’ session for the early slot on 17th March (with Men on the late slot) as no one has a match that weekend, however we could revert back to straight BVA/NVL if necessary.
Here is the schedule:

Early session Late session

7:30-9:00 9:00-10:30
2020/01/26 Sun No matches
2020/01/27 Mon Ladies BVA
2020/01/28 Tue BVA (Men) NVL from 8:30
2020/02/02 Sun
Men BVA M214 Kendrick School

2020/02/02 Sun
Ladies L209 Kendrick School

2020/02/03 Mon

2020/02/04 Tue NVL BVA from 8:30
2020/02/09 Sun NVL match Kendrick
2020/02/10 Mon Ladies BVA
2020/02/11 Tue BVA (men)
NVL from 8:30
2020/02/16 Sun NVL away
2020/02/16 Sun Men BVA Loddon Valley
2020/02/16 Sun
Ladies BVA Reading University

2020/02/17 Mon

2020/02/18 Tue NVL BVA
2020/02/22 Sun NVL away
2020/02/24 Mon Ladies BVA(?)
2020/02/25 Tue BVA (men?)
2020/03/01 Sun NVL Kendrick
2020/03/01 Sun
Men BVA M217 Ferry Leisure Centre

2020/03/02 Mon Ladies BVA
2020/03/03 Tue NVL BVA
2020/03/08 Sun NVL away match
2020/03/08 Sun
Ladie BVA Wycombe Leisure Centre

2020/03/09 Mon (Ladies BVA???)
2020/03/10 Tue NVL BVA (Ladies?)
2020/03/15 Sun NVL Loddon Valley
2020/03/15 Sun
Ladies BVA Reading University

2020/03/16 Mon

2020/03/17 Tue All Ladies (BVA+NVL)? Men + tall/NVL ladies??!
2020/03/22 Sun No Matches

2020/03/23 Mon

2020/03/24 Tue NVL BVA
2020/03/29 Sun NVL away match
2020/03/30 Mon Ladies BVA
2020/03/31 Tue BVA (Men) NVL
2020/04/04 Sat NVL away match
2020/04/05 Sun
Men BVA M221 Ferry Leisure Centre

2020/04/05 Sun
Ladies BVA L216 The Wren School

We have also negotiated with Laura at Loddon that, as well as the 8:30-9:30 warmup time/area, we can warmup from 7pm in the space occupied by the 2 badminton courts that are immediately adjacent to the good net (they keep badminton off these 2 courts for 1/2hr before our 7:30 start so they can get the volleyball net up (in theory!). So when you have the early slot if you can get there for 7ish you should get a 2 hour session!

There was an issue with putting the net up late on Tuesday and that the martial arts people took a significant time to clear away after our 7:30 start time and Loddon is going to sort that out as well.

We understand that this isn’t ideal and won’t suit all people all of the time however we think its the best we can do with the facilities available. Geoff had some negative feedback when trying to organise these sessions which has made this task less pleasent but thanks to those of you who have shown your appreciation for the time you have had to dedicate to do this.

If there is anyone out there who would like to help with this type of task then please let me know as I’m sure we’ll have some problem or other in the future that will require a big effort from someone to resolve!
Cheers, Geoff
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Team training schedule for Tuesdays

Hi all. Due to the court issues at Loddon Valley, both BVA and NVL will train on one court sharing 3 hours. Tomorrow (21/1):

BVA 7:30-9 pm

NVL 9-10:30 with NVL warming up on badminton courts from 8pm. Next week NVL from 7:30 pm and BVA from 9 pm. Thank you!

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First win of 2020 for our NVL ladies

Congratulations to our NVL ladies for winning their first game of the second leg 2019/20 in straight sets 25-21, 25-22, 25-13. MVP Anete! Well done! #readingacesnvl #readingaces

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!

Reading Aces Volleyball club wishes all members, family and friends a fantastic 2020!

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Games/Tournament before Christmas

Volleyball this week will be Monday at Kendrick and Tuesday at Loddon Valley.

We will only have one court at Loddon but we have it for 3 hours from 7:30-10:30pm and there will be some extra space available to warmup etc.
This session is now open to everyone.
We will probably start playing games with the 1st 12 that turn up and then make other teams with those that turn up later to try to run some sort of tournament.
Please bring some snacks to share as we normally do.
I suggest that those that want to shower stop playing before the end as there won’t be much time after 10:30 before Loddon shuts. You can also stop playing and start the snacks before the end if you want (anytime after 9:30?)! We can do something different with those that are left at the end if necessary.

We will also try to run some sort of tournament/games tonight at Kendrick for those that normally come and anyone else who can’t make Tuesday’s session at Loddon. We’ll hopeufully have Kendrick until 10pm (then pub after for those that can stay?!).

These are the last sessions before Christmas.

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