Volleyball

WELCOME TO SUVC!

If you are interested in playing Volleyball, you are now in the right place.

Here is a summary of all the information you may need. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions!

 

Club Description

Having won Sport Swansea's Most Improved Club of the Year in 2013, it is our goal to keep on excelling, always ensuring we provide our players with the greatest experiences. Since Volleyball is quite an international sport, we have a wonderfully diverse club, counting on over 10 nationalities. Our people are lovely, friendly and engaged and they will surely make you feel welcomed and included from day one. 

Regardless of your level of experience, we are confident SUVC is the place for you —all we simply expect is that you share our enthusiasm and interest for this wonderful sport!—. There are two joining routes available for you (scroll down for more information):

  • If you have never played before, you are welcome to our open sessions. They are dedicated to beginners, so that you will get to play casually, meet people and receive some coaching. 

  • If you are an experienced athlete (normally 1-2 years of experience minimum), we have team training sessions for our two BUCS teams. They train twice a week and then compete on exciting matches every Wednesday all throughout the year, including the well-known Welsh Varsity against Cardiff in April-May.

 

 

Our teams: Training Times

Meet our two teams competing on the BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Sports) league: 

  • Men's team: after finishing first on the Western 2B division the boys are ready to fight for their well deserved Western 1A this year and get a chance to get compete in the first division. Their training times are:

    • Tuesdays, 20:00-22:00, Bay Campus Sports Hall

    • Friday, 17:00-19:00, Sketty Sports Hall, Singleton Campus

  • Women's team: The women's team will try their best to improve last years performance by getting promoted back to the Western 1A league. Their training times are:

    • Tuesdays, 18:00-20:00, Bay Campus Sports Hall

    • Thursday, 16:00-18:00, Sketty Sports Hall, Singleton Campus

Follow their progress at http://www.bucs.org.uk/bucscore/InstitutionProfile.aspx?id=160&title=Swansea%20University#tab02

 

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Try-outs

Excited yet? Want to give it a go? Excellent! Feel free to come to our Try-out sessions, held during the freshers fortnight. You will then get the chance to meet our coaches, you potential team-mates and get a taste of the vibrant atmosphere in our club. These are the dates:

  • Men's team try-outs:

    • Tuesdays (26th and 3rd), 20:00-22:00 in Bay Sports Hall

    • Fridays (29th and 6th), 17:00-19:00 in Sketty Sports Hall (Singleton Campus)

  • Women's team try-outs:
    • Tuesdays (26th and 3rd), 18:00-20:00 in Bay Sports Hall

    • Fridays (29th and 6th), 15:00-17:00, in Sketty Sports Hall (Singleton Campus).

  • Begginers team try-outs: the sessions are open, so any Saturday from 11:00 to 13:00, starting on the 7th of October.

Note: no membership is required for the try-outs but you will have to purchase it if you decide to join us. Please notice that using the sports hall is £1.50 per person, payable at the entrance)

 

Social

Like any other Sports Club at Swansea University, SUVC has a strong Social element, ranging from nights out on Wind Street to non-alcoholic meet-ups (friendly club tournaments, bowling, laser zone, meals...). Our social events are open to everyone (members and non-members) alike and will be broadly advertised throughout the year on all different kinds of social media  so connect and stay in touch!—.

This year, we are proudly sponsored by Las Iguanas. According to our Club members, definitely one of the greatest restaurants in Swansea! Chill and cozy atmosphere, delicious South American food, an extensive cocktail menu and good music, what else could we ask for? Check out their webpage here.

 

Our committee

The people in charge of keeping the Club running smoothly:

President: Matteo Colombo
Secretary: Ben Newman
Treasurer: Gabriel Balayut
Social Secretary: Laura Ablitt

Women’s Team Captain:  Georgia Orphanidou
Women's Vice Captain:  Nikolina Antoniou
Men’s Team Captain: Matteo Colombo
Men's Vice Captain: ---

Coaches: Astrid (Men's and Women's team), Martin (Beginners team)

Membership

£30/year (or £15/semester), compulsory for all teams (men's, women's and beginner's)

Note: you need to have a Sports Swansea membership in order to join any club.

 

Contact us

 

Email: volleyball@swansea-sports.co.uk

Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/volleyballswansea/?fref=ts

Facebook pagehttps://www.facebook.com/Swansea-University-Volleyball-Club-682584958426949/?fref=ts

In person: at the Freshers Fayre (25th in Bay, 26th and 27th in Singleton)

 

Looking forward to meeting you all!

 

Committee

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