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2007-08 training times

 

Location: QUB PEC, Stranmillis

Mon 8-10pm: guys & girls teams

Wed 8-10pm: guys & girls teams

Sunday 3-6pm: fun sessions

 

Come along, or get in touch for more info: Contact us...

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Welcome to QUB Volleyball Club

Welcome to the official site of Queen's University Volleyball Club.

2007 training continues

We train in the QUB PEC in Stranmillis. Women train from 8-10pm on Mondays, men's training is 8-10pm Wednesdays, and our combined sessions are 3-6pm on Sundays. Come along, or get in touch for more info: Contact us...

New website is live!

We are up and running. Following on from the site designed by Sreejith, we're pleased to announce the grand opening of our brand new site. Any comments or suggestions to the webmaster: Contact the webmaster...

We're in the process of updating some of the pages, whilst others are currently under construction. This site was designed with IE in mind, so we appreciate the patience of our Firefox and Opera viewers. Bear with us whilst we're in our infant days and please get in touch if there's anything you'd like added to the site.

Students conquer in impressive comeback: 2-3 Herriot Watt

Picture above - the QUB student team

Following on from their NI intervarsity success, QUB defeated former BUSA finalists Herriot Watt in the final 16 stage of the BUSA Cup.

The match began with the Heriot Watt taking the upper hand. Buoyed by home support the Edinburgh side took a 2-set lead, with top hitters Ricci of France and Jogvansson of the Faroe Islands finding top form. Heriot Watt led 25-19, 25-18.

However Queens University were not to be bowed and bounced back into the match. In the third set David Hamilton, a Great Britain International totally dominated the Watt attack, even finding clinical blocks against Anders Jogvansson. An aggressive series of serves from Mike Duffy and serve receive approaches from Dwayne McGothigan gave the Belfast side a range of hitting options and their commanding lead in the set was converted to an easy 25-15 victory.

Set four continued in the same vein with dominating blocks from Hamilton and Campalani suppressing all attacks from the Edinburgh side. A power hit from outside attacker David Laird, a student at Stranmillis College demoralised Heriot Wattís home side and their nervous defence leaked a few points causing Queens to force a decider winning 25-22.

Once again Queens University lifted their game in a deciding set, chasing every ball and overcoming difficult referring calls to take an 8-4 lead at the turn. Setter Alan McKnight found top form at just the right moment finding top hitter Hamilton in space to quell a Heriot Watt comeback. A psychological break came when an outside attack from Captain Phil Crockett secured a 15-11 match win.

Head Coach, Alan Wright, Former University Coach of the Year was delighted with the teamís performance. ďItís great to see Queenís reaching this stage of the British Universities Championships for the first time. Weíre looking forward to the finals in Loughborough and to an exciting future. Most of these guys have several years further study here and itís great to carry our all-conquering league form into these matches. Our 100% record in 2007 will last a bit longer and Iím looking forward to the future of Northern Ireland volleyball as only Polish power hitter Kacper Rekawek isnít home-grown.Ē

QUB students win NI intervarsity crown

23/01/07 Men students: As is the custom at this time of year, Tuesday brought the annual men's NI intervarsity match against long time rivals University of Ulster. It should be noted that one or other of the NI teams has taken the hotly contested Irish intervarsity title for each of the the past three years. Both clubs had reason to be confident. Read more...

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