Monday, May 30, 2016

Beach volleyball group training starts tomorrow!

The group sessions will start tomorrow (Tuesday 31st May) with Advanced Men and Ladies.
As a reminder (check, each evening of the week is reserved to a different group:

  • Monday evenings from 6.30 pm until sunset: Intermediate Ladies on two courts. Coaches: Ania and Ketlin
  • Tuesday evenings from 6.30 pm until sunset: Advanced Ladies on one court and Advanced mens on the other court. Coach: Martijn
  • Wednesday evenings from 6.30 pm until sunset: Intermediate Mens on two courts. Coaches: Gabri and Maité
  • Thursday evenings from 6.30 pm until sunset: Beginners on one court and Juniors on the other court. Coaches: Florian and TBC

You need to pay your £50 membership to join these groups. Your first session will be free but after that you will be asked to pay the £50 or you will be refused access (check for payment details)
The first hour will be coached training and the rest of the evening will be free play but only for members of the group.

So far, none of the groups is full so join the group that you think suits you best. But beware that if numbers grow too much in some of the groups, we might have to reshuffle people around in the next 2 to 3 weeks.

See you on court!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Progress with our beach courts!!!

If you have been around Cutteslowe Park recently, you must have seen that a lot of progress has been made and the council is expecting the first batch of sand on 9th May!

We don't have an opening date yet but it will be soon!

The Oxford Beach Volleyball Committee will hold a meeting on Tuesday 10th May in the function room of the Mitre (17 High Street) from 7 pm where we will present our plans and you will have a chance to ask questions.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The Eagles make it to the SEVA cup!

The Eagles had their last BVA league match of the season last weekend, travelling to Reading to take on Reading Aces and Newbury Ladies. With an almost full squad of 9 players (Izzy, Karina, Giulia, Maite, Stef, Tati, Carey, Vicky and Helen), the Eagles and coach Neil had plenty of options. True to form, the Eagles kept Neil on edge throughout the first match, allowing Reading Aces to take the first set. But we rallied and eventually won the match 19-25, 25-15, 15-10, with Izzy nominated as MVP.

Newbury Ladies had struggled to get a full team together and their woes were compounded by traffic issues, leading to changes in playing order. Still a player down and fielding a phantom, Newbury were on the back foot and the Eagles took the match in 2 sets (25-16, 25-16), with Maite as MVP and the Eagles finishing second in the league and securing a place in the SEVA cup in May. Go Eagles!!!

This was Izzy's last league match with the Eagles before she moves on to the dizzy heights of our ladies' NVL team, and the Eagles would like to give her a big thank you for her fabulous team play and captaining skills, it won't be the same without her!!! We'd also like to send an equally big thank you to our coach, Neil, for all his hard work and patience throughout the season - Neil, we don't know how you put up with us but thank you!!!

Written by Helen

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Some news from the Falcons!

Name of competition
Match venue
Maiden Erlegh Reading
Division and gender
Div 2 Women's
Oxford Falcons Vs Spikeopaths

·         34 Nomerotskaia E
·         25 Natasha W
·         28 Geraldine N
·         27 Carla R
·         30 Lesley M
·         26 Janel P
·         32 Anne K

The game went smoothly and took approximately 75 minutes.
Spikeopaths won the first set (25, 22) Falcons won second set (25, 21) as well as third set (16, 18) hence Falcons emerging as the overall winners.
The Falcons MVP was 32- Anne Kamanzi.
Falcons registered no injuries and returned safe.

Written by Anne