Friday, June 13, 2014

What a year for the Bulls!!!

What a year!!! We made it!! It’s the first time that both Oxford Mens teams are staying up in Division 1 of the Berkshire league. Our “success” didn’t come easy though. I call it success, because our year’s objective was to stay in Div 1, unlike the last time we got promoted and failed to uphold the qualification.
We started our games quite early in the season, having to play against last year’s leading teams. We were struggling to find our rhythm and formation. Four months into the season, Maïté offered to take up the coaching position and decided to radically change our formation. Chichi was moved to the libero position and Ben became our main opposite. This offered some advantages: more variety & stamina at the front by letting the middles rest for 3 rotations, and an improved pick-up rate at the back… We started winning games immediately after introducing these changes. We also did some video viewing to help & improve on very specific topics.
We were a bit lucky in the end, but we managed to secure important victories against our direct competition (Spikeos 2 & Basingstoke) but also against some stronger teams like Newbold as well. This was enough to give us 1 point more than our direct opponents. This success wouldn’t have happened without our amazing players: Luca “One Knee”, Seb “The Blind Setter”, Simon “The New Father”, Anders “The Octopus”, Adam “More Power”, Ben “The Rookie”, Dan “The Oldie”, Tomas “The American”, Hanif “50%”, Chichi ”Floor Mop”.
Many thanks to whoever came to support us, and a VERY BIG thankyou to our coach Maïté!!! We probably wouldn’t have made it without her.

Written by Ghislain.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Oxford Men win the treble first time in history!

Oxford Men's first team, aka Oxford Vollox, has won the treble in the 2013/14 volleyball season! In the BVA league, Vollox lost only 3 sets over the entire season and in April were crowned champions for the second year running.

The last Saturday in May saw 10 teams competing for the BVA plate at Bradfield College. An unbeaten run from the morning saw Vollox compete in the final against Spikeopaths. Oxford went on to win the title and secured the double.

On 7th June, Vollox travelled to Ashcombe, Dorking for the South East England championships. Some tough competition from teams from Brighton, Richmond, Southampton and Dartford could not get past a solid and consistent performance from the Oxford faithful. And for the first time in history, Oxford Vollox wins the SEVA cup!

Written by Martijn

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Working hard to bring beach volleyball to Oxford!

We are busy working with Oxford City Council to build the first two beach volleyball courts in Oxford, but we need to prove that we have the support of the local community. If you haven't done so already, please sign our petition: and like our Facebook page: to help us get funding! If successful, this initiative would benefit the wider community as well as OVC. We'll keep you updated with any news!