Ipswich Ladies and Ipswich Men’s teams both start their Essex League campaign this weekend.
Ipswich Ladies host Chelmsford Ladies in Northgate Sports Centre at 2pm on Saturday, while Ipswich Men’s team travel to Southend on Sunday for a 7pm evening match.
Both teams will be hoping for a positive start to the season, especially as this is both teams first appearance in the Essex League.
“Come on you blues”
Ipswich Ladies attended the Eastern Region Volleyball Series for the second time in the season. The first tournament of the season saw two teams of Ladies make their way to the UEA Sports Centre in Norwich and represent Ipswich. One team finished the day in the top spot and the other in the bottom.
Ipswich Ladies has to take on Norwich Spikers, Stowmarket Aces, Cambridge Panthers.
The ladies started off with a close game against Norwich Spikers, unfortunatly loosing out by a single point 37 – 36. To progress to the higher league from pool stages Ipswich would need results against Stow and Cambridge. The ladies did just that and beat Stow Aces 37 – 34 and then Cambridge Panthers 42 – 32.
The ladies faced a playoff against Norwich’s ‘is it in’ for a chance to play off for 1st or 2nd position. A close game saw ‘is it in’ victorious 39 – 34 who progressed to play in the final. Ipswich would get a playoff for 3rd or 4th position against Norwich Spikers who had already beaten Ipswich by a single point.
Ipswich Ladies put up a fight against Norwich Spikers, but this time showing what they are capable of, the ladies had a convincing win 44 – 36.
MVPs were awarded for each match, Iza picking up 2, Julia, Kasia and Pavla picking up 1 each.
Ipswich Ladies Team : Julia Vidot, Otylia Miazga, Iza Karwacka, Pavla Watson, (coach) Chris Watson, Michelle Abbott, Kasia Plesnar
Ipswich VC hosted another successful MaVIS volleyball tournament with over 90 Suffolk volleyball players attending Northgate Sports Centre on Sunday 29th October.
The morning saw Div1 teams play each other and so far in Lakenheath haven’t dropped a set throughout the whole tournament. Ipswich 1 put up the best fight against them leading through most of the game. The final score of that game 21 – 17 made sure Lakenheaths unbeaten run continued.
Diss also put in a good performance going the morning unbeaten, but picking up second place to Lakenheath on points difference.
Div1 Standings for 29/10/17
- Ipswich 1
- Stowmarket 2
- Ipswich 2
- Ipswich Ravens
For the overall season standings for Div1 please follow the link
League leaders Lakenheath attacking against Ipswich Ravens. Ashton with the block
The afternoon saw teams compete in Div2. Diss’ Dissasters and Stowmarket Stingers winning all of their pool matches to compete in the final against each other. Ipswich Ravens 2 and Suffolk Uni finished second in their pools to compete for 3rd and 4th place.
The playoff matches saw some great volleyball from Suffolk Uni who took the game easily 25 – 12 to finish in 3rd place. The final saw the closest game of the afternoon with Dissasters missing out on the win against Stingers 21 – 25
Div2 Standings for 29/10/17
- Suffolk Uni
- Ipswich Ravens 2
- Fill Suffolk Smashers
- Bury Bobcats Jr
- Stow Aces
For the overall season standings for Div2 follow the link
Scott from Div2 winners Stow Stingers spiking against Dissasters.
The 2017/18 Eastern Region volleyball series begins this weekend on Sunday 8th October. The Ipswich ladies will be hoping to come home with gold and silver placings, as the club has two ladies teams entered into this months tournament. With the Ipswich Men’s team also entered a total of 18 players will be making the journey early on Sunday morning, this is certainly a recent club record. Keep an eye out for results from the tournament and hopefully plenty of photos.
Ipswich Volleyball Club hosted the first of 8 indoor volleyball tournaments today at Northgate Sports Centre. The event saw 13 teams (around 80 players) from all over Suffolk attend to compete against each other.
Divisions 1 winners Lakenheath managed to complete the day without a loss and came overall first in the tournament followed by Diss in second place and Ipswich 1 in third place.
Division 2 saw Stow Stingers take first place on points difference to Stow Aces and Dissasters. The Stow Stingers team had several players making their volleyball tournament debut for the club which will make the win even more sweeter for the successful Stingers team.
All current overall standings can be found here and if you would like to enter a team or join a club please email Michelle.
Nenen Ubasa winning points for Stow Aces with strong attacks through the outside
Ravens Jr’s in action against the SCC Seagulls
Good luck to our club members Ben & Hristina, tomorrow they tie the knot becoming Mr & Mrs Robinson. All of us at Ipswich VC wish them happiness in the future on and off the court.
Ipswich VC has a history of happy weddings with Gabriele & Lucia Corliano, Chris & Pavla Watson and now Ben & Hristina.
We do love a good happy ever after!!
After what seems like a long summer since the last indoor session, both Ipswich Volleyball Club and Northgate Sports Centre have been working hard at preparing ready for the new season which begins this week!!
Ipswich Volleyball Club turns 40 years old this season and what a birthday treat to be upgrading the facilities in a new venue.
The sports centre has been fitted out with two practice courts and a full size competition court. This gives Northgate the best volleyball facilities in Suffolk. Ipswich VC begin training this week on Wednesday (6th Sept) at 7pm – 9pm, make sure you come along and make the most of the new facilities. All abilities are welcome from complete beginners to expert players.
If you would like more information on how to join, please contact email@example.com
Ipswich players (Cat, Michelle, Lukas & Kev) entered into the Norwich Spikers mixed 2017 volleyball tournament. After 5 wins and 1 loss they managed to win the tournament on points scored with more than a 40 point difference to the closest team.
The team started strong with some great volleyball in the morning, winning every game comfortably. The afternoon saw some tougher opposition and Ipswich lost one game by only 1 point.
Thank you to Norwich Spikers for hosting the friendly outdoor tournament. Ipswich are super happy to have picked up gold for men’s and mixed.
Ipswich men’s players (Chris, Andreas, Lukas & Kev) enjoyed back to back wins at the Norwich Spikers outdoor volleyball tournament.
What started as a sunny day but with strong winds to play against ended with rain. With Ipswich as the only team to have not lost a match they were crowned winners of the tournament.
The 2017/18 season is right around the corner and if you would like to be part of it, please fill in the new membership form found here.
Training starts with the ladies team on Wednesday 6th September 2017, followed by the beginners/social & mens sessions on Thursday 7th September 2017.