Ipswich Ladies Regional Results 

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

Lakenheath unbeaten run continues in MaVIS tournament

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

  1. Lakenheath 
  2. Diss
  3. Ipswich 1
  4. Stowmarket 2
  5. Ipswich 2
  6. Ipswich Ravens
  7. Bury

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

  1. Stingers
  2. Dissasters
  3. Suffolk Uni
  4. Ipswich Ravens 2
  5. Fill Suffolk Smashers
  6. Bury Bobcats Jr
  7. Stow Aces
  8. Seagulls

For the overall season standings for Div2 follow the link 

Scott from Div2 winners Stow Stingers spiking against Dissasters.

Double trouble for ladies 

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. 

MaVIS tournament a success for Suffolk teams 

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


Wedding Bells!

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!!

Volleyball Season Starts NOW!

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 kev@ipswichvc.org.uk

Ipswich take home more gold!

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. 

New Website Content Added

IMG_8107A few new additions have been added to the club website in preparation for the new indoor volleyball season which is approaching quickly.

We have added our club shop to the main header bar of the website, you can purchase the official Ipswich Volleyball Club kit, as well as hoodie and tracksuit. Please make sure you have acquired a number from the team roster from Kev before purchasing your new kit.

The website now features a media page, this has our Instagram photos and YouTube videos. There is also a new coaching videos section for volleyball tips and tricks, these videos are regularly updated, so make sure you favourite the website and keep checking back for new content. 

We hope you are enjoying your summer and can’t wait to begin the 2017/18 season with you. While we are waiting for the indoor season, check out this Stolen Digs video 🙂