Ipswich VC had 3 club members travel to Chelmsford with the hope to gain their level 4 refereeing qualification on Saturday 25th November 2017.
The course was tutored by Sebastian Widlarz who is the number 2 referee in English volleyball and has refereed at international level and now even introduced new rules and protocols to the sport.
Lukas Kundrotas, Everita Sokolova and Kev Abbott attended from Ipswich, along with 13 people from Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Essex. Other Suffolk clubs had players attending also included fellow Ipswich Club Ipswich Ravens and Newmarket.
All 3 Ipswich players passed their referee exam and now hold their level 4 qualification, they join only a handful of volleyball players in Suffolk to currently hold that qualification.
If you have an interest in gaining a refereeing or coaching qualification please email our club secretary who can advise you of the best way of achieving it.
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.