February Volleyball update

“I don’t always do a lot of predicting, but, when I get a really strong feeling about something, I will tell people,” Michael Johnson.

GORSE Volleyball have entered the most crucial part of the volleyball season. Gorse students are competing on all fronts including The Gorse Volleyball League, U15s, U16s, U18s National Grand Prix, National Super League.

We are very proud to be ranked as the #1 U15s boys’ team in England after going undefeated in the first round of Volleyball England’s Grand Prix in January! The LGVC U16s boys are ranked 2nd in the country and have qualified to the National Quarter Finals in March.
The U15s girls came 2nd in their pool at the first round of the Volleyball England Grand Prix and have also qualified to the gold bracket with the opportunity to advance to the National Quarter Finals.

The Elliot Hudson Mixed team qualified to AOC National Quarter Finals; we will travel to compete against Dudley College on the 8th of March.

Round Two of The Gorse Volleyball League – primary division, took place at Hillcrest. It was fantastic to see students’ progress since the first round as well as understanding of the rules and match play. Hillcrest now stands at the top of the league, with two more rounds to go!

Volleyball is a powerful sport that transforms lives and provides a true sense of team unity and belonging. We are determined to succeed, because at Gorse, we are resilient in what we do and in what we believe. We are so proud of what has been achieved thus far and are excited to see what the future will bring.

Please feel free to support students at competitions when possible.

Key March dates:
04/03 – Volleyball England U15s Boy’s Grand Prix #2, TRGA
05/03 – Volleyball England U15s Girl’s Grand Prix #2, Coventry
07/03 – Volleyball Gorse Games (yr 9s), TRGA
08/03 – EHC AOC Mixed Cup Quarter Finals, Dudley College
10/03 – SCITT CPD – Volleyball, TRGA
11/03 – Volleyball England U16s Boy’s Quarter Finals, National Volleyball Centre, Kettering
14/03 – Volleyball Gorse Games (yr 8s), TRGA
17/03 – SCITT CPD – Volleyball, TRGA
17/03 – Leeds Sport Awards (Gorse Volleyball & LGVC), Royal Armouries
18/03 – England Cadets Camp, National Volleyball Centre, Kettering
19/03 – England Cadets Camp, National Volleyball Centre, Kettering
21/03 – TGVL (primary) Round #3, Ryecroft Primary
25/03 – Volleyball England U15s Boy’s Quarter Finals, National Volleyball Centre, Kettering
26/03 – Volleyball England U15s Girl’s Quarter Finals, National Volleyball Centre, Kettering
30/03 – TGVL (secondary) 6v6 tournament, TRGA