Volleyball National Finals

The boys defeated Boswells School in a clean 3-0 sweep and the girls followed in their footsteps beating Richmond 3-1. After returning from Cornacchia World Cup, it was evident the experience helped both teams carry themselves with much more confidence and determination going into the final than previous competitions.

Josh Cosgrove (TFA) was selected as MVP of the match as he helped lead the team to victory through his outstanding connections as a setter and his ability to stay cool under pressure. Please see his pre-match interview here: https://www.instagram.com/reel/C5-kcISLOkd/?igsh=MWFnZmR0a2g4cjl1aw==

Emmanuel Oretoye (TFA) was also a standout player scoring the most kills and blocks of the match! Essay Mulubrhan, Ioannis Dimitrakopoulos and Naby Bangoura from TRGA also made strong contributions to the team.

For the girls, Lauren Thorn from BA had a fantastic match putting up some monster blocks in the middle. Co-captain, Krystina Ngatcha’s (TRGA) setting was flawless along with her strong defence and serving! Her pre-match interview can be seen here: https://www.instagram.com/reel/C6Bua8krgOM/?igsh=MWRqaTJldmRueHdqbQ==
Additionally, Chloe Hunter (TFA), Naomi Webber (TMA), Delyse Hirst (BA) and Fati Umarmahmud (TRGA) were all instrumental players throughout the year.

Please congratulate all players when you see them next.

Leeds Gorse Volleyball Club was named Volleyball England’s Club of the Year thanks in large part to the phenomenal partnership between the club and GORSE which has provided opportunities for so many young people to get active and take up this rapidly growing sport. https://www.volleyballengland.org/article/1003/unsung-heroes-dedication-celebrated-at-annual-awards-2024-presentation

Additionally, Coach Nelson Murangwa was named MVP of the year for the Men’s Super League division, and Eva Borrowdale from the Leeds Gorse was named MVP of the year for the Women’s Super League! This is the second year in a row the top two players in the country for men and women have come from Leeds Gorse Volleyball Club.