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Andrew Whitefield will be running a Beach Volleyball all-dayer for junior players on the sand court at The Copleston Centre in Ipswich on Sunday the 15th of July.
This will be aimed at those who have been enjoying indoor volleyball and want to learn how to maximise their potential on the beach!
At Copleston we're lucky to have a well sheltered court which usually provides ideal conditions during the day. However, sometimes, weather conditions can mean that beach volleyball in England tests resiliance and competitions continue regardless. To prepare for this, this session will run whatever the weather so check the forecast before setting out and dress appropriately.
The session will run from 9am-3pm. Participants should bring a packed lunch, snacks and at least four litres of water.
The venue is near the hospital in Ipswich, to the east of the town centre. The entrance to the Copleston Centre sports facilities is on Foxhall Road, roughly opposite the former St Clements Hospital, next to the St Elizabeth Hospice. The address is the Copleston Centre, 553 Foxhall Road, Ipswich, IP3 8LR.
The day will be open to a maximum of eight participants to ensure that everyone gets a decent amount of time on the court. The cost will be £10 per participant, or £15 for two from the same family. Participants will be accepted on a first-paid, first-guaranteed basis. In order to secure your place(s), please complete the registration form and make your payment using the following details ASAP:
Saturday 11th November saw the first round of matches for the Suffolk Ladies League at St Alban's School in Ipswich. All matches were played with a great attitude and spirit so well done to all who participated. It was also great to see an impeccably obsereved 2 minutes silence in rememberance of those who gave everything. Below are the match reports.
Stowmarket Aces vs Ipswich Ravens
The first match pitted the Aces development team against Ipswich Ravens. Aces got a very good start with some consistent serving by Emma Case to take them into the lead. With emerging team spirit and great covering the Aces didn't allow the Ravens back in to the set even with some great pressure serving from Alison Betts and Eva Mikahova.
The second set followed a similar pattern but the Aces pushed ahead and secured the set.
Score 25-11, 25-16
Stowmarket Aces vs S.C.C. Seagulls
The Seagulls started the match extremely well catching the Aces on the back foot, with Julie Humphries covering and passing well. Scoring was neck and neck until a great run of serves from Ciara Morrell allowed Aces to pull clear.
The Aces settled quickly in to their rhythm in the second set and played some great 3 touch volleyball with the Seagulls valiantly trying to defend the points but to no avail.
Score 25-16, 25-11
Ipswich Ravens vs S.C.C. Seagulls
First set was a very even affair until some good setting from Milly Willet allowed some strong attacking from Mandy O'Sullivan to let the Ravens to pull ahead.
The Seagulls provided a lot tougher prospect in the second set taking the fight to the Ravens!! A great team effort, ably led by Helen Pardoe, saw the set taken right to the wire but the Ravens held on for the win!!
Score 25-16, 25-23