A very full weekend of matches for Jets saw both the mens and womens national league teams in action.
M1 played one of the leagues strongest teams, South Ayrshire, in a gripping match. Only at the end of the 5th set did South finally pull away for the win but it’s clear to see the improvement in M1 over the season so far.
W1 beat Troon and gave themselves back-to-back wins. The more consistent training sessions this year are starting to show as without firing on all cylinders the team are still playing well.
W2 had two matches away in Prestwick, losing to Troon and beating South Ayrshire. The team weren’t on their best form but have a chance to get back to their higher level of play in cup matches this weekend in Aberdeen against Grampian and Orkney.
M2 played against South Ayrshire 2 on Sunday. An injury to Aleks during warm-up meant a quick reshuffle and change of system. Against the clearly stronger team, M2 did well to take a set and showed a good team attitude throughout the match. Hope you recover soon Aleks.
Aileen continues to do a great job at Forresters/St. Augustines with around 20 secondary school and a dozen primary school players learning and enjoying the game. I took my first junior session at St. Thomas of Aquins with 16 secondary school students in attendance.
The students are showing good volleyball skills with many looking forward to joining the Jets Juniors at Drummond High School.
It’s a big Edinburgh match day with both M1 and W1 hosting NUVOC this Saturday. With both the teams playing well and with the added incentive of local rivalry it’s sure to a great day of volleyball. Get along to St. Augustine’s from 12 noon to support the teams and enjoy the sporting drama!
We’ll be meeting in Edinburgh on Saturday 28th for a chance for all the club members to meet each other. Keep an eye on the facebook event for details.
Look forward to seeing you all soon.