Congratulations to all four teams who competed over the past weekend for the glory of being crowned Divison 1 men and women’s winners season 2009-10
The weekend extravaganza did not disappoint with the City of Edinburgh V Kilmarnock matches being played at the highest standards with a 3-1 win on the Saturday at Queensferry for the home team and then a thrilling 3-2 victory for the travelling team on the Sunday at St Joseph’s Academy, making the City of Edinburgh men’s team this season’s champions.
“I watched the Saturday men’s match at Queensferry and it was a thriller. The teams played excellent Volleyball and both had made structural and organisational changes due to team injury and availability. All four sets were close with Edinburgh pushing through to win over the mixture of experience and youth from a developing Kilmarnock side. For me it was the pleasure of seeing both clubs fielding several young players who played their socks off, players such as Jamie McHardy and Euan Duncan which made the match so enjoyable.”
Sunday’s women’s match at Queensferry between Troon Prestwick and Ayr V City of Edinburgh was another excellent demonstration of experience, youth, skill and determination from both sides. Troon battled hard to steady a team which at times demonstrated performance however City of Edinburgh were focused and powered their way to becoming this years champions.
“I thoroughly enjoyed Sundays match at Queensferry, watching team’s who have hugely developed since last season. Edinburgh are very much looking fitter, faster and are more organised than ever before with Troon Prestwick & Ayr showing a depth of team selection which other club teams would be envious of. The well organised and powerful City of Edinburgh out played a team who tried everything to claw back team rhythm but in the end could not break down Edinburgh’s resolve. Just like the men’s match from the day before juniors such as Eilidh Anderson and Sarah Robertson played a substantial role”
The only thing which clouded my weekend is that I could not be in two places at the same time as so much Volleyball was being played and so many championships, promotions and titles were being won and lost.
What a great weekend. I cannot wait for the Beach Tour to start, 9th May Grampian Open and for our Sitting Volleyball team from Glasgow Mets to begin competing in the GB Grand Prix event.
A full report on all divisions, all titles and all championships won this past season shall be on our website soon……………..keep checking, keep hitting the SVA link and in the words and spirit of FIVB, “Keep the ball flying”
Margaret Ann Fleming
CEO Scottish Volleyball