Aberdeen Sports Village was bursting at the seems as 21 teams filled the hall full of a mixture of enthusiasm, nerves and excitment.
There was a terrific atmosphere as a total of 64 games were played, all in great spirit. The buzz even brought in the crowds as some parents along with general centre users filled the gallery to take a glimps at the great showing down below.
Stromness Academy made the trip over from Orkney to defend their title, bringing 10% of their school roster across in the process! It was a first festival for Banchory HS who did tremedously well given their first experience at 6v6 level, well done to everyone involved. Kemnay Academy, also at their first MACvolley senior festival brought three teams along to experience the day and did fantastically well being very organised and improving a great amount by the end of the day.
It was the schools linked into SVL Junior programmes who were fighting for the trophy come the end of the day. In the boys competition there were only a few points seperating Queensferry, Kinross & Stromness in their matches but it was Queensferry HS who finished the day undefeated and to take home the shield.
In the girls competition the most exciting volleyball was in the bronze pool with some very close games between the four teams. However, at the top end it all came down to the match between Aberdeen Grammar and Queensferry HS as both undefeated teams played off in the final match. It was the ‘local’ side who took home the title.
Well done to all the teams invovled and especially to the teachers, active schools cordinators, coaches and volunteers for your organisation in bringing teams to the event and your continued development of volleyball in your area.
|Girls Competition||Boys Competition|
|1st||Aberdeen Grammar A||1st||Queensferry HS|
|2nd||Queensferry HS A||2nd||Kinross HS|
|3rd||Aberdeen Grammar B||3rd||Stromness Academy A|
|4th||Stromness Academy B||4th=||The Gordon Schools|
|5th||Queensferry HS B||4th=||Aberdeen Grammar School|
|6th||Stromess Academy A||5th||Kemnay Academy A|
|7th||The Gordon Schools||6th||Stromness Academy B|
|8th||Aberdeen Garmmar C||7th||Stromness Academy C|
|9th||Queensferry HS C||8th||Kemnay Academy B|
Club & Participation Development Officer