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In an exciting new collaboration between Scottish Student Sport (SSS) and the Scottish Volleyball Association (SVA), both organisations’ Women’s National Squads are experiencing a new level of competition thanks to a new ‘Power League’ initiative.

Identifying a fresh opportunity for the best volleyball players in Scotland to compete against new opposition, the Power Leagues will see two teams of national players from the SVA and two teams from SSS, come together for a day of round-robin competition over two weekends.

Vince Krawczyk, Head Coach of the Scottish Women’s National Team said:

”The first National Squads’ Power League of the season was a great success.

It was an opportunity to bring together in competition the country’s best players. Players from within each national squad were able to play together building invaluable team knowledge and in playing against players they don’t compete against in their respective national leagues were asked to problem solve “on the hoof”.

The Scotland Senior Women thoroughly enjoyed the day and are keen to face their Scotland Student adversaries in the second of the series in January 2019.”

The first round of the competition took place at the University of Dundee on Sunday November 18th. There were a number of competitive matches with the National Squads emerging as the top two teams, despite the students .

Reviewing the day, Paul McPate, Chair of Scottish Student Volleyball, said:

“The opportunity for our top student players to play against the senior national squad provides a new level of competition which adds real value and quality to the SSS National Squad Programme.  The first round of Power League fixtures resulted in some great competition and the students are looking forward to testing themselves against the best players in the country once again in January.”

The second round of the women’s competition will take place on Sunday 27th January at Perth College with the men’s respective teams also competing in a similar format at Wishaw Sports Centre.

Full Results: November 18th

Scotland A v Scottish Students A: 25-16, 25-9
Scotland A v Scottish Students B: 25-14, 25-17
Scotland B v Scottish Students A: 18-25, 25-10
Scotland B v Scottish Students B: 25-16, 25-20

Final Positions:
Scotland A 4
Scotland B 3
Scottish Students A 1
Scottish Students B 0

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