At UOBVC, we have 6 performance teams. These are the women's first (W1), second (W2), and third (W3) teams and the men's first (M1), second (M2), and third (M3) teams. Both first teams play in the Western 1A League of BUCS (UK University competition) and the 2nd and 3rd teams play in the Bristol league (the local league in Bristol). We are proud to offer regular team training, position-specific training, as well as strength and conditioning with fantastic, hard-working coaches. We also compete in Varsity against Cardiff Met.
Women's 1st team
Coached by head coach Oli Watson and Josh Tateno and co-captained by Saskia Kreutzfeldt and Jasmine Olds, the women's 1st team WON their Western 1A League! Unfortunately, they were unable to participate in the playoffs to advance to the Premier League due to the COVID-19 outbreak but we are insanely proud of them regardless.
Women's 2nd team
The Women's 2nd team, coached by Chris Hagen and Darren Wong and captained by Bea Leitao, also had one of their highest-performing seasons. With the Womens' Bristol League having been split into 2 divisions, our W2s secured a third-place spot in Division 1. In the past few years, they have steadily been making their way up the league table so they're looking to improve upon that bronze and sneak into the top 2 spots!
Women's 3rd team
The newly established W3s played their hearts out this year, coached by Laura Heyworth and captained by Arianna Castiglioni and Megan Yong. The brand new team, consisting of members who were mostly new to the competitive side of the sport finished in 5th place in the Bristol League's Women's Division 2 competition.
Men's 1st team
The 2019/20 season started out rough for the M1s, having been recently demoted to the Western 2A BUCS League. However, coached by Saskia Kreutzfeldt and co-captained by Theo Thomas and Josh Tateno, they came back with a bang. The M1s not only beat out their competition to WIN their league (regional title), but were also crowned Champions of the Conference Cup (national title). The Mens' grit and hard work culminated in an undefeated season without dropping a single set. They have now been promoted back to the Western 1A League, where they will be competing this year.
Men's 2nd team
The Mens' 2s battled it out in a very intense Bristol Mens' League this year. Coached by Berni Bernard and captained by Ted Nichols, the M2s managed to land in 5th place. Next year, they are hoping to break into the top 3 spots.
Men's 3rd Teams
The M3s worked incredibly hard this year. Having just been established this year, and consisting of mainly new members, coach Martin Enev and captain Jordan Edwards led the team to an 8th place finish in the Bristol Mens' league. The highlights of this season obviously being their opportunity to compete against our own M2s, even managing to take a set from them in the early weeks of the competition. With the team constantly developing, they are looking to improve their standing in the upcoming year.
For those of you that are looking to develop skills in a less competitive environment, we offer loads of recreational sessions. Find out more here: Recreational