Hampshire Volleyball Association hosted its second men’s competition at Bay House School, Gosport. There will be nine teams from all over Hampshire and Dorset competing over the next few months to become the coveted Grand Prix series overall winner.
Six of the nine competing at Bay House saw the competitive debut of two teams – Guernsey Men, and Purbrook Park. In addition, there were teams from Bournemouth/Poole, Gosport based South Hants and Southampton
Newcomers Guernsey, got off to a great start managing to take a set of last year’s third placed team South Hants, but eventually losing 2-1. Team of the day were Dorset based, Pars who managed victory in all four of their matches
Competition organiser and HVA Committee spokesperson Andy Edwards commented "It was great to see so many players with varying ability and experience come to together to enjoy playing volleyball. To have such a diverse geographical appeal from the surrounding area, attracting teams from as far afield as Bournemouth/Poole and Guernsey is fantastic and demonstrates how much volleyball in the area has grown in popularity over recent years. The competition nicely bridges the gap between local league and national league standard and provides a great competitive platform for volleyball players in the region”
The men’s competition held in January saw Purbrook Park return alongside South Hants, Southampton University and Portsmouth based IBM blues.
For more information on the results and volleyball clubs in your area please visit: www.hampshirevolleyball.org.uk