Experience proves valuable

AS PART of their preparations for next year’s NatWest Island Games in Bermuda, the Guernsey volleyball teams headed to a tournament at the University of East Anglia.

The Guernsey women’s team at the tournament at the University of East Anglia. (289112)
The Guernsey women’s team at the tournament at the University of East Anglia. (289112)

AS PART of their preparations for next year’s NatWest Island Games in Bermuda, the Guernsey volleyball teams headed to a tournament at the University of East Anglia.

Using contacts from alumni Ross Gledhill, both the EI Sturdza-sponsored women’s and men’s teams were entered into a day of matches against current university teams and the surrounding areas.

The weekend started with a friendly warm-up match against current students which allowed the squads to familiarise themselves with the playing surface and hall layout.

With multiple markings on the floor, it took a little time to find their rhythm and adjust to the environment.

Both teams gave a good account of themselves with the women beating the mash-up side comfortably.

The men encountered stronger opposition, which gave them a taste of what was to come the following day.