About CUVC

Introduction

Cambridge University Volleyball Club is one of the most successful sports clubs in the University. Last year, in the season 2014-2015, both men and women Blues competed in BUCS Premier South, the highest league level of University competition, where they secured a direct pass to BUCS finals, which was held in Bournemouth LeAF Academy. In the past, the Men's and Women's Blues have consistently ranked amongst the best Universities in the country and have represented Great Britain at the European University Championships in Serbia, Greece and Slovenia. Both teams have taken silver medals at the BUCS Championships and the EVA Student Cup on more than one occasion. The Men's Blues have also completed a rare BUCS and EVA Cup double win in 2001-2. The Men's Blues have won the majority of the Varsity matches over Oxford, whereas the Women's Blues have a 50% record over recent years. In the past 5 years, the Blues teams, both men and women, have been consistently participating in the BUCS final 8s and the Student Cup Finals.

The second teams also participate in various competitions. Both teams participate in the EVL tournaments (national league tournaments) and the Student Cup Qualifiers. The UCC Women entered the BUCS for the first time in their history, performing respectfully throughout the year and remaining in the 2nd division for the next season. The UCC Men compete in regional Cambridge championships.

If you are a volleyball lover but do not want to commit, or haven’t engaged in the sport in the past, you should know that at the beginning of Michaelmas Term, we have Volleyball Open Sessions, where Club members teach volleyball basics to anyone who is interested in learning, whether a University member or not. At the second half of Michaelmas and through Lent Term, the CUVC organizes a Winter Series of College Cuppers. This gives the opportunity to enthusiasts to engage in the sport without massive commitment, participating in a fun-driven competition. Most colleges enter a team, and every year we receive very positive feedback with all the players having a great time. A similar competition, the Summer Series of College Cuppers, is run in the summer too. It is a grass volleyball competition, and it follows beach volleyball rules. The CUVC also encompasses beach volleyball. Every year, at least two teams represent the University in the Beach Volleyball Student Cup (held in Croydon), while interested players also attend various tournaments in London, representing the University, or training sessions in Brentwood.

If you are interested in any, or all, of these, please come and meet us at the Fresher’s Fair and come to the trials in early October (see Trials and Calendar)

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