40 Year Anniversary Celebration


Following the 4 v 4 competition on Saturday 25th June, Ashcombe VC had an Awards Dinner to celebrate the Clubs 40th year in Volleyball. The delicious meal provided by Dorking Rugby Club’s resident Chef, Sam Dance, the owner of Balsamic Fig. Among the 70 attendee’s were players from 1976 when the Club was formed by Freda (MBE) although she doesn’t always like to mention it. First to speak on behalf of the past players was Doug Collett, 1978 -79, who penned a ‘Letter From Across The Pond’, read out by Colin. ¬†Then Sam recalled his memories of the club and how it was like having a third sibling in the family, Mum, Dad, Hannah , himself and the eldest child – Ashcombe Volleyball Club! At the conclusion of the dinner, the was a special tribute paid to Freda, for all her efforts by Soggy, Nicky and Ann. There then followed a rendition of ‘Dancing Queen’ – the womens Tour Anthem – performed by players from 1976 onwards.