Ashcombe Volleyball Club’s Under 15 team Qualify for Southern Finals.


Ashcombe Volleyball Club’s Under 15’s have qualified for the Southern Finals of the Volleyball England National Under 15 Cup Competition. To do this the side faced matches against two sides from Team Southampton as well as Cherwell from Oxfordshire.


In the first match against Southampton A Ashcombe won 2 sets to nil 25-12 and 25-11. They then backed this performance up by defeating Southampton B in straight sets again 25-21 and 25-10. The final game of the day saw Ashcombe face Cherwell to decide the final placings. Despite a close contest Ashcombe lost 25-22 and 25-23, just 5 points behind over the two sets.



Coach Freda Bussey was pleased with the young team’s performance but said ” We have a lot to improve on before the next round. Our serving and passing was good but we lacked confidence at the net. Looking forward to working with the players to reach the next level”.


The next round will be against the winners from South West and London on Sunday 22nd March at Leaf Academy, in Poole.


Ashcombe Under 15:  Issie Russell [Captain], Kirsty Gaston, Lauren Marshall, Katy Lay, Gillian Quinn, Ellie Kim, Ilona McDonald, Amy Antonio, Andrea Tudorache