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Welcome to the University of Sussex's Volleyball Club Page!

Sussex University Volleyball is a highly successful, competitive, and multinational club. So much so that out of our squad of almost 40 men and women, we only have 3 who are English! Whatever level you're at and whatever you want to get out of Volleyball, we offer something for everyone! We have a fun/beginners session, an intermediate session, and competitive team trainings for those who'd like to compete in tournaments.

We have a fairly new but extremely enthusiastic committee this year! If you need to contact any of us, you can email the Volleyball email (on the right hand side of this page) or if needs be approach us directly through facebook.
President: Ashley Gordon, 3rd year Mathematics
Vice-president: Alejandro Gonzalez, 3rd Year PhD in Engineering
Welfare & Inclusivity Rep: Alejandro Gonzalez, 3rd Year PhD in Engineering
Women's Captain: Fanny Weicherding, 3rd year Sociology and Media Studies
Men's Captain: Zac Pun, 3rd year Accounting and Finance
Social Secretary: Gregorio Giuffre, 3rd year Psychology with Business
Amazing Sponsor: Donatellos, https://www.donatello.co.uk/

Our Welfare & Inclusivity Rep, Alejandro Gonzalez, is here to help all members of our society. His aim is to be the main person to go to if anyone is feeling left out, uncomfortable or has any issues they want to raise. We want everyone to feel happy and accepted by everyone in our club so we can all get the most out of our season! This includes those who may not have made the first squad but still want to be involved in the sport, we want everyone to love the sport as much as we do!

Both our men's and women's teams have been very successful over the past couple of years. With both the women and the men in a strong position in Division 1, this year is looking very exciting! Along with leagues run by BUCS, we also compete in the Volleyball England Student Cup and Varsity against Brighton Uni.

We also run many Beach Volleyball opportunities, no matter what the weather, there will be opportunities to play socially and competitively on the sand. Additionally, we hold beach volleyball festivals nearner to summer time, where everyone can come and join for a fun day in the sun! We try to attend the Active US Sessions a a team too, this way we can held with players of all abilities and raise awareness of the sport! The Active US sessions are Fridays 8-10pm and Saturday 4-6pm and are run by two of our teams members, Peter Dommett and Julia Martin!

Achievements over the past year include: our women's team participating in the BUCS premiere league, and our men's team finishing 2nd in the BUCS Division 1.

During last year, we had a wide variety of socials, from fancy dress, lazer tag and clubbing to movie nights and dinner parties. Volleyball is probably the most international club on campus, which for one thing makes for a great variety of dishes at dinner parties and on the other hand we know how to make everyone welcome and feel included. We do socials for those who like a good night out, as well as more laid back ones. As mentioned before, with Volleyball, there is something for everyone!

Finally, this year we hope to continue the club's success over the last few years. So if you have any questions on trials, social practices, or any questions that you might have regarding the club, please send us an email or contact us on our facebook page. 


Leaf Awards

What is the Leaf Scheme?
Leaf awards reflect contributions of the society or sports club towards its members, the University of Sussex Students’ Union, the University of Sussex, the local community and the public. Leaves can be attained at bronze, silver or gold levels by meeting three, six or nine criteria. Leaves apply for an academic year as a symbol of what the present committee have achieved.

Groups can work towards nine leaves:

Below are the Leaves we have achieved so far this year:

Inclusivity Leaf

The Inclusivity Leaf is awarded to groups who have taken positive steps to increase the diversity of their membership and include as many members as possible. They have made specific efforts to include students that don’t traditionally engage, without ignoring or neglecting their current membership or other student groups.


Social Leaf

The Social leaf is awarded to groups who have taken active steps to include as many members as possible and regularly engage in various social activities, including those organised by - and with - other societies/sports clubs.


Communications Leaf

The Communications Leaf is awarded to groups who communicate with their members and the student body regularly and in innovate ways.

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  • Volleyball Standard Membership£50.00

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Activities Officer - Lucy Williams

Email: activities@sussexstudent.com
Office: Activities Centre, 1st floor, Falmer House

Sports Development Manager - Sarah Hall

Email: sarah.h@sussexstudent.com
Phone: 01273 877322
Office: Activities Centre, 1st floor, Falmer House

Sports Assistant - Doron Mazor

Email: doron.m@sussexstudent.com
Phone: 01273 87387
Office: Activities Centre, 1st floor, Falmer House

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