Category Archives: juniors

First JuVoTo for two years

The South West Volleyball Association has restarted its Junior Volleyball Tournament (JuVoTo) series.

We were only able to enter one team, which was in the U14 Boys category. As is traditional for a junior team, the team name of Calne Mars had both a space and chocolate theme.

The boys finished runners-ups in their category but more importantly enjoyed their first competitive volleyball for the club.

Debut for Saturn Smashers

Our juniors have a new U12 boys team called the Saturn Smashers. The boys made their JuVoTo debut at Lavington School on Saturday where they played two teams from Devizes and a team from Wessex. Although they were unable to secure a first win they played very well and both said they enjoyed the experience.

Many thanks to their parents and other family members for taking the boys and supporting them so passionately throughout the day.

Saturn Smashers played their first JuVoTo at Lavington in December 2019

Outdoor volleyball on 16 June

There will be no junior training at the leisure centre on Friday 16 June as the weather forecast is good. Instead the training will take place on the Recreation Ground at Anchor Road from 18:45 to 19:30. It will be followed by a fun game to which adults are invited as well.

As in previous summers we suggest a donation of £1 that will be used to buy new balls.

Junior volleyball grand-prix visits Calne

On Saturday Calne Comets hosted for the first time a SWVA mini-volleyball grand-prix tournament. The grand-prix sees junior teams from across the south-west region competing on a monthly basis to win their age group category in the season-long grand-prix series.

Calne Milky Ways attack against PMVC

This was the first time that the grand-prix has come to Calne and there were teams from Bristol, Bournemouth, Devizes, Ivybridge and Plymouth as well as Calne competing at Calne Leisure Centre.

It was a successful tournament for Calne Comets with their U12 boys team using home advantage to go one better than their runners-up spot in the previous round to be overall winners despite losing one match to Plymouth.

In the U13 boys category Devizes (under the banner of Wiltshire Mavericks) held eventual winners to a draw but had to settle for the runners-up spot.

Calne had two teams (Calne Galaxy and Calne Milky Ways) in the U15 girls category. Calne Milky Ways had been undefeated last season and despite this being their first grand-prix of the current season they picked up from they left off scoring 88 points in their four games to only 37 conceded. Despite being a new partnership Calne Galaxy were able to win all their matches except against the Milky Ways to claim the runners-up spot.

Calne Juniors win at South-West Mini-Volleyball Championships

Harriet Adams and Harriet Bentley (both pictured) from Calne Comets Volleyball Club won the U14 girls category at the South-West Mini-Volleyball Championships at Wellsway School near Bristol on Saturday along with the season-long grand-prix title. Both girls have recently being selected to represent the South-West at the inter-regional championships in May.

Calne Milky Stars

In the U12 boys category the Calne Binary team of Alex Steimer and Ollie Morris held on to the runners-up spot in the grand-prix despite being unable to compete due to illness.