Good luck to Nottm Rockets U16’s Team U16 Championships Final

Good luck to Nottm Rockets U16’s Team this Sunday in the National U16 Championships Volleyball Final.

The team have been battling out against all the top Junior club sides in the country and have made excellent progress this year. After coming through the initial rounds fairly comfortably they made their way through to the last 8 which was a first for any Rockets U16’s Team. After a slow start losing to Boswells in their first game they rallied to win the rest of their games to take their place in the semi final.

Coming second in their pool meant they would play against the winners of the other pool Wessex in the semi

final who were favourites for the title. Playing infront of a large crowd inspired the boys and in an amazing game, all of the team played at the top of their abilities to beat Wessex by 2 sets to nil 25 – 20, 25 – 17 to book their place in the final. Headcoach Paul Lamb commented….. “This is a great achievement by our U16 boys,. It is the first time a Rockets Junior side has reached the National Finals and a great reward for their efforts over the years. It is indeed 30 years since any Rocket side made an appearance in a National Final, the Senior men played in the 1982 National Knock Out Cup where they were runners up”

Paul was a member of that Cup side in 82 and he hopes that this Rockets Team including his own son Ieuan can go one better and win the title. There are still tickets available from Volleyball England if anyone wishes to go to Kettering to watch the final. Or live streaming will be available from the VE Website.

Please check the website for further details www.volleyballengland.org

Best of Luck Boys!

Team Members