On Wednesday 12th December, the men's volleyball academy travelled to Southampton to play in the round 16 of the AoC National Cup. The College academy faced Richard Taunton who they previously beat in regionals two weeks earlier.
After a long bus journey, the opening set was very nervy and it took a while for the team to get going. Bexhill eventually came out on top and won the first set 25-23. Set two, Bexhill College really turned it on and won 25-8. With the format of the competition being a five set game, if Bexhill won the next set they would win the match.
Two players made their college debuts in the third set and settled in superbly. Richard Taunton put up a strong fight and battled to the end but Bexhill just edged it winning set three 25-22. The game's MVP was setter Matyas Kollert, an international student from Czech Republic. Matyas controlled the game and set up some fantastic attacks. Academy Manager, Adam Hurley said "The men's and women's teams are now both down to the last eight in the country. It's a fantastic achievement for the academy and testament to their hard work. The players train three times a week and make use of the college gym outside of training. The teams are predominantly made up of our international students but we are seeing a rise in local students taking up the sport; it fantastic to see how the sport has developed at the college since starting the academy three years ago.”
The College is extremely proud of their sports academy and their continued success locally, regionally and nationally. Any current Year 11 students interested in joining one of our sports academies should contact Adam Hurley (Sport Academy Manager) -firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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