The team has three teams for each gender. There are first and second student teams, each of which is only open to students of the University. In addition there are National Volleyball League teams which are open to both students and non-students.
The season 2014/2015 was a very successful year of Volleyball for both the women and men teams.
The men’s first team acheieved 2nd place in the BUCS Midland conference 1A after being promoted to the division just the season before. The goal of this season was to build up a core of strong players that is ready to compete at high level next season and potentially win the league and earn the promotion to Premier South division.
The women’s first team had an extremely successful season. They finished 1st in the BUCS Premier South division and qualified for the BUCS finals 8. At the BUCS finals in Bournemouth, the team fought well and achieved third place in the competition.
Our second teams are competing in the local Berkshire Volleyball Association (BVA) league. They have a good core of very committed players that have progressed immensely over the season. M2 finished 2nd in their division and thus promotion to 1st division is still on the table. W2 confortably finished 1st and are thus granted promotion to the 1st division.
This year’s Varsity was very successful for the first teams beating Cambridge 3-0. However, the second teams had a tough contest with unprecedentedly strong Cambridge teams and lost their contest 3-0.
In addition to the student teams OUVC runs two National Volleyabll League (NVL) teams. The men’s team was only formed last season and managed to finish 6th after a slow start into the season. The wNVL team had an incredibly successful season finishing 5th (out of 10) in National Div1 after only being promoted the previous season. This all would not have been possible without the student and NVL teams working closely together. The NVL teams provide a platform for student players to raise their level and to the NVL teams to incorporate talented players in their team.