Dundee Volleyball Club

2016-2020

2016/17Men’s team finished 5th in League 1 with an 8/4 win/loss ratio. Defeats to Ragazzi ll and NUVOC twice dropped the team into bottom half split. Two home wins secured 5th place. Lewis Crockart replaced his father in his first game against Edinburgh Jets ll.

Women finished in 4th place in their league with an 8/8 ratio. Petra Deas retired to start her family, Anges Bednarek and Natalia Stopowska both made their debuts in the New Year, and Daniela Gasperini completed a continental line-up for the last games of the season.

The Scottish Cup run came to an end with a 3/2 defeat to NUVOC in round 4.
2017/18Men finished 3rd in League 1 behind Su Ragazzi ll and City of Edinburgh ll. Ragazzi were beaten twice, 3/2 and 3/0 in play-offs but two defeats to Edinburgh were significant. Wins in Scottish Cup against NUVOC ll and Edinburgh ll then defeat to Glasgow Ragazzi was disappointing. 16 year old Bulgarian, Boris Prodanov, made a spectacular entry into Scottish Volleyball as he became the top points scorer in the league.

Women finished 4th again with 6 wins and 6 defeats. There were double defeats from Su Ragazzi ll, NUVOC ll and Caledonia West. Lucy Wishart stepped up to be team setter. Scottish Cup run ended with defeat to Edinburgh Jets in round 4.
2018/19Men finished 3rd again in League 1 behind Jets and Edinburgh University with 8 wins and 6 defeats. Three defeats in the play-off games consigned the team to another 3rd place finish. Wins in the cup against Mets ll and NUVOC ll threw up an away tie against Glasgow Ragazzi in round 4. The home side were too strong and won easily 3/0.

Team captain and setter Barry Millar retired after more than 20 years and 275 first team games for the Club. Craig Goldthorp won Best Middle in League’s ‘Super 7’.

Women finished 5th 2 points behind Su Ragazzi ll. Close games against Edinburgh University ll who won the League. Notable win against University in February winning 3/2 with 18/16 in 5th set. The team missed the power of Sarah Driscoll who missed the season through injury. The main points winner was Natalia Stopowska won the Best Opposite in League’s ‘Super 7’.
2019/20A reduced season due to COVID-19 pandemic resulted in promotion to the Premier Division.  Dave Bonnar took on the setting role.  Bulgarian, Tony Gadzhev added more continental flair and the team were unbeaten in the first 6 games, dropping only one set.  James McNeil and Gadzhev became player 152 and 153 in Club history!  Despite two defeats, Dundee were top of the table when the league was halted.  Points per game gave Dundee promotion in second place, behind Edinburgh University.

The women’s league was called, and the team were in 5th place.  In a tough league there were narrow defeats to NUVOC and City of Edinburgh ll.  Heavy losses to Glasgow International and Edinburgh Jets dropped the team into 5th place.  New players, Laura Ward and Ting Yi Wong, settled into the team helping to win 7 games.  The Scottish Cup run was ended by local rivals St Andrews University at the quarter final stage.