Line-up confirmed for the National Cup Finals weekend!
25th March 2019
This weekend saw the Sitting Grand Prix and U15 National Championships semi-finals take place with the winning teams securing their final berths and confirming the full line-up for the National Cup Finals Weekend 2019.
With 11 national finals and trophies at stake in every game, the National Cup Finals weekend is the brilliant showpiece event at the National Volleyball Centre, Kettering on Saturday April 27th and Sunday 28th April. If you want to be there, tickets are available now - you need to book in advance to get great discounts of up to 50% off the ‘on the door’ price.
The last remaining final spots
The Sitting Volleyball Grand Prix final promises to be a thriller after a final between familiar foes was sealed at the weekend. Reigning champions Sheffield Volleyball Club overcame South Hants in a keenly fought contest. After winning the opener, Sheffield were surprisingly pegged back in the next to level the match. That only seemed to fire up the champions and they overpowered Hants to remain on course to defend their title.
They will face the other powerhouse of the sport, who they defeated in an epic five-set match in last year’s final, East London Lynx. The team from the capital went the distance to defeat Help for Heroes 15-8 in the decisive set. Lynx will be hoping to erase last year’s heartbreak and reclaim a title that has regularly been theirs over the years.
The weekend also saw the players who will be youngest to grace volleyball’s biggest stage earn their place in the finals.
In the boys U15 final, Richmond A didn’t even drop a single set as they become the fifth Richmond team to make it to finals day. Their opponents will be Boswells A, who edged out EBC Greenhouse in a hard-fought semi-final.
Urmston Grammar will meet Richmond A in the girls U15 semi-finals. Having played out a tense game in the last 8s, both teams progressed to the semi-finals where they secured safe passage, relatively comfortably to the final. So it has the makings of another great final when the girls face each other again in April.
The Final Line-up
Saturday 27th April
10:30 Sitting Volleyball Grand Prix Final – Sheffield Volleyball Club vs East London Lynx
13:30 Girl’s U15 Final - Urmston Grammar vs Richmond
13:30 Boy’s U15 Final - Richmond A vs Boswells
15:00 Women’s Cup Final - Team Northumbria vs Durham Palatinates
17:30 Men’s Cup Final - Durham Palatinates vs IBB Polonia London
Sunday 28th April
10:30 Girl’s U16 Final - Richmond vs Graveney & Malory Eagles
10:30 Boy’s U16 Final - Oxford Students / Cherwell vs Black country
13:00 Women’s Shield Final - Leeds RGA VC vs London Inter Women
13:00 Men’s Shield Final - Nasze UK Intervolley Manchester vs Tendring VC Men
15:30 Women’s U18 Final – Tameside VC vs Richmond
15:30 Men’s U18 Final – Wessex VC vs Richmond
It will be an action-packed weekend and a must for all volleyball fans – if you want to be there, get your tickets now.