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Clwb Pêl-Foli Prifysgol Aberystwyth University Volleyball Club

The Home of AU Volleyball Club!


Tuesdays 20:00 to 21:30 (Sports Centre, Sports Hall)

Fridays 20:30 to 21:30 (Sports Centre, Sports Hall)

Sundays 9:30 to 12:00 (Sports Centre, Sports Hall) 

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What is Volleyball?

Volleyball is a sport played on a court between two teams on either side of a net. Teams have three touches of the ball to then try to score points by grounding the ball on their opponents side of the court. Imagine it as a competitve game of 'keep the balloon in the air'. Played standing or sitting down, in a sports hall or on the beach, teams can vary from mixed pairs, 4 to 6 players, scoring from 15-25. Check out the USA Men's Volleyball Team describing the basics: 


Our Club philosophy and mission statement

AUVC is dedicated to supporting the development of Volleyball for students of Aberystwyth University, Standard and Associate Members.

We work with the Aberystwyth Student Union to promote:

  • Professional and ethical values
  • Inclusive and equal practice
  • Regulated Club practice and risk assessed training
  • Continual professional development where appropriate
  • Recognition for achievement

Club history and achievements to date

Volleyball in Aberystwyth has experienced a turbulent past in recent year, however, in its current capacity AUVC has been growing from strength to strength since Christmas 2017. Our President Hayley was the main driving force behind getting students involved with resurecting the Volleyball Club and forming the first committee in three years. Following exams in January 2018, AUVC began February brightly with a strong reception from the student body and enjoyed two training sessions on Sunday mornings and later introduced the ever popular 'Social Volleyball'.

Following our successful debut, the club continued to grow exponentionally last academic year, consisting of 45 paid members - one of the biggest mixed gender sports clubs in the university. Although our only competition last year was Varsity against Bangor University Volleyball Team, our spike (pardon the pun) in demand, as well as our widening participation and presence throughout the university led us to be voted runners up in the Most Improved Club catergory at the Aberystwtyth University Sports Awards, and our former coach and treasurer went on to also win an award for his commitment, organisation and devotion to the club. Last year we also entered our first "Superteam" named Unprotected Sets, which managed to come an outstanding 8th out of 28 (coming as high as 2nd in the tug of war event which certainly ruffled some rugby feathers).

This year, we invite you all to join us as we enter our first ever year of participating in BUCS, the national university league, and plan to repeat our success at both the Sports Awards and Superteams!

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Meet the Committee

President - Will Aston - wia9@aber.ac.uk

Secretary - Felix Dixey -  fed8@aber.ac.uk

Treasurer - Ellie Lewis - ell40@aber.ac.uk

Men's Coach - Angelos Photiadis - anp61@aber.ac.uk

Women's Coach - Ola Dacko - ald64@aber.ac.uk

Social Secretary - Patryk Paliwoda - pap18@aber.ac.uk

Honourary Chairperson - Sylvester Beecroft


What to expect

Whether you are new to the sport or looking to aim towards competing for the University in one of our teams, AUVC promise to offer opportunities for all levels of development with coaching designed to incorporate both the physical and technical side of the sport. We offer a welcoming environment which rewards hard work and determination and nurtures talent as much as passion for the sport.

Coming prepared to play

Wearing suitable footwear is key to reducing the risks of injury as Volleyball involves a lot of dynamic movements. Additionally, arriving early and with a water bottle would be ideal to allow for the session to start as promptly as possible, do not worry if you are running late for whatever reason! Due to the intensity of some sessions, it would be adviseable not to eat any substancial food at least an hour before training, light snacks should give you enough energy or bringing a snack to have during breaks in training is welcome.

Training times and venues

Mixed Club Sessions - STARTS OCTOBER 1 2019
Tuesdays 20:00 to 21:30 (Sport Hall, Sports Centre)

Mixed Club Sessions - STARTS OCTOBER 4 2019
Fridays 20:30 to 21:30 (Sport Hall, Sports Centre)

Mixed Club Session and Social Volleyball - STARTS OCTOBER 6 2019
Sundays 9:30 to 12:00 (Sports Hall, Sports Centre)


Club and Training etiquette

AUVC wish to maintain the high standard of conduct shown by the Aberystwyth University Student Union throughout all of our Club practice and activities. By joining one of our training sessions or social nights we aim to encourage good sportsmanship, practice and most importantly create opportunities for the development of an individual's student life and experience! Our etiquette, therefore, is to expect well mannered sportsmanship and respect for other Club members, both in training and social environments, to fundamentally respect a code of polite behaviour to best sustain AUVC's image and ambitions.

Club Pledges

RAG Charity Week

This Girl Can

Zero Tolerance to Sexual Harassment

Pride in Sport

Risk Assessments for training



What to expect from Volleyball socials

AUVC usually go into town on a Wednesday evening from 21:00 with all of the other Sports Clubs! Keep an eye out on our Facebook group for social events and reminders posted by Patryk. Every academic year we also enjoy celebrating the Club's achievements both at our Christmas Meal and End of Year Meal, some of the highlights from our End of Year Meal are pictured below!




What is Social Volleyball?

The first part of the Club Session on Sunday shall be drills and and going through the basics, benefitial for Beginners, while the second part shall be our Social Volleyball. This shall be an opportunity for all Club Members to get the opportunity to play games with teams of mixed ability. We do encourage potential members or friends and flatmates to come along to this session to try the sport. The games shall be relaxed and allow everyone to try various positions on court!


Risk Assessments for Social Volleyball



'GIVE IT A GO' Week/ Sitting Volleyball Session


Sandbanks Beach Competition 2020

BUCS Volleyball Championships

Varsity 2020 (vs Prifysgol Bangor University)

Men's and Women's Superteams 2020



Purchasing membership as a student

This year, AUVC shall be offering two types of membership - the standard membership and the associate membership. The standard membership, which is £30.00, is suitable for those members which are looking to complete throughout the year. The associate membership will be £20.00, and is aimed towards members which are there for both the social and enjoyable aspect of volleyball, as well as those who wish to be members of AUVC without being students at Aberystwyth University. Both memberships are for the whole academic year! Please note that you will also have to purchase Tim Aber insurance in order to be a member of the club - this will be an additional £4.00

You can now begin signing up to our email list at the top of this page, the deadline to do this shall be the 6th October, however we shall extend this deadline should more interest come to light!

Terms and Conditions of membership

By purchasing AUVC membership you are willingly agreeing to adhere to Club and Training Etiquette as well as Club Pledges (consult previous appropriate sections on this page). The Club retains the right to revoke inappropriate members with no refund of their membership fee. Any instances of inappropriate behaviour shall be logged and immediately reported to the Aberystwyth Students Union. Your membership allows you, if called, to vote in any AUVC Annual General Meetings (AGM), which extends to casting votes at the end of the academic year 2018/2019 for the future Committee 2019/2020.





Social sponsorship

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RAG Charity Week

Monday 9th December to Friday 13th December 2019 - VOLLEYBALL 4'S TOURNAMENT - TBC

Have you any ideas, as an AUVC member, you would like the club to do for Charity? Are you involved with a charitable organisation and wish to get AUVC involved?

We are always looking to support our members on and off the Volleyball court and are welcoming to suggestions in what other ways we can help support our fellow students!

What is Mind Aberystwyth and Stefan's Socks Campaign?


Mind is a mental health based charity in Aberystwyth who 'make sure anyone who has a mental health problem has somewhere to turn for advice and support.' They work tirelessly throughout Aberystwyth supporting students and local residents with any problems or struggles that they may encounter, which is why a number of University Clubs appreciate and support the work carried out by the charity! Clicking on their logo will take you to their webiste which has all their contact details and helpful resources.

#STEFANSOCKS 'Stefan Osgood, Awesome Guy, Snowboarder, Fencer, Pink Sock Wearer, and Friend, took his own life on the 9th March 2016. He had suffered, silently, from depression for a number of years.  Mental health and the stigma that surrounds it is still an issue that prevents people from seeking the help they need, and results in tragedies like this.  Aberystwyth Students’ Union are proud to announce their “Stefan’s Socks” campaign.  We hope to raise awareness and get people talking about mental health issues and break down the stigma surrounding them. Stefan always wore bright pink socks when fencing (and at every other opportunity) and so we are encouraging all of our students and sports teams to wear bright pink socks and to use social media to spread the word.' You can support the campaign along with all of the University's Clubs by purchasing socks from the Student's Union Shop, clicking on the hashtag will take you there!

If you need someone to talk to confidentially, the University offers its own nightline Tuesday to Sunday, 0800 to 2000. Do not suffer in silence, clicking on the Aberystwyth Nightline logo will take you to their website with all of their contact details.



Contact details

President - Will Aston - wia9@aber.ac.uk

Secretary - Felix Dixey -  fed8@aber.ac.uk

Treasurer - Ellie Lewis - ell40@aber.ac.uk

Men's Coach - Angelos Photiadis - anp61@aber.ac.uk

Women's Coach - Ola Dacko - ald64@aber.ac.uk

Social Secretary - Patryk Paliwoda - pap18@aber.ac.uk

Honourary Chairperson - Sylvester Beecroft

AUVC email - club22@aber.ac.uk

You can contact AUVC via Facebook using the links below, alternatively you can message this page and a member of committee shall get back to you as soon as possible!

Social media

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AUVC 2017/ 2018 Awards
Club Award Recipient
Most Improved Male Player Ross Nunn
Most Improved Female Player Weronika Kudla
The 'Sylvester Beecroft' Award Tom Carter
Men's Player of the Season Kuba Kus
Women's Player of the Season Ola Dacko
Outstanding Performer at Varsity 2018 Angelos Photiades
Outstanding Performer at Varsity 2018 Valentina de Santis


Club Constitution 2018/19:


Club Equipment List - TBC - Grant Application accolated items to be added


Club Code of Conduct 2018/19:


Risk Assessment 2018/19: