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Weymouth welcomes back indoor volleyball after two decades

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9:48am 8th October 2017

It's the first day of the indoor season for Weymouth Beach Volleyball Club today (Sunday October 8th) and it's a return to national competition for the first time in 20 years as well.

Weymouth, sponsored by Aura Nightclub, have only formed this year after 20 years away, and will play in the South West League.

Despite their inexperience, there is plenty of experience within the ranks and the team have set their sights on winning promotion in their first year.

Weymouth have played only one game so far this season - a national cup game against a Southampton side who play four divisions above them, with our side losing out.

Due to the large geographical nature of the division, games are played in a triangular format whereby three teams play against each other at each fixture.

The first triangular fixture sees Weymouth hosting Cardiff and the Beach Academy (Croyde).

Player coach Ryan Stout said:

"This is the first home league game for 20 years and it really is a momentous occasion. Given it's our first league game we don't quite know what to expect but equally the away sides will have no idea of the strength contained within our side. The team have worked really hard in training and have come on leaps and bounds since we first came together in August. We are hoping we can put Weymouth volleyball back on the national map and that our fixtures become a big local sporting event. Therefore, we want to see as many supporters as possible."

The first set of games, sponsored by Stressless Massage, kicks off at 11.30am at Redlands Sports Centre with Weymouth vs Cardiff.

This will be followed by a game between the visiting teams before Weymouth play Beach Academy.

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