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“It’s going to be an emotional one if we win Varsity” – UOG’S volleyball men’s captain Marshal Rahman ahead of next week’s varsity clash

More than 20 teams from the University will showcase their abilities over three days of sporting action as they go head-to-head with the University of Worcester in April

From football to netball, the winning team from each individual sport will come away with a crucial point against their rival universities. 

The first day will be held at Oxstalls Sports Park with trampolining starting the competition off followed by a full day with Women’s hockey, fustal, basketball and tennis. 

Tuesday stays in Gloucester and the day kicks off with american football at 10am and Men’s rugby and Women’s games in the afternoon at Plock Court.

Worcester Wednesday brings an end to the competition with a full day packed starting off with badminton at 9am before the men’s and women’s volleyball team take to court followed by dance closing the 2024 Varsity event.

Before the three-day event next week, the volleyball captain praised his side preparations ahead of his last Varsity match for the club. 

“I am pretty confident this year. I think the men’s team is the strongest it has ever been especially I have been part of the club for three years and this is the year I feel good about.

“Our chemistry is really good, our flow on court is really good and our communication is okay but everything we are not that very good at, we work on it every single week in our Monday training sessions.

“But I want to see more improvements in the last training sessions and want everyone to give everything they have so I’m pretty confident that we will get that in Varsity and show up to Worcester with that.”

The side will make the trip to Worcester for their fixture on Wednesday 20 March, but Rahman has revealed that this year’s varsity will be an emotional one.

“We have members at the club that have been here for a couple of years and myself included and this will be the last for a lot of the team.

“With the three years being here, we have not won a game in this competition so as captain I want to make sure that we give everything we can.

“I think people underestimate what this competition brings what it means to a lot of us. For Volleyball it is such a special moment for all and this is where you make the most memories at University.

“If we win varsity, this will be one of the biggest achievements I have accomplished at my time here at the University of Gloucestershire and it will be an emotional day and the celebrations will be non-stop.

UOG’s Volleyball team will be looking to seek revenge this year after both men’s and women’s teams suffered a frustrating 3-1 defeat last year against Worcester. 

The teams will be announced next week just before the Glos team make their way to Worcester for the waited event. 

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