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RCSI male and female volleyball teams take part in UK tournament

11 November 2015

RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland)'s Men's and Women's Volleyball teams, gained their first international exposure, in Kettering, United Kingdom, on November 6-8, 2015 in the Volleyball England Student Cup Qualifier Tournament. Both teams fought hard, and faced high caliber university teams. The Women's Volleyball team tied for 3rd overall in the tournament.

Captain of the Women's Volleyball team, and key contact in organization of the tournament, Sarah Pradhan, stated "I am so proud of our team, having made a strong presence representing RCSI on international soil, and showing that we are a force to be reckoned with. This amazing opportunity further unified our team, and exponentially improved our strategy, team work and skill set. This was an incredible way to start off the year, and we are very much looking forward to the rest of our season."

The Women's team played four matches, winning against Swansea University and the University of Westminister, and losing tight matches against University of East Anglia and the University of Leicester, tieing for 3rd place overall.

Women's Team (pic below, in order of appearance): Krystal Gopeesingh, Shannon Wong, Tolulope Ola, Nathalie Edmunds, Sarah Pradhan, Bethany Ferguson, Karishma Singh, Traveen Kaur Singh, Ruth Emmanuel

The men's team played three matches, against the University of East Anglia, Cambridge and Swansea University.

Both teams look forward to the Annual Irish Intervarsities in 2016, as well as more Irish Volleyball League games.

Men's Team (pic above): Hussain Khimji, Deepak Karivelil, Ajay Mahajan, Ruheksh Raj, Zheng Kevin Zhou, Soheil Afsharpour, Abdullah Alkandari, Syahir Aizat Noh, Muhammad Syahir Mustafa, Kuok Zhen Lee