Watt is Volleyball?

Volleyball is a game played by two teams, usually of six players on a side, in which the players use their hands to bat a ball back and forth over a high net, trying to make the ball touch the court within the opponents’ playing area before it can be returned.

As a club we welcome everyone of any ability to join in our sessions as we look to work on your skills throughout the year no matter how long you have played for. We offer competitive opportunities for those looking to join a team, we offer coaching for 4 teams (2 men’s and 2 women’s), and we offer plenty of completive opportunities for recreational members by holding in-house tournaments and enter teams into community 4v4 tournaments.


We have 4 teams that compete in BUCS:

Men’s 1s – Division 1

Women’s 1s – Dvision 1

Men’s 2s – Division 3

We play our games on Sunday throughout the year. Our first team members are offered Strength and Conditioning sessions with a sports scientist in Oriam’s Performance Gym on Mondays.


Intramural Recreational GamesMonday16:00-17:30
Men’s 1s and 2s/Women’s 1s and 2sTuesday17:30-19:00
Men’s 2s/Women’s 2sWednesday19:00-21:00
Mixed TrainingWednesday13:00-14:30
Men’s 1s/ Women’s 1sFriday07:00-09:00
Recreational SessionFriday16:30-18:00

Coaches 24/25

For the 24/25 season our coaches are:

Men’s 1s – Gerry MacDonald (Head Coach of City of Edinburgh and former coach of Nuvoc Women’s Team)

Women’s 1s – Tom Rooney (former coach for Scotland Senior Women and Scottish Student Sport (SSS) Representative Ladies Team)

Committee 24/25

Our committee for the 24/25 season were voted in during our AGM (Annual General Meeting) in March. We are very much looking forward to seeing lots of fresh faces at the welcome fair in September and we are all extremely excited for this new season.

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Contact us via instagram or our email address volleyball@hwu.ac.uk