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 our Women’s 1st team competing in Div 1 and our Men’s 1st team competing in Div 2, 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


For the 23/24 season coaching our Women’s 1st team is Tom Rooney (former coach for Scotland Senior Women and Scottish Student Sport (SSS) Representative Ladies Team)

Committee 23/24

Our committee for the 23/24 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.

President: Todd Blacklaw

Vice President: Andrew Downie

Secretary: Amelia Bain

Treasurer: Scott Nisbet

Social Secretary: Gavish Appalsawmy

Social Secretary: Aine Mitchel

Social Media: Emil Neves

Social Media: Kelsey Glass

Recreational Representative: Jack Laverty

Kit Manager: Murray Patterson

Events Coordinator: Luka Vrecar

Wellbeing Officer: Helena Marchewka


For the 23/24 season we are proud to say that we are sponsored by the following businesses and clubs:

  • Dropkick Murphys Edinburgh
  • Project Physio: Physiotherapy
  • NUVOC Volleyball Club
  • Shanghai Nightclub
  • Elite Physiques Massage therapy

As a member of the volleyball club, you will have access to discounted rates from our sponsors and have full access to the services that they provide.

Social Media

Follow our Instagram @hwuvolleyball

Follow our TikTok @hwuvolleyball

Follow our Facebook page @Heriot Watt Volleyball club

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