My IRB Experience – Rosie Miller

Each year we ask a number of our young athletes to report back on their experience, today we focus on Rosie Miller, who was selected to represent the SW at last years summer’s Inter Regional Beach Championships.

Freya Astbury (Left) & Rosie Miller (Right)

I first played beach volleyball just after my GCES roughly a year ago. I was honoured to be chosen to play as part of the SW squad for the Inter Regional Beach Championships in July. I had an amazing weekend and learnt new skills and tactics throughout the tournament.

I played with Freya who had more experience than me and we quickly worked out how to play as a team. I learnt a lot from Freya and I was lucky to have a partner with such patience because I’m so new to the sport. We didn’t win any games but we scored some great points, I was particularly proud of a solid block I played against one of the better teams.

I learnt that there are many parts of beach volleyball that I can develop and improve on with time and training. Something that I won’t forget is seeing the wide range of experienced players, the techniques they use and their teams tactics. Some of the skills they demonstrated that I would like to work on include perfectly executed jump float serves, cut spikes and some incredible dives.

The Cardiff Beach centre was a great place to play because there were so many matches to watch In a relatively small area and the pavilion provided great protection from the torrential rain shower that hit us on the second day. It was fun to spend the weekend with players my age and to get to see what Cardiff Mets accommodation was like.

All in all it was an amazing experience. I came away motivated and inspired to become a much better volleyball player. I would like to thank all the coaches and volunteers who made the tournament possible for us to enjoy and special thanks to Torexe for sponsoring me.

Rosie Miller

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Torexe AGM – Thurs 11th July 2023 at Coaver Club

Hi All,

The Torexe Committee is holding its annual general meeting at the Coaver Club, Matford Lane, Exeter, EX2 4PS on Thursday 11th July, after matches finish in the Coaver summer league at 8.30pm.

We would love to see as many Torexe members as possible come to this open meeting to hear what we’ve been working on and the plans for next season. There were some big changes to the committee last year, and there are always opportunities to get involved in the club’s future and building on last season’s success!!

We’re always looking for help with running your club. That means everything from small tasks at training sessions, to filling our vacant committee roles.

If you would like to learn more about how you can get involved, feel free to speak to any of the current committee members before the AGM.

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on 11th July.

Committee positions and their responsibilities:

Positions Responsibilities
Chairman Head of committee
Treasurer Monitor monthly invoices, Club finance
Secretary Organise committee meetings and take minutes
Fixture Secretary Schedule games, organise team contacts, monitor play ups
Membership Secretary Membership forms, Attendance monitoring, Ticket Tailor
Equipment Master Nets, balls, T-shirts, antenna, score boards, score sheet
Website Master Website, posts, database
Social Media Secretary Updates on Facebook/Instagram
Communications Secretary Monitor emails
Committee Members Little tasks
Many thanks
Paul

 

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SW Squad Members 2024

SW U17 Number 5: Maddie

Congratulation to Torexe youngsters: Maddie, Jessica and Alex for their SW Squad 2024 selections. We will be supporting their journey as they represent the club and the Southwest region at this year’s Inter Regional Championships at the National Volleyball Centre in Kettering, 25-27th May.

SW U15 Number 6: jessica

SW U17 Boys Number 10: Alex

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Exeter Ladies Challenge 2024

2nd Torexe

Sometimes, not everything goes to plan and this year we had a slight error in the final part of our match scheduling. Bemi won the event, beating both Torexe and the SW U17 Squad in the semi-finals but we don’t know who exactly came second, hence both SW U17 & Torexe have been credited with a second place finish.

Torexe Amazon came 5th, beating a number of SW League teams in the process, well done to all and thank you to everyone who helped with the set up & clear down, and Zuzanna for her excellent time keeping throughout the day.

 

 

 

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The Class of 2023-24

By popular demand, the Class of 2023-24 team photo to mark the last indoor session this season. Many will be playing Coaver Volleyball this summer, so we rounded off the session with a mini-4-A-Side tornament.

Enjoy the summer and we will see you all back in September.

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Junior Sessions Update

How to keep 25 volleyballs up in the air at once was one of this week’s Saturdays junior warmup drills. Although we only have one week left of indoor junior training, new juniors continue to join, to help we have recently expanded these sessions across both volleyball courts, and things may well get busier again next season, as Netflix are about to reshow Haikyu!!

Check it out: Top 10 Most Epic Moments in Haikyuu!!

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Exeter Men’s Challenge 2024

Once again, we invited an number of teams from around the region to come and take us on, at this year’s 2024 Torexe Men’s Challenge.

A number of teams use this occasion as a final match practice for their respective end of season campaigns. The Inter Regional Championships for the South West U17 Boys squad, the Crown Service Championship for the Arrows team and the SW Championships for many of the other teams attending.

Although Torexe Gladiators started well, they eventually missed out on the semi-finals by one match point, placing them into the 5-8th category.

Torexe Raiders had mixed success, just losing to Bath Uni (the 2024 SW League Men’s winners) by a few points, beating Bristol VC in the pool stages but in the end finishing in twelve place.

Full results at: http://www.exeterchallenge.co.uk/

Next up will be the Torexe Ladies & the Torexe Amazons teams at this Sundays Torexe Ladies Challenge event. Do drop in to the Riverside and cheer on the girls.

 

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Aces, Sirens, Titans

Torexe Aces

Torexe Aces, Torexe Sirens and Torexe Titans were all in action this weekend for round two of the EDVA Development tournament. After the inital round robin rounds, both Sirens and Titans made it into the Cup tournament with Titans making their way to the final but coming up short against Ivybridge for the event title.

For nine of these players it was their first 6-a-side event, some with only a couple of weeks training on a “big” court. They all improved massively throughout the day – well done to everyone!

Torexe Sirens

Torexe Titan (plus supporters and helpers)

Cup Results

  • 1st Ivybridge
  • 2nd Torexe Titans
  • 3rd Taunton
  • 4th Marjons
  • 5th UPVC Cyclones
  • 6th Torexe Sirens

Plate Results

  • 1st HKVC Exeter
  • 2nd PMVC Cobras
  • 3rd UTV Griffins
  • 4th Torexe Aces

Well done to everyone involved and we will see you all back at the next training session.

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