Auld Enemy volleyball clash held at Perth College UHI

The Academy of Sport and Wellbeing, Perth College UHI is hosting a prestigious Men’s Scotland v England international volleyball match in partnership with the Scottish Volleyball Association.

The teams will be playing for the Carol Russell Trophy, which England currently holds. It has been a number of years since Scotland played an international match on home soil.  Consisting of a number of young and enthusiastic players, the Scotland squad also includes some experience, and will be taking on and testing themselves against an established England squad.

This match is part of their preparation for the European/Small Countries Tournament, which takes place in the Faroe Islands in October.

Margaret Ann, Scottish Volleyball Association Chief Executive said: “It is a great honour and privilege for Scottish Volleyball in partnership with Perth College UHI Academy of Sport and Wellbeing (ASW) to host the first ever Scotland v England Volleyball International at this venue. Our partnership with the ASW grows stronger and stronger, as we all strive to bring opportunities for communities to be involved, at any level within sport.

“Saturday’s international will showcase the best of volleyball talent and we hope to inspire people to be part of a healthier lifestyle and encourage those attending to be part of the volleyball family.”

The event takes place on Saturday 1 June, 5pm at the Perth College UHI Academy of Sport and Wellbeing at the Crieff Road campus. Tickets cost £3.