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Sunday, 19 February 2017 18:00

A Riga Winning weekend

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This weekend saw Riga host four NVL games at Alan Higgs Centre.  Saturday both teams played Darkstar Derbyshire and on Sunday Riga ladies played Tameside and Riga Men Sunderland City Predators.  It was a weekend with all to play for at a crucial point in the season.

Sunday, 22 January 2017 21:07

Men's NVL new kit!

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The Mens National League team looking good in their new kit! A very generous donation from Club President Zano has enabled us to get the men a new kit in club colours! The men are also on the hunt for new players - see article below for more details. #goriga

Sunday, 22 January 2017 20:59

West Midlands Ladies new kit

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The West Midlands ladies looking good in their new kit! A very generous donation from Club President Zano has enabled us to get the ladies a new kit and so far it is proving lucky with the ladies beating Uni of Birmingham in it twice! #goriga

Saturday, 21 January 2017 12:24

Mens team open training - looking for new players

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Thinking about a return to Volleyball for 2017?  Riga men's National League team are looking for new players and holding an open training session on Thursday 26th January at Bablake School in Coventry from 8-10pm for anyone interested.  The session is FREE to attend.

Riga ladies hosted Wombourne this weekend in the next round of the Volleyball England National Cup.  Riga ladies got off to a non-steady start with a run of service errors in a row - fortunately mirrored by Wombourne!  Eventually the ladies began to find their form.  Pass from stand-in libero Jackie saw Sophie able to distribute the ball well with attacks from Bella and Marcela.  Strong serving from Mim put Riga nicely ahead.  A double substitution saw Clare and Alex join the fray at 23-14.  Clare served two aces and then set to Alex to enable her to clinch the winning point - what a double substitution!

Thursday, 20 October 2016 07:01

West Mids women win season opener

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This year’s season for the West Midlands Riga team began with a match against Hereford, last year’s winners of the 2nd division. The first set started with a few difficulties on both sides and ball possession being lost equally, not surprising as half of the Riga players were making their team debut. Half way through the set, Riga was noticeably winning back confidence and 2 great series of serves by Clare and Alysia put pressure on Hereford. With Riga building up their game and landing some good attacks, the set was won 25-21.

Friday, 14 October 2016 21:19

Riga fight to five against Darkstar

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After the 'short' 50 mile trip (depressingly, the closest away game of the season by some distance!), Riga started the match well. The first set was decided relatively early when at 11-11 Bella hit a cross-court spike to bring herself to the service line. This produced a run of 4 points for Riga from some great covering by Alex and attack wins for Mim and Clare. Strong blocking from Sylwia and Alex took Riga further ahead and as Derby threatened a recovery, an ace from Slywia sealed the set for Riga. 

The West Midlands ladies team played Uni of Birmingham last Thursday in the Plate semi-final.  It was end to end stuff in an epic 5 setter with Riga finally coming out on top to win 3-2 (19-17) in the fifth and see Riga claim their spot in the final.

The final will be held on Saturday 4 June at 2.30pm at Dudley Evolve against Birmingham Mets.  The girls would love loads of Club supporters to go along and cheer them on.   #goriga

Some pics and videos of the semi-final are available on the Riga facbook page - www.facebook.com/rigavolleyball

On the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death the ladies host Newcastle Staffs in the final game of this season.  In fair Alan Higgs, where we lay our scene, the two teams met and in the warm up were both alike in dignity.  Powered on by a Purple play list in honour of Prince.

This weekend the ladies travelled to local team Birmingham in their penultimate game of the season.  A win for Birmingham would see them promoted to Division 1 for next season so it was sure to be a tough game for the ladies.   However, earlier in the season Riga had been one of the only teams to beat Birmingham so it was all to play for!

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