Key Information

Student Volleyball really does represent the United Nations of student sport, with students from throughout the globe enjoying all levels of volleyball in Scotland.

The Volleyball programme offers something for everyone, from 4-a-side recreational tournaments, to Beach Championships and the long-established SSS Cup for men and women – one of the longest running established competitions in Scottish Volleyball.

Sport Chair: Paul McPate
Contact: p.mcpate@dundee.ac.uk

Governing Body: Scottish Volleyball Association 

Upcoming Volleyball Events

You might want to know…

  • Volleyball was invented in 1895 by William Morgan – it was called Mintonette at that time.

  • Volleyball is the only sport that can be played on grass, sand, in water, indoors and outdoors!

  • An annual refereeing course takes place every October to support teams playing in BUCS competition. All BUCS competition information can be found on the BUCS website

  • The 1st round of the SSS Cup takes place on the first Sunday of February, with the semi-finals and Final the following Sunday.

  • The SSS Beach Championship (& recreational 4v4 tournament) which takes place in June is a great way to wind down after exams and finish the academic year on a high!

Meet your Sports Chairs

Paul McPate

Paul has been Volleyball Chair since 1991 – which really is a life sentence!!

Paul still plays volleyball in his local league in Dundee and had the unique experience of being hosted by the former President of Latvia while playing in a beach volleyball tournament in Latvia in 2008.

Paul’s is the Assistant Director of Sport at the University of Dundee and coaches the University Volleyball Club. The highlight of Paul’s University coaching was a three year period when the University women’s team reached the BUCS Championship Final (2008/09 and 2010/11), with the team winning the BUCS Trophy in the intervening year – an achievement unlikely to be repeated!

Paul remains committed to ensuring that, whatever their level of ability or potential, students can create and enjoy lifetime memories through their involvement with the sport.

Bill Stobie

Bill is the Men’s Volleyball Chair. Stay tuned for more information on Bill!

Sports Development Group

Paul and Bill are supported in their work by the following volunteers:

  • Rowan Johnston – Communications Officer
  • Graeme Spowart – Development Group Member
  • Dale Follows – Recreational Player Representative
  • Nikola Zlatev – Workforce Officer

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