Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

TN Squads off to a Volley Super Start; VOLLEYBALL

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

TN Squads off to a Volley Super Start; VOLLEYBALL

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REIGNING champions Team Northumbria picked up where they left off last season with a blistering display of top-class volleyball.

The club is home to the leading men's and women's Super 8s rosters and both squads took two wins from two to seal their reputations as pre-season favourites to add another clean sweep of domestic titles. TN's men completed a stunning weekend's work with a hard-fought 3-1 Super 8s win against rivals Shef-field Hallam.

The women wrapped up their weekend road trip with a straightsets win against Team South Wales. Head coach Dave Goodchild said: "It was the first two league games of the season for the guys so I was pleased to win both.

"Nathan (French) is still injured so there was an opportunity for the younger guys to go in and they played really well."

"Once we started to serve well the game became a lot easier for us and we put Sheffield under pressure they did not have an answer for.

"Peter Bakare, in particular, has had a really good weekend. …

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