Poppy McLaughlin and Paulina Machalikova have been selected to represent Bournemouth University at the Volleyball England (VE) Beach Student Cup in Croyde.

Poppy and Paulina were both part of the very successful Bournemouth University women’s indoor volleyball team, who finished 3rd in the British University and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Championship.  They will now look to move their talents to the beach side of the game and try to emulate their success outdoors.  The VE Beach Student Cup is the premier beach volleyball competition for students in the UK and attracts approximately 100 teams each year. BU have a rich tradition in the tournament; with the men’s team having won 2 of the past 3 years and the women regularly finishing within the top 10.

Poppy McLaughlin said – “I’m looking forward to my last beach student cup competition. It’ll be a good test of my volleyball training playing in the windy conditions of Croyde!”