Varsity 2018 round up: Day 3 – Badminton, Volleyball & Basketball

By Sonny Snelling & Sean Mcpolin

CCCU trailed UKC heading into day 4 of Varsity with a lot of points on the line. 

C4 badminton started the day with volleyball and basketball to follow.


CCCU were unlucky in their opening games as UKC started the day of superbly, comfortably winning their men’s and women’s singles.

The struggles continued for CCCU into the doubles as Kent carried on their fine form and won the doubles.

However, there was some controversy as a UKC player turned up almost an hour late, much to the dissatisfaction of the C4 team. There was also allegations of points fixing from a Kent point keeper but nothing was confirmed.

A solid effort for the Christ Church family, but UKC were stronger on the day.



The Women’s Volleyball team played some amazing stuff throughout their five-game thriller with Kent.

They took the first game after a dominant display but lost the following two.

It looked as if Kent were going to ease to a 1-3 win as they had a 9 point lead with the scores at 16-24 and Kent needing one point.


Some phenomenal volleyball and heart in mouth action saw CCCU battle back in the fourth game and WIN 26-24.

The support of coach David and the crowd definitely played its part, but the spirit shown by the C4 girls was incredible.

Heading into the final and deciding game Christ Church took an early lead through their incredible momentum. Unfortunately, they couldn’t sustain it and UKC mounted a fight back to win the final game and the match 3-2.


With the C4 girls unlucky to lose their match and the Varsity point, the C4 lads were making no mistake with their match.

They dominated the match from started to finish and humiliated UKC in a 3-0 whitewash.

The two teams were a class apart as some vicious spikes from the CCCU men were too hot to handle for the Kent players, one even rocketed off a UKC head.



CCCU won their second point of the day thanks to a dominant performance from the CCCU Women’s basketball team.

One to watch Zita Mendes was on fire for the Christ Church team and ghosted past the static UKC players all game.

A great performance from the whole team saw them take an early lead and stay in front for the whole game.


The game and point were wrapped up with an outstanding half-court shot from Mendes on the buzzer.

Make sure to take a look at it below…

The men’s team were not as fortunate losing 64-41.

UKC were a very strong opponent and overpowered C4 the court.

Sam Bignell was gutted after the game.


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Sonny Snelling

Sonny is a third year multimedia journalism student and Sports Editor for Unified. He hopes to one day have a career in Sports journalism having written for the Daily Mail, Mail Online and Kent Messenger.

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