Punch is one of the biggest student volleyball clubs in the Netherlands. At the moment Punch consists of 13 man's teams and 13 women's teams and 70 members who don't play volleyball for this year (also known as BL' en). These BL' en can still join all the activities but they can't compete in the national Nevobo competition.
Our training takes place on the Monday and Wednesday from 18:00 to 24:00. We train at two different locations: the TOPdeskhal and the Unit Sport. To be allowed to train you will have to be in possession of a sX subscription which can be bought at X (the sportscentre of the TU Delft). Teams train once or twice a week depending on their volleyball level.
The members who compete in the competition (also known as CL' en) compete in the regional competition varying from third division to fourth class. Normally the matches are played on Friday evening or Saturday in the afternoon. However some other clubs might play on different days.
It is not uncommon for 8 teams to play on a single day at X (sportcentre TU Delft), which means that it is a pleasant bustle and you can also take a look at the other teams playing. The away games are played in the surroundings of Delft. After a nice team meal either the bus, tram, train or, for the lucky ones, a car is used to get to the match on time.
At one o'clock X (sportcentre TU Delft) closes. Luckily Punch has their own location to keep the fun going. This is a bar on the Brabantse Turfmarkt 9. Here we can continue until 4 o'clock and even then some of our members continue the fun in a bar somewhere in the city centre.
Although volleyball is the main purpose that Punch exists there is a lot more to do. There are multiple committees that organize activities such as BBQ's, a ball, and a weekend with all the Punchers to get to know each other. But there is also a committee that runs our own bar and organizes a lot of special parties such as Oktoberfest.
The activities having to do with volleyball are organized by the ToKo, Bootcamp and the XTC. Every year the XTC is busy with preparing a big outdoors grass volleybal tournament which takes place somewhere in June. The Bootcamp organizes a day full of volleyball trainings and clinics in November. The ToKo on the other hand is busy with more smaller activities, for example the practice match day, and a new years tournament. Then there is the PPK who make the society paper called "Konvo" which they release 5 times a year to keep the members up to date to all the useful information and gossip. Last but not least there is the CIA, they are in charge of the website and keep it up to date. These are the biggest committees but there are even more.
The technical committee (TK) are in charge of all the technical policies. At the start of the season they make the teams and will look at you to decide what your level of play is. If there are any questions you have for them just send an email to the Board.
Each year there are 5 enthusiastic Punchers who put there education on a hold for a year. Together they do all the administrative functions. If you have any questions about Punch they will be happy to answer them for you either via mail or in person on the Brabantse Turfmarkt 9.