Wapping has had a team in the highest London Leagues since 2009.
It’s a competitive and friendly team coached by Federica Ferreti and run by Renato.
Wapping Wildcats Men’s got to London Premier in 2015/2016, reaching a 5th place and staying on that division, after being in Div2 in 2013.
Season 2016/2017 brought new players, mainly beach volleyball players that live around London to join and make it a very strong squad. We manage to crunch gold and win the league despite 3 losses along the way and finally dethroning Flaming Six Aces after 3 consecutive league wins.
Season 2017/2018 saw one of our most experienced players leaving the team, Enrico S. Nevertheless we got new players like Neal, Sarunas and Luciano, mainly beach volleyball players still 🙂 We did a very good season and only lost 1 match. Nevertheless that was not enough to win the league and we came second with the same points as the winners, London Lynx.
Season 2018/2019 ended with Wapping Wildcats finish in 3rd and being the only team in the league defeating the league winner. That was achieved despite losing a few more fellow members of the team such as Phillip (going back to home country USA), Ivan, Aldo and Francesco. Nevertheless we saw Mark Konto (setter) joining us after a long break without playing, as well Federico (middle) and Kevin (middle).
Season 2019/2020 looks promising despite losing again a couple of members like Bruno and Mark Konto. Nevertheless we see an old face, Mark B (opposite) and a couple of new faces like our setter Matt U (coming all the way from Nottingham) and Edvinas S to bring as back to the top of the league.
Mulberry School for Girls
When: Thursday 20.00-22.00
Where: Mulberry School for Girls
Richard Street Off Commercial Road
London, E1 2JP
(Entrance at Anthony St, between Tesco and a Lloyds branch)
Nearest tube stations:
Whitechapel (District Line) – 800m
Shadwell (DLR and Overground) – 500m