About Us

We are the Junior section of Winchester Eagles Volleyball Club, a friendly / fun Volleyball club based in the heart of Hampshire for all ages and standards, male or female. The junior section is focused on Under 14s and trains Saturday mornings at Winchester Sport and Leisure Park, Bar End between 9:00 – 10:00am. We are also looking to grow into other junior age groups, so please get in contact with us.

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Saffi Mant


Saffi is a teacher, coach, player and parent. At school PE was her favourite subject and since then has worked hard to achieve GCSE’s, A levels and a BSc in Sport Studies, topped up with a PGCE in Secondary Education at Southampton University. Saffi has coached since the age of 16, where she assisted trampolining sessions and later qualified to run her own sessions. She has led after school clubs in a variety of sports, taught secondary PE and more recently headed up a primary school PE department, giving her a wealth of experience in coaching and teaching all ages. Saffi enjoys all sports, but over the years has developed a real passion for Volleyball as an experienced coach and player and now has been appointed Head Coach at Winchester Eagles. Saffi is very excited about the developing the Junior aspect for Winchester Eagles and is looking forward to meeting and welcoming young players into the club.


Angie Bonci Marchant

Welfare Officer

With a volleyball career spanning over more than 30 years, Angelica (Angie) Bonci Marchant is excited to embark on her role as Welfare Club Officer for the Winchester Eagles Juniors.
Having joined the Winchester Eagles Volleyball Club in 2013, Angie has been playing for the club in the SADVA and HVA leagues, as well as in various tournaments, whilst playing for the Team Southampton ladies’ squad in the National Volleyball League.
Drawing on her multi-year experience of working with children both in sports and educational settings, Angie will ensure that the welfare of young people is always at the forefront of the club’s practice, that Volleyball England safeguarding policies are strictly adhered to and that all coaches adopt a child-focused and inclusive approach where all children can thrive.


Andy Mackay

Junior Development Officer

Andy was fortunate to start playing volleyball at school, purely because one PE teacher had a passion for the game. This early experience helped Andy develop as a Middle Blocker and subsequently whilst at Loughborough University enabled selection to play for Loughborough Students and represent GB students. Playing competitively continued after university where Andy played for Solent, a Southampton based club in National League Div 1. Andy has been playing for Winchester Eagles Mens and Mixed teams for the last 11 years, where he is an active member of the committee, Men’s captain and recently appointed as the Junior Development Officer. Andy is looking forward to enabling an environment for Juniors in the Winchester area to experience Volleyball early so they too can enjoy playing.