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New committee members
Oct 2, 2009, 4:35 pm

We're pleased to welcome two new members to the Club's Committee: Jenny Austin takes over as Registration Secretary and Vicky Miller has stepped into our new Child Welfare Officer role.

The Committee would like to thank Rebecca Fraser, our former Registration Secretary, who has left Penguin to move abroad.


Ladies 1st team water polo round up after first National League weekend
Oct 2, 2009, 4:27 pm

Our first game of the women's National League season was a good old London derby against Otter A. We made history in this game since, despite numerous shots at goal and their goalie saving all but six, we didn’t get a single major foul. This is a first and a nice little stat for the history books!  (Penguin won 6-2)

Our second opponents were Liverpool A. They provided a good taster of the high-level water polo we'll be facing when we head to the Europeans in December. Again great discipline all round with only five kick outs - pretty impressive against such a tough team. However the scoreline reflects that more hard work is needed in the pool over the next few weeks. (Lost 14-3)

Third game on the Sunday was against another top team – Manchester A. Our tactic was to shut down the counters as much as possible. We did this to perfection in the first two quarters but then lack of fitness started to take its toll, although discipline remained strong with only three major fouls across the match. (Lost 9–2)

The next National League weekend is in Corby on the 17/18th October where we will meet Sheffield, ranked third in the National League. No pressure then!


Euro Water Polo League semis and finals on TV on Friday and Saturday
May 11, 2010, 1:49 pm

This semi finals and finals of the Water Polo Euro League will be shown on TV this Friday and Saturday.

The games are being shown at different times, some live and some recorded highlights so check the channels and times at:
British Eurosport - http://tv.eurosport.co.uk/
Eurosport - http://tv.eurosport.com/tvhome.shtml


First up on Friday 14 May are the beaten finalists from last year, Italy’s Pro Recco against six time winners Partizan Raiffeisen from Serbia (actual game starts at 17.00 GMT).

The second semi final is the reigning champions Primorac from Montenegro against Jug Croatia who were third last year (actual game starts at 19.00 GMT).

The bronze medal play-off is on Saturday 15 May, actual match time 17.00 GMT, followed by the final at 19.00 GMT.


Penguin get off to a cracking start in the British Water Polo League
Sep 16, 2010, 6:38 pm

BWPL logoPenguin Men took three comfortable wins at the first weekend of action in Division 1 of the British Water Polo League at Ponds Forge on 11 and 12 September 2010.

Our boys beat Invicta 14-8, Welsh Wanderers 16-10 and Sutton and Cheam 19-8.  A great way to start the season.


Women's first team round up from Corby...
Oct 20, 2009, 1:06 pm

This past weekend saw us take on Sheffield who came third in the National League last year. After finding ourselves 8-1 down after the 2nd quarter, we needed to dig deep in self belief to bring us back into the game. Sadly it was not meant to be this time around and we lost 13-8.

The second game against Liverpool B was our most controlled play of the season. We executed the coach’s game plan to perfection and came away with an 8-1 victory.

The next National League weekend on 14th Nov in Loughborough sees us taking on Manchester B. If we win this game we'll be placed 4th which would put us in the top half when the league splits, and we would qualify for the British Championships next year.


Penguin Ladies finish second in the British Championships
Feb 20, 2010, 9:33 pm

Penguin women second in British Champs 2010Penguin had a cracking weekend in Manchester at the British Championships, taking on the best of the best and finishing second overall.

There were a few new faces in the team as our Captain, Gloria Armstrong, was missing as were other players from our National League line-up due to injury or work commitments. Thank you to everyone who stepped in.

Our first match on Saturday was against the National League title holders and last year’s finalists, Liverpool. The game was a real thriller -- with just 10 seconds remaining on the clock, Penguin leveled the score 9-9 to take the game into extra time. With only two minutes remaining in extra time we scored, securing our place in the final next day where we would take on the defending champions, Manchester.

Manchester is home to the UK’s center of excellence in water polo so we were facing a team comprising most of the GB squad players. Penguin executed the coach’s game plan to perfection and managed to shut down Manchester’s counter attack from the first quarter. The game was closely fought but Manchester secured victory by the narrowest of margins thanks to a deciding goal in the closing minutes. Final score 8-7, giving Penguin second place.

Well done Penguin!

Read the match report for the final on the British Swimming website.

Penguin First Team:
Back row (L-R): Charlotte Hanson, Frankie Snell, Lorelle Dooley, Balazs Kis (Coach), Claire Martin, Alina White, Morgen-Rae Graham
Front Row: Rebecca Grace (Captain), Nora Benko, Melinda Menczinger, Rachel Bull, Tasja Botha, Marta Tufet, Eleanor Thomson

 


Men's First Team - results from second British League weekend
Sep 28, 2010, 8:51 am

BWPL logoPlaying in the second weekend of the British League at Sheffield our Men's First Team got off to a great start with a 16-11 win over Rotherham.

Our next match against Manchester was tougher and we narrowly lost 7-9. In our thrid game Lancaster also proved stronger and took the win 9-12.

The next round of matches at Cardiff International Pool on 9th and 10th October will be crucial in determining the top five/bottom five split for the second half of the season. We are handily placed to make the top five.


Disappointing results in the Men's National League
Dec 9, 2009, 1:46 pm

Penguin's 28-year unbroken run in Division One of the Men’s National League is under threat after we lost to Portobello and Invicta at Lancaster this weekend and finished the main competitive season in ninth place.

This means we face a play-off at Loughborough University next Saturday (12 December at 4pm in Loughborough) against our great London rivals, Polytechnic who are runners-up in Division Two.

Penguin started the Lancaster weekend above the relegation zone but an 11-15 defeat by Portabello and a crushing 17-3 loss to Invicta pushed us down the table.


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