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Frankie makes us proud in Eindhoven
Jan 30, 2012, 6:57 pm

GB WomenOur congratulations to Penguin Frankie Snell who was top goal scorer for the GB Women in their nail-biting victory over old rivals Germany in the European Water Polo Championships in Eindhoven.

Read the full report on the British Swimming website.



Super 5s results
Jan 30, 2012, 6:45 pm

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Last weekend (21/22 January) Penguin men's and women's first teams both played at Manchester in matches televised by Sky Sports.

For the men it was the finale of the League and we were always going to find it tough after three months without regular training sessions at Shell. We went down 6-14 to Portabello and faced an even more crushing defeat 7-22 to Lancaster, not helped by the dismissal of Attila Banhidy early on for misconduct. But our successes earlier in the season gave us third place in the League and we can look ahead to the British Championships on the weekend of 4/5 February.

It was the penultimate weekend of the women's competition and, like the men, the reduced water time for training hadn't been the best preparation for Penguin Emperors. In our first game we were just edged out by Otter, 8-7, in an exciting London derby. Otter raced into a 4-0 lead in the first quarter but we fought back and gradually recovered to level at 5-5 in the third before losing out in the final stages.

Our second game was also close-run with Manchester taking the win 2-4.

Going into the final weekend at Cardiff on 10/11 February we are currently in fourth overall and well positioned for a place in the British Championships in March.

Sky Sports will be screening highlights from the Manchester games in a one hour “Match of the Day”-style programme on five occasions. Provisional dates:
• 5 March Sky Sports 2 18.00
• 5 March Sky Sports 2 21.00
• 6 March Sky Sports 4 00.30
• 6 March Sky Sports 3 09.00
• 6 March Sky Sports 4 15.00

Fundraising update
Nov 22, 2011, 10:07 pm

Penguin 90th anniversary logoTo date we have raised just over £1,500 for Club funds. About £800 of this came from the sponsored 'Channel' Relay Swim from which we also donated a fabulous £800 to Sport Relief.

Sincere thanks to everyone who has supported us.

Click here if you'd like to make a donation or pledge towards our '£90 for 90' fundraising appeal.

Men's Super 5s
Nov 15, 2011, 2:45 pm

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Penguin men travelled to Lancaster for their first Super 5s weekend (12/13 November).

First match against Manchester saw us beaten convincingly, 14-6. Next up was Cheltenham who had stormed through the divisional phase undefeated, so this promised to be a tough game. However, inspired by seven-goal Attila Banhidy and Gergo Szabo, who scored five, we somehow managed to hang on for victory 16-14, despite conceding 18 majors and having to play a man down for four minutes in the final period following a brutality offence.


Join us on Twitter
Jul 31, 2012, 8:58 am

We're now on Twitter - follow the link on the homepage to follow us there!

Frankie's October blog
Nov 5, 2011, 5:29 pm

Frankie in the gymWeights, wrestling, Penguin men and girls on film ...in her October blog Frankie reports on her grueling land training regime, celebrates Penguin men's win over Lancaster, and shares the GB Team's experiences in China via her video diary.


New Facebook page - please 'like' us!
Oct 30, 2011, 10:53 am

We have a shiny new Facebook page! Follow the link below and click 'Like' to stay up to date with all our news, share comments and post photos etc.

Penguin Emperors safely through to the Super 5s
Oct 27, 2011, 9:26 am

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Penguin Emperors closed the first phase of the season at Watford Woodside (22/23 October) in a solid third place that secures our position in the new Super 5s.

Opening an intense weekend (three games in less than 20 hours!) was a match against Liverpool B. In a game that will be judged more for its shocking referring decisions than the action in the water, we ended up coachless and missing two players for three majors!
Nonetheless we won convincingly 15-2, with almost every member of the team getting on the score sheet.

The Penguin attack showed a different side when we faced the League leader, Liverpool A, without a coach. They opened with a thundering 4-0 lead, immediately making things tough for us. While our zone defence improved, our static attack left the way clear for too many counter-attacks by the fast Liverpool girls. The final score of 11-3 doesn't properly do justice to a game that would have been more balanced had we taken advantage of own counter-attacks and extra men.
Our weekend closed with a trickier-than-anticipated match against Sheffield, not least because energy levels for a good part of the team were still depleted from the previous day. During the first two quarters we failed to capitalise on a number of opportunities to score from attack, and a missed penalty. Then a defensive distraction gave a temporary advantage to Sheffield. But we woke up in the second half and a strong improvement in extra men that progressively got smoother and smoother took us to an 8-2 victory.

A fair conclusion to a good first part of the season for the Emperors.

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