Post by Sue Seagroatt
A great time was had by all at our Juniors end of term tournament and party in Uxbridge.
For the fun tournament, our five teams were captained by Hollie Maidment, Max Jensen, Michael Seagroatt, David Reynard and Matyi Molnar. The teams were mixed ages and abilities, and the competition was closely fought. It was good to see the older players looking after the recently-joined younger members. Max’s team was victorious.
At the party afterwards there were awards:
Jack Petchey Award for November 2015: David Reynard
Most Improved Young Player Sept-Dec 2015: Abelardo Cardenas
2nd Most Improved Young Player Sept-Dec 2015: Ramsey Hammoutene
Most Improved Older Player Sept-Dec 2015: Samir Garnie
Best Newcomer Sept-Dec 2015: Amber Restall
| David Reynard receiving the
Jack Petchey Award from
And there was cake!
A big thank you to Paul Bryan for his tireless support organising and coaching, and Sue Burch for helping out with admin.
Stephen Baker has been away for all but the first session this term, recovering slowly from surgery on his shoulder; we wish him a speedy recovery and hope he will be fully recovered early in the New Year.
Our thanks to Claudio Palumbo for trekking from South London to Uxbridge by public transport every Saturday to coach. We are also fortunate to have had coaching help from Dariusz Kadziak and John Nikolovski. Claudio and Dariusz could not attend the last session as they were away coaching the Under-14 Girls London Team, in Walsall. This team went on to win the Inter Regional Tournament – great coaching!
Our Juniors provision has benefitted from the Sport England London Water Polo Coaching Scheme and we thank Mark Burgess of London Swimming for agreeing to this.