Posted by Sue Seagroatt
Shaun’s getting married!
Our Juniors water polo training session on Saturday 14th October was the last one before our amazing coach Shaun gets married.
Since starting with Penguin in January, Shaun has been responsible for increasing the number of players training at Uxbridge. He is a tremendous coach with great passion for the game, and he cares deeply about developing each individual child. He never misses a training session, not even in the run up to his wedding.
The photo shows Mickey presenting to Shaun the collection made by the parents of our juniors. This was very kindly organised by Sam, whose efforts in getting children to sign the wedding card were laudable; notably one who signed whilst in the pool!
Shaun has asked me to thank everyone for their generosity, saying he has been ‘completely blown away’, and ‘he still can’t get over it’.
Our best wishes to Shaun and Nicole for their wedding on 24th October.
Sadly Rosario, who was coaching the older/advanced group, had to leave us in the summer.
In his place we are delighted to welcome Aloka Prelis who has had considerable success coaching water polo in Sri Lanka and is excited to become a Penguin. This photo shows him looking pensive at the thought of the challenge ahead!