Waterpolo update Thursday 21st June 2018

Congratulations to Louie Stephens, Jack Knight, Ben Turner and Toby Chilcot on your selection for the Welsh Team for the 2003 Inter Regional Competition taking place in Liverpool Aquatics Centre in 30th June – 1st July.

Please check the waterpolo club calendar for training times and match times and venues. The calendar has been updated with meet times and postcodes/names of away pools. http://www.newportswimmingclub.co.uk/calendar/

The Junior 2002 and Senior 1st teams travelled to Teignmouth to play Newton Abbot in the lido on Saturday. Our very young junior team played a fantastic game against a very strong older team. The game ended 19 11. The Seniors played a closely fought game ending 14 12 to the home team. Thank you to the players and families for your commitment and support in travelling to the match.

This Saturday our 2002 team take on Welsh Wanderers, 5,30pm following Junior Training at home.

RTC is on as usual at Newport and Carmarthen; details have been emailed to those who attend.

Kit can be ordered from https://store.waterpoloshop.com/collections/team-kit-re-orders/bespoke-made-to-order+h2otogs?page=4 The kit is made to order so may take a few weeks to arrive.

Please follow the club on Twitter @NewportWPolo https://twitter.com/NewportWPolo

If you know of any potential players who are good swimmers please ask them to contact us at conwaterpolo+admin@gmail.com

If you need any further information please contact me via email at conwaterpolo+admin@gmail.com

Waterpolo update Wednesday 9th May 2018

Thursday evening Seniors 1st travelled to Aberdare pool to play Cwm Draig in the knock out cup. We won after finishing the game 17 17 Newport won 4 2 on penalties, a special mention for Ewan for fantastic goal keeping! Here is the match report from captain, James Farror:

‘We played our second game of the week last night, a handicap cup fixture away to local rivals Cwm Draig in Aberdare. This was a very different match. The handicap cup sees teams from across the divisions of the league face off on a knockout basis. A handicap is determined before the game based on previous result between the teams and their respective league standings, giving one of the teams a head-start. Cwm Draig, who play in the division below us, were given a 14-0 head-start which we ultimately managed to match, with the game ended 17 all. A penalty shoot-out was needed to separate the teams, with Newport winning 4-2. We owed the win largely to our 18 year old goalkeeper, Iwan Edwards, who pulled off three saves in the shootout, as well as one in normal time.

We now travel to one of the powerhouses of British water polo - Cheltenham - for our next league match on Sunday 13 May.’

We have changes to the usual training schedule, see the calendar.

RTC is on as usual at Newport and Carmarthen; details have been emailed to those who attend.

Please check the waterpolo club calendar for training times and match times and venues. The calendar has been updated with meet times and postcodes/names of away pools. http://www.newportswimmingclub.co.uk/calendar/

Kit can be ordered from https://store.waterpoloshop.com/collections/team-kit-re-orders/bespoke-made-to-order+h2otogs?page=4 The kit is made to order so may take a few weeks to arrive.

Please follow the club on Twitter @NewportWPolo https://twitter.com/NewportWPolo

If you know of any potential players who are good swimmers please ask them to contact us at conwaterpolo+admin@gmail.com

If you need any further information please contact me via email at conwaterpolo+admin@gmail.com

Waterpolo Update Wednesday 2nd May 2018

We had a very busy weekend of waterpolo, here is a roundup of the matches.

Thursday evening Seniors 1st travelled to Frome and had a convincing win 17 8!

Friday evening Senior 2nds travelled to Bath University and lost 11 5, a score which  doesn’t reflect the quality of play from our Newport team.

Saturday afternoon our youngest team the 2002s travelled to Bristol. The team suffered defeat to Bristol 36 6. It should be noted that our team of just 7 players showed outstanding perseverance, resilience and commitment. A special mention to Abbie who was playing her first ever match and stayed in the outfield for the whole game. Well done to Harry for taking on goal in the 4th quarter and facing penalties and saving goals. The whole squad – Ben T, Louie, Nyxon, Toby, Ben W, Harry and Abbie deserve a mention for their fantastic team work.

Unfortunately Saturday afternoon Cwm Draig cancelled the 2000 Junior match that was due to be played away at home. We are working with the Welsh league to try to ensure that fixtures go ahead and players get opportunities to play.

Sunday afternoon the 2002s played Exeter at home and lost 24 8, the team from Saturday were joined by Jack, Devin and Dean. Well done to all of the players, as spectators we can see you developing and going from strength to strength.

The weekend was rounded off by the senior 1sts playing Exeter the game started well with Newport leading 10 5 at half time, the second half saw Exeter fight back to take the game form Newport 15 14.

This week we have just one match, our Senior 1st take on Cwm Draig in the KO cup at Sobell Leisure Centre Thursday evening. Cwm Draig have started to promote the match via their twitter feed, please keep tweeting and retweeting our club posts and posts by players and parents.

We have changes to the usual training schedule, see the calendar.

RTC is on as usual at Newport and Carmarthen; details have been emailed to those who attend.

Sunday morning is clinic at Cardiff; details have been emailed to those who attend.

Please check the waterpolo club calendar for training times and match times and venues. The calendar has been updated with meet times and postcodes/names of away pools. We have a very busy few weeks ahead with training and matches across the ages in Welsh and Bristol & West Leagues, please check the calendar on the website to keep up to date. http://www.newportswimmingclub.co.uk/calendar/

KIT – I have had responses from 2 people for kit so far, we need 5 pieces to be order to avoid an additional £25 surcharge payment. Please email me at conwaterpolo+admin@gmail.com if you would like kit, if you email name, size and what you require I am happy to put the order together and give you my bank details to pay for the items ordered. Please use the link below to check items and sizes.

Kit can be ordered from https://store.waterpoloshop.com/collections/team-kit-re-orders/bespoke-made-to-order+h2otogs?page=4 The kit is made to order so may take a few weeks to arrive.

We have been actively promoting our club, players and waterpolo on twitter. Please follow the club on Twitter @NewportWPolo https://twitter.com/NewportWPolo

It was wonderful to see new junior players at training last week, we have also had a few enquiries from potential junior players; please keep promoting the sport and our club so we can grow and go from strength to strength! If you know of any potential players who are good swimmers please ask them to contact us at conwaterpolo+admin@gmail.com

If you need any further information please contact me via email at conwaterpolo+admin@gmail.com

Regards

Robyn

Waterpolo Update Wednesday 25th April 2018

Congratulations to the Senior 2nds team for a convincing win at home last Saturday!

Newport 18 South Gloucester 11

Unfortunately Cwm Draig cancelled the 2000 Junior match that was due to be played away at Porth on Saturday.

This week we have upcoming matches for our Senior 1st, Senior 2nd, Junior 2000 and Junior 2002 teams. Senior 1st travel to Frome Thursday night, Senior 2nds travel to Bath University Friday night, Junior 2002s travel to Hengrove pool in Bristol on Saturday, our Junior 2000s play Cwm Draig at home on Saturday, The weekend is rounded off by the Senior 1sts and Junior 2002s playing Exeter at home on Sunday!

There will still be training on Saturday for Juniors and Seniors as well as an additional training session for Juniors on Sunday. The Newport Marathon is taking place on Sunday; here is a link to road closure and opening times http://newportwalesmarathon.co.uk/road-closures/ Looking at the maps access should be available from the M4 J24.

Please check the waterpolo club calendar for training times and match times and venues. The calendar has been updated with meet times and postcodes/names of away pools. We have a very busy few weeks ahead with training and matches across the ages in Welsh and Bristol & West Leagues, please check the calendar on the website to keep up to date. http://www.newportswimmingclub.co.uk/calendar/

Thank you to everyone for your support and patience as we are all getting used to the new email addresses etc. We have been asked where to purchase club trunks and costumes, here is a link to the website which makes our team kit https://store.waterpoloshop.com/collections/team-kit-re-orders/bespoke-made-to-order+h2otogs?page=4 The kit is made to order so may take a few weeks to arrive.

We have been actively promoting our club, players and waterpolo on twitter. Please follow the club on Twitter @NewportWPolo https://twitter.com/NewportWPolo

We would love to bring more junior players into training and the teams. If you know of any potential players who are good swimmers please ask them to contact us at conwaterpolo+admin@gmail.com

If you need any further information please contact me via email at conwaterpolo+admin@gmail.com

Regards

Robyn

Waterpolo Update Thursday 19th April 2018

Congratulations to the six boys who competed in the National Age Group competitions in Manchester last weekend, it was a fantastic weekend of waterpolo.

Toby S captained the 2000 team which included Luke T and Ollie C. The team had a fantastic tournament winning each match and reaching the final which they won! https://twitter.com/Swim_England/status/985197583671930880

Ben T, Jack K and Toby C played in the 2002 team, all boys were playing above their age. The team had a great competition winning their first two matches and only losing their last game to a very strong team. Well done boys you played brilliantly!

This week we have upcoming matches for our 2nds and 2000 teams. 2000s are away to Cwm Draig on Saturday. Junior training is Sunday 1pm - 2.30pm followed by the 2nds match against South Gloucester.

Please check the waterpolo club calendar for training times and match times and venues. We have a very busy few weeks ahead with training and matches across the ages in Welsh and Bristol & West Leagues, please check the calendar on the website to keep up to date. http://www.newportswimmingclub.co.uk/calendar/

We have been actively promoting our club, players and waterpolo on twitter. Please follow the club on Twitter @NewportWPolo  https://twitter.com/NewportWPolo

We would love to bring more junior players into training and the teams. If you know of any potential players who are good swimmers please ask them to contact us at conwaterpolo+admin@gmail.com

Swim England are collecting views on how the Inter Regional and National Age Group competition could be organised, take part in the survey at http://www.swimming.org/waterpolo/junior-competition-surveys/

If you need any further information please contact me via email at conwaterpolo+admin@gmail.com

Regards

Robyn

Water Polo Update 9th April 2018

Congratulations to six of our Newport Players who are playing in the National Ages Groups Tournament in Manchester this weekend - Toby S, Ollie C and Luke T are playing in the 2000s and Ben T, Jack K and Toby C in the 2002s - good luck boys!

14th Apr, Sat             No Training Swimming Gala

14th Apr, Sat             U19 (2000) Boys NAGs Finals (Manchester)

15th Apr, Sun             U17 (2002) Boys NAGs Finals (Manchester)

18th Apr, Wed            20.00 - 22.00, Seniors Training

20th Apr, Fri              20.30 - 22.00, Seniors Training

21st Apr, Sat               No Training Swimming Gala

21st Apr, Sat               2000's V Cwm Draig - Away - 5:00pm

22nd Apr, Sun            Junior Training 1:00 to 2:30

22nd Apr, Sun            2nds V South Gloucester - Home - 2:30pm

Water Polo Update 28th March 2018

Well done to Luke and Ollie who played for Wales in the recent EU Nations Tournament. The whole tournament was televised live through YOUTUBE and provided a lot of great entertainment. The Welsh Team came 10th in the Tournament overall and 2nd of the British Home Nations, finishing behind England, but beating Ireland and Scotland.

The Juniors have training on Saturday this week.

Seniors train on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday this week.

There is no RTC this Friday.

If you recall that we asked how to reclaim the cost for the Clinic which was cancelled earlier this year. Swim Wales have confirmed that we should stop our standing order for next month (April) then re-start it for the month after (May). Please remember to restart your standing order for May.

The Water Polo Section meeting is scheduled for Saturday 31st March at 4.30PM. A part of this meeting is to set up a Sub-Committee of the main Club Committee to run the Water Polo section moving forward, please be ready to volunteer to take on roles within the committee.

Below is the diary, I hope it all makes it clear to understand:

28th Mar, Wed           20.00 - 22.00, Seniors Training

30th Mar, Fri              20.30 - 22.00, Seniors Training

31st Mar, Sat               16.00 – 17.30, Junior Training

                                    16.30, Water Polo Section Meeting

                                    17.30 – 19.00, Senior Training

4th Apr, Wed              20.00 - 22.00, Seniors Training

6th Apr, Fri                 20.30 - 22.00, Seniors Training

7th Apr, Sat                 14.30 – 16.30, Welsh Junior Men Swim Set, Swansea

                                     16.00 – 17.30, Junior Training

                                     17.30 – 19.00, Senior Training

8th Apr, Sun                 11.00 – 14.00, Swim Wales Water Polo Clinic, Cardiff

                                      11.00 – 12.00, Academy at Clinic

11th Apr, Wed                20.00 - 22.00, Seniors Training

That is all for now, if there are any questions, please do let me know, or indeed, if you note that I have made another silly mistake, then please do tell me so that I can put it right.

Water Polo Update 21st March 2018

Good luck to Ollie Chilcott and Luke Turner who travel to Prague this week to represent Wales in the U18 EU Nations Cup. Work hard boys, do us proud.

We have training on Saturday this week.

There is RTC in Newport only this Friday.

If you recall that we asked how to reclaim the cost for the Clinic which was cancelled earlier this year. Swim Wales have confirmed that we should stop our standing order for next month (April) then re-start it for the month after (May). Please remember to restart your standing order for May.

The Water Polo Section meeting has been rescheduled for Saturday 31st March at 4.30PM.

The match with Bristol this Sunday has been postponed to Saturday 28th April at 2.30PM, please amend your diary.

The 2000’s age group Welsh League team take on Cwm Draig at away, in Porth, on 21st April and at home on 28th April.

The date for the next round of the BWWPL Presidents Handicap Knock Out Cup, against Cwm Draig, has been agreed as 3rd May in the Sobell Leisure centre in Aberdare.

Below is the diary, I hope it all makes it clear to understand:

21st Mar, Wed           20.00 - 22.00, Seniors Training

23rd Mar, Fri             20.00 - 22.00, RTC in Newport ONLY

24th Mar, Sat            16.00 – 17.30, Junior Training

                                 17.30 – 19.00, Senior Training

28th Mar, Wed          20.00 - 22.00, Seniors Training

30th Mar, Fri            20.30 - 22.00, Seniors Training

31st Mar, Sat             16.00 – 17.30, Junior Training

                                 17.30 – 19.00, Senior Training

4th Apr, Wed            20.00 - 22.00, Seniors Training

That is all for now, if there are any questions, please do let me know, or indeed, if you note that I have made another silly mistake, then please do tell me so that I can put it right.

Water Polo Update 14th March 2018

Good luck to Ben Turner and Jack Knight for the U17 National Age Group tournament this weekend, work hard boys and represent Wales with pride.

We have training on both Saturday and Sunday this week, please make every effort to attend both sessions.

There is RTC at both Newport and Carmarthen this Friday.

If you recall that we asked how to reclaim the cost for the Clinic which was cancelled earlier this year. Swim Wales have confirmed that we should stop our standing order for next month (April) then re-start it for the month after (May). Please remember to restart your standing order for May.

The Water Polo Section meeting has been rescheduled for Saturday 31st March at 4.30PM.

Below is the diary, I hope it all makes it clear to understand:

14th Mar, Wed        20.00 - 22.00, Seniors Training

16th Mar, Fri           20.00 - 22.00, RTC in Newport and Carmarthen

17th Mar, Sat          16.00 – 17.30, Junior Training

                               17.30 – 19.00, Senior Training

18th Mar, Sun          13.00 – 14.30, Junior Training

                                14.30 – 16.00, Seniors Training

21st Mar, Wed         20.00 - 22.00, Seniors Training

23rd Mar, Fri           20.00 - 22.00, RTC in Newport ONLY

24th Mar, Sat          16.00 – 17.30, Junior Training

                                17.30 – 19.00, Senior Training

25th Mar, Sun         10.30 – 12.00, Juniors V Bristol Away

28th Mar, Wed        20.00 - 22.00, Seniors Training

That is all for now, if there are any questions, please do let me know, or indeed, if you note that I have made another silly mistake, then please do tell me so that I can put it right.

 

Weekly Update 7th March 2018

Good Luck to Toby Savidge, Luke Turner and Ollie Chilcott when you represent the Welsh Regional team for the Under 19 age group tournament on 10th March, work hard guys, make us proud.

Also, well done to Luke and Ollie for being selected to represent Wales in the U18 EU Nations Cup in Prague later this month, great effort boys.

The 1sts took on Swindon in the BWWPL Presidents Cup last Wednesday, starting 9 goals down, due to the handicap. Despite this handicap, Newport were able to pull through and won the match 20 – 19 (20 – 10 without the handicap). Cwm Draig in the next round.

There is RTC at both Newport and Carmarthen this Friday.

There is training this weekend, on Saturday, Juniors from 4 – 5.30, Seniors 5.30 – 7.

For those who regularly attend the Swim Wales Welsh Water Polo Clinic, we are waiting to hear from Swim Wales how we claim back our fees for the cancelled Clinic last weekend, as soon as we hear, we will send it the details on to you.

Welsh Junior Men have their Swim Set in Swansea this weekend, from 2 – 4.30 on Saturday.

Below is the diary, I hope it all makes it clear to understand:

7th Mar, Wed             20.00 - 22.00, Seniors Training

9th Mar, Fri                20.00 - 22.00, RTC in Newport and Carmarthen

10th Mar, Sat              14.00 – 16.30, Junior Men Swim Set, Swansea

10th Mar, Sat              16.00 – 17.30, Junior Training

                                   17.30 – 19.00, Senior Training

14th Mar, Wed           20.00 - 22.00, Seniors Training

16th Mar, Fri              20.00 - 22.00, RTC in Newport and Carmarthen

17th Mar, Sat              14 & Under Tournament in Newport

17th Mar, Sat              No Club Training

18th Mar, Sun             13.00 – 14.30, Junior Training

                                  14.30 – 16.00, Seniors Training

21st Mar, Wed            20.00 - 22.00, Seniors Training

That is all for now, if there are any questions, please do let me know, or indeed, if you note that I have made another silly mistake, then please do tell me so that I can put it right.

 

Weekly Update 28th February 2018

Good luck to Ben Turner and Jack Knight when you represent the Welsh Regional team at the under 17 age group tournament on 4th March.

Well done to Toby Savidge, Luke Turner and Ollie Chilcott for your selection into the Welsh Regional team for the Under 19 age group tournament on 10th March, well done guys, great effort.

A depleted 2nds took on South Gloucester last night in the Bristol and West league, narrowly losing 10 – 6. After a shaky start, going 3 goals down in the first chukka, the 2nds recovered to claw back to 6 – 5 going into the final chukka. The final Chukka saw South Gloucester pulling away. A great effort by all involved.

The 1sts start the Clubs Cup run this evening, taking on Swindon at home. Good luck guys.

Weather dependent, the 2nds play Bath Uni away on Friday evening, good luck to you all.

There is RTC at both Newport and Carmarthen this Friday.

There is training this weekend, on both Saturday and Sunday

The Water Polo Section is holding a meeting at 5PM on 3rd March to look at the forward direction of the section, please can all of those who would be interested attend to discuss the way forward for the Water Polo Section, including forming a committee to steer the section into the future.

Swim Wales Welsh Water Polo Clinic is on this Sunday in Cardiff, from 11.30 - 2.30, with Academy from 11.30 - 12.30. 

Below is the diary, I hope it all makes it clear to understand:

28th Feb, Wed         20.00 - 21.00, Seniors training

                                 21.00 – 22.00, Seniors V Swindon in KO Cup at home

2nd Mar, Fri             20.00 – 21.30, 2nds V Bath Uni, away

                                 20.00 - 22.00, RTC in Newport and Carmarthen

3rd Mar, Sat             16.00 – 17.30, Junior Training

                                 17.00, Water Polo Section Meeting

                                 17.30 – 19.00, Senior Training

4th Mar, Sun             11.30 – 14.30, Welsh Water Polo Clinic, Cardiff

                                  13.00 – 14.30, Junior Training

                                  14.30 – 16.00, Seniors Training

7th Mar, Wed             20.00 - 22.00, Seniors Training

9th Mar, Fri                20.00 - 22.00, RTC in Newport and Carmarthen

10th Mar, Sat              14.00 – 16.30, Junior Men Swim Set, Swansea

10th Mar, Sat              No Training, Gala at the pool

14th Mar, Wed            20.00 - 22.00, Seniors Training

 

That is all for now, if there are any questions, please do let me know, or indeed, if you note that I have made another silly mistake, then please do tell me so that I can put it right

Weekly Update 21st February 2018

I would like to start by congratulating Ben Turner and Jack Knight on being selected to represent the Welsh Regional team at the under 17 age group tournament on 4th March. Great effort boys, well done.

The 2nds took on Bath University last weekend and were narrowly beaten 7 – 11.

This weekend, the Newport Pool is taken over by the Mens British Water Polo League, for a round of their competition, which will see the 8 of the best teams in Britain play 10 matches over the 2 days. Play starts at 1PM on Saturday and goes on until 8PM, then again on Sunday from 12 until 5, should be some great matches to watch.

There is RTC at both Newport and Carmarthen this Friday.

The 2nds take on South Gloucester away next Tuesday (27th) good luck guys.

Then on the 28th the 1sts take on Swindon at home in the opening round of the Knockout Cup, good luck to you guys, and lets hope the Handicap is not too large.

The 2nds are then in action again at the end of the week, on the 2nds March, against Bath Uni away, good luck for that match as well.

The Water Polo Section is holding a meeting at 5PM on 3rd March to look at the forward direction of the section, please can all of those who would be interested attend to discuss the way forward for the Water Polo Section, including forming a committee to steer the section into the future.

Below is the diary, I hope it all makes it clear to understand:

21st Feb, Wed           20.00 - 22.00, Seniors Training

23rd Feb, Fri             20.00 - 22.00, RTC in Newport and Carmarthen

24th Feb, Sat            No Training, National League Polo in Newport

27th Feb, Tue           20.00 – 21.30, 2nds V South Gloucester, Away

28th Feb, Wed         20.00 - 21.00, Seniors training

                                 21.00 – 22.00, Seniors V Swindon in KO Cup at home

2nd Mar, Fri             20.00 – 21.30, 2nds V Bath Uni, away

                                 20.00 - 22.00, RTC in Newport and Carmarthen

3rd Mar, Sat              16.00 – 17.30, Junior Training

                                  17.00, Water Polo Section Meeting

                                  17.30 – 19.00, Senior Training

4th Mar, Sun             11.30 – 14.30, Welsh Water Polo Clinic, Cardiff

                                  13.00 – 14.30, Junior Training

                                  14.30 – 16.00, Seniors Training

7th Mar, Wed            20.00 - 22.00, Seniors Training

That is all for now, if there are any questions, please do let me know, or indeed, if you note that I have made another silly mistake, then please do tell me so that I can put it right

Weekly Update 14th February 2018

Last weekend saw the 2nds play their first competitive match against Swansea in Division 2 of the Bristol and West Water Polo League. The team composed of 2003’s, 2001’s and some seniors, with an average age of just 18 years old across the team.

The 2nds produced some excellent Polo, winning 17 – 6. A great way to open their league account, well done guys.

There is training at the pool this weekend on both Saturday and Sunday for the Juniors.

There is RTC at both Newport and Carmarthen this Friday.

The 2nds take on Bath University in Newport on Sunday 18th Feb, good luck guys.

Below is the diary, I hope it all makes it clear to understand:

14th Feb, Wed           20.00 - 22.00, Seniors Training

16th Feb, Fri              20.00 - 22.00, RTC in Newport and Carmarthen

17th Feb, Sat             16.00 – 17.30, Junior Training

                                  17.30 – 19.00, Senior Training

18th Feb, Sun            13.00 – 14.30, Junior Training

                                  14.30 – 16.00, 2nds V Bath Uni at home

21st Feb, Wed           20.00 - 22.00, Seniors Training

23rd Feb, Fri             20.00 - 22.00, RTC in Newport and Carmarthen

24th Feb, Sat            No Training, National League Polo in Newport

27th Feb, Tue           20.00 – 21.30, 2nds V South Gloucester, Away

28th Feb, Wed          20.00 - 21.00, Seniors training

                                  21.00 – 22.00, Seniors V Swindon in KO Cup at home

That is all for now, if there are any questions, please do let me know, or indeed, if you note that I have made another silly mistake, then please do tell me so that I can put it right

 

Swansea V Newport 2nds, 6 - 17

Great performance by the 2nds in their first competitive match within the BWWPL.

After a shaky start seeing the first chukka end 3 - 3, the 2nds were able to pull away, with the 2nd Chukka finishing 8 - 3. The lead was extended in the 3rd Chukka , finishing 13 - 5. The final chukka finished 17 - 6.

Top Scorers were Dan Waller and Jack Tod, with 4 each.

They were closely followed by Mike Jones with 3,  Joe Gandee and Ollie Chilcott with 2 each, and both Rohan Monaco and Ben Turner scoring 1.

Charlie Tod is leading the Major King battle.

Weekly Update 7th February 2018

Well done to Joe Gandee, Luke Turner and Ollie Chilcott, who all represented Wales at the under 18 age group last weekend. They came a very commendable 2nd in their tournament, only loosing out on penalties in the final. Great effort boys, well done, we are all immensely proud of you.

Ollie Chilcott deserves a special mention, for being selected as Wales’ Most Valuable Player and overall Player of the Tournament, well done Ollie

There is no training at the pool this weekend due to Galas.

There is RTC at both Newport and Carmarthen this Friday.

Welsh Junior Men Swim Set in Swansea this Saturday.

Good luck to the 2nds who launch their BWWPL season on Sunday, in Swansea with their first league match, against Swansea, good luck guys.

Below is the diary, I hope it all makes it clear to understand:

7th Feb, Wed          20.00 - 22.00, Seniors training

9th Feb, Fri             20.00 - 22.00, RTC in Newport and Carmarthen

10th Feb, Sat           No Training, Gala at the Pool

                                14.30 – 16.30, Welsh Junior Men Swim Set, Swansea

11th Feb, Sun         10.15 – 12.30, 2nds V Swansea in Swansea

14th Feb, Wed        20.00 - 22.00, Seniors Training

16th Feb, Fri           20.00 - 22.00, RTC in Newport and Carmarthen

17th Feb, Sat           16.00 – 17.30, Junior Training

                                 17.30 – 19.00, Senior Training

18th Feb, Sun           13.00 – 14.30, Junior Training

                                 14.30 – 16.00, 2nds V Bath Uni at home

21st Feb, Wed          20.00 - 22.00, Seniors Training

That is all for now, if there are any questions, please do let me know, or indeed, if you note that I have made another silly mistake, then please do tell me so that I can put it right

Weekly Update 31st January 2018

We have to start again by congratulating Nyxon for her efforts in the U18 Inter Regions, with the Welsh Team, who won the 2nd division. That was a fantastic result, you have made us all very proud.

Now it is the turn of the boys, Luke, Joe and Ollie who represent Wales at the U18 Junior Men in the Inter Regions this weekend, Good luck to you all, play hard and make us proud.

Well done to the 2003’s last weekend, great game, keep it up.

There is no training at the pool this weekend due to Galas.

There is no RTC at either Newport or Carmarthen this Friday.

The Bristol and West league starts very soon, the coaches have asked, please can everyone make as much effort as possible to attend training to prepare for the start of the season.

The next 2 weekends sees the Pool hosting Galas, so no training for the next 2 weekends, please keep yourselves fit over this period and come back to training on 17th Feb ready to go.

Below is the diary, I hope it all makes it clear to understand:

31st Jan, Wed        20.00 - 22.00, Seniors training

3rd Feb, Sat           No Training, Gala at the Pool

4th Feb, Sun          11.30 – 14.30, Welsh Water Polo Clinic

7th Feb, Wed         20.00 - 22.00, Seniors training

9th Feb, Fri            20.00 - 22.00, RTC in Newport and Carmarthen

10th Feb, Sat          No Training, Gala at the Pool

11th Feb, Sun          11.00 – 12.30, 2nds V Swansea in Swansea

14th Feb, Wed        20.00 - 22.00, Seniors training

That is all for now, if there are any questions, please do let me know, or indeed, if you note that I have made another silly mistake, then please do tell me so that I can put it right

Weekly Update 24th January 2018

We can start this week by sending out a massive well done to Nyxon, who has just been selected to represent Wales at the U18 ladies level this weekend. Well done Nyxon, good luck and show them what you are made of.

Also, a massive well done to Jo, Luke and Ollie, who have all been selected to represent Wales at the U18 Junior Mens tournament next weekend, well done to you three, make the Club and Wales proud. 

Good luck to you all, play hard.

Cwm Draig have dropped out of the Welsh League fixture this weekend for the 2000’s age group.

We have organised a match for the 2003’s age group to take the place of the Cwm Draig match. This is only a friendly, but will be great experience and fun.

Swansea have had to postpone the 2003’s fixture for the 28th due to an issue with the pool, sorry. We will let you know as soon as we know the new date.

The Bristol and West league starts very soon, the coaches have asked, please can everyone make as much effort as possible to attend training to prepare for the start of the season.

Below is the diary, I hope it all makes it clear to understand:

24th Jan, Wed       20.00 - 22.00, Seniors training

26th Jan, Fri          20.00 - 22.00, RTC in Newport and Carmarthen

27th Jan, Sat          16.00 – 17.30, Juniors training

                                17.30 – 18.30, 2003 Friendly match at home

                                18.30 - 20.00, Seniors training

28th Jan, Sun          13.00 – 14.30, Juniors Training in Newport

                                 14.30 – 16.00, Seniors Training in Newport

31st Jan, Wed          20.00 - 22.00, Seniors training

2nd Feb, Fri             20.00 - 22.00, RTC in Newport only

3rd Feb, Sat             No Training, Gala at the Pool

4th Feb, Sun            11.30 – 14.30, Welsh Water Polo Clinic

7th Feb, Wed           20.00 - 22.00, Seniors training

That is all for now, if there are any questions, please do let me know, or indeed, if you note that I have made another silly mistake, then please do tell me so that I can put it right

Weekly Update 10th January 2018

I would like to start by thanking the organising committee for the Club Awards evening last weekend, it was a great evening, thank you all.

The 2nds took on Taunton last Sunday and narrowly lost 7 – 12. Great effort guys and a good warm up for the season ahead.

The Club has now officially entered the 2nds team into the BWWPL, who will start in Div 2 this season, with the 1sts in the Premier Division and the Juniors being selected from 2002 and younger. Good luck to you all for the year ahead.

Attached to this update e-mail is the fixture list for the Club and the updated Calendar. If anyone has not received it, just let me know.

The 2nds Friendly match with South Gloucester this weekend is still on, however, Taunton have dropped out of match planned for the 28th.

Below is the diary, I hope it all makes it clear to understand:

10th Jan, Wed       20.00 - 22.00, Seniors training

13th Jan, Sat          16.00 – 17.30, Juniors training

                               17.30 – 18.30, 2nds V South Gloucester at home

                               18.30 - 20.00, Seniors training

14th Jan, Sun         11.30 – 14.30, Welsh Water Polo Clinic

                               13.00 – 14.30, Juniors Training in Newport

                               14.30 – 16.00, Seniors Training in Newport

17th Jan, Wed        20.00 - 22.00, Seniors training

20th Jan, Sat         No Training, Gala at the Pool

                               14.00 – 16.30, Welsh Junior Mens Swim Set

21st Jan, Sun          16.30 – 17.30, 2003 V Wanderers, Porth

                               17.30 – 18.30, 2000 V Wanderers, Porth

24th Jan, Wed       20.00 - 22.00, Seniors training

25th Jan, Thu         20.00 - 21.00, 2003’s V Swansea in Swansea

That is all for now, if there are any questions, please do let me know, or indeed, if you note that I have made another silly mistake, then please do tell me so that I can put it right

Weekly Update 3rd January 2018

We would like to wish everyone a very happy New Year, here’s hoping it will be prosperous and full of great Water Polo.

The Club Awards evening is this Saturday, 6th January, at 7PM, I hope you all have your tickets and look forward to seeing you all there.

The next few weeks are fairly busy, so I have put in a 3 week Diary below. The pool is hosting a round of the Ladies British National League Water Polo tournament this weekend, if you feel at a loss for what to do this weekend, there should be some great ladies polo to watch in Newport on both Saturday and Sunday

The 2nds take on Taunton away (in Taunton) this Sunday, with the team talk at 7.15PM then the warm up starting at 7.45. good luck guys.

Below is the diary, I hope it all makes it clear to understand:

3rd Jan, Wed          20.00 - 22.00, Seniors training

6th Jan, Sat            No Training, Gala at the Pool

                                7PM – Awards Evening

7th Jan, Sun            19.15, 2nds V Taunton, Away

10th Jan, Wed        20.00 - 22.00, Seniors training

13th Jan, Sat           16.00 – 17.30, Juniors training

                                17.30 – 18.30, 2nds V South Gloucester at home

                                18.30 - 20.00, Seniors training

14th Jan, Sun          11.30 – 14.30, Welsh Water Polo Clinic

                                13.00 – 14.30, Juniors Training in Newport

                                14.30 – 16.00, Seniors Training in Newport

17th Jan, Wed         20.00 - 22.00, Seniors training

20th Jan, Sat           No Training, Gala at the Pool

                                  14.00 – 16.30, Welsh Junior Mens Swim Set

21st Jan, Sun             16.30 – 17.30, 2003 V Wanderers, Porth

                                  17.30 – 18.30, 2000 V Wanderers, Porth

That is all for now, if there are any questions, please do let me know, or indeed, if you note that I have made another silly mistake, then please do tell me so that I can put it right

Weekly Update 20th December 2017

The Club Awards evening is on 6th January, tickets are on sale at reception on NISV, please pick up your tickets, let’s get as many as possible to the Awards evening and really celebrate our year.

I have to start by congratulating the Juniors for their performances last Sunday. The 2003’s put on a spirited display in their match against Wanderers, in the Welsh League, winning the contest 11 – 6. Then the 2000’s took on Wanderers again and showed how far they have come in the last 3 years, structuring a very workman like display of Polo, to win the match 23 – 13. Well done to both teams, and indeed, all of our Juniors.

There will be training as normal over the Christmas period, the pool is booked, so come along if you can, whatever you do, do not let your fitness levels drop, we have a lot of games in January.

I have added the diary to the end of the first week of January, 3 weeks, just in case I don't get to update the page over the next 2 weeks.

Below is the diary, I hope it all makes it clear to understand:

20th Dec, Wed         20.00 - 22.00, Seniors training

23rd Dec, Sat           16.00 – 17.30, Juniors Training

                                  17.30 – 19.00, Seniors Training

27th Dec, Wed          20.00 - 22.00, Seniors training

30th Dec, Sat            16.00 – 17.30, Juniors Training

                                  17.30 – 19.00, Seniors Training

3rd Jan, Wed            20.00 - 22.00, Seniors training

6th Jan, Sat               No Training, Gala at the Pool

7th Jan, Sun              19.00, 2nds V Taunton, Away

That is all for now, if there are any questions, please do let me know, or indeed, if you note that I have made another silly mistake, then please do tell me so that I can put it right.

It just remains for me to wish everyone a very Happy and Merry Christmas and I hope you are all looking forward to the New Year as much as I am.