- Water Polo
- GO GOLD Athlete
- British Swimming
- Ceders Academy - Birstall
- Achievements from Application:
- World University Games 2019
This athlete also receives free leisure facility access from: Everyone Active
Difficult times ahead with Water Polo not being available for the foreseeable future and swimming becoming difficult to access in tier 3. Training currently resolves around running, gym and yoga. Hopefully we'll be back in the pool soon training!
After a few months of getting back into the pool we've now been hit with new government legislation restricting our training abilities and the 2021 water polo season has recently been cancelled. Tough time for our sport but everyone is working hard to get things back on track. Training has been increasingly enjoyable and i am looking forward to getting back into gameplay!
Its been a difficult 3 months in lockdown and the pools are still shut. I have managed a little gym work in the garden and a few runs and with the improved weather a couple of open water swims. Can't wait for the pools to reopen. Still no sign of any competition in the UK but a glimmer of hope with the EU nations internationals being scheduled for December.
With the onset of home working and training and without the option of using public facilities, my training methodology has changed. My sister has introduced me to Les Mills Grit, body pump and body combat in the garden or when its cold like today the living room. Grit is really hard!!!
Also been taking my daily exercise jogging!! or taking the dog out for a walk (see photo)
The season is cancelled and no international polo for the foreseeable future. On the plus side I have won the British League, which wasn't complete but nearly and the outcome as obvious as Liverpool in the Premier League
Training paying off, top of the mens Super 5's and looking like champions and with a new pool open in Coventry it can only get better. Big weekend coming up this week in Manchester as we close in on the title.
In the BUCs league, we are closing in on the national title after winning the Northern Division for the third conservative season.
After a short break for Christmas, I went to Sweden to officiate at a club international club tournament, the first time I have officiated at this level. Was asked to play for the host team Jarfalla for a couple of games. Great experience and really difficult to ;learn to play in a new team who don't speak English!! A few goals in the bag and a good workout.
Looking forward to the continuation of the domestic season and chasing titles.
Always good to be recognized by your county and club. Thank you to Leicestershire ASA and Hinckley Swimming Club for their support over the summer. Especially good to be presented by the club Captain Neil Bird.
Now in the BWPL National League season and with 2 wins we top Division 1. Also top of the BUCs league so a good start to th new season. Looking forward to more success this season.
Thank you LR Sort for your support during the summer and continued support for me.
More Information: bwpl.org
My second University Games and another successful event for me and the GB team. Really close matches with some of the best countries in the world and we finished a credible 9th overall. We also attend both the opening and closing ceremony as water polo is the first sport to start and the last medal event. Thanks to BUCs for their support of the British team and those who support me personally including LRS.
While I was away, my university team, MMU was awarded the team of the year by BUCS; another water polo success
More Information: bucs.org.uk
I have been selected to represent, Great Britain Water Polo at the World University Games hosted by Naples, Italy and commencing on 3 July. The mixed sport games is the second largest gathering of athletes after the Olympics and an important part of the pathway development for thousands of elite athletes held biannually.
This is the second summer games I will compete in following on from the 2017 competition in Taipei in which GB finished 8th. This years event pits the GB team against the best water polo nations in the world including; USA, Croatia, Hungary, Japan, Australia and hosts Italy in a 10 team tournament. The team is prepared and looking sharp we are and looking forward to the first match against Russia."
More Information: fisu.net
After the success of winning BUCs, I have just been selected for the first international of the season against Scotland. Looking forward to a season of international sport and Scotland is always a good match to play in. Further ahead, the EU Nations in Brno and World University Games in Naples, subject to selection!! Got to keep up the hard work training and domestic matches in the British Championships
After a shaky first couple of games in the British Water Polo League, we recovered well placing 2nd overall in Division 1 and a real chance of retaining the title. At University we remain unbeaten and are firm favourites to retain the title. Lots of pressure and lots of training.
As a bonus we hosted an Australian national team, winning one and loosing the other of the two matches we played.
Looking forward to the Christmas break then straight back into competition.
The new season starts this week and the first defense of the BUCs and National League (BWPL) titles. First match is in Northumberland on Wednesday
More Information: bwpl.org
First BWPL National League Weekend with Division 3 and 4 playing. Got my whites out to referee. Good weekends polo in Ponds Forge
More Information: bwpl.org