Friday, January 23, 2015

14 Scots Selected onto GB Junior Water polo Squads

“The volume of Scottish players selected is excellent and is testament to the hard work of not only the athletes themselves but their coaches and their clubs" Neal Rayner, Scottish Water Polo Development Officer

Scottish Swimming is delighted to announce Scottish selections for the GB Junior Water Polo squads.  These age group squads train in at least 8 weekend camps throughout the year, mostly in Cardiff.   Further selections are made for those age groups competing in European Championships, friendlies and training camps abroad.   The younger age groups had trials on January 10th and 11th.  

Boys:

1998:     Scott Wilson (Warrender Baths Club)

1999:     James Melville (Dunfermline Water Polo Club)

2000:     Trials still to occur

2001:     Thomas Cameron* (Dunfermline Water Polo Club), Jonathon Roberts*                           (Warrender Baths Club), Dominique Zahra* (Warrender Baths Club)

Girls:

1998:     Hannah Edwards (Menzieshill & Whitehall), Alison Tate (Dunfermline Water Polo               Club)

1999:     Carys Hardy (Portobello), Caitlin McRobbie (Warrender Baths Club)

2000:     Lauren Dundee* (Stirling Water Polo Club), Bethany Livingston (Portobello)

2001:     Aithne Lawrence* (Stirling Water Polo Club), Orla McQuade* (Dunfermline Water             Polo Club),  Eva Sigurdardottir* (Warrender Baths Club 2002)

* marks a new selection as of 2015

Speaking after the selections Neal Rayner, Scottish Water Polo Development Officer, said,

“The volume of Scottish players selected is excellent and is testament to the hard work of not only the athletes themselves but their coaches and their clubs for getting the athletes to this level.  In saying that, the hard work really only begins now!

“It is important that these young players get as much training and game time in as possible to help develop their technique, their physicality in the water and their stamina. I’m looking forward to seeing how they all progress.”

For more information on waterpolo in Scotland check out the section on the website: www.scottishswimming.com/waterpolo

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