Reg Holdstock

It is with regret that we have to advise you that Reg Holdstock, who was President of the County in 1987, passes away recently.

Reg  was a member of Hastings Seagull SC and whilst he had not been active in the county for a number of years he was previously involved with swimming and water polo at club and county level.

Those who attended  the County Dinner earlier this year will remember that he was present wth his wife Wendy.

His funeral will be held at Eastbourne Crematorium  on Thursday,1st December at 1.00pm followed by a wake at the Kings Head, Horsbridge.

Silver success for Sussex U14’s team



Our 14yrs water polo team, coached by Alastair Roberts and Steve Bond, took silver at the South East Region Inter-county Tournament on 13 November.

The squad were (left to right) – Owen Peel (captain), Mattie Smith, Oli Hodges, Owen Street, Josh Coulson, Jamie Bond, Grace Byford, Charlie Elwell-Sutton, Caitlin Silk, Charlie Trumble, William Gracie-Langrick. (picture courtesy of Jacqui Peel)

On paper this was one of the most competitive squads Susses has fielded but a closure of the M23 meant that we started the tournament against Essex with a depleted team. Continue reading

Team Sussex success

img_0187-1Sussex swimmers gave a storming performance to take us back into Division 1 of the County Team Championships.

At the half way point of the competition, Team Sussex were in third place. Midway through the second session they dropped back into fourth place and it was a nail biting few races before we pulled far enough away from Worcestershire in fifth place to give us near certain promotion.

In the final event we were in the first heat and in second place to Scotland West – then the announcement of our disqualification.

Fortunately our team had put in enough work in the earlier events and had a big enough cushion that, even without any point for the race, we held our fourth place and can look forward to racing in the top group next year.

Fantastic effort from everyone and thanks also to our team of coaches, managers and officials who helped to make the weekend and competition so successful.