GB debut for Lara


Back row LR: Anthony McGuiness, Sue Webb (Assistant Coaches), Izzy Dean, Verity McCoy, Grace Rowland, Lucy Shaw, Lara Partridge, Alison Tait, Dani Brazier, Nick Buller (Head Coach). Front row LR: Anna Szysko, Hannah Edwards, Mhairi Nurthen, Hayley Price GK, Grace Walker, Beth Ward, Eileen Selvey (Manager).

Lara Partridge (Crawely SC) was a member of the under 17 Girls water polo team competing in Warendorf, Germany during August against teams from Holland, Serbia and Germany.

The GB team came second beating Serbia comfortably, drawing with the Dutch, losing to a strong German side.

This was a competitive international debut for most of the girls in the GB team who have trained together for over two years. The squad now focuses on next year’s inaugural European Games, to be held at Baku, Azerbaijan where water polo will played at under 18 level in these games.

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Anthony Gimson installed as County President

IMG_0433 AGAnthony Gimson, Mid Sussex Marlin, has been installed as Sussex County ASA president for 2014 – 2015. You can learn more about Anthony here.

Outgoing President Carol Barber (Chichester Cormorants SC) presented the chain of office to Anthony at the Annual Council Meeting on 21 June.

Before leaving office Carol presented the Presidents Plate to Diving Secretary David Rosen for his dedication to diving and all forms of aquatics. David is the first person to receive this honour twice; he was first awarded the Plate in 2004.

Vice President for 2014 – 2015 is Tim Pearce (Hastings Seagull SC).


Development Plan launched

The county Development Plan for 2014 /2015, delayed because of changes to the Championships programme, has been launched.

The Plan, which looks at all aspects of the county’s operations, has a clear vision:

“To support the potential of all aquatic athletes in Sussex and to ensure that the most talented have access to the necessary support”.

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Sussex beaches get quality mark

Every beach in Sussex between West Wittering and Winchelsea has been given a clean bill of health by the Environment Agency in a report published on 15 April 2014.

Most of the beaches have received the highest award with the remainder meeting the minimum standard for cleanliness. The awards are made by the Marine Conservation Society who take regular water samples throughout the year.

The Good Beach Guide is used by almost half a million people every year. As well as providing information on bathing water quality there’s information on weather, travel, lifeguards, facilities and activities at over 1,000 UK beaches.

You can find the detail for favourite beach here