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Free CPD training for Sussex volunteers

Sussex are again running a CPD training day on 19 March.

The day will provide an opportunity for club volunteers, officials, coaches, teachers, committee members and parents to learn new skills, share good practice and gain qualifications that will help clubs develop in the future.

Some of the workshops will help volunteers gain CPD points towards the teacher and coach licensing scheme that are required for Swim21 accreditation. Officials can also gain points towards their licensing or re-licensing.

The workshops available on the day have been selected to provide a range of topics and meet the needs of volunteers with different interests. You will find more detail about the workshops here.

 

Silver success for Sussex U14’s team

 

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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.