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Sussex water polo boys runners up in London and South East Region Tournament

 

Back row (L-R) George Wood, Adam Pearson, James Blything, Toby Underwood, Jacob Nash, Alastair R (coach) Front row (L-R) Robbie Scott, Ben Chegwin, Tim Pearce (Sussex County President), Archy Burnell, Ben Curtis, William Allgar

Back row (L-R) George Wood, Adam Pearson, James Blything, Toby Underwood, Jacob Nash, Alastair R (coach) Front row (L-R) Robbie Scott, Ben Chegwin, Tim Pearce (Sussex County President), Archy Burnell, Ben Curtis, William Allgar

Sussex were runners up in the annual London & South East Region junior boy’s water polo tournament which this year was for the 1998 and younger age group and held at the White Oaks Leisure Centre, Swanley on 2 July.

Team Coach, Alastair Roberts (Worthing SC) writes:

The Sussex squad had a majority of players who had previous experience of playing in Men’s teams in the British Water Polo League so the team management were confident they had a very competitive team that would compete well at this level of competition.

With four teams entered, the competition was run as a league with every team playing the other 3. These are the individual match reports. Continue reading

Sussex swimmers qualify for National Open Water Champs

 

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Sussex swimmers had some excellent swims in the SER Open Water Championships at Chichester on 9 July.

Joel Thompson (Shiverers) won the mens 3k in time of 34:30.

In the 5k Chloe Pollard (East Grinstead SC) came in second in a time of 57:58 with Maddie Drury (Hailsham SC) third in a time of 65:17. Andrew Horsfall-Turner (Beacon SC) came second in the mens 5k race in a time of 57:57. All qualified for the National Competition. Katie O’Hara (Worthing SC) came 3rd in the 15yr old girls 3k in a time of 40:32.

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Could you be our new Secretary or Treasurer

At our Annual Council Meeting in June we did not receive nominations for the roles of County Secretary or Honorary Treasurer. These are important positions in the Sussex ASA and finding the right people to take on these roles is essential if we are going to be able to help clubs and swimmers in the future.

The County Secretary is the main contact for Sussex County ASA dealing with correspondence with Clubs, members and third parties such as the ASA and ASA South East Region. To do this job well you need to be organised and a good administrator, see the full Job Description here.

The role of the Treasurer is central to the future of Sussex ASA and provides strategic financial support including.

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Winter Competition – new date

The dates for the Winter Competition have moved to 15 &16 October 2016.

The change has been brought about because the ASA moved the date of the National Counties Team competition which this year will now be held in Sheffield on the 23 October and we wanted to avoid a clash.

We have also moved the venue for the Winter Competition from Horsham to K2. This will allow swimmers to have more space, a warm down pool and be able to prepare properly for qualification into the South East Region Winter Competition.

The Sussex Winter Competition will be the last opportunity to qualify for the Regional Competition with entries closing on 17 October.

More information about the programme and qualifications times for the Sussex Winter Competition will be published over the coming weeks.

You can see details of the decision to change the date and venue for the Winter Competition here.

 

Masters Development Day

South East Region have organised a Development Day for Masters on Sunday 24 April at Sevenoaks Leisure Centre, Buckhurst Lane, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 1LW.

Closing date for applications is Tuesday 19 April.

Full details are available on the Regional website