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Scottish Boys Squad 2015
Message from Brian M Campbell, Scotland Junior Coach
Hope you have enjoyed a Merry Christmas.
With the age group for the Boys squad having rotated to 1998+ please find attached the Boys squad listing with effect from January 2015 and the current Squad diary for your information.
Trials for the Boys squad will take place on Saturday 10 & 17 January 2015 from 5-8pm at the Carnegie Centre, session cost is £5. Please circulate to those of your Club member who may be interested in attending and advise their names and contact details.
The trials are for players born 2000+ and we are especially looking to recruit Players born 2002-2003 as there will be a 2002+ Inter region competition later on in 2015. Goalkeepers are also required especially those boys born between 2000-2003.
With two training groups running additional Coaches are also required, anyone interested should contact me to discuss, support for those requiring to complete Coaches qualifications may be available.
New Chair of Scottish Water Polo Committee
Message from Forbes Dunlop, Chief Executive Officer , Scottish Swimming
"Following the advert for the Scottish Water Polo Committee Chair and Committee members I can update the following:
Ross Elder will take on the position of Chair of the Water Polo Committee on an interim basis.
Alan Anderson will then take up the Chair position in the Autumn of 2015 at which time we will create a Vice Chair position which Ross will move into.
We have received a number of applications for the other committee positions, Ross and Alan will consider these and we will be in touch to finalise the committee in early 2015.
I look forward to working with the new committee in 2015 to continue to develop water polo in Scotland."
Boys U14 take 6th! at Interregionals, Zahra wins tourney MVP
* Note: the boys finished 6th, it was incorrectly reported before the boys finished 8th
The boys 2001+ team finished 6th at the ASA interregionals this past weekend. They were unfortunate to get a tough draw starting with a loss 6-12 tp eventual finalist London (3-2, 5-1, 4-1, 0-2) Zahra 4, Hunter 1. They then gave the traditionally top Northwest Tigers (the other eventual finalist) a good game but lost 14-9 (3-3, 2-3, 6-3, 3-0) Zahra 7, Stuart 1, Gray 1. Next they beat the East Midlands 8-3 (1-0,3-1,4-1,0-1) Hunter 5, Richardson 2, Daroch 1. In the playoff Scotland then beat North West Ravens 12-3 (2-1, 4-1, 3-0, 3-1) Zahra 10, Hunter 1, Gray 1. Then in the 5th/6th playoff Scotland lost to the East 7-10 (2-3, 0-2, 2-3, 3-2). The East tried marking Dominique Zahra out of the game and Rhuri Stuart stepped up and scored 3 to Zahras 2. Dominique Zahra (Warr) won the best player for Scotland as well as being voted the MVP for the entire tournament. Congrats to him. Thanks to coach Brian Campbell and Team Manager Michael Stuart for a good weekend and performance.
Stirling win U 14 Development Champs
Stirling Swimming claimed their first water polo title with a terrific win over Dunfermline in the Under 14boys/Under15 girls Development finals by a 7-4 score. The squad was led by Lauren Dundee who scored 4 goals in the final. Dunfermline had advanced to the final with an exciting 4-3 win over Warrender in the semifinals. Warrender was the eventual bronze winner outgunning Forth Valley. Hamilton won the Plate competition. Jonathon Roberts of Warrender was the high scorer for the tournament.
It was also fantastic to see Trojan ASC of Whitburn playing in their first ever water polo competition and being quite competitive. Scores in champs were: Prelims: Warr Zeds 8- 1 FV, Stir Selkies 6-1 Warr B, DWPC 2 Stir Selkies 4, DWPC 9-0 Warr B, Semis: DWPC 4- 3 Warr Z, Stir Selkies 10-2 FV. Bronze Warr Zeds 11-0 FV, Champs Stirling Selkies 7 - 4 DWPC. Plate competitions Ham 5-4 DWPC mini, Ham 9-1 Stir Swans, DWPC mini 7 - 1 FV Wheels, Trojan 2 - 8 FV Kelpies, Ham 3 - 8 Warr B (NC), Ham 5- 0 FV wheels, Trojan 1-5 DWPC minis, Trojan 1- 9 Ham, FV wheels 2 - 1 Stir Swans,