Congratulations go to 13yr old, Harry Wheeler,year9 pupil at Thomas Hardye School, who has been selected as one of the final 30 players (from an initial 120 attendees) to attend Great Britain Waterpolo Talent Training Camps in Cardiff over the next few months. During two earlier trials at Cardiff International Pool, Harry was in water for approximately 5 hours of intensive swim training, drills, skills and match play, and land training exercises, whilst being coached by G.B coaches and an ex-player, and being scored at all times against his peers from across the country. Harry will now be attending full weekend training camps at the Cardiff pool, and will be profiled and expected to demonstrate a number of skills, drill techniques, such as making swim times,core skills, passing and shooting, whilst showing an all round understanding of the game and knowledge of waterpolo rules and tactics evident during match simulations. He will also be needing to display excellent physical ability for waterpolo and swim stamina, which Harry should manage, as he is continuing his swim training at 1610,Dorchester Sports centre, with West Dorset Warriors, and weekly training sessions at Waterpolo Regional Training Centre, and with his second club Exeter Waterpolo. Being a member of the U/14 GB Talent Squad, Harry will be attending the camps as part of the long term preparation for the European Championships in 2017. Harry has also just represented,as the youngest player,of the U/15 South West England team, in the Inter Regional Championships were the team returned as Bronze medal winners. So here's wishing him continued success.
Following an interim inspection of the damage to the pool roof, the Council have decided that the pool can be used (apart from the last 5 metres).
A further inspection will be undertaken by the roof installers who will determine when the whole of the pool can be used.
It is hoped that this inspection will be undertaken later this week and a further message will be issued at that time.
In the meantime, the Club has decided to temporarily suspend the early morning sessions as we do not have the whole use of the pool at that time.
As it is Counties this weekend it has been decided to go ahead with the main pool sessions on Tuesday and Friday evenings of this week as the Coaches can use the opportunity to practice turns, etc.
Can we please remind A Squad and Main Squad swimmers that Millfield is on this Wednesday.