A big thank you to you and your Warriors teams for making this year’s Swimarathon another great success with the total pledged about £4000
Lion Johanna Maidment
Lions Club of Dorchester and District
I am in the process of registering this years young volunteers. If anyone is 14 years old and over and interested in becoming a young volunteer can you please let me know ASAP. My email is email@example.com Thanks Jo
The Club has been advised that the pool is not available on 18/10/14 for a Steps Gala and we are currently trying to identify and agree with 1610 an alternative date for this to take place.
We will let swimmers and parents know what date this will be but it is unlikely to be in the near future.
1610 has notified the Club that the extended land training for Main Squad can commence as soon as possible.
In order to give sufficient notice, the extended land training for Main Squad will commence from 12/10/14 and will be from 17.45 to 18.30 from that date.
A number of swimmers will be competing at the South West Biathlon Championships at Millfield on 19 October. Stuart Dawson is running the competition and to enable it to run efficiently needs 35 officials. Stuart already has a number of officials but still needs parents, etc. to help with the swimming and running events. If you are able to help please contact Stuart at firstname.lastname@example.org. Travel expenses and refreshments will be provided to those who officiate for the day.
The Club is attending the Yeovil Open Meet on the 20th & 21st December.
Entry details etc. can be found here.
West Dorset Waterpolo represented Dorset over 3 age groups at the recent Inter Regional Championships, held at Millfield School organised by James Baker, Exeter and England Talent Coach.
Morning session saw both U/13, with West Dorset’s, Luke Wheeler from Dorchester Middle school, Cameron Robinson and George Green both from St Osmunds middle school, and the U/17 team with Cam Dabbs, Yr 11 at Thomas Hardye school playing.
Dorset’s U/13 1st match was against Devon, with some great passing and great team play saw, Luke Wheeler score a hat-trick and both Cameron and George scoring too, meant the team maximised in their scoring and Devon being defeated by Dorset. U/13s then had to beat the Gloucester, who had lost against Devon, to win by a minimum of 10 goals. This match was switching winning ends, until the last quarter, which saw Dorset come out on top and winning the tournaments age group. Medals were presented at end of session.
U/17 team had a less fortunate day, coming in third behind Gloucester and winners Devon.
Afternoons matches saw Dorset’s U/15 , with West Dorset’s Harry Wheeler and Oliva Foice.(missing Grace Sheehy) all Yr10 from Thomas Hardye school, First match was somewhat a messy affair, with an exclusion, this unsettled the squad, which Devon then capitalised on and beat Dorset. Gloucester was definitely a game Dorset had to win. With some excellent tactical play and stunning shooting, saw a team totally in charge and resulted in Dorset comfortably beating Gloucs. Harry Wheeler high scorer of 5 goals in tournament, meant Dorset were runners up to Devon.
Winning West Dorset waterpolo players from 2014 Champions Dorset Team holding the Jagger’s Trophy.
West Dorset Waterpolo see’s this season start with maximum no of players allowed in pool for all 4 sessions.
Coaching from age 6 up to 60, and now after many requests from the girls, sees a new hour long “girls only” session.
Featuring 30 swimmers, some past players and some new ones.
However, the girls have one problem. No completion!
The girls are training in two squads, U16 and U14 and have no other local teams to play.
We are endeavouring to contact other clubs who may be able to provide teams for friendly matches.
If you can provide team contacts , please email..
Coach Tanya Wheeler : email@example.com
Team manager : firstname.lastname@example.org