Presentation Evening Celebrates Team Success
The Warrington Swimming and Water Polo Club held its annual presentation evening on November 19th at Padgate Community Centre. Over 70 trophies were handed out to winners of the Swimming Club championships with ten new record times.
The swim team also celebrated winning the Merseyside and District Division 3 swimming championships and promotion to the Division 2 league. Below are some of the swimmer of the year award winners
On the water polo side the senior men’s team had that afternoon won the Liverpool and District Grade1 tournament, and at the same event our 16u side won the Liverpool and District and Cheshire County trophies. This team had already won the Bolton and District league and Knockout competitions, being undefeated all season so each of the players were able to collect four medals each. They are currently top of the Manchester and District league, with one game to play, so with a team that only has two players at the top of its age group, next season looks like team will have every chance to dominate all these competitions next year as well.
The previous week the 14u side had also won the Cheshire County trophy. Whilst it is great to see so much success we are looking for children in the 10-12 and 13-14-year age ranges who would like to try this great team game and join our water polo squads so we can build on these achievements.
Senior Team Liverpool & District Grade 1 Tournament Winners November19th
The senior team finished second in the Liverpool & District league, the highest position for many years to qualify for the end of season Grade 1 tournament. The first game was a tense and close encounter, with Warrington just edging a 5-4 victory against Chester. In the second game, the team lost focus, after a number of decisions did not go their way, losing
7-0 to Bridgefield. In the last game, the team played much better and won a comfortable victory 8-4 against Liverpool.
Bizarrely in the other games, each team ended up winning one game, losing one game and drawing one game, which meant Warrington were declared winners of the tournament with two straight victories with the other places determined by goal difference,
Paul Wilkinson Conor Lynch Andy Burke Ian Musgrove
David Price Tom Hadley Ollie Rhodes Peter Burke
Paul Daintith Ben Dailey Addison Brown
16u Team Liverpool & District, Cheshire County, Bolton & District League and Knock Out Winners
The 16u team celebrated further trophies at the combined Liverpool and District and Cheshire County championships on November 19th. The team had already been confirmed as Bolton and District league and knockout winners earlier in the month, ending the season undefeated. In their first game against Chester they had a comfortable victory 17-1 against Chester which was a great start for the Liverpool and District and confirmed them as Cheshire County champions. The second game was a much closer contest, with team eventually beating Bridgefield 5-2.
Liverpool and District
Results of the earlier competitions are as follows.
Bolton and District League
Bolton and District Knockout
Luke Atkinson Emily Bowater Matt Williams Ben Dailey
Conor Lynch Dominic Richard Emma Horne Dan Farini
Katie Bowater Brett Takemoto Alfie Shelley Emily Ireland
14u Team that won Cheshire County winners and Liverpool and District Runners Up
The team started with an impressive victory against Liverpool 18-0, followed by a victory over Chester 16-3 which confirmed Warrington as Cheshire County champions, and meant the last game against Bridgefield would determine the Liverpool and District winners. In the end Bridgefield were too strong and won the game 10-3, leaving Warrington as runners up in this competition.
Liverpool and District
Emily Atkinson Emily Ireland Kelsey Evans Louis Stowell
Annie Sholl Katie Bowater Brett Takemoto