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Ethos of Dunfermline Waterpolo Club
- To provide support in which all club members have the opportunity to work hard to achieve their personal best.
- To encourage individual and team development within a strong supportive sporting framework
- To create and sustain an environment where everyone is equally valued.
U16 (2004+) Girls East Champions at KKASC Tournament
Well done to the U16 girls team who played at Tollcross on Sunday in the KKASC Tournament. Despite a really early 7am start, a great team effort throughout with everyone playing their part.
All games were 2 x 7 minutes periods, with a check clock. There was only a 1 minute turnaround at half time. With some games back to back, there was not much recovery between games either which proved a challenge to the girls fitness. Forth Valley had 2 late player call offs due to illness and only had 5 players so their coach played along with loaned players and their results thus void.
2 good wins against Porty and Warr and almost a great comeback against KKASC. After a feisty 1st half which KKASC led 5-2, our girls regrouped at half time and came back in the 2nd to win that 4-3 but not enough as KKASC won 8-6.
DWPC Women secure a win vs Menzieshill
Dunfermline senior women continued with their winning ways at Carnegie on Thur 12 Dec with a 16-5 win over Menzieshill.
The teams lined up poolside immediately prior to the start and a minutes silence was observed by everyone in the training pool to remember the late Brian Campbell.
The game got underway with both teams having a mix of youth and experience and it was Dunfermline who opened the scoring with goals from Caitlin after 1m 46 s followed by Erin 25s later before Menzieshill scored in reply. After that it was all Dunfermline who scored another 5 goals without further reply. Niamh (3) and Julia (2) getting on the scoresheet. 7-1 at the end of Q1 although Menzieshill made the home team work hard for the goals.
Q2 was a closer period as coach Calum rotated his squad to introduce more of the U16 girls. With just 6 entries on the match sheet (3 goals and 3 exclusions), it was Alison who scored the first after 1min 15s with a long range shot to the top corner before Niamh added to her tally 3min 6s from the end. Menzieshill got one back to first the period 2-1 and a score of 9-2 at half time.
Sad News - Brian Campbell
It is with our deepest regret that we have to advise that Dunfermline Water Polo Club Life Member Brian Campbell has passed away.
Brian was first diagnosed with cancer around 2 years ago. However over the last year he has had to have further treatment but unfortunately his condition deteriorated pretty rapidly in the past week and sadly he passed away peacefully in his sleep at home early on Saturday morning.
Throughout the last year, Brian has been trying to live life as normal as possible, continuing to work and maintain his passion for developing and delivering water polo opportunities for junior players. As a player then coach, team manager and administrator, Brian has touched every part of water polo since first taking up the sport as a young swimmer.
An enormous number of players will have been influenced by Brian who has been a significant part of Dunfermline WPC, Scotland boys and latterly Caledonia Boys. His drive, passion and commitment will be sorely missed.
The family will announce funeral plans at a later date.
Our thoughts and condolences go out to Vivien and her family at this very difficult time.
RIP Brian Campbell and thank you for making such a huge contribution to water polo in Dunfermline and Scotland. :
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