Water Polo on BBC Sport
From Chris Ducker, General Secretary, BWPL - Most of you will know there's a huge weekend coming up with the BWPL Super 5s finale at Lancaster live to a worldwide audience on BBC TV, online, BBC App etc.
n addition to the Caledonia Waterpolo Club ladies playing, Dunfermline Water Polo Club's Paul Metcalfe will be part of the commentary team as well one one of the tournament refs.
Here's a message from League Chairman Dave Andrews: "This is the culmination of a huge amount of work by BWPL in the past couple of years. We are now asking the water polo community to support us and help build the biggest-possible audience because the success of the venture will be judged on the number of viewers - which in turn can have a major impact on the League's potential for vital, long-term sponsorship."
Scotland Senior Ladies Selection announced
Congratulations to Dunfermline Water Polo Club players Aithne Lawrence and Caitlin McRobbie are their selection for Scottish Senior ladies waterpolo team competing in the EU Nations in Brno Czech Republic 24th - 26th May 2019.
Good luck to all the players and team staff.
Neal Rayner steps down from water polo role
Neal Rayner has stepped down from the Scottish water polo development role. Neal has played a massive part in the success and growth of waterpolo and been a great support to clubs throughout his tenure in post.
Neal will continue to coach the Scottish Womens team and we wish him every success for the future.
Message from Alan Anderson, Chair of Scottish Waterpolo:
You may have seen the news this morning regarding Neal stepping down as our Water Polo Development officer
Neal has been an integral part of Scottish Water polo for 10 years, as Development officer his role has evolved over that time depending on the status and demands of our sport and the direction with Scottish Swimming. As employed by Scottish Swimming and as a volunteer (coach, referee, mentor and player) he has been involved in most aspects of the sport and probably knows most of the people involved in water polo in Scotland – and our sport has grown tremendously through his contributions. In my time as chairman, and throughout my involvement with Neal he has always been positive, helpful and keen to do the best for water polo, and I thank him for all his work.
I spoke with Neal this morning and he feels it is time to move on and sounded happy with his decision, and I wish him well in his next stage of life. He will continue to coach the Scottish Women’s team; and will continue to be involved in Scottish Water Polo – albeit not spending 24x7 on it!!!
As with all changes come challenges and opportunities and we will need to work with Scottish Swimming to agree what support we require and how that support manifests itself in the coming weeks.
Chair Scottish Water Polo
2019 Scottish Cup Draw and Schedule Update
Version 2 of the 2019 Scottish Cup draw document has been issued. This was circulated previously but now has schedule and match times confirmed.
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