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- 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.
Jack Donaldson Funeral
Jack Donaldson's funeral details.
Thursday 5th August - 11.45am
Refreshments at Oswald House Kirkcaldy (Formerly Dunnikier House Hotel)
The imposed limit is 80 people. There is also a webcast option available.
Covid 19 Update - 19 Jul
It is with great regret that we have to report that Jack Donaldson, DWPC Life Member, passed away yesterday, at the age of 88, after a long battle with ill health. Our sincere condolences go to his sons Alan and John..
Jack started his lifelong association with water polo as a successful junior goalkeeper with Carnegie SC before becoming a prolific goalscorer at senior level. His lob at Gala apparently legendary! He was also an accomplished backstroke swimmer, being invited to the Olympic Training Scheme run at HMS Caledonia in Rosyth. During National Service he was stationed in Glasgow and played for the prestigious Dennistoun Baths Club. On return to civilian life he rejoined Carnegie SC and was a member of the team which won the East District league on 3 occasions. It was at a swimming club gala where he first met his wife to be Margaret. He served as Treasurer and later President of Carnegie SC. By the early 1970s Carnegie SC decided to concentrate on competitive swimming and although he took to officiating at swimming events, culminating in being selected as a Judge at the 1970 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, he hankered after getting water polo going again in Dunfermline. He set up a junior team of Dunfermline and Glenrothes youngsters which lit the spark under a host of players including son Alan and John and the Campbell brothers who went to on to gain representative honours in the Sport. Under his guidance the players moved on to senior level under the banner of Dunfermline ASC where they won the Scottish 1st Division title. Unfortunately, with the loss of few key players some of whom were progressing on to further education, an invitation to the Scottish Premier League could not be accepted. In 1979, Carnegie Baths closed for major refurbishment for 3 years and when it reopened Jack was a founder member of Dunfermline WPC. He served as Secretary then President of the Club, as well as coaching and refereeing. A particular highlight was accompanying the Senior Men's team along with George Spowart and George Philp to Budapest to see the club's first ever European Cup Winners Cup ties in 1991. He was honoured with Life Membership in 1992. Despite ill health he maintained an interest in Water Polo and the club's progress and always enjoyed attending club matches at the Carnegie Centre. He was delighted too to attend a GB Water Polo match at the London Olympics in 2012
Funeral arrangements still to be finalised
Invitation to GB Senior Women Squad Camps
Good luck to Dunfermline Water Polo Club player Niamh Moloney who has been invited to attend the GB Senior Women selection camps.
Fantastic to see Great Britain's senior women’s program has restarted after a 15-month break, with the first of two selection camps having taken place in Manchester.
Head Coach Nick Buller and Assistant Coach Peggy Etiebet report the event was very successful with strong performances from all attendees. The next session is scheduled for 17/18 July which Niamh will attend.
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