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Canoe Polo National Leagues Entry Forms Available
The National Leagues Entry Form is now available to download on the BCU website along with a provisional calendar for the 2013/14 season.
The deadline for entries is 28th June.
This year there have been a couple of last minute problems with 2 pools; Derby and Robinson (Bedford). I have had to pull all dates from these pools and rearrange, hence the bold red border around some dates. These will be confirmed shortly and the border will change to black once confirmed.
It is also possible that Derby will be able to be used again and some dates will move back here. The dates will remain the same where possible, only the venue will change.
National Leagues Organiser
Hull and Club Championship Entry's are Due Now, Individual Entry Commitment and Fees Required
Hull and Club Championship Entry's are Due Now
Individual Entry Commitment and Fees Required
As with our own tournament the tournament entry closing dates specifically for the Club Champs tend to have a long lead time. (There are late entry penalty charges for the club champs)
Hull is the first weekend in July and the Club Championships (Aberfan) 12th/13th July Entry's need to be in at the latest I would suggest the weekend of 1st/2nd June in the post to ensure places.
Tony Nixon and Mark Gledhill have kindly offered to collect the individual fees on behalf of those attending if you are interested then you need to put your name,and pay your fees asap to either Tony or Mark.
Dependant on the entries needless to say we will try and make up teams as much as practical of those who normally play together in our National Leagues teams.
In the past those venturing to help gather both names and fees have had a thankless continual chasing task to get our entry's in within the time frames projected everyone needs to both help themselves,Tony and Mark and let's get them in without to much if any chasing.
Promotion of Div 2 Z Team
Despite a less than convincing performance by their own standards our Division 2 Z Team managed to gain a promotion place into Division1 this weekend at the Hull National Play Offs Tournament.
They now join the select top ten teams in the British National Leagues Division1.
Alan Barry, George Roots, Graham Webster, Lewis McVey, Kartik McCutcheon and Suryan McCutcheon.
Dependant on their continuing progress with an average age of 18 plus years it should in-auger well for the club going forward.
Well done to them all.
National Division 2 North Season's outcome
Yesterday both of our Division 2 North Y and Z teams played in the final tournament of the season.
Congratulations are extended to both teams the Z team are the D2 North Champions having won every game throughout the season and with our Y team finishing runners up it is a creditable performance from both of our club sides.
By virtue of their achievements both teams are now eligible to attend the National D1 play offs were hopefully we may well regain our D1 status.
The composition of D1is made up of the best 10 teams in the British Leagues.
Players over the season were:
Division 2 Champions
Alan Barry, Lewis McVey, Kartik McCutcheon, George Roots, Graham Webster, and Suryan McCutcheon.
Division 2 Runners Up
Prudence Blyth, Ginny Coyles, Charlotte Lister, James Mallon, Kathryn Moffitt, and Stuart Moffitt.
Well Done to you All.
Under 21’s Great Britain training squad
Under 21’s Great Britain training squad.
James Mallon, Suryan Mc Cutcheon, Harvey Birch, George Roots,
Graham Webster, Lewis McVey,
Kartik Mc Cutcheon
(Age range from 16-19).
The training camp was held at the new facility at Collingwood with 2 pitches now functioning and everyone taking advantage of the Galley decking area in the sunshine on Saturday. The rain appeared on Sunday soon after the 8am start but all determined to excel and prove what they have trained for.
Thanks must go to all the paddlers and for the Coaching to help those whose ambition is to represent their country playing Canoe Polo work towards achieving this
Thank you also goes to Maureen Nixon, Ruth McCutcheon, for providing the catering service, accountancy skills and paperwork, to club members Mark, Jack, Tony and Gary for stepping in when things got busy and who downed tools to help out.
Brenda (Photos to follow)