Author: Mark Procter

COUNTY WATER POLO SEASON COMES TO AN END

The County Water Polo Season came to an end last Saturday, 30 November, with the Knock Out Cup Finals, at the Plymouth Life Centre.
It was an entertaining afternoon with four matches being played, results were:
Under 15
Winners           :  Devonport
Runners-up        Newton Abbot
Under 17
Winners             Devonport
Runners-up       Exeter
Ladies
Winners            Exeter
Runners-up      Newton Abbot
Senior Male
Winners            Exeter
Runners-up      Newton Abbot
The County League Programme has also been completed for this year, results are:
Under 13
Winners         Devonport
Runners-up   Exeter
Under 15
Winners          Devonport
Runners-up    Exeter
Under 17
Winners        Devonport
Runners-up   Newton Abbot
Ladies
Winners        Newton Abbot
Runners up   Devonport
Senior Male
Winners        Exeter
Runners-up   Newton Abbot

Thomas Manley wins national waterpolo award

Thomas Manley made an impact on the international scene as he was part of the Great Britain’s Men’s U19 side that reached the the LEN European Championships in Minsk, Belarus.

It was one of the highlights during a successful year for Manley, who also trained with the senior men’s side in the run up to the competition.

His success helped see him named as the Swim England Performance Athlete of the Year for water polo.

He said: “ I feel very honoured to win this award against all of the top water polo players in the country.

“I’m so glad I have been recognised for my achievements in the past year. I would like to thank my coaches and, most importantly, I can’t forget about them, my parents.

“They ferry me around everywhere, providing me with money, making sure I have a wonderful time and are always there supporting me, no matter what.”