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WATER POLO: New club to be splash hit

PUBLISHED: 11:57 04 June 2010 | UPDATED: 17:34 06 July 2010

THE recently-formed Lowestoft water polo club are continuing to grow in numbers and stature.

The club hosted their first-ever water polo tournament - a mixed men's and ladies contest - at the Water Lane Leisure Centre last month.

THE recently-formed Lowestoft water polo club are continuing to grow in numbers and stature.

The club hosted their first-ever water polo tournament - a mixed men's and ladies contest - at the Water Lane Leisure Centre last month. Teams from the UEA, Ipswich, Norwich and Thetford participated in the friendly, yet competitive tournament along with Lowestoft as the men played for the Lowestoft Water Polo Club shield and the women playing for the N&M Swim School cup in matches, which lasted just 12 minutes.

The tournament ended with the Ipswich women's water polo team and the UEA men's water polo team - who won on goal difference - triumphing.

“Hailed as a success, arrangements for our next tournament are already in the swing and will hopefully be held later this summer,” chairman Kevin May said.

At the club's inaugural annual general meeting, a committee was formed and Mr May said: “It is not our intention to develop a single squad of first team players but to offer water polo as a sport to the local community and give everybody an opportunity to partake.”

With the backing and support of Simon Bellamy, Waveney District Council's sports operations manager, the club, with its new committee will now be responsible for continuing the “club development” and working towards the future of Lowestoft Water Polo.

With this in mind, an open day will be held at Waveney Valley Pool on June 19.


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