Lancaster City Swimming and Water Polo Club entered the annual Brian Walsh Charity Water Polo Tournament, which this year was raising money for the Lancaster-based college, Beaumont College which is part of the national charity Scope.
Lancaster took nine players mostly 18 and under to the senior competition and stormed through the first round beating local teams Fleetwood 11 – 0, Radcliffe 6 – 2 and Southport 12 – 1
The final was against and strong Bridgefield team, which featured two ex-Lancaster senior players. A tight first half saw a two all draw, with Bridgefield scoring another goal in the final seconds of the game to take the victory.
The event raised around £1,800 for the charity which will go towards technology to support independence for people with disabilities.
Principle Pam Murphy at Beaumont College said “ “Thank you all so much for the amazing sum of money raised by your endeavours on behalf of the students at Scope Beaumont College. As you know we have much-needed items in mind that will make such a difference to our students education and quality of life experience. Thank you all once again; your kindness, generosity and community spirit is second to none.”
The Team: O. Llewelyn, M. Alderson, A. Mason, S. Cossutti, J. Titley, H. Palin, Z. Lamb, A. Gaywood
Coach: Z. Sly