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International Success for three Lancaster players

July 20, 2014

Three Lancaster players; Lewis Peach, Jordon Titley and Amr Amhed represented the North West under 17’s team in an international tournament in Rotterdam, Holland. This is the second year that the North West team has been invited to this tournament and after last year domination the team were put in the under 19’s competition. They North West team were… Continue Reading »

Under 17’s just miss out in a nail biting last game

April 7, 2014

Lancaster had travelled 240 miles to Watford and with little preparation and warm up time Lancaster saw their first game against Croydon. Lancaster soon found themselves a goal down at the beginning of the play. Lancaster was unable to capitalise on two extra man situations to level the score. Lancaster did score from open play… Continue Reading »

Young Lancaster team take on the North East

March 20, 2014

A young Lancaster water polo team travelled recently to a friendly tournament in County Durham hosted by Sedgefield. The competition also involved teams from York, Rotherham and Durham. For some Lancaster players this was their first experience of playing in a full size pool and with only eight players all of them had to work… Continue Reading »

Under 19’s through to the next round

March 17, 2014

Lancaster City Swimming and Water Polo Club headed  back down to Gloughster this time with the under 19’s team In their preliminary round . Lancaster were to come up against some hard competition  including last year’s champions City of Manchester A along City of  Manchester B, Cheltenham, Leed Sharks an Carmarthen Lancaster’s opening game was… Continue Reading »

Gold medals all around

February 26, 2014

Lancaster players Aaron Mason and Stefano Cossutti played alongside Lancaster National Water Polo team mates, Harry King and Michael Kelly for Bridgefield in the under 18s and under 16s Liverpool and District Championships. The players walked away with gold medals in both age groups after some very promising results. In the under 18’s Bridgefield took on Chester and… Continue Reading »

Young Lancaster side impressive despite defeat

January 30, 2014

Lancaster finished third in the British Water Polo League’s Super Fives after the final weekend of action in Guildford. A young city side lost 17-12 to Portobello on Saturday before a 16-4 reverse against Manchester the following day ended their slim hopes of a 13th national title. The Salt Ayre-based team were missing their two… Continue Reading »

North West Selection for Lancaster duo

January 22, 2014

Lancaster City Swimming and Water Polo club members Aaron Mason and Mattie Alderson have both made the North West team and will compete in Walsall early February. Aaron Mason who has represented North West three times before has made the A team with Lancaster RTC player Daniel Armstrong. They will be coached by Lancaster coach… Continue Reading »

Ciaran James; “It is what I am suppose to be doing”

December 1, 2013

One big loss for Lancaster City senior water polo team is a big gain for Sète water polo team in France. Lancaster player and London 2012 Olympian Cairan James has moved to Sète , France to play professional water polo. We caught up with Ciaran today and he said; “The team are great lads but it’s hard to… Continue Reading »

First place for Lancaster lads

November 5, 2013

Lancaster members Tom Curwen, Ciaran James, Glen Robinson and Declan Thompson helped the Great Britain senior men finish first in the Malta International Tournament before the start of the European Qualifiers this week. Read about the last two Great Britain Games below. Great Britain v Sicilian On Friday morning Great Britain played the Sicilian representatives who… Continue Reading »

Six Lancaster players make select North West Team

November 3, 2013

Lancaster members Zak Lamb, Dean Akister, Josh Barrett, Jordon Titley, Stefano Cossutti and Amr Amhed along with Coach Zak Sly will be representing North West youth team (born 1997 and younger) in a game against the North East during a session break of the European Qualifiers up in Sunderland. The lads  will be playing at the… Continue Reading »

Lancaster face up to the challenge superbly

October 28, 2013

Lancaster are sitting top of the British Water Polo league, Super 5’s table after to outstanding performances by the Lancaster team. The fixture schedule meant that Lancaster were the only team required to play two games in a day and they faced up to the challenge superbly. The match against Cheltenham was close enough in… Continue Reading »

Bronze medal for Lancaster members

October 28, 2013

Lancaster members Aaron Mason, Ellie Muncaster and Gwen Jackson helped two teams achieve bronze medals  in the National Academy Water Polo Championships. Aaron Mason, who played for sister club Sedgfiled had some great results and just missed out on taking on Manchester in the finals! The first game saw Aaron’s team beat Watford 10 –… Continue Reading »

Four players made Team GB

October 24, 2013

Four of Lancaster Super five players, Tom Curwen, Ciaran James, Glen Robinson and Declan Thompson have been selected to represent GB men in Malta at an international tournament prior to the European Qualifiers in Sunderland in November. Tickets have gone on sale for the LEN Men’s Water Polo European Championships Qualification Round in Sunderland this… Continue Reading »

Katie talks to us about Vamvakaris

September 5, 2013

British Swimming has appointed Konstantinos Vamvakaris as the head coach for the British Gas GBR Women’s Water Polo team as they start their qualification campaign for Rio 2016.  – Full story on the British swimming website. Lancaster water polo player Katie Hesketh talks about the appointment of  Konstantinos Vamvakaris as she works towards getting closer… Continue Reading »

Register for the North West RTC

August 24, 2013

      The LANCASTER REGIONAL TRAINING CENTRE (RTC) is holding a trial session on Saturday 21st September at Lancaster University,  for all boys and girls born 1998 to 2001 in the Lancashire/ Cumbria area. If you make the selection, you will be invited to join the Lancaster RTC which starts in October and runs for three 10-week terms over the… Continue Reading »

GBR girls live on the internet

July 23, 2013

UK-based fans of synchronised swimming and water polo will be able to watch the remaining sessions at the 2013 FINA World Championships for free via a live video stream. The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) will be providing a live stream for UK viewers at The British Women’s Water Polo team will face Greece at 11:10… Continue Reading »

Tom and Ciaran take on Europe

July 11, 2013

Today is the first day of the second stage of Euro qualification in Slovakia, city of Kosice, where Lancaster players Tom Curwen and Ciaran James will be taking part. Great Britain  finished third in their group in April’s first round of qualifying. Today the Great Britain team take on Switzerland in the first of five games over the next… Continue Reading »

Tom finishes top goal scorer in Romania

July 8, 2013

Great Britain got  beat 10-3 by Slovakia in their final game in the preparation tournament in Romania Unfortunately Lancaster player Ciaren James couldn’t play due to injury and Great Britain were feeling the effects of the two previous games. Tom scored one today and  finished the top goal scorer for the tournament. The Great Britain lads… Continue Reading »

North West Team goes pink this weekend!

May 23, 2013

26 North West players and 4 staff from the North West born 1996 boys teams are away this weekend are in Balisdon in the Inter Regions Championships. They will be wearing pink in support of Sheena  who has worked with the North West over the last year on sport science and was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year. The boys… Continue Reading »

Ripley finish sixth at Lancaster tournament

May 23, 2013

Following successful campaigns in the u16 and u18 national Water Polo competitions, it was the turn of Ripley u13’s to make their competitive debut in the Lancaster City Swimming and Water Polo Development competition on Sunday 19 May 2013. The competition provided the ideal opportunity for Ripley’s Year 7-8 students’ (boys and girls) to form a mixed team… Continue Reading »

North West Selection for Inter Regions and International Tournament

May 17, 2013

Six players; Lewis Peach, Daniel Fox, Dean Akister, Zak Lamb, Fen Bleasdale and Alex Armstrong from Lancaster City Swimming and Water Polo Club and three coaching staff; Zak Sly, Gary Ellwood and Trevor Peach, have all been picked to represent the North West in the Youth Boys Inter Region Championships at Basildon over the weekend… Continue Reading »

Katie selected for GBR senior women

May 8, 2013

Newly appointed GB women coach Paul Metrz  has  selected 20 core players which includes Lancaster member Katie Hesketh who will be working towards Rio 2016 and the Worlds in July 2013.  Paul will review  the core 20 players, which includes some of the players who are playing abroad at this moment in time, again in 12 months and the players… Continue Reading »

Eight North West players represent GBR

May 7, 2013

Eight players from the North West are representing Great Britain at the European qualifiers starting tomorrow ( 8th May) in  Istanbul, Turkey. In April the Great Britain team went to the Slowianka Cup in Gorzow, Poland,  to take on European rivals. They finished third in the competition after beating Belarus (12-6) and Czech Republic (14 -0) They lost out to strong teams, Ukraine (12 – 9) and Moldova (12 – 3).  Read… Continue Reading »

Girls support Liverpool to runners up

May 7, 2013

Lancaster City members Beth Richards, Eve Simpson, Ellie Muncaster  and Beth Bell represented the Liverpool Girls team in the National Water Polo Championships semi finals and finals held at Manchester Aquatic Center. The youth team which Eve and Ellie were in, played the semi finals on Saturday and beat Otter to a 12-11 to secure a place in the final against hosts City of… Continue Reading »

Tom GBR top goal scorer

April 5, 2013

Great Britain have played their first two games and Lancaster player Tom Curwen is Great Britain top goal scorer at present. Ciaran James has also added his name onto the goal scoring sheet. Tom scored his first goal against Great Britain’s 12 3 defeat over Georgia and bagged another three  against Poland as well as Ciaran James adding another goal to Great Britain first win, 11 -3. Great Britain will take on Czech Republic… Continue Reading »

Ciaran James and Tom Curwen ready to take on Europe

April 4, 2013

Lancaster Water Polo players Ciaran James and Tom Curwen  begin their campaign to qualify for the LEN European Water Polo Championships in 2014. Today they take on Georgia, which can be seen live at 3.30pm today via a live stream HERE. > Taken from The British Gas GBR Men’s Water Polo team have travelled to Georgia as… Continue Reading »

Ripley makes it to the Water Polo National Finals

March 5, 2013

Ripley St Thomas Academy made it to the English Schools under 18’s Water Polo National Finals for the first time after winning their national semi final in Walsall last weekend, beating a strong Bolton side in the process.  The Ripley team, which was made up of all but one under 16 pupils, are all members of Lancaster City Swimming and Water… Continue Reading »

Lancaster finish runners up

February 25, 2013

> Taken from Bristol Central were crowned the British Gas Water Polo Champions after defeating Lancaster 11-8 in a physical final match at the Manchester Aquatics Centre. Lancaster took an early lead, scoring three goals unanswered in the first four minutes of the game before Central fought back with two of their own to… Continue Reading »

Lancaster make it to the final

February 23, 2013

> Taken from Bristol Central will face Lancaster tomorrow in the men’s final of the British Gas Water Polo Championships after two tough semi-finals at the Manchester Aquatics Centre today. The first match between Lancaster and Cheltenham had everything a closely fought semi final should, plenty of drama and goals. Cheltenham, the current National… Continue Reading »

National Performance Director for Water Polo

February 20, 2013

> Taken from British Swimming has appointed Graeme Thompson as the National Performance Director for Women’s Water Polo. Thompson brings with him vast experience in elite sport and managing programmes from grass roots to elite sport level as the former Performance Director for the Rugby Football League (RFL) and most recently as Performance Advisor with… Continue Reading »

Lancaster are the most successful men’s team in recent history

February 18, 2013

> Taken from The domestic water polo season comes to a head this weekend as the top four men’s and women’s teams battle it out for the British Gas Water Polo Championship titles in Manchester. Cheltenham have been the team to beat in men’s water polo this season, winning the regular season league and Super… Continue Reading »

Scott Carpenter update: two more wins

February 11, 2013

> Taken from UWA Torpedoes 7 Victorian Tigers 10 UWA Torpedoes 5 Victorian Tigers 9 Another mid week away trip for Scott Carpenter for 2 games in Perth vs the Torpedoes on wednesday and Thursday evening. “Comfortable wins in the end, but two strong performances from their keeper kept our scoring down”. The wins… Continue Reading »

Ciaran in Spain :Catalunya 7 Navarra 5

February 11, 2013

> Taken from A massive win for Rob and Ciaran against Sean King which halts Navarra’s 4th place ambitions and ensures more vital points for the Catalunyions. No goals from any of the Brits in a defensively dominated match which Catalunya just edged, “it was close all game, but we got a couple of… Continue Reading »

2013 British Championships – Preliminary Round

February 6, 2013

18 Goal Parsonage Leads Lancaster into British Championship Final Four London Olympian Alex Parsonage lead the way as Lancaster City’s senior mens water polo team qualified for the semi finals of the British Championships after successfully progressing through the preliminary round at Manchester Aquatic Centre last weekend. Lancaster were drawn in Group B alongside London… Continue Reading »

British Championship starts this weekend

February 1, 2013

The British Championships starts this weekend (2nd & 3rd February  at Manchester Aquatic Center. Lancaster hold the record for most titles held in the British Championship, nine titles in total and will be looking at making this their tenth title. Lancaster start the campaign on Saturday against London Penguin who were runners up in Championship one. On Sunday Lancaster take on Welsh Wanderers who came third in Championship… Continue Reading »

Scott makes Captain in Oz

February 1, 2013

Lancaster’s BWPL player and top goal scorer, Scott Carpenter, has started the Australia National League season with the Tigers in Melbourne with a 15-6 win over last years League winners. Scott bagged three goals in the Tigers opening game! But the more impressive news is that Scott has been chosen as the captain of the team. The Tigers team have an… Continue Reading »

Great Britain to take on Netherlands, Ukraine, Israel and Portugal

January 29, 2013

Taken from  Draws Qualification Round 1 Group A – organiser to be announced Netherlands Great Britain Ukraine Israel Portugal Group B – to be held in France Spain Germany France Serbia The qualification matches for the women’s competition of the 2014 European Water Polo Championships are facing another change. According to the latest LEN… Continue Reading »

Scotts interview with gbwaterpoloblog

January 24, 2013

> Taken from GBWaterpoloblog catches up with Scott Carpenter, the ex Lancaster shooter who is about to start his 3rd season in Australia with the Victorian Tigers from Melbourne. Scott made is debut for the GB senior team when he was 17 and subsquently spent 3 years at the high performance centre before his 1st spell… Continue Reading »

Ciaran in Spain: Mediterrani 8 Catalunya 7

January 22, 2013

> Taken from Another close game was contested after the 10 all draw at the beginning of the season in the outdoor pool of Ed Scott’s Mediterrani. Hampered by the absence of American pit man Jeff Schwimmer and a 1st quarter wrapping for their spanish equivalent, Ed’s team adapted well behind a another strong… Continue Reading »

Lancaster players ready to take on the Region

January 21, 2013

Swim North West Academy Boys will be looking to make this, their fourth consecutive Inter Regional Championship title in Division One, on the 26th and 27th January 2013 at Walsall Gala Baths. The North West Tigers (first) team will be coached by Zak Sly (Lancaster City) and Anthony McGuinness (Bridgefield) and team managed by Colin Walsh (City of Manchester), who have… Continue Reading »

2013 European Junior Championships

January 15, 2013

> Source The Under 17 men’s European junior championships qualification tournament for the Great Britain team will be held in Istanbul, Turkey. They will be in Group C with Russia, Bulgaria, Turkey and  Switzerland. The competition takes place between the 9th and 12th May with the top two teams from each of the four groups joining the first seven teams (Croatia, Italy, Spain, Greece, Serbia, Hungary and Romania)… Continue Reading »

Tom back with GBR

January 14, 2013

Talking to our very own Tom Curwen today we can confirm that Tom has returned to training with the GB men’s players based in Manchester with a view to playing for GB in the upcoming European Qualifiers. Speaking to Tom earlier today he said ” I had a meeting with Tim Kendal, who is currently training the GB men… Continue Reading »

Ciaran in Spain: Catalunya 8 – C.N.Barcelona 9

January 14, 2013

> Taken from Catalunya 8 – C.N.Barcelona 9 Rob Parker and  Lancaster player, Ciaran Jame’s team narrowly lost the Barcelona derby. Ciaran said about the game “It was very close and we were leading the whole game but didn’t have anything left in the final quarter to kill the game which they took advantage of to come back. It was… Continue Reading »

Lancaster players make Regional team

January 6, 2013

Several Lancaster boys players today made the regional team which will compete in three weeks time in the Academy boys Inter Region Championships. Jordan Titley, Stefano  Cossutti and Aaron Mason along with Alex Armstrong from our sister club Carlisle, will be joining the Lancaster Coach and ‘A’ team head Coach Zak Sly in the Tigers team which will be playing in Walsall. Lancaster goalkeeper Owian Llewellyn will be joining ‘B’ team head coach Gary Ellwood, assistant coach Trevor… Continue Reading »

Lancaster v GB

January 6, 2013

Lancaster played a friendly game against the GB under 15 squad on Saturday at Lancaster University. The GB squad consisted of 25 players who  had been at Lancaster University since Thursday training together and preparing for the game. Lancaster started off very strong as a team and continued this throughout the game!  Great play from all was given and a lot of counter attack and defence was going on in both… Continue Reading »

Lancaster take on GB

January 2, 2013

The Lancaster youth team will be taking on the Great Britain under 15’s squad on Saturday at Lancaster University. The Great Britain squad are training at Lancaster University Thursday to Saturday and will be finish off with a 2 hour training game from 3.30pm. The Lancaster team will consist of: Team: Zak Lamb Dean Akister Josh Barrett Jordan Titley Fen Bleasdale James Pratt Joe… Continue Reading »

Scott Carpenter makes the all star team

December 31, 2012

> Taken from Former Lancaster and GB star Scott Carpenter is now a big name in Australia – as confirmed by his selection to play for an International All Stars team against the Australian national side at Bondi Beach, Sydney, on 4 January. His teammates will include triple Hungarian Olympic gold medallists Tamas Kasas… Continue Reading »

2012 National Water Polo Championships

November 21, 2012

Lancaster City juniors and youth will be looking to retain their titles in the 2013 British Gas National Water Polo Championships next year. Next year sees the born 1995 and born 1997 taking on the rest of the team across Great Britain. The junior team will be looking to make this their fourth consecutive title with the youth team their third. The born 1995… Continue Reading »

Lancaster disappointing start

November 12, 2012

It was a disappointing start for the Lancaster seniors in opening weekend of the super 5’s. The Lancaster team traveled an around trip of 600 miles to Crystal Palace. Lancaster opining game was against Cheltenham. Lancaster were chasing the game from the start and with Tom (5) and Alex(7) racking up 12 goals between them and Glen with one,… Continue Reading »

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