Dunfermline players attend camp with top European waterpolo club
Four players from Dunfermline WPC have recently returned from a summer training camp in Belgrade run by Patizan WPC, a top European club team who expect to have players competing for Serbia in the Rio Olympics. Water polo is a Serbian national sport and commands a higher profile than swimming or any other aquatic disciplines.
Thomas Cameron, Jamie Heywood, Elliott Lawrence and James Melville were accompanied by Richard Metcalfe to this 7 day training camp which helped them improve their current skills, develop new ones and improve self-confidence under the guidance of 2 very experienced coaches.
Twelve 2 hour pool sessions and 2 lectures completed the week in Partizan’s home sports centre which boasts four 50m swimming pools and is geared to supporting their large water polo programme.
Whilst outfield players James and Elliott worked on their swimming, ball handling and match skills, Thomas and Jamie were receiving specialised goalkeeper coaching.
Head Coach Zoran Bratusa said he was delighted with the application of all the boys and improvements seen over the week. He wished them well on their return to Dunfermline, hoped they would continue to develop to greater success and invited them back next year.
Richie Metcalfe was also delighted with the camp week and said “the boys adapted to the tempo and training style of this top club and have become better individual players as a result. A great deal of knowledge was imparted and our challenge now is to pass this on to others in the club to help them improve and the club achieve greater results. This camp proved a real success and we are considering returning next year, possibly with a larger squad. It was also great to see so many involved in water polo at all levels in the centre, the fun it brings and the profile it enjoys.”
BWMF Girls Team announced
Congratulations to club members Niamh Moloney and Aimee David who have been selected to the team for the BWMF Cup taking place in Lloret de Mar 31st August - 4th September.
Full squad list:
Scottish Water Polo Academy 2016 - Edinburgh Term 3
Term 3 of the 2016 Edinburgh Water polo Academy commences on Friday 19 August 2016 for Boys and Girls born 2001 – 2005.
Venue: Royal Commonwealth Pool, Edinburgh, Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh EH16 5BB from 7.30 – 9.30pm.
Registration at 7.00pm on 19th August 2016
Head Coach : Brian Campbell
BWMF Cup - Youth (2001+) Boys Team Announced
Congratulations to Dunfermline Water Polo Club players Thomas Cameron, Harris Bruce, Cameron Baigrie and Rory Nesbitt who have been selected to compete in the BWMF Youth (2001+) club competition which is being held in Lloret de Mar from Wed 31 Aug to Sun 4 Sep 2016.
Ful team list below: