KS3 Win v Seagulls (Away at Christchurch) Thomas Musslewhite opened the match for Salisbury narrowly missing out on gaining possession in the swim off but this didn’t stop the team dominating play. Salisbury racked up the goals with Bobby Speirs securing 6, Danny McGovern 4, Conor Bain 2 and Jed Dennis 1 to take the final score to 13-3. Continue reading
Salisbury Stingrays KS3 Waterpolo Team – Playing away in Dorchester the KS3 team faced a challenging start to the season only being able to field the bare minimum number of seven players to face a full squad of thirteen from West Dorset. However the team worked hard and kept the score at 0-1 after the first quarter. There was no change to the score by half time despite continuing attempts at goal by Bobby Speirs supported by Jed Dennis and Danny McGovern. Continue reading
Katy Cutler and Holly Dennis were called into the Hampshire under 19 Ladies team for the South East Ladies Inter County Championships. Drawn against Sussex in their first match, Katy got her county off to a glorious start by scoring a hat-trick as they won 8-5. Defender Holly proved her worth helping Hampshire to a 7-2 win over Kent. Hampshire lost in the final against Middlesex, leaving Hampshire coming away with a well deserved silver.
Congratulations to Katy Cutler who was a recipient of one of the new Funding Future Olympians and Paralympians Scholarships at the Wiltshire Sports Awards.
ASA release details of National Masters conference
All ASA Masters swimmers are invited to join our newly appointed Masters Officer Sharon Lock at a conference in Loughborough on Saturday 1 November 2014.
The conference is free of charge and features guest speakers, workshops and an open forum to provide an opportunity to discuss issues effecting Masters swimming with the ASA Technical Committee.
This will allow us to look at ways in which to harness your knowledge, skills and passion for the sport and use these to build a dynamic and vibrant Masters infrastructure.
The conference will run from 9:30 – 4:30 and will consist of both morning and afternoon sessions, with a break in between in which lunch and refreshments will be provided. A detailed programme will be released in September, but the day will be structured as:
- Welcome & Introduction to day
- Guest Speaker: Steve Bratt (Otters Head Coach)
- Guest Speaker: Jane Asher (via video)
- Open Forum with an opportunity to Discuss issues relating to Masters with the Committee and ASA Professional Staff
- Breakout Sessions and Workshops
- Where do we go from here and building momentum
The afternoon will be concentrated around focus groups and will give you the opportunity to have your say about the future of Masters, and help to help make that future a reality!
Workshops/focus groups will include
- Meet management – Looking at the way competitions are run and what systems are needed to maximise efficiency.
- Masters coaching – Discussing how much Masters coaching is available and what is needed to improve the Masters coaching opportunities, training and provision.
- National Masters Identity – Looking at the current Masters image and how we can galvanise GB masters ready for London Europeans in 2016.
- Masters Newsletter and Website – Looking at what is currently created and how/if you would like to see this changed or improved.
- Volunteering and Officials – Discussing how we can get more people to volunteer as officials at Masters Events.
- Marketing – How we can raise awareness of Masters Swimming using marketing tools and promotional materials.
- Non-competitive Masters swimming – Discussing ways in which we can encourage more Masters Swimmers to compete. If they don’t compete, try to discover the things they want to get from Masters swimming.
- Supporting Masters – What do we know about Masters Swimmers? What resources and support can we supply Masters Swimmers?
If you are interested in attending the conference on 1 November 2014, then please fill out the online registration form, Click here