AGM to be held on Tuesday 6th December 2016 at 7pm at Ponds Forge – please attend if possible.
Nessie Cowton – BWPL most valuable player 2015/2016
City of Sheffield’s very own Nessie Cowton has won the British Water Polo Leagues trophy for the most valuable player of the season.
Nes started playing for Sheffield in National league as a 15 year old novice. She was selected for the National junior team followed soon by selection into the senior National team. Nes has almost 100 Caps for Britain and represented England in the Commonwealth Games and has played in the National league for 25 years. Nessie was also an integral part of Sheffields elite squad that competed at the highest level in Europe, standing toe to toe with the Spanish, Italian and Hungarian teams which were amongst the best in the world. She is a prolific goal scorer and an inspirational and exciting player in every game she plays!
Annual Fundraiser/Presentation evening
Please see below for details of our annual presentation and fundraising evening on July 15th. Tickets avaiable now. see poster for details.
Life membership awarded to Martin KELLY, Congratulations!
Martin has seen all but thirteen years of living, being involved with Water Polo here in Sheffield.
From days when the Sheffield Dolphins men’s club operated out of the pools of King Edwards school and Glossop road, he has been player, player captain, coach, treasurer, chairman, fund raiser, marketing man, equipment officer, negotiator, indeed anything and everything that involved keeping the sport alive and progressing through the many changes and upheavals that have been Water Polo.
He has also gained representative honours at county, regional, civil service level competition and “trialed” for international selection in his industrious time with our Sheffield club.
Never suffering fools gladly, although he made an exception for yours truly, his steely determination and resolve over the years has produced and is still producing, some highly motivated prodigious talent. This included his four children: Amy, Tom, Elliot and Oscar who have all made tremendous contributions to what seems like the family passion.
It has to be said that none of these achievements would have been at all possible without the “rock” of support that is wife, life partner, best friend, chief cook and bottle washer…she who must be obeyed…Jill, becoming involved herself in times gone by, as a sometime social sec’ and organising several successful Christmas “bashes”.
A committed driving force of a coach and mentor, Martin commands loyalty with the demands of structure and resolve from players. It has been the underpinning current of his desire to seek and obtain the best from his squad members.
Personally, the man has been a great friend and much respected work colleague, as our endeavors with the day job paid the bills.
On behalf of the club and mesen…such a deserving life member…cheers, ya ageing git!
Thank you and farewell to Pete Monk
Pete has been secretary for the past 5 years and has been a great member of the club. Efficient friendly and has brought some great initiatives to the table. Many thanks for all your help Pete.
For any volunteering role, especially one as pivotal as club secretary, words cannot convey the full gratitude, appreciation and thanks that is warranted.
So, next time you’re not gainfully employed and there are countless hours to fill, give us a call and we’ll harness your talents once again. Cheers Pete, Claudine has some big boots to fill.