What is Happening at Lisburn Water Polo
Collaboration with Cathal Brugha Water Polo Club
As you may know, we have been exploring links with Cathal Brugha Water Polo Club to help develop opportunities for better training for both our Clubs. For more information about Cathal Brugha check out their website http://www.cathalbrughawaterpolo.com/ or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org .
We have arranged for our players to train with Cathal Brugha on Friday nights.
The sessions vary depending on age so contact Peter to find out what session would be most suitable.
Mini / Maxi Water Polo Tournaments
There are Mini and maxi Water Polo tournaments planned for December in the Grove. Three dates have been confirmed; one for players Under 9, another for those Under 11 and a final one for the U13’s. The dates and times are:
- Friday 1st December: U9’s from 7.30pm to 8.30pm
- Friday 8th December: U11’s from 7.30pm to 9.00pm
- Friday 15th December: U13’s from 7.30 to 9.30pm
These are fun events organised by Ulster Water Polo to increase participation at these age groups. Lisburn players are invited to join the Cathal Brugha teams for these tournaments. All players are welcome, check out the mini polo video to see what the tournaments are like. Anyone interested in playing should contact Peter or let coaches know at the water polo sessions.
PROGRAMME FOR 2017-18
Cathal Brugha water polo Christmas skills camp 🎄
Look out for holiday schemes which include taster sessions for water polo.
During term time, there are sessions for children from 7yrs+. These are in shallow water and take place on Thursday nights 5-5.45pm & 5.45-6.30pm. Children are encouraged to continue with swimming lessons: these are offered at a reduced rate.
Thursday 18:00-19:00 Swim training
Sunday 12:00-13:00 Swim Training (or 1-2pm as recommended by the coach).
CODES OF CONDUCT
Water polo is a risky sport, demanding skills, tactics & discipline. ALL players are required to read and sign the code of conduct; parental support of the club players and coaches is vital, and they are expected to be familiar with the policies and procedures, including the parent’s code of conduct.
It all started when Geoff Masey delivered a workshop in Lisburn on how to introduce Mini Polo in the Learn to Swim Programme. Over the next 3 years, many children participated in taster sessions, introductory classes, and went on to compete in the mini leagues and to develop some serious skills. For the first time in the history of Lisburn City Swimming Club, we have full members training for the sport, as well as a development programme for young players of all abilities.