Senior Mens Squad

Sunday and Tuesday's at the Basingstoke Aquadrome

We play in the Hampshire league, ( A and B teams ) South East region League and invitational Tournaments. Friendlies are arranged to introduce players into the squad and allow a transition from the junior squads.

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Senior Ladies Squad

Thursday's at the Basingstoke Aquadrome

Open to any female player who wishes to play water polo. Currently, we compete in the London League and friendlies and invitation tournaments.

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Juniors Squad

Thursday's at the Basingstoke Aquadrome

We have u/15 and u/19 teams competing in the London league plus we run 2 tournaments a year for under 14 and under 16 but also cater for those wishing just to learn the game and play in ‘friendly’ games against teams of a similar level.

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Academy Squad

Friday's at the Aquadrome

Open to anyone from 9-15 yrs wishing to learn the sport of Waterpolo plays friendly competitive matches against other local teams the only criteria for this session is to be able to swim 50m and be confident in an all deep pool (1.8m).

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Culdrose Tournament

Culdrose Tournament Weekend

Every year our senior men’s and ladies squads compete at RNAS Culdrose in their annual waterpolo tournament. The event is a mixture of competitive waterpolo and socialising with camping and barbeques.

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Lady Richmond Brown Tournament

Lady Richmond Brown Tournament

The Lady Richmond Brown is the showcase event of Hampshire water polo. Eight top waterpolo teams from throughout Hampshire compete in an all day event hosted annually involving two groups and a series of playoffs.

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Basingstoke Bluefins Waterpolo Club

9 Bluefins players have been
selected to represent the South East of England in the 96 and under Waterpolo
championships.

For the Girls Rebekah Woolcot , Esmee Ng , Cara Malone and Gina Lay will be playing 18-19th June at the Walsall Gala Baths

For the Boys James Masson, Ryan
Brown , Oliver Waldram, Jack Taylor and Daniel James will be playing 25-26th
June at Basildon Sports Village.

BASINGSTOKE BLUEFINS B 4 vs 16 Portsmouth

1. Mike Sheath

2. Jake Melhuish

3. Matt Harding

4. Will Hastings

5. Jason Milton (2)

6. James Stone (1)

7. Sam Taylor

8. Jake Cleverley

9/13. Cameron Burns

10. Matt Girle

11. Alex Pullen

12. Ben Delbridge

13. Josh Lay (1)

Scorers: J. Milton (2), J.
Stone
(1), J. Lay (1)

Basingstoke began the game well, with a near
miss in the first few seconds and keeper Mike Sheath pulling off
a few admirable saves to keep the score level, but Portsmouth weren’t to be
denied and soon took the lead with a well placed shot. Basingstoke responded
well, and battled away for the rest of the quarter, conceding a penalty, and
winning one at the other end, which was neatly tucked away but James
Stone.

The start of the second quarter saw the
appearance of Cameron Burns in goal
for the Bluefins. Again Basingstoke started well, but Portsmouth came back at
them with a pace of play and physical strength that Basingstoke could do little
to stifle. A few good goals from the visitors and some bad luck turned the
score line against the home side, leaving Basingstoke trailing at half time.

With Mike Sheath back in
goal for Basingstoke at the start of the second half, the home side cut a more
composed, clinical figure when they took to the pool again, helped along by
some words from the coach Iain Masson. Some good
moves and improved style of play meant that Basingstoke put more pressure on
the visitors, and as a result scored a good goal from the fingertips of Jason
Milton.
After only conceding one goal, Basingstoke ensured the
deficit was not increased.

The final quarter saw Portsmouth come out with a
determination and desire to see the game was put beyond the home side’s reach,
and despite a very good effort from returning keeper Cameron
Burns,
there was little he could do to stem the flow.
Nevertheless, he saw out the game with a cool headed approach and helped
Basingstoke through their highest scoring quarter of the match, with another
goal from the pit courtesy of Jason Milton and a
strong penalty tucked away by Josh Lay. Final score: 16-4

Feedback:

From the captain:

-We maybe need to focus on
making sure we all stay goalside of the players we are supposed to be marking.

-need work on man ups

-we played some scrappy/suicidal passing, we need
to make sure all the passes go to the hand of the man.

From the coach, Iain Masson:
''Overall, the team tried hard and appeared to listen to tactics.
Unfortunately, Portsmouth were older, stronger and better organized than we were
most of the time which left us always chasing back. This made it difficult for
us to get any sort of attacking rhythm going. We only really started to get
anything like a defense/offence play going in the last quarter. Man of the
match for me was Alex.''

From the chairman: ‘’There was a good turn out
for the 'B' game against Portsmouth, playing a side with only eight players.
With youth and fitness on our side as well we should have done better and were
constantly caught on the counter. It was a good chance for the younger players
to play a 'mens' match and for Cameron to have a chance to show his skills in
goal. As reports might say 'must try harder'!’’

Thank you and well done to
all who played!

Hampshire under 19 junior menwon the London and South East Region intercounties beating  Kent (12-3) Sussex (9-5) and Middlesex (8-6) The Hampshire team had 7 Bluefins player representing the county

James Stone

Matt Girle

Jake Melhuish

Alex Pullen

Josh Lay

Jake Cleverley

Greg Thomas

 

 

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