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

Basingstoke Aquadrome played host to the Hampshire Lady Richmond Brown Trophy Tournament for Senior men on the 18 May 13.  Competing this year were teams from Southampton (University and City), Portsmouth and Basingstoke Bluefins.  The matches for the tournament were played over 2 quarters.  Within which each team would play each other.

Basingstoke Bluefins 9 man team (the smallest of all teams present) consisting of Mike Sheath, Mike Steer, Trace Morgan, Gavin Bridger, Tristan White, James Stone, Ade Davey, David Trewhella and Iain Masson (player/coach)  opened the tournament with a game against Southampton Uni very spritely.  They exploited Uni’s poor handling and positioning skills by marking tight and holding good defensive positions.  This provided Bluefins an opportunity to counter attack to great effect.  Running up a score of 8 – 0 by the end of the first quarter with the goals from Davey x 3, Steer x 3, Stone x 1 and Trewhella x 1.

The second quarter saw Uni coming slightly back into the match with a couple of early goals.  This put some pressure on Bluefins.  However, with a reply of another 6 goals (Trewhella x 3, Masson, Steer and Stone all with 1 each) from open play.  This saw Bluefins the surprise worthy winners by 14 – 4.

Basingstoke Bluefins second match was against a stronger Southampton City side.  This was a much closer match.  Playing very similar traditional play both teams took up high defensive positions behind the ball tactics resulting in a much closer match. Goals from Davey, Steer and Trewhella ensured that Bluefins remained in the game.  The score at the end of the first period it was 4 – 3 to Southampton. 

The second quarter saw Bluefins come back into he came more by improving their general play.  Although it was still a tight match, goals Morgan, Davey and Trewhella and some great stops by Sheath in goal saw Bluefins tie level.  A goal from Davey and another from a man up position by Bridger close to the end of the match saw Bluefins into the final with a win of 8 - 6.

The final was against a surprising Portsmouth side.  Who like Bluefins had won both their matches by very similar score lines.

Opening play was fairly tight with Portsmouth having the better of the play in the first quarter of the final.  This was largely due to Bluefins being unable to create flowing attacking play when taking the ball from defence into attack.  Goals Davey, Steer x 2 and White gave Bluefins a slight lead at half way point by 4 – 3.

The second quarter was played very similar to the first with nothing between both teams.  An early goal from Stone saw Bluefins stretch their lead to 5 – 3.

However, the pressing of the Portsmouth team did not give up. They drew level and then scored again on the counter attack with less than two minutes to go.  This put Portsmouth into the lead by one goal.

Despite a very spirited effort with some fast and furious play from Bluefins resulted in Steer and Davey both going very close.  But, Bluefins could not get the much needed equaliser.  With the game (and the trophy) finishing 7 – 6 in Portsmouth’s favour.

The team concluded later that although losing the final was a disappointment, beating both Southampton sides and getting into the final on the same day was an unexpected positive.

Additionally, it’s the coach’s view that the lessons learned should help support the growing momentum of constructive and more disciplined play from the Senior Men’s Team.

Well done to all those who played.

Basingstoke Bluefins Ladies in a new partnership with Southampton Sirens ladies started off their summer London League program with 2 wins against Oxford Ladies and Chelmsford Ladies last weekend this league from Basingstoke were represented by Hannah Chilton, Gina Lay, Esmee Ng and making her debut Natasha Millar

 

all results are on www.fixtureslive.com

Basingstoke Bluefins under 19s were drawn with Birmingham, Cheltenham and Solihull in the next round of the National Age group Championships at Liverpool weekend of 13th/14th April with the top 2 from the groups going into the finals At Manchester on the 27th/28th April.

First Game was Birmingham

Result lost 10-7 (3-1) (1-1) (4-1) (2-4)

Goals for Bluefins Jackson Mullins 4, Elliot Wilks 1 Sam Webber 1 Dan Hutton 1

Majors Jackson Mullins 1 and Charlie Roberts 1

Match Summary: - Bluefins started slowly but grew in confidence as game went on as was shown in last quarter result team overall was disappointed with their play.

Next Game -Solihull

Result lost 11-2 (1-1) (4-0) (5-0) (1-1)

Goals Elliot Wilks Dan Hutton

Majors James Stone 3 Mikey Kingsley, Elliot Wilks and Josh Lay

Match Summary: - Bluefins competed well for first quarter and a half but couldn't maintain the intensity required as a team but kept going team a lot happier with their performance than previous game.

Final Game of Weekend against Cheltenham

Result lost 18-6 (2-2) (4-1) (7-1) 5-2)

Goals Charlie Roberts 4 Jackson Mullins 2

Majors Josh Lay 3 James Stone 2 Mikey Kingsley Jackson Mullins Elliot Wilks David Gallagher Alex Pullen

Match Summary:- again coped well in first quarter and a half but indiscipline combined with some dubious reffing led to a high major count which does not go unpunished at this level

Overall summery players played really well needs to learn from experience to move forward top 8 finish in only second year of entering this level of competition is a really excellent achievement which every player should be proud of

Team for weekend :- Mikey Kingsley , Sam Webber (Capt) Jackson Mullins, Elliot Wilks, Charlie Roberts, Cianan Mann, James Stone, David Gallagher, Alex Pullen, Dan Hutton Josh Lay- Absent from this round Ali Rogers

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