Through the Fund there will be 49 cash awards over a five month period to sports individuals, projects and clubs.
Does your club have an outstanding Welfare Officer?
Has someone gone the extra mile in helping to safeguard young people? If so, why not nominate them for a Safeguarding Stars award?
Nominations are now open for the Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) Safeguarding Stars awards, with this year’s focus on individuals identified as making a significant contribution to safeguarding children and young people who are particularly vulnerable.
The ASA Water Polo Management Group, led by the ASA Water Polo Manager Ian Elliot, is pleased to announce the conclusion of initial recruitment to the Group with the appointment of 6 team leaders.
Following the Tunnicliffe review of the sport in Jan 2015, the ASA determined that its recommendations would be used as the framework for the drafting of a detailed strategic and operational plan for water polo. The new ASA water polo plan will set out objectives for the sport, and the approach to achieve the same for the period 2015-2018, with an outline plan for the 10 years to 2025.
In the short term, the newly formed Water Polo Management Group is tasked to formulate that plan and present its proposals to the ASA in October 2015. As part of the planning process and following the Tunnicliffe review, the Group will be considering all aspects of the game including coaching development, match officials’ programs, competition structure, marketing, communication and governance of water polo in England.
The 6 Group team leaders announced today bring extensive business and professional expertise to the planning process, and include business leaders, legal and other professionals, and experts in water polo and other performance sports. All the team leaders have a passion for water polo, close personal ties with the sport, and a desire to see water polo flourish. Each leader will have responsibility for strategic and operational planning in their designated area.
Manchester Aquatic Centre are hosting the ASA National Skills Final for the first time
The ASA are now recruiting for both our National Youth Forum and our National Volunteer Forum. If you’re confident, passionate and have a desire to make a difference to the aquatic volunteering world, then this could be the ideal opportunity for you!
The National Youth Forum and the National Volunteer Forum are groups of proactive volunteers from across the country who come together to feed into the ASA Volunteer Engagement Team. The Forums allow for relevant and rewarding programmes, resources and opportunities to be devised for volunteers, creating a greater feeling of ownership and therefore helping to retain our volunteers in aquatics.
City of Manchester completed a fantastic achievement for the club when the U19 boys and girls teams both won their respective competitions.
City of Manchester secured a second ASA National Age Group Water Polo title for 2015 after beating Croydon Amphibians 5-4 in the Boys’ U19 final at the Manchester Aquatics Centre.
Having watched their female counterparts win gold in the Girls’ U19 final, the Manchester boys produced a stirring performance to land gold, recovering from 3-1 down to ultimately seal their fourth title with a 5-4 win.Aaron Winstanley scored the winner for Manchester, who also survived a man-down with just 34 seconds left on the clock and Manchester captain Rob Gourley admitted it was the perfect way for the older members of the squad to sign off from age group competition.
“It was a great game,” said Gourley. “To be two goals down in the last game we’re ever going to play together and then for Aaron to score that penalty in the last quarter, especially with the home support behind us, we couldn’t have won it any better way.
“I think that’s the third time this group has won a NAG title so to do it in our last match was great and you could see how much it means to us by how we celebrated.”
Cheshire County Water Polo & Swimming Association are hosting 2 training and CPD evenings on Tuesday 26th May and Wednesday 17th June at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 1 Highton, Sandbach CW11 1AG
The ASA North West Region (subject to demand) will be organising an Open Water Judge Level 1 Training Course on Saturday 20th June at The Water Sports Centre, Salford Quays.
The ASA and the RNLI are looking for volunteers and swimming teachers to deliver Swim Safe 2015 at a number of locations across the UK including Boscombe this summer.
This is the third successive year that Swim Safe has run across the UK’s beaches and lakes, with the 2013/14 programme seeing over 6,000 children take part and learn how to be safe in different water environments.
The programme offers free improver swimming sessions and beach and water safety advice for children aged 7-14. Most young people learn to swim in an indoor pool which is a safe and familiar environment.
Check out the Swim Safe volunteering video below:
Registration for exclusive access to tickets for the LEN European Aquatics Championships 2016 is now available following the launch of the event’s dedicated website.