22 West Dorset players selected for Dorset County Water Polo squads
It's a historic moment for West Dorset Water Polo as it is the first time that so many children have been selected to play water polo at County level. It reflects the high standards and coaching excellence which is available at the club which trains every Thursday at the Dorchester Sports Centre swimming pool.
Dorchester has one of the best and thriving Water polo clubs in the South West with club member Harry Wheeler making the National squad and with three county players gaining gold in the Under 12 County championships. A girl’s section has been developed at the club which is also going on from strength to strength.
Earlier this year James Baker one of the UK’s leading Water polo coaches held a day camp for talented players at the club to further enhance their sporting skills. Duty Manager at Dorchester Sports Centre Andrea Dabbs along with coach Tanya Wheeler have been instrumental in developing the interest in Water polo in Dorchester.
Andrea says that the club is thrilled to have so many players being selected for the Dorset County Water Polo squad; “ This is the best ever results we have had in terms of County squad selections and which is testament to the hard work, dedication and talent of the children at the club. We are very proud of them and this is a great achievement and as a club we try to offer them as much support as possible in terms of coaching and access to the great facilities here at Dorchester Sports Centre.”
West Dorset Water Polo club members who have been selected for the Dorset County squad are:
Under 12 boys
Henry Dipple, Luke Wheeler, Shem Martin, Guy Chalstrey, Cameron Robinson, Luke Sheehy
reserves Fergus Dipple and Ethan Robinson.
Under 14 boys
Zak Sheehy, Alex Felton, George Green and George Maslen.
16 & under girls
Abbie Smith, Hattie Burnell, Olivia Foice, Grace Sheehy, Eilis Martin, Tyler Legg and Gemma Baker. Maddie Dipple
16 and under boys
Harry Wheeler Max Denton – Smith
For more information about Water polo at Dorchester Sports Centre please contact Andrea Dabbs Tel 01305 858400.