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U15 Waterpolo Team 2016

U15 Waterpolo Team 2016 - winners of the 2016 Devon league, without losing any games!!


2016 EU Nations Junior Men’s Water Polo Tournament

2016 EU Nations Junior Men’s Water Polo Tournament 

1. Thomas Manley (15) from Newton Abbot Waterpolo Club has been selected as part of the squad for the EU Nations Junior Men’s Water Polo Tournament 25th -27th March 2016, Vienna, Austria. This is an amazing opportunity for Thomas and is testament to the level of his Waterpolo.



Heather Tomlinson (right in photo) and Jade Stickland (left in photo) of Newton Abbot Water Polo  were selected to play for the South West U18 female Water Polo team in the Inter Regional Tournament held in Blackpool on Feb 27/28.

The South West were seeded fifth in Division one. They won their first game against North West Lightening 7-5, then beat London  10-4. The next day they drew their first game 7-7 against North West Thunder.  In their final game the South West girls won their final game against the Midlands  11-8.

The girls played fantastically with great determination and teamwork, to bring home  well deserved gold medals!

Eric Perkin, 17, was part of the South West under 18's men's team who competed in the ASA Inter-Regional national competition in Watford on 27th/28th February. The competition was close with South West stacking up victories against London and North West Tigers before painfully losing to North East Steelers causing them to finish in 2nd place. 


2015 Annual Presentation

2015 Annual Presentation

Waterpolo players from across the teams/age groups that attended the Presentation  evening (not all players were able to be there).  However, they represent players from the following:-

U15, U17, U19, Senior Mens and Ladies teams.  We have a very strong Waterpolo club and this is reflected in the outstanding results from last season....as follows:-

U15 team, won the league and the KO cup

U17 team, won the league

U19 team were runners up

Ladies team were runners up

Mens team also runners up

Many of the players also repesented the County in December at Millfield as well as the SouthWest, National Age Group in Manchester and

GB (Thomas Manley, Jade Stickland and Heather Tomlinson).

Coaches Player of the Year was Heather Tomlinson, who was also awarded Ladies Player of the Year.

Ladies top goal scorer was Laura Shears and Mens Tommy Whiting, with Tom McClennan being awarded

Player of the Year (Mens) and Sam Alberici.

2015 South West Region Inter-County Waterpolo Championships

2015 South West Region Inter-County Waterpolo Championships

This week, Devon and more specifically Newton Abbot Waterpolo Club really do have something to write home about !!!!

Trials were held at Exeter earlier in the year to select a team to represent Devon and on Sunday 6th December, 13 members of the Newton Abbot Waterpolo Club took part in the South West Region Inter-County Waterpolo Championships 2015, at Millfield School, Somerset.

Members of the club were involved in various age group teams during the day, and ALL won GOLD!!!!!  Devon entered 4 teams and all of them won gold as follows:-

  • U12 Mixed team won gold (beating Gloucestershire & Dorset) Emily Shears, Flora Perkin, Joshua Tomlinson & Seth Woolley
  • U14 Mixed team won gold (beating Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Dorset & Cornwall) Oliver Wright, Seth Perkin, Heather Tomlinson, Haydn Woolley & Thomas Manley
  • U16 Girls won gold (beating Gloucestershire & Dorset) Evie Joiner & Jade Stickland
  • U16 Boys won gold (beating Gloucestershire, Dorset) Eric Perkin & Aaron Martin


  • L-R Back: Eric Perkin, Heather Tomlinson, Thomas Manley,Jade Stickland, Haydn Woolley, Seth Perkin, Emily Shears
  • L-R Front: Aaron Martin, Evie Joiner, Seth Woolley, Oliver Wright, Flora Perkin & Joshua Tomlinson

Newton Abbot 2014 U15 Devon League Winning Team



Back row L-R Seth Perkins, Hayden Woolley, Thomas Manley, Oliver Wright, Flora Perkins, Heather Tomlinson, Jade Stickland

Front row L-R Aaron Martin, Seth Woolley, Emily Shears, Josh Tomlinson, Katie Chornemka

Missing from photo Josh Wardle 

NASC Men’s Devon Knock out Cup Winning Team


Players from L to R are: Sam Alberici, Cameron Slade, Paul Alberici (hidden), Cody Plumridge, Dan Alberici, Jon Trist, Gabriel Alberici, Rob Harvey (Captain), Derrick Ryley, James O’Neill, Mark Plumridge,

Tom Whiting, Phil Whiting.

European Championships Qualifying

European Championships Qualifying Water Polo Tournament GB U17 In Istanbul, Turkey.

Following Great Britain’s 3rd place finish in the recent Slowianka 6 team International tournament in Poland the U17 squad travelled to Istanbul on 7th Tuesday May to compete in one of the 4 European Championship qualify tournaments.

GB had drawn a qualifying group with Russia, Bulgaria, Switzerland and Turkey. The top 2 teams would qualify for the finals in Malta during September. 


British Gas National Age Group Water Polo Championships 2013

Newton’s 3 GB players took part in the Bristish Gas National Age Group Water Polo Championships 2013 over the weekend.

As Newton do not have the strength and depth to enter a team, Sam Alberici, Gabriel Alberici and Tom Whiting played for Exeter, City Of Birmingham and Solihull respectively.


GB Team Photo at the Slowianka Cup in Gorzow, Poland

GB Team Photo at the Slowianka Cup in Gorzow, Poland.


GB Water Polo, Slowianka Cup, Poland.

  • Tom Whiting of Newton Abbot has just got back from playing for GB at the Slowianka Cup in Gorzow, Poland.
  • This is a preparation tournament for the European Championship Qualifying competition in Istanbul in May.

Mini Water Polo for Under 12's

Are You Under 12?...ready for a new challenging sport?

What you get is…

  • A fun team game
  • Combined swimming fitness and ball work
  • A regular weekly training session with experienced coaches
  • Opportunity to take part in local matches
  • Outdoors pool training time at the Lido in summer months
  • Shallow pool, open to all swimming abilities
  • Take part in an Olympic sport
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