Easter Eggs, Polo & a Suprise

So thorntons-personalised-easter-eggsyou will probably over indulge this weekend on eggs, so what better time to get down to the pool and work off those extra calories.

The open water season is almost upon us and many of us will be taking part in events across the country.

Water Polo – Fixture @ Wellington

The younger team drew 9 – 9. We may well have won it if we hadn’t decided to give them a 4 goal lead before we started to play!

The U15 lost 11 – 2. In fairness, we were always going to be up against it as a number of their players were almost certainly a lot older than 15. It was also the first competitive match for Ed, Morgan and Alyssa, who unlike the rest of the team, didn’t have the advantage of experiencing playing against another team. It can be quite daunting the first time you play against players you don’t know. They acquitted themselves brilliantly.

Also well done to those player who due to lack of numbers had to play 2 full games without a rest. Hopefully we will have a few more substitutes next time.

Although there were a number of excellent performances, I’ve got to give a special mention to Zac. I thought he was outstanding in both games. Especially in the U15 game when he was being bombarded by some extremely hard shots, he managed to save countless efforts and keep the score respectable.

To a certain extent the score lines were irrelevant. The most pleasing thing from our point of view is that we are getting better with every game. We are becoming more competitive and if we continue to improve, the results will follow.

Training as usual this week, we are then having a week off and will resume on 7th April.

The water polo have also secured £1000 worth of sponsorship for new equipment and I will post about that soon.

Lawrence’s Eye

Saturday morning regulars will know Lawrence well, often seen sitting waiting for Debbie to finish her swim. Now what you may not know is that he has been out of the water a while as he has received a cornea transplant in his right eye. The sad part of this is that he has had to wait over 18 months to get a donor, so if you can and feel able sign yourself up to be  donor so that you can help people like Lawrence in the future.

https://www.organdonation.nhs.uk/register-to-donate/

Robinson Crusoe?

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No – its Addison who is presently on one of these student travel things – apparently its the thing to do!!!

But he has gone one step further and gone and popped the questions to Rachel on a far flung deserted beach. Just what you want to see sitting at your desk in deepest Uttoxetet!!!

Many, many congratulations to you both from all at the club, and here is to many a happy year together…..

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Parogon on Strava

We are now on Strava, the tracking app of choice for cyclists and runners the world over!!

Join our club and see how others are doing, what training, rides, runs they have done.

At the moment there is just me!!!

Search Parogon on strava!

https://www.strava.com/clubs/185211/latest-rides/c572cdd87cd4e3bdebf2846229acaf817f25b677?show_rides=true

Junior Water Polo

Water Polo, what’s that I hear you cry, don’t the horses drown?

We have heard it all before, but water polo is one of those sports that gets misunderstood, that is until it has been seen and or tried – then opinions change.

We have a rich history here at Parogon, international players, international coaches, 8th best team in the country – all from a little pool in Newcastle.

So when the senior team folded a few years ago, you would have thought, well that is that, but far from it from the ashes has risen the junior set-up. We regularly have 20 children of both sexes, aged 7 up enjoying training, learning a fast, exciting team sport. Matches are being played and the kids are learning about being in a group, working for each other and the importance of teamwork.

More to come as we develop, but do you fancy a go at this? Then give us a shout by using the contact form or via Facebook – come down and give it a go you will be surprised!