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28th November 2021
Hudddersfield Otter Alex Exley wins MVP trophy at Inter-regional tournament
Alex wins Most Valuble Player for North East England
Alex pictured at the tournament with Swim England president Ian Mackenzie
2nd November 2021
Hudddersfield Otters selected to represent North East England
3 out of the 13 squad from Huddersfield Otters Waterpolo
John Littler (Junior coach) says:
Congratulations to Alex "the beast" Exley, Milo McKelvey and Dan Scott for making the North East 2006 born team for this year's Swim England Inter-regional tournament, to be held in Walsall on 27th/28th November. Great to see Huddersfield Juniors making up 3 of the 13 squad. Well done lads!
Huddersfield Otters are Northern League Champions!
Huddersfield Otters Water Polo team have regained the Northern League title by triumphing in all four of their matches against some of the strongest teams in the North of England at the tournament held at Maltby Leisure Centre.
The Otters first beat Castleford 7-5, fighting back from a first half 4-1 deficit, then overthrowing previous Northern League holders City of Sheffield 8-2 and Sedgefield 5-4 before a comfortable 12-3 victory over local rivals City of Leeds.
Club Coach Dave Fell said “Huddersfield Otters have been established for almost 100 years and have been competing in the Northern League for many years.
“Our victory at the weekend is testament to the effort all players at the club have been putting in to their training and it’s great to see some of our younger players such as Haydn Wilkins, who is aged 15, regularly playing in the senior first team”.
Club President, Graham Smith, said: “The recent success is fantastic for the club and we want to encourage more players to join in our success.
See the full story at https://www.examinerlive.co.uk/sport/other-sport/huddersfield-otters-northern-league-champions-94198...
Water polo club in world record bid.
A SPORTS club is aiming to make a splash – by setting a world record for the longest-ever water polo match.
Huddersfield Otters Water Polo Club has organised a 12-hour Megamatch this weekend hoping to earn a place in the Guinness Book of Records.
The club wants to raise £1,000 for charity and lift the sport’s profile at the same time.
About 70 past and present Otters will play in shifts through the night at the John Smith’s Stadium pool from 7pm on Saturday until 7am on Sunday.
Most games last under an hour and the club believes the Megamatch could be the longest water polo game ever played anywhere in the world.
The event will be launched by Adam Schofield, a member of the GB Olympic water polo squad.
Club president Graham Smith said it was hoped to cash in on the sport’s higher profile thanks to the London Olympics.
“Water polo is a tremendous sport but the only time it gets any TV coverage is at the Olympics,” he said.
“What we want to do is showcase the sport and encourage people to come along and give it a try. We have a very vibrant club that would really welcome new members.”
Water polo is played by two teams of seven who try to score goals by throwing the ball into a net.
Players can’t touch the bottom and must be strong swimmers with a good level of fitness.
The polo club, in existence for almost a century, grew out of the former Huddersfield Otters Amateur Swimming Club. It has four teams, two for juniors (starting at nine) and two for seniors.
The Megamatch will raise funds for the Forget Me Not children’s hospice and the club.
Read the full story here:https://www.examinerlive.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/water-polo-club-world-record-4946092?utm_sou...
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