Water Polo News and Events

Dave 'Ralphy' Briggs Memorial Water polo Tournament 2016

'Ralphy' was Radcliffe born and bred and was soon introduced to Radcliffe swimming club by his mother Freda. As he matured he became the goalkeeper for Radcliffe then the Northwest and British police teams. He has played in many memorable water polo matches including a Gold medal in the World Police and fire games in 1999. One of his finest performances was in the final of the Police National Championships playing for the Northwest police against the Met. The team were 8-0 down at half time and after a serious chat at the end of the quarter the team went on to win the game 9-8, with 'Ralphy' pulling off a string of saves to keep his team in the game. He was a friend to everyone and is sorely missed by those who knew him. The tournament is an annual event and is a fund raiser for Cancer Research UK, to date we have raised £360, so I would ask that you circulate this link to your family and friends and see if we can reach our £400 target.

PSUK Invitational Tournament, Smethwick - 14th January 2012

This triangular tournament between PSUK, British Fire Brigade and local National League outfit Warley promised to be one of high quality, with several current British Olympic Team members expected to turn out for Warley and the fire brigade sides.

Triangular Tournament, Aldershot - September 2010

The Police returned to the excellent 50m pool at Aldershot for this annual fixture and with the Civil Service promising to bring their strongest team for a number of years,  the tournament was no longer the two-horse-race it had been in recent times.  The Civil Service vs the Combined Services Sports Association (CSSA) was the first match, and a cracking game it was.

David "Ralphy" Briggs Memorial Tournament 2011

This was the second running of this fabulous tournament under the guise of The PSUK Invitational hosted by Radcliffe Swimming Club and PSUK on 21st May.

PSUK Championships 2010 (WP)

The annual championship was held for the third year running on a league basis, with some very close and exciting games once again being contested.

On paper the three teams contesting the podium places would be last year’s winners Metropolitan, West Midlands who have been undefeated for three years and lost last year on goal difference, and North West who have won the championship many times in recent years. However a fast improving South West side and a strong Nomads side (who don’t count in the league) ensured the competition wouldn’t be quite so straight forward.