'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.
The tournament was hard fought with close matches, see the results below.
Radcliffe 4 V Liverpool 4
Liverpool 3 V Police 4
Police 3 V Radcliffe 3
This resulted in the Police team narrowly winning the tournament. ACC John O'Hare attended and presented the cup and medals to the teams.
Thanks to Radcliffe SC for organising the event and the PSUK for funding it, and a special Thank you to everyone who donated.