SP Sponsor Water Polo Team

September 2017

Caledonia Water Polo Team

SP Technology is proud to announce that they are sponsoring Caledonia Men’s water polo team for the 2017/18 season.

Caledonia is a composite team formed by Dunfermline WPC, Menziehill Whitehall AS & WPC and Warrender Baths to compete in the British Water Polo League which are played in various centralised venues in England.

Roy Henderson (SP Technology MD), commented “Water polo in the UK is a minority sport and the commitment from the Caledonia men’s team is exemplary. These guys are extremely dedicated, training 3-4 times a week, juggling work and family as well as having to travel across the UK for tournaments says a lot for their dedication. Having played water polo for many years at various levels I know what these guys go through and SP Technology is proud to recognise their achievement and support them this season. They won last season as the underdogs, they will need to be on top form this season.”

In the season 2015/16 Caledonia competed well, being the underdogs in the first phase of the season, pushing champions Cheltenham all the way to the last minute of the match before succumbing to a 16 – 15 defeat. Caledonia fought valiantly against the top teams but were eventually resigned to competing in the Championship 1.They entered phase two of the season looking to secure a top three finish to remain in Division One the following season and secure qualification for the British Championships in 2017. This phase started with mixed fortunes with a defeat against promotion rivals Sheffield in only the second match. However they managed to remain undefeated for the remainder of the season heading into the final weekend in Swansea needing two wins out of the three for them to secure the top 3 finish they needed. They secured the first victory over Croydon, who were already set to play in Division 2 next season. The same day they had a crunch game with rivals Team Northumbria, this game ended up being a nail biter with the lead changing hands several times before Caledonia scored the winning goal in the last minute. Team Northumbria has a chance to equalise with the last shot of the game, however a goal line clearance by the Caledonia goalie scuppered that chance.Caledonia went into the Sunday match against Solihull who had relaxed after achieving the seasons objective. With other results going their way and Sheffield collapsing this match became a showdown for the titles. Caledonia held a narrow lead for much of the game but were pegged back to 10 – 9 when Solihull scored at the start of the fourth period. Mark Speed and Chris Campbell  responded, but the Midlanders hit back again to 12 – 11. It was all settled 90 seconds from the end, Solihull suffered another exclusion and this time Darren Campbell converted to clinch a 13 -11 victory.


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