Barnstaple trophy win ends 36-year wait

Joseph Bulmer

BARNSTAPLE Swimming Club s Under-19 water polo team has brought the Devon Junior Water Polo League title back to the club for the first time since 1974. Following a crucial win over holders Exeter in July, the team clinched the title with a 10-3 victory o

BARNSTAPLE Swimming Club's Under-19 water polo team has brought the Devon Junior Water Polo League title back to the club for the first time since 1974.

Following a crucial win over holders Exeter in July, the team clinched the title with a 10-3 victory over Paignton, five goals coming from Jack Hutchens, from Byron Saunders and one each from Joe Wall and Niall Heeney.

The team received the Dewar Challenge Shield, which is engraved with all the winners since Dartmouth first took the title in 1904.

They are pictured wearing their new club hats, sponsored by the Beaver Inn in Appledore and Barnstaple Round Table. From the left - James Bunney, Josh Simpson, Cory Lawson, Freddie Hedger, coach Bob Bunney, Niall Heeney, Jack Hutchens, Sam Thornton, Byron Saunders, Sean Deasy, Pete Bull and Jack Sherbourne. Missing are Joe Wall and Ollie Taylor, who have just left for New Zealand until next year.

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