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ORKNEY OCTOPUSH
NEWS


















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NEWS!!

21 July 2007
 
Orkney 3rd in Scottish Nationals. 
 
SNOT was held on Saturday 21st July in Portobello Pool in Edinburgh.  6 Players travelled down from Orkney & joined up with Amy and Tracy from Edinburgh (x-Orkney) and Hayley Stuart from Aberdeen Uni.
 
It was a hard tournament as Orkney's team was relatively young and inexperienced; Edinburgh had 2 Australian Elite players and 2 GB Elite players!  Aberdeen's team was an all-male strong Reef Rats team.  Glasgow-Stirling had many fit young students but Orkney had easy wins over them and ended up in 3rd Place!  Yipee!

30th June 2007
 
Orkney Juniors are Top in Great Britain as they won Gold in the UK U16 Nationals.  The Under 13's came 2nd.
 
Orkney Players Kevin Firth, Katy Chalmers, Liam Grieve, Helen Wallace, Amy Goodill, Tracy Ross & Scott Chalmers also took part in Scotland Training in Stirling on 30 June.
 
2nd June 2007
 
Kevin Firth and Katy Chalmers played for a Scotland/Slovenian team in the Florence Cup in Italy. They came 4th
 
20 January 2007
 
Orkney players Kevin Firth, Liam Grieve, Helen Wallace and Katy Chalmers played for Scotland Mens and Women's elite in the European club Championships in Slovenia.  The Ladies team came 2nd! 
 
 
May 23rd 2005
 
Last Sunday (15 May) Orkney Ladies went to the UK National Club Championship Semi Finals.  They played against 7 other Ladies teams from the UK.  They came 3rd - Their highest ever ranking.  Click on the Competitions Page to see a picture.

May 23rd 2005
 
The date for the annual Orkney Invitation Tournament has been confirmed as August 27.  It is a 5 aside tournament. 
 
It will be MIXED (you've gotta have ladies in the water) A or B - two
divisions with playoffs between them. This is good for clubs wishing to get
beginners/juniors playing as well as more experienced players, and
definitely for FUN!  We expect some of the bigger clubs to bring an A and a
B team, but most clubs may want to chose which division to go in.

Are you/your club coming up???

Long daylight evenings - good beer - good diving, walks, birdwatching,
prehistoric stuff............ make a holiday of a visit?  Dive Scapa Flow
for a week?

Travel details will be sent to all teams booking.
Haven't got a team but want to come?  Individuals/groups no problem too.


April 8th 2004
 
Six Orkney girls and 4 Orkney boys have just returned home from New Zealand.  They all sport World Championship Silver medals, having beat all other teams apart from New Zealand.  It was an amazing experience - and will boost the sport of Octopush in Orkney, since the youngsters gained new skills and can bring the game to a whole new level.

February 16th 2004
 
Is the new jazzed up site for the worlds.  It's all getting very exciting now, with talk of underwater video, and player profiles.  The tournaments only just more than a month away!  Hope all you 'pushers are training hard!

January 26th 2003
 
Due to the trials mentioned underneath, 6 girls were selected for the GB U19 girls team: Helen Wallace, Katy Chalmers, Afra Skene, Kazia Tait, Kirsty Brown and Margaret Coward.
4 Orkney boys were selected: Kevin Firth, Scott Chalmers, Craig Gall and Mike Killeen.
 
There have been reports in Local Media, both the girls and the boys are now training and fundraising hard as the trip will take place in less than 2 months. 
 
www.gbu19.co.uk is the site designed especially for the Under 19 teams.  More info will follow soon
Please check the links page for up-to-date info on the competition.
 
On 21 Feb in Loughborough the teams will have their second and final training session together.
















October 25th 2003:
 
Group of Orkney kids travelled down to Manchester to try out for the Great Britain Under 19 Underwater Hockey Squad.  This was the second trial, the first was held on October 11th.  The world championships are in New Zealand in March 2004.  Here's a site for information:



















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