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Welcome to the Warley Water Polo website.  Warley was established in 1888 and plays in the Midland and Wrekin Leagues.  The club is situated about 3 miles west of Birmingham, in Bearwood, West Midlands, B67 5QY, England.

Latest News!!

  • Wasps (Div 1) & Bees (Div 2) both go into the summer break in pole positions of their respective leagues. Well done to Coach Chris Dickenson & all the players.
  • Bees 8 v 4 home win against Boldmere B (July 16th)
  • Wasps win at home 19 v 11 against South Derbyshire (July 12th)
  • Youths lose 9 v 8, conceeding a late penalty 30s from time against Solihull (July 9th)

Midland League Division One

KO Final 2015Warley A  19 v 11  S. Derby

Close first (5 v 4) & last (1 v 1) quarters but Wasps had too much fire power in the second (5 v 2) and third (8 v 4) quarters.

Warley players & scorers in brackets: John Halstead (G/K), Roger Kennedy (2 goals), Graham Harrington (4 goals) , Dave Lane (1 goal), Aaron Moorfield, Nathan Wilkes (2 goals), Nick Burrows (Captain, 1 goal), Alex Parsonage (8 goals), John Pridden, Adam Whitehall (1 goal)  and Coach Chris Dickinson.

Next game:  Warley v Boldmere, Semi-Final KO Cup,  Sun 16th July

Division One League Table 2017

Midland League Division Two

Warley B  8 v 4  Boldmere B

Bees started off at a blistering pace winning the 1st quarter 3 v 2, but it could and perhaps should, have been more.  The following two quarters were evenly matched and low-scoring 1 v 1’s and this produced a score of 5 v 4 going into the final quarter with Warley defending the deep-end.  Enter Gaz Cheadle into the pit forward position and the Bees were buzzing again.  Winning the quarter 3 v 0 Warley remain unbeaten at the top of the table, 6 points clear of 2nd placed Stafford Apex.

Warley players Eddy Smart (G/K 2nd & 4th), Bradley Iles (Captain, G/K 1st & 3rd & 1 goal), Sam Dallow, Keiran Sunderland (DNP,had a gig in Stourbridge), Andrew Sunderland (Junior), Filip Koziankiewiez (Junior, 2 goals), Cam Dallow (Junior, Goal of the match in the 1st quarter), Kacper Bandys (Junior, 1 goal) Sam Thompson (Junior, 1 goal), Dan Carver, Gareth Cheadle (arrived late and scored 2 goals).

Next game:  Worcester v Warley B, Sun 17th Sept.

Photo needed!  See Division Two League Table & Statistics 2017

Midland Youth League 2017

Solihull  9 v 8  Warley

Warley’s game plan was to defend and attack the deep-end strongly.  In the first quarter everything went better than planned with our defence only allowing Solihull one late man-up goal and scoring 3 goals attacking the shallow-end, score 1 v 3.  Unfortunately, Lorcan Halstead had picked up two majors so Warley needed to re-organise and this had an unsettling effect on the team in the middle two quarters, scores 2 v 1 & 5 v 2 put Solihull in pole position.  However, Warley got back on level terms with two goals from Matt Dixon and had opportunities to take the lead, but lost to a late penalty.  Major count  Solihull 4 Warley 8 ???

Warley players and scorers in brackets: Simon Halstead (G/K), Matthew Dixon (6 goals), Lorcan Halstead, Emlyn Morris,  Jacen Wilkes (2 goals), Priya Kennedy Aaryan Tyagi, Arnav Tyagi and Ben Thompson.

Next game:  Warley v HGSOB, Changed to Wed 11th Oct

Northampton 10  v 10 Warley, Sat 15th July (Played a friendly match)

See up-to-date statistics and League position by clicking on the Midland Youth League

Midland Women’s League 2016-17

Congratulations to all the players and supporting parents on winning the League!!

Warley including Jodie Stimpson Commonwealth 2014 Double Gold medalist in the Triathlon.

 

 

See last season’s Midlands Women’s League Table

Midland Junior League 2016-17

Boldmere  9 v 10 Warley   Sunday 19th March

In the final game of the Junior season Warley, from start to finish, played the better polo and created the most chances in each quarter.  Unfortunately, the final shot let them down and as a result they trailed for most of the game.  End of quarter scores were 2 v 1, 3 v 2, 2 v 3 and 4 v 3.  It wasn’t until middle of the last quarter that they went ahead and the score 9 v 10 finally reflected their superior play.  Congratulations to all the players who took part.  An added bonus is that all of the players who played this evening are eligible to play in next season’s competition.

Players and scorers for Warley were:  Simon Halstead (G/K, best performance of the season),  Kacper Brandys (3 goals), Cam Dallow (2 goals), Matthew Dixon (2 goals), Filip Koziankiewiez (1 goal), Lorcan Halstead, Andrew Sunderland (1 goal), Sam Thompson (1 goal) and Emlyn Morris,

See Final Midland Junior League Table for 2016-17 season.

Wrekin Winter League 2016-17

Wasps  16 v 9  Worcester Crocadiles

Wasps took the 2nd quarter 6 v 1 and stamped their authority on this final fixture.  Albeit the other quarters were closer 1v 1 in the 1st and 4 v 4 and 5 v 3 in the 3rd & 4th quarters.  In fact, the Wasps had too many players and readily agreed to loan Worcester three players.

Wasps players and scorers in brackets were Simon Halstead (Youth, G/K), Will Merryweather (Excluded after just 2 minutes), Sam Dallow, Cam Dallow (Youth, 2 goals), Tom Griffiths (DNP), Nick Burrows (DNP), Alex Parsonage (2 goals), Andrew Sunderland (Junior, 3 goals), Eddy Smart (played for Worcester), Gareth Cheadle, Adam Whitehall (3 goals), Roger Kennedy (5 goals), Phil Croft (played for Worcester) Filip Koziankiewiez (Junior 1 goal) & John Halstead (played for Worcester).

Hornets 13 v 12 City of Coventry

Three nil down in the 1st quarter the Hornets, minus five key players who played in the last fixture, looked destined to lose for the first time this season.  However, 4 v 4 and 3 v 3 in the 2nd and 3rd quarters the Hornets didn’t look like they would roll over easily.  7 v 10 down going into the final quarter the Hornets reduced the arrears goals from Sam Thompson, Aaron Moorfield and Nathan Wilkes to make the score 10 v 12 with just 46s to go.  If the away team could keep possession for 30s, Warley would need to score 3 goals in 16s, an impossible task. However, Coventry gave the ball away and Nathan scored again, 11 v 12 with 25s left. Coventry tried to keep the ball and hold on to their lead, but their goal keeper was caught in possession, panicked and gave away a penalty.  Nathan converted giving him a hat-trick scored in just 34s, 12 v 12.  With just 12s left Coventry attacked, shot at goal. Substitute goal-keeper Bradley Iles saved the shot and immediately threw the ball the full length of the pool to score the WINNING GOAL with one second left on the clock!!!!!!!! The most amazing 46s of polo ever!!

Hornet players and scorers in brackets were Kacper Brandys (Youth, G/K 1st-3rd), Rhys , Aaron Moorfield (3 goals), Nathan Wilkes (6 goals), John Pridden (2 goals), Bradley Iles (winning goal), Sam Thompson (Youth, 1 goal) & Filip Koziankiewiez (Junior).

Final game:  Hornets v Stafford, Wed 8th March, 8:45pm

Wasps team at Wellington 7th Nov 2015 featuring the latest Father (John) and Son (Simon Halstead) duo.

Wasps team at Wellington 7th Nov 2015 featuring the latest Father (John) and Son (Simon Halstead) duo.

 

 

 

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