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PGL ROSS LEAGUE FINAL RESULTS GLOUCESTER

Well done to all the Sandwell teams in yesterday afternoons and evenings PGL Ross League final. It was a very tough final to be, going into the final as 8th placed team, we knew it would be a hard call to ask anything more of our swimmers. We had 10 swimmers missing, 9’s swimming up as 10’s and 10’s swimming up as 11’s to cover shortness in relays, we refrained from asking some of our usual junior swimmers as it was these swimmers that got us to the final in the first instance and we still managed to gain 198 points! Well done to all involved, excellent atmosphere all round on poolside. Many thanks to all the poolside helpers, officials, parents and coaches for attending and supporting this year in the league.

Many thanks to Evesham, especially to Graham, for organising this years event!

‘A’ Final Results:

  1. WORCESTER 305 (may have misheard this score)
  2. EVESHAM 304
  3. BROMSGROVE 297
  4. CHELTENHAM SWPC 280
  5. PERSHORE 265
  6. REDDITCH 258
  7. SANDWELL AQUA BLUE 217
  8. SANDWELL AQUA BLACK 198

The full results will be posted once the official results have been received.

26th June 2022

WOLVERHAMPTON OPEN MEET – SPECTATOR TICKETS

Spectators
We will again be allowing spectators to attend this meet. Similar to our March meet we will only allow a maximum of 1 spectator per swimmer and this will be by a pre-paid ticket system. Could you all please use the attached form to request tickets, stating numbers needed per day/session, and return it to me by no later than Monday 27th June. Once we have received all these requests we will then allocate the tickets according to available space. Spectator entry is £6.00 per day (£4 half day).  Children under 5 years are free to all sessions, subject to space, and may be asked to sit on their parent’s knee.

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets will not be available for purchase on the day and it will be strictly no ticket no entry. So please plan ahead and make sure you are all aware of this to save any awkward conversations at the meet.

Could all entrants parents contact Jason or Marc with details of their ticket requirements by this Friday, 24th June. The form for this can be downloaded below:

21st June 2022

NUNEATON JUNIOR LEAGUE RESULTS – PINGLES

Our Junior team swam in the final round of the Nuneaton Junior League in Nuneaton last night. We knew a good result would safely see us into the final in September. Last night we think we did enough to reach the divisional final. The comprised of 5 of the top 6 teams, so it was going to be a test from the start.

After 12 events we were joint first and by the mid-way we were leading by 3 points. The 3rd quarter of the gala saw us drop off the lead pace somewhat, but we picked up in the final quarter with some impressive displays, especially in the relays.

By the end of the gala we had finished in a fairly close and creditable 3rd place and booked ourselves into the final in September. The swimmers were a credit to the club and produced 24 personal best swims (75% of all swims).

A very big thanks goes out to all the swimmers, parents, poolside helpers and officials (from all clubs) for their help, a special thanks to Stacey for organising the WW staffing and to Delia Reynolds from Nuneaton for helping out with organising the recording spreadsheets and starting device.

Final Results:

  1. Walsall 265
  2. Evesham 254
  3. Warley WASPS 240
  4. Droitwich Dolphins 197
  5. Oswestry Otters 191
  6. Boldmere ‘B’ 190
  7. Broadway 63

The results are available to download from our ‘Members’ page.

19th June 2022

MERCIAN LEAGUE ROUND 2 RESULTS

Last night our senior team swam in the second round of the Mercian Summer League at Pingles, Nuneaton. This was always going to be a very tough gala and with many new swimmers competing up from PGL Ross League into a senior league, it added to the difficulty. However, the experience gained from competing at this next level is invaluable, it shows what can be achieved with hard work. With 16 swimmers with Regional times not allowed to swim and a number of injuries and absences we still competed and still had full age-groups, ensuring that all had the opportunity to swim, even if it meant a few of our more senior swimmers helping out.

The atmosphere on the poolside was excellent and all swam to the best of their ability. Out of 34 individual swims we produced 28 personal best times (a huge 82.4%). Excellent swimming all!

Many thanks to the poolside helpers, officials and parents for your continued support.

The full results will be posted once they’ve been recieved.

Final Results:

  1. WORCESTER 235
  2. KINGSBURY AQU 191
  3. LEAMINGTON SPA 182
  4. SOLIHULL 169
  5. LICHFIELD 126
  6. WARLEY WASPS 122

12th June 2022

WORCESTER COUNTY QUALIFYING TIMES 2023

The Qualifying Times for next years Worcester County Championships can now be found and downloaded on on our ‘Club Information’ page.

5th June 2022

NUNEATON JUNIOR LEAGUE AND PGL ROSS FINAL TEAM SHEETS

The team lists are now available for the 3rd round of the Nuneaton League on 18th June and PGL Ross League Final on 25th June are now available from our members page. Can you please let us know asap on availablility so we able to contact replacements in due time.

4th June 2022

QUEENS JUBILEE BANK HOLIDAY CLOSURES

Closures for the Bank Holiday Due to the Queens Platium Jubilee.

Both our Thursday and Fridays sessions at Aston University, Langley Swimming Centre and West Bromwich Leisure Centre will be closed this week due to them being closed for the Bank Holiday’s celebrating the Queens Platinum Jubilee. Enjoy the rest and celebrations.

1st June 2022

PGL ROSS LEAGUE FINAL TICKET ORDERING – COACH

The final of the PGL Ross Leauge will be held on Saturday 25th June at Gloucester GL1 Leisure Centre (GL1 1TD). The warm up will take place at 5.00 p.m. with a 5.30 p.m. start. All spectators will require a ticket for the event and are priced at £4.00 each. The tickets can be purchased from the below link. We are in the A Final. The tickets have to be purchased by Sunday 12th June and we are now limited to 40 tickets only.

As the gala is a final and is quite a distance, the club will be hiring a coach for the squad, officials and parents (if room). There will be a small charge for a seat, but as yet nothing has been booked, details will follow shortly.

A Final Ticket Link

B Final Ticket Link

29th May 2022

NUNEATON JUNIOR LEAGUE CURRENT TABLE & FULL DRAW

The current standings in the league table can be downloaded below along with the full draw for the next round of the league on Saturday 18th June.

25th May 2022

WORCESTER COUNTY CAMP & THREE SHIRES GALA

Congratulations to Kaiden Hitchins for being selected to attend the Worcester County Development Camp this year.

We have also 3 swimmers selected for the Three Counties Gala in Bristol, between Worcestershire, Staffordshire and Gloucestershire on Sunday 10th July:

  • Kaiden Hitchins
  • Jacob Hill
  • Luke Huckfield

Well done all, keep up the good work.

25th May 2022

MERCIAN SUMMER LEAGUE ROUND 2 TEAM LIST – NUNEATON

The team list is now available to download from our members page. The round will take place on Saturday 11th June at Nuneaton Pingles Leisure Centre (CV11 4LX). Warm up will commence at 6.00 p.m. can all swimmers please be ready on poolside for 5.45 p.m. Please let Marc know asap on availability so rerserves can be contacted at teh eariest possible time.

22nd May 2022

WOLVERHAMPTON OPEN MEET – PROGRAMME OF EVENTS

The programme of events for the above open meet is available to download below. All those who sent forms in for the Boldmere open have been entered into this open meet, with the exception of those who said they couldn’t do this date. Please notify Marc or Jason if you wish to withdraw asap. The entry fee for the meet is £6.50, so events re £0.50 more than the Boldmere meet. Could parents please send across the amendment in entry fee asap.

We still wish to swim in the Mercian Round which is on the Saturday evening.

21st May 2022

NUNEATON JUNIOR LEAGUE ROUND 2 RESULTS

Another great performance from our junior team. we had a number of issues with team selection, swimmers unavailable and some 15 changes to team sheets on poolside…all of these did not stop our swimmers performing to high degree of standard and we still produced an excellent result…First place!

Well done to all the swimmers, the pool area was compact, hot and very noisy, but you all did yourselves, your parents and coaches proud. Many thanks also to all the officials and poolside helpers at the gala, you all help to keep the gala running smoothly!

Final Results:

  1. WARLEY WASPS 265
  2. DROITWICH DOLPHINS 256
  3. BOLDMERE ‘B’
  4. NUNEATON & BEDWORTH ‘B’ 183
  5. CAMP HILL 156
  6. BROADWAY SC 135
  7. TELFORD AQUA 123

Final Results of Gala 2 in Division 3 (unofficial):

  1. EVESHAM & WALSALL 243
  2. OSWESTRY OTTERS 180
  3. CHEADLE 165
  4. SOLIHULL ‘B’
  5. TAMWORTH 68

Evesham & Walsall tied for first place, this should go back to first places, second places etc…

We can safely say that we have certainly cemented our position in third place. We require a full team for Round 3 to ensure we gain a place in the final, which will hopefully lead to a quick return to Division 2, ready for the merger.

Full results are now ready to download from our members page.

15th May 2022

WASPS RECRUITMENT DRIVE – MAY 2022

We are going to be pushing a recruitment drive. We will be leafleting local schools around the Bearwood/Warley/Harborne area. If you are able to drop leaflets into your local school please let Tim/Marc know and they will distribute the leaflets out.

Our Learn To Swim Programme runs on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturday mornings. There are currently spaces available for all Stages, but very limited in the earlier timed sessions.

Please feel free to distribute our numbers and email addresses to anyone interested in Learning To Swim or Competitive swimming. Enquiries can also be emailed to:

  • waspsmembership@hotmail.com

Spaces available for Learn To Swim on:

Wednesday and Friday are:

  • Stages Pre 1, 1 and 2 6.00 – 6.30 p.m. (these spaces are very limited), 6.30 – 7.00 p.m., 7.00 – 7.30 p.m.
  • Stages 3 & 4 5.30 – 6.00 p.m., 6.00 p.m. – 6.30 p.m. (these two sessions are in Large Pool at Langley – widths and half lengths), & 7.30 – 8.00 p.m (Small Pool Langley – Lengths).

Saturday:

  • Stages 3 & 4 8.00 – 8.30 a.m.
  • Stages Pre 1, 1 and 2 8.30 – 9.00 a.m.

All of our Learn to Swim is now based at Langley Swimming Centre.

Our contact details for Learn to Swim, can be found under the ‘Learn To Swim Programme’ tab on here. Please leave a message with brief details of requirements and we’ll contact you back at earliest possible time.

14th May 2022

MERCIAN SUMMER LEAGUE ROUND 2 DRAW

The draw has been made for round 2 of the Mercian Summer League. we will be competing in the final rounds, after missing the first round due to the Test Event on 30th April.

The draw for round 2 at Nuneaton Pingles is as follows:

  • LICHFIELD
  • KINGSBURY AQUARIUS
  • SOLIHULL
  • LEAMINGTON
  • WORCESTER
  • WARLEY WASPS

The team sheet will be available shortly. The ages for this league are as follows: 10, 12, 14, Open.

14th May 2022

SANDWELL AQUATICS PERSONALISED HATS

There will be an order going in soon for personalised Sandwell Aqua hats. The hats will be black with the red logo and swimmers name underneath. Could you please let Marc or one of the coaches/helpers, at our club sessions know and you’ll be added to the list.

14th May 2022

PGL ROSS LEAGUE ROUND 4 RESULTS SAT 7th MAY

The results are now vailable to download on our ‘Members’ page.

The gala itself was a very close affair, and the lead changed hands on a number of occasions. Yet again the swimmers did themselves very proud and produced a third placed finish, 1 point from 2nd place and only 4 points from 1st. Well done all and excellent result.

This result means that we have made the PGL Ross League ‘A’ Final. The gala will take place at Gloucester GL Leisure Centre on Saturday 25th June, 5.00 p.m. warm up. We are hoping to provide a coach for the final.

Final Draw:

B Final – 1.30 p.m. Warm Up

  • TEWKSBURY
  • STOURBRIDGE
  • EVESHAM RED
  • LEDBURY & MALVERN
  • CHELTENHAM PHOENIX
  • HALESOWEN
  • SANDWELL AQUA GREEN
  • GLOUCESTER

A Final – 5.00 p.m. Warm Up

  • CHELTENHAM SWPC
  • PERSHORE
  • BROMSGROVE
  • EVESHAM BLUE
  • REDDITCH
  • WORCESTER
  • SANDWELL AQUA BLUE
  • SANDWELL AQUA BLACK

Team sheet will be availble nearer the date.

14th May 2022

PREP THE POOL EVENT – SANDWELL AQUATICS CENTRE

Your ‘World Class’ swimming facility is nearly ready to welcome athletes from around the world for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, and you’re invited to help Prep The Pool!

Be amongst the first to experience the brand new Sandwell Aquatics Centre as the venue welcomes the public for an afternoon of swimming competition on Saturday 21 May, with gates opening at 1:15 p.m. This is your chance to check out the venue and support preparations ahead of the Games.

Tickets for the event are available to a focused group of Swim England West Midlands clubs for free but you must claim a ticket in advance and bring it with you on the day to get access to the event.

On the day there’ll be a full afternoon of swimming competition, featuring some of the brightest young athletes from Swim England’s talent pathway programme as the next generation of swimming stars battle it out in the pool. The competition will feature swimmers who have recently competed at the British Championships, and members of the team heading to the European Youth Olympic Festival this summer.

You also won’t want to miss your chance to meet Birmingham’s very own Perry the Bull who’ll be joining us at Sandwell Aquatics Centre to get his first experience of a packed Games venue!

Food and drink concessions will also be available at the venue for spectators, and information on public transport routes for the event will be confirmed soon.

To claim your tickets for the event simply [groups to insert details relevant to them].

Key Details

  • Prep the Pool at Sandwell Aquatics Centre
  • Gates open at 1:15 p.m. with the warm up getting underway at 1:45 p.m.
  • Tickets are free but they must be claimed in advance
  • There will be no parking available at the venue and ticket holders are encouraged to use local public transport routes

Tickets need to be ordered, we have 110 available. Could you please email or text Marc for tickets, a list will be circulated at our forthcoming sessions.

14th May 2022

NUNEATON JUNIOR LEAGUE ROUND 2 TEAM LIST

We will be entering the Boldmer Water Carnival at Ladywood Leisure Centre on Sat and Sun 2/3rd July. This is our final Open Meet of the season before the Summer break and we wish to enter as a team. Could all forms be handed in by Monday 16th May to either Jason or Marc. All entry fees should be paid by BACS upon handing in forms. Forms will also be available at our sessions.

10th May 2022

2022 WEST MIDLANDS REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

We’ve had an excellent two weekends at the West Midlands Regional Championships in Coventry this year. With 15 swimmers achieving Regional Qualifying Times, we broke our previous record of 10. They all performed remarkably well, producing some massive personal bests, then produced even more in the finals. Yet again it was a pleasure to watch and be a part of. You all did yourselves, parents, coaches and club proud.

By the end of the competition we had achieved:

  • 23 Finals
  • 14 Medals
  • 1 Gold
  • 6 Silver
  • 7 Bronze

This doubled our previous record (in modern times) of 7 medals. With the finals and medals also achieved by Sandwell Aquatics, the future of Sandwell swimming is looking very biright!

9th May 2022

BOLDMERE WATER CARNIVAL OPEN MEET – 2ND & 3RD JULY

9th May 2022

WORCESTER WINTER LEAGUE ROUND 3 RESULTS

The results from Round 3 of the Worcester Winter League have now been posted onto our ‘members’ page. They can be downloaded in PDF format.

6th May 2022

TEST EVENT RELAY RESULTS – SAT 30TH APRIL

Well done to all the Sandwell swimmers who competed in last weeks Test Event Championships and the evenings Relay Gala. We were all glad to be part of such a historic event and be some of the first swimmers to compete in the pool. There were lots of medals won and many personal bests set.

Many thanks has to go to all the organisers, helpers, officials, coaches and parents from within Sandwell Aquatics. The atmosphere was amazing and the venue is world class!

Final Results:

  1. Worcester 209
  2. Evesham/Pershore 174
  3. Stourbridge 168
  4. Sandwell Aqua 1 158
  5. Halesowen 141
  6. Sandwell Aqua 2 139
  7. Ledbury & Malvern 94
  8. Droitwich Dolphins 92

6th May 2022

PGL ROSS LEAGUE VENUE – SAT 7TH MAY

The full address of the venue for Saturdays PGL Ross League Round 4 tie in Cheltenham, is as follows:

Cheltenham College Sports Centre
Bath Road
Cheltenham
Gloucestershire
GL53 7LD

Please remember the warm up is at 5:00 p.m. and the gala will start at 5:30 p.m.

6th May 2022

WEST MIDLANDS REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS WEEKEND 1

An excellent weekend of competition, swimmers producing personal best times, 17 finals achieved and 11 medals won, 1 gold, 4 silver and 6 bronze! The recent previous record for Regional medals was 7, set some 5 years, this has well beaten that record and there’s still one weekend to go!

Well done all, you’ve done yourselves, parents, coaches and club proud! It was a pleasure to watch! Bring on this weekends competition.

6th May 2022

The team list for the second round of the Nuneaton Junior League is now available to download on the members page.

The second round of the Nuneaton Junior League is to be held on Saturday 14th May. The team list is available to download below, we do need to know availablity asap so reserves can be contacted. Please contact Marc with availability as soon as possible. the round will take place at the Pingle Leisure Centre, Nuneaton, CV11 4LX.

The current league table, first round results etc…can be found on the leagues new website below:

3rd May 2022

SANDWELL AQUATICS TEST EVENT – IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Due to the test event and Regional Championships, there will be NO squad training at Langley Saturday morning in the large pool. Small pool will remain uneffected.

Please read the following important information: 

  • Where possible, please car share. There is parking onsite, however we are expecting a large number of visitors and so need to avoid parking in the residential area surrounding the pool. If you are arriving by car for the afternoon time trials, please use GATE 1. (If you are volunteering all day please use GATE 2 (North Car Park) note that your car may be blocked in here so do not park here unless you are staying for the duration of the event (including the evening relay gala) 

COMPETITORS

  • Warm up for the time trials is due to start at 11:45am. Events are due to start at 12:15pm.
  • Competitors please arrive in good time, preferably between 11:15-11:30am.
  • On arrival, competitors will be handed a t-shirt (size as indicated on entry form, except that size 13-14 did not exist so these have been substituted for Small Adult instead) and also their participation medal. They will be asked to sign/initial for these. 
  • Please tell your child what races they have been entered for so that there are no surprises on the day! Electronic heat sheets and results can be found on the link below. (If you have been added into an event after these were printed your name will not appear on these electronic heat sheets) 
  • Please bring drinks and snacks for the afternoon – there are no vending machines on site as the building is prepped for the Commonwealth Games, not as a leisure centre. Please do not bring any products that contain nuts as we have a competitor with a severe airborne nut allergy.
  • No outdoor shoes to be worn on poolside, so please send some sliders/flipflops for your child, or bare foot if they prefer. 
  • Whilst there are changing rooms available, there are no vanity units as the pool is prepped for the Commonwealth Games. 
  • Medals will be awarded for all events for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in each age group. Results will be uploaded to the link below at the end of all heats for that event. 
  • You and your child are free to leave after your child has finished all of their events. 
  • Please wait for your child outside the changing room. Due to safeguarding protocols, parents are not allowed in the changing rooms. We will ask your child to return to a poolside volunteer once changed so that they can be escorted to the reception to meet a parent/guardian. Please bear with us if there is a slight delay as I’m sure we will be very busy!  
  • We have a large team of volunteers on poolside to supervise the children, but as usual we expect nothing less than the exemplary behaviour that we have become accustomed to from all of our swimmers at all times. 

SPECTATORS

  • Spectators’ tickets will be checked on arrival. Please either print your ticket, or download it to your smartphone. 
  • raffle will be held, with the draw being made during the Relay gala, therefore we will be writing names and phone numbers on raffle tickets so that we can inform winners. We have some fantastic prizes including: vouchers for SwimGainz, vouchers for Allens of Kingsbury, a Go Kart voucher, Safari Park tickets, bottles and chocolates + many more. Tickets will be priced at £1 per strip and all proceeds will go towards supporting Sandwell Aquatics Club. 
  • There will also be sweet cones on sale for £1. 
  • The Water Polo matches are due to commence at 4:15pm (spectator tickets needed) 
  • If your child is swimming in the Relay Gala in the evening (you will have been notified separately if this is the case), warm up is due to take place at 6pm.  
  • We have 6 visiting teams for the relay gala and all tickets for this event have been allocated. 

Please remember that this is a TEST event, so there may be some teething issues. We will of course do our utmost to ensure that the day runs smoothly, and have spent many hours planning to minimise any such issues. 
We are very grateful to Sandwell MBC and the Commonwealth Committee for allowing us to be a part of this historic event and to Wates Construction for sponsoring the medals and t-shirts for our participants. 
I’m sure that it will be a very enjoyable and memorable day. 
Kind Regards,
Alison 

Alison Drew-CunniffeChair
Sandwell Aquatics Club 

29th April 2022

WORCESTER WINTER LEAGUE FINAL RESULTS

This afternoon saw our senior team compete at Droitwich in the final round of the Worcester Winter League. As one of the top 4 teams competing in this gala, it was always going to be a very tough competition. We produced a very good performance, with many personal best times being recorded, but against some of the strongest teams, not only in Worcester County, but the Midlands, we did struggle to hold our own.

This does not in anyway detract from the fact that we earnt the right to swim in the top gala with two superb performances in round one and two. Yet again the swimmers were a credit to the club, themselves, and their parents. Many thanks to all for supporting the club over this years competition and a big thanks to officials, chaperones and coaches who have been a huge help.

Gala 3 Results:

  1. REDDITCH 213
  2. WORCESTER GREEN 185
  3. PERSHORE 176
  4. SANDWELL STORM 147

Gala 2 Result:

  1. Stourbridge 202
  2. Orion 192
  3. Worcester Blue 168
  4. Sandwell Sharks 160

Gala 1 Result:

  1. Evesham 204
  2. Perry Beeches 175
  3. Droitwich Dolphins 170
  4. Sandwell Strikers 143

The full results will be posted once they’ve been processed.

24th April 2022

ALLENS OF KINGSBURY – 10% OFF CODE

Ruth has kindly setup an account with Allens of Kingsbury, who are a local swimwear supplier. By quoting the following code: wasps10 anyone wishing to purchase from them will get a 10% discount.

Their website is: www.allensswimwear.co.uk

24th April 2022

COMMONWEALTH TEST EVENT – STARTING LISTS

The start lists for the Commonwealth Test Event Championships can be found below to download. There won’t be a programme available on the day. The results can also be accessed live from the below given link too.

Live Results: http://results.sandwellaquatics.club/

The Warm Up for the event will be: 11.30 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. for 12.15 p.m. start, due to finish 1st Session 1.55 p.m.

Short break, resuming at 2.20 p.m., finishing at 4.00 p.m.

23rd April 2022

SANDWELL AQUATICS TEST EVENT SPONSORSHIP

If you would like to sponsor a race or purchase an advertising space for your business in our Commemorative Programme for the SANDWELL AQUATICS CLUB INAUGURAL TEST EVENT at the brand new Commonwealth Games pool on 30th April, please send your advert/business card to k.jones46@sky.com by midday Monday 25th April. 

  • Small advertisement: £25
  • Larger advertisement: prices from £40

We are also looking for donations of raffle prizes for the day, both for the Test Event and the relay gala. Any donations of prizes, would be very much appreciated, if they could be handed over to the front desks at each of our club nights throughout the week.


Kind Regards 
Alison Drew-CunniffeChair
Sandwell Aquatics Club 

22nd April 2022

COMMONWEALTH KIT BEARERS

Members of Sandwell Aquatics Club have been invited to be Kit Bearers for the Swimming and ParaSwimming events during the Commonwealth Games. 
Birmingham 2022 are looking for us to recruit 3 teams of volunteers, each made up of 2 Team Managers (Chaperones) and 9 team members.
The Team Managers/Chaperones must be over 18 by 1st Jan 2022 and also have completed the Swim England Team Manager training. 
The team members/Kit Bearers must be between the ages of 14-17 (14 by the 1st Jan 2022 and 17 up until 31st Aug 2022). 
Both Team Managers and team members need to be available for at least 1 shift per day from 28th July to 3rd August and must also be able to commit to some training prior to that time. (Team Managers will need 1 day of chaperone training, plus a further 2 hours of volunteer training along with their team).

 
I am coordinating this on behalf of Sandwell Aquatics and so if you are interested in being part of this exciting opportunity as either a TEAM MANAGER/CHAPERONE or KIT BEARER please drop me an email on alidc.oldburystc@gmail.com or give me a call on 07725 471676 by Monday 25th April
Kind Regards,
Alison 

Alison Drew-CunniffeChair
Sandwell Aquatics Club 

22nd April 2022

TEST EVENT – TICKETS CLOSING DATE

Please note that the deadline for the obtaining of tickets for the test event is set at 23.59hrs on Wednesday 27 April 2022.

Just to remind you all that tickets are required for everyone to gain access to the Centre on the day. Please use the link below.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sandwell-aquatics-test-event-tickets-311253907817

22nd April 2002

PGL ROSS LEAGUE CURRENT LEAGUE TABLES- RESULTS

A huge well done to our Junior team on Saturday evening. It was a tough and close gala throughout and we managed an excellent second placed finsh. We had a number of changes to make on pool side and missed 3 individual events, but even so, we persevered and produced a superb final result. Well done to all the swimmers competing, many thanks to the officials, pool side helpers and coaches.

Final Results:

  1. Pershore 170
  2. Sandwell Aqua Black 140
  3. Ledbury & Malvern 135
  4. Tewksbury 116

The final results can be found on our members page and the league results and league table on the below file. The next round will be held on Saturday 7th May and will be held in Cheltenham. We will be looking at putting on a coach for this gala.

12th April 2022

WORCESTER WINTER LEAGUE FINAL – SUNDAY 24TH APRIL – TEAM LIST

The team list for the Worcester Winter League Final is now available on our members page. This is going to be a very tough final, so we need as close to a full strength team as possible.

The round will take place on Sunday 24th April 2022 at Droitwich Spa Leisure Centre, WR9 0RZ, with a 2.30 p.m. warm up. There will be no training at West Bromwich on this Sunday due to coaches and swimmers being at the final.

Draw:

  • Worcester Green
  • Redditch
  • Sandwell Storm
  • Pershore

12th April 2022

NUNEATON JUNIOR LEAGUE RESULTS – PGL ROSS LEAGUE ROUND 3

The results have now been uploaded to our members page. Please contact Marc if you require the pages password.

Good luck to our Junior squad this evening in their round 3 of the PGL Ross League, I’m sure you’ll do yourselves proud!

9th April 2022

NUNEATON JUNIOR LEAGUE – SHREWS & NOVA OPEN RESULTS

Well done to all of our swimmers competing this weekend; we’ve had many medals, personal bests and more Regional Qualifying Times from the Shrewsbury Open Meet; personal bests and medals from the Nova Open Meet in Nottingham and an outstanding performance from our junior team swimming in the first round of the Nuneaton Junior League in Tamworth.

Final gala results:

  1. Evesham 263
  2. Warley WASPS 237
  3. Camp Hill 172
  4. Solihull ‘B’ 130
  5. Tamworth 70
  6. Telford Aqua DNS

2nd April 2022

SANDWELL AQUATICS CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP – TEST EVENT ENTRY FORM

The entry form form for the test event, to be held on 30th April, can be downloaded below. Can we have all entries sent back to: waspsmembership@hotmail.com

Entries are to be returned by 8th April. Ages are from 9 years and upwards. Entry will be £5 per swimmer and will include a T-Shirt to be worn at the event and at the relay gala on the evening.

Events will include:

  • 50 & 100 Freestyle
  • 50 & 100 Backstroke
  • 50 & 100 Breaststroke
  • 50 & 100 Butterfly
  • 200 Ind Medley

31st March 2022

PGL ROSS LEAGUE ROUND 3 – SATURDAY 9TH APRIL – REDDITCH

The next round of the PGL Ross League will be held on Saturday 9th April at Abbey Stadium, Redditch, B97 6EJ. The warm Up will commence at 5.00 p.m. and the competition will start at 5.30 p.m.

The team sheet is now available to download from our ‘Members’ page. Can we please have confirmations asap.

29th March 2022

WORCESTER WINTER LEAGUE RD 2 RESULTS & RD 3 DRAW

The draw for the final round has been made and we are at Droitwich with a 2.30 p.m. warm up for a 3.00 p.m. start. The tie will take place on Sunday 24th April.

There is a little buit of a descrepancy with our results i.e. Redditch and Worcester Green should be swapped around, but don’t think it will change the draw. We are in the upper final for the first time in many years, well done to all. The final will be a tough round.

29th March 2022

WORCESTER WINTER LEAGUE ROUND 2 RESULTS – UPLOADED

The results have now been updated and uploaded onto our ‘Members’ page. It was another excellent team performance, great atmosphere and team spriit between the swimmers, which resulted in a second place finish, splitting the two Worcester teams. Many thanks to all the swimmers, parents, poolside helpers and officials for their continued support.

Final Reults:

  1. Worcester Green 231
  2. Sandwell Storm (WW) 190
  3. Worcester blue 181
  4. Sandwell Strikers 128

The full results have now been posted.

27th March 2022

PGL ROSS LEAGUE – RESULTS

Another fantastic result last night in the second round of the PGL Ross League. We are awaiting the gala results, once we recieve them they’ll go onto our results page. The atmosphere was amazing, the team spirit was excellent and the positions changed frequently throughout the gala, with us finishing in a superb second position.

Well done to all those that swam, again a number of first time swimmers, taking the total to 26 so far, many thanks to the coaching staff, poolside helpers and officials, you all came together to help another excellent result!

Final Results:

  1. REDDITCH 178
  2. SANDWELL AQU BLK (THE WASPS) 141
  3. CHELTENHAM SWPC 133
  4. SANDWELL AQU GRN (H.HILL) 123

The next round will be on 9th April, again at Abbey Stadium, Redditch, against:

  • PERSHORE
  • TEWKESBURY
  • SANDWELL AQU BLK (WASPS)
  • LEDBURY & MALVERN

6th March 2022

SANDWELL AQUATICS DUEL MEMBERSHIP FORM

The duel membership forms for Sandwell Aquatics can be downloaded from our Policies and Forms page. They can be emailed to:

waspsmembership.com

or just handed in on our front desk. This means members will still continue to be members of Warley WASPS and we will continue as normal. It will not effect, in any way, competitions or the entry into competitions.

5th March 2022

SWIMGAINZ CLUB DAY – FRIDAY 22ND APRIL 2022 – FULLY BOOKED

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Josh & Ryan
SwimGainz is now on WhatsApp.

We are pleased to announce that we will be running a half day club session at Swimgainz in Blackheath/Halesowen. There are 6 places available for the video swimming analysis. Each swimmer will have 1 hour of time in the tank, with our coaches working alongside Josh/Ryan looking at strokes on under-water cameras and monitors. The day will take place on Friday 22nd April, with time slots at:

  • 9.00 a.m.
  • 10.00 a.m.
  • 11.00 a.m.
  • 12.00 p.m.
  • 1.00 p.m.
  • 2.00 p.m.

The day will be open to our Junior Competitive Development swimmers upwards and each hour will be at a cost of £60.00. This will include video analysis which can be downloaded from their portal for future reference. Time slots will be given on a first come first served basis. If this proves popular, we will book other sessions for all swimmers interested.

27th February 2022

WORCESTER WINTER LEAGUE RESULTS & LEAGUE TABLE ROUND 2 DRAW

The final results of Round 1 and the current league table are available to download below. These are subject to change as there is a discrepancy with one of our race results.

The draw for the second will be:

  • REDDITCH
  • SANDWELL STORM (WW)
  • PERRY BEECHES
  • PERSHORE

The round will be held at Perdiswell Leisure Centre in Worcester on Saturday 19th March.

WORCESTER WINTER LEAGUE & PGL ROSS LEAGUE RESULTS

Saturday 19th February saw our senior team compete in the first round of the Worcester Winter League. With Bromsgrove dropping out, it left us with only 2 other teams to compete with, but compete we did, pulling off an amazing 28 1st places and 10 second places and many P.B’s also swum. The atmosphere on the poolside was exceptional and it all added to a great performance and a great first win for the team. Well done all!!!

Final Results:

  1. SANDWELL STORM (WASPS) 183
  2. PERRY BEECHES 155
  3. SANDWELL STRIKERS 133
  4. BROMSGROVE DNS

Sunday 20th February also saw our junior swimmers compete in the many times, re-arranged Round 1 of the PGL Ross League. With many swimers having missed some 18 months of training and development, and with 23 swimmers competing in their first ever gala, the result was pretty much excellent. The poolside atmosphere was as the previous nights gala, loud and enthusiastic and we pulled off a great performance. Well done all, and many thanks to all the help given from parents and officials as we were hosting.

Final Results:

  1. CHELTENHAM SWC 164
  2. CHELTENHAM PHOENIX 160
  3. SANDWELL BLACK (WASPS) 133
  4. GLOUCESTER CITY 109

25th February 2022

2022 WORCESTER COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS

This has been quite a successful Championships for us. The swimmers have done the club proud, but most importantly, themselves proud. After being away from County Championships for 2 years, having to cope with huge upheaval since April 2021, we have still managed to amass the following:-

  • 41 Medals won
  • 52 Finals Reached
  • 12 Swimmers achieving Regional Qualifying Times
  • 42 Regional Times achieved-
  • Countless Personal Bests recorded

Our achievements and performances are continuing to improve, keep up the good work all!

14th February 2022

WORCESTER WINTER LEAGUE TEAM LIST – MEMBERS PAGE

The team list for the first round of the Winter League is now available on our members page. The round will take place on Saturday 19th February at Bromsgrove Leisure Centre, B60 1AY.

Draw is as follows:

  • Bromsgrove
  • Sandwell Strikers
  • Perry Beeches
  • Sandwell Storm (WW)

7th February 2022

WORCESTER COUNTY 2022 CHAMPIONSHIPS – WEEKEND 2

This was an excellent start to the 2022 County Age-Group Championships, pretty much excellent throughout. There were countless person best going in as well as seasonal best times swum. Considering the 18 month or so break from competitive swimming our results and performances were spot on.

So far during the first sessions we’ve achieved:

  • 23 Medals
  • A further 15 finals
  • 23 Regional Times achieved

We are looking forward to next weekends competition, let’s see if we can double the above.

7th February 2022

JUNIOR SKILL DEVELOPMENT – FRIDAY WEST BROMWICH SESSION

Due to the Worcester Counties this weekend and next weekend, the JSD session, 8-9 p.m. at West Bromwich, will not be running. The session will resume on 18th February as normal. This will not effect the Saturday or Sunday sessions on either weekend.

3rd February 2022

WORCESTER COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS – PERDISWELL

The County have advised that swimmers take extra clothing to keep warm in the gym at Perdiswell Leisure Centre. It is also advised that you may wish to bring a camping chair to sit on as there will be a lot of waiting around.

3rd February 2022

WEST MIDLANDS REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

The qualifying times for this years West Midland Regional Championships have been updated. The times are available to download below:

The dates for the Championships will be on:

  • Saturday 30th April 2022
  • Sunday 1st May 2022
  • Monday 2nd May 2022
  • Saturday 7th May 2022
  • Sunday 8th May 2022

All days will be held at the Alan Higgs Centre in Coventry.

30th January 2022

MEMBERSHIP FEES FOR 2022

Unfortunately, it’s that time of year when Membership and insurance are due to Swim England and the region. There has to be an increase in membership for squad swimmers due to raised costs by SE. The Membership fee for 2022 will be:

  • Learn To Swim – £25.00
  • All squads (JSD. JCD, Seniors, Masters) – £45.00

Could all fees be paid asap, and via electronic bank transfer, with reference to swimmer. Please note, that with no membership, swimmers are not insured to be in or around the pool, any accidents will not be covered.

Membership forms, for returning swimmers, do not have to be re-submitted, only new members need fill in a form. These can be found on here under the ‘Policies and Forms’ tab.

An quieries can be emailed to: waspsmembership@hotmail.com

2nd January 2022

PGL ROSS LEAGUE – ROUND 1 TEAM LIST

The team list for round 1 of the PGL Ross League is now available to download on our ‘Members’ page under the Team List tab. The round will be held on Saturday 8th January. We are currently chasing Tipton Leisure Centre as the venue, with either a 5.30 or 6.00 p.m. warm up.

Please let Marc know availability asap. Anyone who is in need of the Members page password please contact the usual people.

28th December 2021

WORCESTER WINTER LEAGUE DATES

The dates for 2022 Worcester Winter League are as follows, this league, ages will be 11, 13, 15 and Opens swimmers:

  • Saturday 19th February.
  • Saturday 19th March.
  • Sunday 24th April.

27th December 2021

PGL ROSS LEAGUE DATES

The dates for the PGL Ross League are stated below. The first round will be on Saturday 8th January, we are hosting and it will hopefully be at either Tipton (preference) or Wednesbury. The team list will be post after Christmas and swimmers contacted soon after.

League dates:

  • Saturday 8th January 2022
  • Saturday 5th March 2022
  • Saturday 9th April 2022
  • Saturday 7th May 2022
  • A & B Final Saturday 25th June 2022

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas – from all staff at Warley WASPS.

24th December 2021

ARENA LEAGUE FINAL – RESULTS

Last night, our Senior team competed in the West Midlands Arena league Division 2 final at Leamington Spa. It was a very tough gala right from the start, and at one point we were lying in 3rd place. The swimmers performed to their best and produced some excellent swims.

The atmosphere on the poolside between our swimmers was superb and overall it was well run final and a relatively close fought final. Well done to all, many thanks to the officials, poolside helpers and parents.

No matter the obstacles, they can’t and won’t keep us down, this is the start of our re-build, commitment, determination and hard work, will pay off in the end.

Final Reults:

  1. City of Coventry ‘B’ 176
  2. Pershore 166
  3. Long Eaton 155
  4. Flitwick Dolphins 152
  5. Warley WASPS 137
  6. Derby Phoenix 88

The final results are available to download from our ‘Members’ page.

12th December 2021

TEAM CAPTAINS 2021-22 / SWIMMERS OF THE YEAR 2021

Team Captains/Swimmer Reps: Eve Salmon-Hodges and Luke Rowley
Swimmers of the Year 2021: Luke Rowley and Tyrese Morgan

8th December 2021

ARENA LEAGUE ROUND 2 RESULTS – POSTED

The results have now been posted on our ‘Members’ page, under the ‘Results’ tab.

Below the full league results and tables can be downloaded. We are currently sitting in joint 1st place with Flitwick Dolphins on same gala points and league points.

Club hats for the final are being ordered.

16th November 2021

ARENA LEAGUE ROUND 2 RESULTS

After winning our first round gala up in Alfreton, we were drawn to host the second round at one of our home pools, West Bromwich. A good result would see us into the Division 2 final.

By the half way point, after 21 events, we had amassed 12 first places and 7 seconds, we were well on our way for the first Div 2 final in a generation. By the time we had swum our last event, we were pretty much clear of second place and we had booked our place in this years final.

This performance was a far cry from the performances in 2019, the swimmers looked fit and strong, but most of all they didn’t give in, nor relax, the more points the better.

To make a league final is a very fitting testament to the trials we’ve endured, to hard work and dedication of the coaching staff and to dedication of the swimmers and parents. Hard work does pay off, and the reward for such is a well earned final appearance in one of the toughest leagues we compete in.

The atmosphere was great, the gala ran smoothly, so well done all, this is more than deserved!

Final Results:

  1. WARLEY WASPS 170
  2. LICHFIELD 144
  3. CANNOCK PHOENIX 137
  4. LEDBURY AND MALVERN 128
  5. BRAUNSTONE B DNS

Many thanks to all the helpers and officials (including those from other clubs) this evening, your help was much appreciated and contributed to an enjoyable event.

13th November 2021

ARENA LEAGUE ROUND 1 – RESULTS

Last night saw our senior team take the very long trip up North to Alfreton in Derby. After seeing the first round draw, which mirrored the first round draw of 2019, our last senior outing, I think we all expected the worse case-scenario!

Even though we had mixed relays, we still had shortages in some age-groups, illness’s etc… which resulted in swimmers swimming up two ages, swimmers from the Junior Skill Development (JSD) competing, we filled all but 1 race.

The outcome of a gala can be predicted by the performance from the first set of relays and the rear relay results will follow similar suit, do well in the relays, a repectable result can be expected. So, after the first 6 events we had gained 29 from a total of 36 points, a lead of 5 points and only 8 points splitting first to last. A close gala was going to ensue!

We continued through the individuals, grinding out results, lots of P.B’s produced, with the lead changing hands 3 times, the final result was going to be very close. Nobody had any idea of who had won until the final announcement. Final Results:

  1. WARLEY WASPS 178
  2. Derby Phoenix 169
  3. Mansfield 168
  4. Lichfield 160
  5. Dunstable 148
  6. Bromsgrove DNS

Needless to say, this was a result which wasn’t expected, those within the club,working day to day with our swimmers, are well aware of the complications and adversity we’ve faced, coupled with the Covid situation, which has effected all. To win a Division 2 gala is no easy feat, and to win in this manner, not giving in, having to utilise every minute of pool time available carefully, shows what spirit there is and what spirit there will be going forward. This result is testiment to the dedication of the teachers, coaches, helpers, officials within the club, but most of all to the swimmers who competed and pushed to the end to produce our first Arena win since our promtion year in 2015! We are all very proud of your performances and achievements, they are all significant!

10th October 2021

CASH AND CHEQUE PAYMENTS

Could all payments now be made by Bank Transfer, with the closure of our local Barclays, it is difficult to get to other branches for paying in. Banking details of the club will be provided to anyone that requires them.

10th October 2021

SWIM ENGLAND AND SANDWELL LEISURE TRUST

The Sandwell Aquatics Interim Steering Group has discussed the email traffic and social media posts which followed Swim England’s press release about their partnership with Sandwell Leisure Trust.

It was decided that all club members should be provided with information about the partnership, what it means to the clubs and the current position.

For some time now Swim England has been in discussions with Sandwell Leisure Trust about a change from the Swimming Teachers’ Association scheme for teaching swimming to the Swim England scheme. The press release was simply confirmation that these talks have been successful.

The fact that SLT will now be delivering SE’s scheme and their teachers will be trained and supported by SE is a positive move.

The press release was not an announcement of the future Learn to Swim policy in the borough. As things stand no decisions have been made on LTS and it is a priority of the Sandwell Aquatics group, supported by SE West Midlands, to work with Sandwell MBC and SLT to get this resolved.

The LTS provided by the clubs at present will be retained in all existing venues until the new pool opens to the public in 2023.

It is acknowledged by all concerned that LTS is currently a major source of income for the legacy clubs. Everyone involved is committed to a Commonwealth legacy that allows Sandwell Aquatics Club and Sandwell Aquatics Centre to be financially viable.

It is inevitable that there will be decisions, choices and changes in the coming months and some of these will be difficult, but please do not lose sight of the wonderful opportunity that we are being given here. We will be in a world class facility. We must do everything we can to build a top class club to operate in it.

Sandwell Aquatics Interim Steering Group – 18/9/2021

We will continue to raise concerns on behalf of our membership, our members future (and current state) are paramount. ‘Only by raising issues can we resolve them, being silent, manifests them.’

25th September 2021

SWIMMING FEES AS OF OCTOBER

It is with regret that we have to raise fees from the 1st October 2021. It has been some years since fees were raised and pool hire costs have continued to increase, even over the lockdown period, as club came back we had a 3.2% increase (SLT), with a 50% loss in membership. We are doing our best to rebuild as quickly as possible, but this is very difficult under the current circumstances.

The fees from 1st October will be as follows:

  • Learner x1 – £25.00
  • Learner x2 – £30.00
  • Learner x3 – £35.00
  • Junior Skill Development – £33.00
  • Junior Competitive Development – £36.00
  • Senior Transition – £40.00
  • Senior Development – £44.00
  • Masters – £33.00
  • Capped rates £95 or 10% (for 3 or more swimmers)

Could you all please ensure that your standing orders with your bank are amended to reflect the above from 1st October.

30th August 2021

NEW LOGO – SANDWELL AQUA

The vote for the logo of the new club is now complete and the one that has been chosen is Logo D

This will need professionally developing by a graphic designer to produce the final logo. The colours may also be changed dependent upon what we wanted as a club.

Next up will be to select club colours and kit design.

8th July 2021

BIRMINGHAM CLEAN AIR ZONE – ASTON

The Clean Air Zone will come into play as of 1st June. Below is the link for you to check to see if your car is exempt from the £8 charge:

www.gov.uk/clean-air-zones

We all need to come together to help out those swimmers that may need a lift to Aston. If anyone has space in their car for lifts please let Marc know, so lifts can be arranged.

31st May 2021

COMMEMORATIVE CLUB HATS

The commemorative club hats will be available at the pool as of Friday 22nd April. The hats will be £6.00 each.Can anyone who has reserved a hat please contact Marc and he’ll ensure these are put to one side ready for collection. We have an initial batch of 50, more can be ordered if necessary.

22nd April 2021

CLUB SUPPLIES – CLUB SHOP

We still have a large selection of club supplies including the following:

  • Costumes/Jammers/trunks etc…
  • Hats – club and commemorative
  • Goggles
  • Floats (kick boards, pull bhoys)
  • Fins (limited sizes – will need to be checked)
  • Float bags
  • T-Shirts
  • Kit Bags (very limited)

Unfortunately, they are still in our stock cupboards at Smethwick, we’re still awaiting for SLT to confirm if we can store them at Langley. If any kit of any description is required we can collect a selection and bring along to sessions. Please let us know so we can start to bring bits and pieces to the pools.

15th April 2021

CLUB RE-OPENING – MONDAY 12TH APRIL

We have now had confirmation off PFP (West Bromwich), Aston Uni and SLT (just awaiting a few details), that we will be able to finally re-open (hopefully with no further lockdowns) on Monday 12th April. The protocol will run exactly the same as before the last lockdown with regards to entering and exiting pools, face masks, spectators etc…

It is for this reason that we now need to return the club membership forms asap along with the membership fee, all the forms and bank details can be found below (we’re advised not to accept cash or cheque). Monthly fees, for now, will remain the same.

For anyone returning to the pool from last March and haven’t filled out a Heath Survey and a Return to Training form, these need to filled in and returned upon your first session back.

Please note, that all over 18’s are currently exempt from returnign to the pool. Once we get the go ahead in mid-May, then all of our 18 and overs, including masters will be very welcome back! Meantime, after 12th April, try and attend some lane swimming in the local leisure centres, Marc will be more than happy to provide session guidance on what strokes and distances to swim.

All forms can be emailed to : waspsmembership@hotmail.com

First weeks sessions:

Seniors
TimeVenueGroupStart Date
Monday7.30-9.30 p.m.Tipton LCAll12th Apr
Tuesday7.30-9.00 p.m.Aston UniAll13th Apr
Wednesday8.00-9.30 p.m.Langley SCAll14th Apr
Thursday7.30-8.30 p.m.Aston UniAll15th Apr
Friday7.30-9.30 p.m.West BromAlt B2 & B116th Apr
Sunday5.30-7.00 p.m.West BromAll25th July
Senior Times and Venues
Jun Comp Dev
TimeVenueGroupStart Date
Wednesday8.00-9.30 p.m.Langley SCJCD214th Apr
Friday6.30-8.00 p.m.Langley SCAll (24)16th Apr
Saturday8.00-9.00 a.m.Langley SCAll (28)17th Apr
Sunday5.30-7.00 p.m.West BromAll (30)18th Apr
Junior Competitive Development Times and Venues
Jun Skill Dev
TimeVenueGroupStart Date
Wednesday6.45-7.50 p.m.Langley SCAll14 Apr
Saturday8.00-9.00 a.m.Langley SCAllMay
Sunday4.30-5.30 p.m.West BromAll (30)18th Apr
Junior Skill Development Times and Venues
MastersAfter 2nd Stage
TimeVenueGroupStart Date
Monday7.30-9.30 p.m.Aston UniMixedJune
Thursday7.30-8.30 p.m.Aston Uni1 LaneJuly
Saturday8.00-9.00 a.m.Langley SC1 LaneJune
Masters Times and Venues
Learn To Swim
TimeVenueGroupStart Date
Wednesday5.30-7.30 p.m.Langley SCStage 1-414th Apr
Friday5.30-7.30 p.m.Langley SCStage 1-416th Apr
Saturday8.00-9.00 a.m.Langley SCStage 1-417th Apr
Learn To Swim Times and Venues

Fridays Senior Bubble 1 & 2 will be posted at a later date, as Bubble 1 started after last lockdown, Bubble 2 will start after this lockdown.

We will, after a period of training has been undertaken, be resuming the Level X competition, this will possibly be Mid to late May, early June.

If there are any questions please don’t hesitate to ask, there is a lot of information to take in.

7th March 2021

CLUB HATS DELIVERY

We’ve had delivered our final batch of Warley WASPS commemorative swiming hats. We have an initial batch of 50, if anyone wishess to put one on order for when we return, please let Marc know and it will be reserved. These hats will be £6.00 each.

16th January 2021