In December, the University of Bristol Swimming and Water Polo club secured funding from the University of Bristol Alumni Foundation for the purchase of two new folding water polo goals. The goals were delivered just before Christmas, and assembled in time for the first water polo sessions of the year!
Our previous set of goals had been in use for over 8 years and have been extremely well used in both training and competition. In that time both the Men's and Women's teams have acheived considerable success with three BUCS Championship wins and three BUCS Shield wins between them! Unfortunately though, the old goals were damaged and in need of replacement. Our new goals are lighter, making them easier to move in and out of the pool, with new nets and none of the bouyancy problems the old goals had developed! We only hope they can help us to acheive the same success of the past 8 years - and more!
We would, of course, like to say a huge thank you to the University of Bristol Alumni Foundation, as without their generous grant the purchase of the new goals would have been unable to go ahead.
The Alumni Foundation supports the University of Bristol as a place of excellence in teaching and research, and aims to enhance the quality of University life by providing support for selective areas of the University's Activity. It was established in 1982 through donations and legacies, and today many alumni continue to give regularly to ensure that current students have as rich and rewarding an experience at Bristol as they did.