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Back row from left to right: Dexter Atkinson, Josh Raven, Max Rose, Seth Belshaw, Almos Bujtar, Aryan Uttawar, James Blacker. Front row: Daniel Blacker, Seb Velcherean, George Vinter, Emily Turton and Ed Turton

Colchester under 14s vs Hitchin under 14s - 15th January 2023
26 January 2023

Colchester welcomed Hitchin under 14s team to Leisureworld on Sunday 15th January. The game was set up to give Colchester’s new junior players the opportunity of a competitive match against a team of similar age. The game took place in front of the biggest crowd seen at a Colchester game for a long time. There was a buzz of excitement around the pool before the game began.

Colchester fielded their eldest player in goal to give the youngsters game time on pitch with Colchester’s players ranging from 9-13. Hitchin began well and had one player in particular who caused Colchester’s defence problems. He scored all 3 goals as Hitchin went into a 3-0 lead by the end of the third quarter. Despite this Colchester had chances to score, but just could not quite manage the final pass or shot.

The second quarter saw Colchester grow in confidence, James Blacker in goal made a number of good saves. As the defence were able to keep Hitchin at bay, Colchester managed to finally break their duck and get the first goal of the game through Almos Bujtar. A much better performance from Colchester saw the score at 3-1 at half time.

Colchester’s players put a lot of effort into the second quarter, which showed, as Hitchin began the third quarter strongly. Hitchin broke a number of times and showed their experience against the younger players of Colchester. James Blacker, now playing on pitch for Colchester looked dangerous when he received the ball, but Colchester struggled to get the ball through to him. Blacker did manage to get one goal, but Colchester conceded 4 as the third quarter ended 7-2.

The Colchester coaches gave final team talk before the final quarter to try and encourage the youngsters, who all still wanted to get in the pool and compete despite being extremely tired. They showed a great deal of determination and strength to finish the game 11-4 to Hitchin. Blacker scored another 2 goals, but Colchester conceded 4 on the break. It was a fantastic performance by the Colchester team in their first real competitive game against an older and more experienced team. The more games they are able to play the more they will improve, build on their stamina and be more competitive in these games. Thanks to Hitchin, who made the long journey to Colchester on a Sunday night, it was great to see so many cheering both teams on in the spectator area.

Back row from left to right: Dexter Atkinson, Josh Raven, Max Rose, Seth Belshaw, Almos Bujtar, Aryan Uttawar, James Blacker. Front row: Daniel Blacker, Seb Velcherean, George Vinter, Emily Turton and Ed Turton
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Colchester under 18s vs Cambridge under 18s - 11th December 2022
15 December 2022

Colchester welcomed Cambridge under 18s team to Leisureworld for a hard-fought game on Sunday evening. Despite the inclement weather Cambridge turned up with a strong team and both teams put in a huge amount of effort and the result was a very entertaining game.

Colchester began the first half brightly with Alex Wood, two, and Olivia Vinter scoring to see the home team race into a 3-0 lead, however Cambridge fought back well and showed they are no mugs with 2 goals late in the first quarter to see the deficit reduced to 3-2.

The second quarter was again evenly matched. Colchester again increased their lead thanks to a brace for Vinter and further goal for Wood. But again, Cambridge fought back strongly to reduce the arears. Wood managed to score with a long shot in the final second of the quarter to leave Colchester 7-5 up at half time.

The third quarter was full of goals. The game was now end to end and shots being fired in from all angles. Vinter scored a hatrick in the third quarter, Wood a further goal and George Li got on the scoresheet. Cambridge were equal to Colchester who tried to introduce some younger members of the team for an introduction to the game. Cambridge quickly pounced and reduced the lead to 12-11 going into the final quarter.

Colchester went back to first team for the final quarter to secure the victory. Li and Felix Hirst scored 2 each in the final quarter and Vinter scored to finish the game with 7 goals. Cambridge scored 3 goals of their own in the final quarter but were just not strong enough as Colchester ran out 17-14 winners.

Waterpolo is a team game all members contributed to the team. Full team below: Sergio Velcherean, Olivia Vinter, Freya Wood, Daisy Himsworth, George Li, Tilly Bland, Matt Birsan, Almos Bultjar, George Vinter, Felix Hirst, Seth Belshaw and Dan Himsworth

Colchester senior team now take on Chelmsford in a 2 legged final for the Eastern summer cup.

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From left to right: Maisy Head, Olivia Vinter, George Li, Almos Bultar, Kate Doughty, James, Blacker, Matt Birsan, Sergio Velcherean, Felix Hirst, Ethan Wyatt.

2 Colchester teams travel to Norwich - 12th October 2022
14 October 2022

Colchester took 2 teams to play Norwich recently on the 12th October. Norwich also have a junior section and asked Colchester to field a mixed junior team for a friendly before the senior teams met in the Eastern league fixture.

Colchester fielded a team of 10 juniors ranging from the age of 14 to 17. The game began as a tight affair with the first quarter being drawn 2-2. Colchester’s goals came from Matt Birsan and Maisy Head. Colchester had a couple of late arrivals due to the lengthy journey and by the second quarter they were up to their full squad and piled pressure on Norwich. George Li scored 3 goals and a goal a piece for Felix Hirst and Head saw Colchester build up a 7-2 lead at half time.

The third quarter showed the strength of the Colchester juniors as they held the Norwich team at bay and continued to be ruthless in front of goal. Olivia Vinter and James Blacker got on the score sheet as Li and Hirst added to their tallies in the 3rd quarter as Colchester built up a 11-4 lead going into the final quarter. Their dominance continued as Vinter scored a hat trick in the final quarter and Li and Head scored further goals. Norwich were unable to break down the resilient Colchester defence in the final quarter and Colchester ran out 16-4 winners.

Buoyed by the juniors result the seniors then set about taking on the Norwich senior team. Colchester started at a similar pace to the juniors with Ben Chapman grabbing two really quick goals at the start of the game. Norwich did respond, but Colchester managed to grab two further goals through Martin Vinter and Simon Lecomber to lead 4-2 after the first quarter. The second quarter saw Colchester build up a head of steam, Chapman added a hat trick to his tally, Matt Vinter scored 2 and further goals by Dan Himsworth and Ethan Wyatt saw Colchester build up an 11-3 lead at half time.

The second half of the game was similar in continued domination by Colchester. The defence kept Norwich at bay and allowed the attacking players to flourish in front of goal. 2 further goals from Chapman, 3 for Wyatt and one for Dan Eaton mean the final quarter began with Colchester leading 17-3. The final quarter saw goals shared by Chapman, Will Chapman, Lecomber, Wyatt and Chris Harrington to see Colchester run out comfortable winners at 22-5. Special mention to Ben Chapman who finished with 8 goals.

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From left to right back row: Martin Vinter, Matt Vinter, Harry Bumfrey, Ben Chapman, Zach Beale, Scott Ginder, Will Chapman, Adam Lecomber. Front left to right front row: Ethan Wyatt, Simon Lecomber, Simon Cooper, Duncan Wyatt (assistant coach) Dan Eaton, Jack Gibson & Keith Gibson (coach).

Colchester Mens Polo Team Compete atPonds Forge in Sheffield 8/9th October
10 October 2022