Monday, April 30, 2012

1908: The Juniors team of Exeter SW

The Juniors team of Exeter Swimming Club winner of the Devon County Junior Championship in 1908. Back L-R: G.Davey, W.Spear, E.Davey, T.Williams. Middle L-R: P.Matthews, A.L.Matthews, G.Heath (Capt.), A.V.Call, L.Lewis (Hon.Sec) Fron L-R: F.Gamble, W.Bennelick. 
Source: Wester Times, February 14, 1908

Sunday, April 29, 2012

1926: The team of Leamington SC

The Leamington Water Polo team in the Water prior to the game with Weston-super-Mare who won by 4 goals to 2. 
Source: Western Daily Press, Bristol; Julyt 16, 1926

1936: The winners of Mansfield SC

The team of Mansfield Swimming Club, Champion of the Nottingham and District League for 1936. Standing L-R: T.Bacon (Chairman), C.Ashton, E.Ackrill, C.Wood, H.Wilson (Hon. Sec), O.Hibbert. Seated L-R: G.Hittare, H. Baggaley, A. Allen, G.Butler, H.Hardy.
Source: The Nottingham Evening Post; Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1936

1934: The team of Dover Swimming Club

The Water Polo team of Dover Swimming Club which won the Burch Cup for matches played against the Folkestone Swimming Club in 1934. Back row: E.Harmer, G, Boulton, A.Bendy, H.Norris. Front row: T.Swindells, E.Hopkins, J.Weston. 
Source: The Dover express and East Kent News. Friday 28 December 1934

Friday, April 27, 2012

1925: The Champions of Weston-super-Mare

The team of Weston-super-Mare winner of the 1925 British Water Polo Championship. First from left the legendary Paul Radmilovic. 
Source: Western Daily Press, Tuesday 13 October 1925, page 8

Sunday, April 15, 2012

1970: The National Juniors team of Italy

The Juniors National team of Italy that took part at the 1st European Juniors Championship (U20, palyers born 1950) in Rotterdam, Netherlands (6-11 July 1970). The Italian team ended at the 4th place after the team of USSR (1st), Spain (2nd) and West Germany (3rd). Standing L-R: Mario Majoni (Coach), Enzo D'Angelo, Stefano Di fiore, Ettore Chiosi, Paolo De Crescenzo, Claudio Tomasi, Massimo De Crescenzo, Gianni Lonzi (Ass. Coach). Squatting L-R:  Mario Scotti Galletta , Giorgio Calcagno, Carlo Massa, Edilio Solimei , Renato Gandolfi. Front: Sante Marsili  
Source: courtesy of Renato Gandolfi 

Sunday, April 8, 2012

1955: Board game from Hungary

Hungarian board game of 1955 addressed to young kids with aim to promote the Sport of Water Polo. 
Source: private collection 

Sunday, April 1, 2012

1964: The team of Illinois Athletic Club.

The team of Illinois Athletic Club in 1964. The team has been one of the 16 teams competing for the "honour of representing the United States in the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 1964. From L-R: Kastner, Kooistra, Borowski, Gocd, Akers, Walztcni, Spinger, Meyer, Sam Greller (coach), Spinger. 
Source: private collection 

1928, Amestrdam: The golden Germans

The team of Germany, Olympic winner in Amsterdam 1928 Olympic Games. The team: E. Rademacher, O. Cordes, E. Benecke, F.Gunst, J. Rademacher, K. Bahre, M. Amann, J.Blank.
(Trade card issued 1928 by the company Franck and Sons, Germany). 
Source: private collection