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Saturday, February 26, 2011


An exciting February has passed for the Canadian Mens' Water Polo Team. We kicked off an intensive travel schedule for 2011 by going to Hungary for joint training sessions with a top club team in Szeged and the Hungarian National Team in Budapest followed by the 2011 Volvo Cup in Miskolc. It was a grueling schedule until the competition, highlighted by bus trips around Hungary.

The competition in Hungary is fierce and since water polo is the national sport, the crowds were dense and vocal. Along with Canada and Hungary, Australia and Germany contended for the Volvo Cup. Our young squad was joined by our three overseas Canucks who play professionally in Eger, Hungary and Budva, Montenegro. With a shoulder injury forcing captain Aaron Feltham out of the pool, yours truly accepted the interim captaincy. Although the final result of the tournament was three losses, the team gained some valuable experience and was able to develop the strategy that will help us at this year's FINA World Championships as well as Pan American Games, our Olympic Qualifier.

From Hungary, your faithful goaltender and sometimes captain,

Robin Randall
Goaltenders' Union President
Dictated but not read

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