TYLDESLEY Swimming and Water Polo Club and The Pelican Centre in partnership have received Sportivate funding to support the introduction of Splashball.

Splashball is the fun side of water polo, players can stand up, catch with two hands.

The funding is aimed at 11 to 16-year-olds but everyone is invited to attend and have fun.

The participants will be taught the fundamentals of water polo, egg beater, catching the ball with one hand and the rules of the game.

The sessions are delivered weekly on a Friday from 7.30pm until 8pm for eight weeks at a cost of £2 per participant.

After the eight weeks if they have made the correct standard they will be mentored into the Tyldesley Water Polo club sessions.

If they are not of the correct standard they will remain with us in Splashball.

The session will be coached by a level two coach, Lee Toone, supported by volunteers Hayley Price, Robyn Mclean, Emily Gaskell and Grace Rowland.

Grace Rowland and Hayley Price are presently part of the GB Water Polo junior set up.

Sportivate have given funding to support coaching, pool hire, advertising, T-shirts and coaching courses for the volunteers.

Friday, April 4 was our first session and 18 children turned up to enjoy the fun of Splashball