Rhoose win Stillwater Mini League
Wednesday, 12 March 2008 00:00

Staged over three Sunday evenings in January, February and March, the Rhoose 'A' team came first overall in the SLSA Wales Stillwater Mini League at the Aberavon Pool. The other Rhoose teams came in 14th and 20th. Congratulations to all swimmers and coaches involved.

Full results available here.

Rhoose 2nd at Welsh Junior Stillwater Champs
Friday, 29 February 2008 00:00

At the Welsh Stillwater Champs on February 23/24 2008, Rhoose Juniors came in 2nd place, 9 points behind the winners. The Senior team were 6th, and the Masters team (of 1) were 8th (beating Jackson's Bay).

Rhoose came home with 37 medals - 8 Golds, 12 Silvers and 17 Bronze.

Medal winners are:

James Grandfield - 6 Gold, 1 Silver, 2 Bronze
Lana Evans - 3 Silver, 4 Bronze
Rhys Perry - 1 Silver, 1 Bronze
Luke Giddings - 1 Silver, 1 Bronze
Charlie Grandfield - 1 Silver
Simon Perry - 5 Bronze
Eloise Neighbour - 1 Bronze
Natalie Cordy - 1 Bronze
U19 Boys Relay - 1 Gold, 2 Silver
U16 Boys Relay - 1 Gold, 2 Silver
U19 Girls Relay - 1 Silver
U16 Girls Relay - 2 Bronze

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 May 2008 11:31
Rhoose 2nd at Welsh Nipper Stillwater Champs
Thursday, 07 February 2008 00:00

At the Welsh Stillwater Champs on February 3rd 2008, Rhoose Nippers improved on their 4th place in 2007 by coming an amazing 2nd place overall. The girls did even better by being the top girls squad.

Rhoose came away with 1 Gold, 10 Silvers and 9 Bronze medals. Full results are available here.

Rhoose medal winners are:

Georgia Wall - 2nd Obstacles
Luis Evans - 2nd Obstacles, 3rd Board, 3rd Flippers
Jessica Wadey - 2nd Board, 2nd Flippers
Rhys Gardner - 3rd Board
Laura Braggins - 2nd Board, 2nd Towing
Katie Munro - 3rd Board, 3rd Flippers
George Connolly - 1st Board
Jamie Sugden - 2nd Board
Anthe Young - 2nd Board
Sophia Strinati - 3rd Flippers, 2nd Towing
Dominique Declaire - 3rd Towing
Cara Addison-Smyth - 3rd Towing
Boys 11-13 Rescue Tube - 3rd (Luis Evans, James Wadey)
Girls Medley Relay - 2nd (Dominique Declaire, Katie Munro, Abigail Phipps, Emma Braggins
Visit and coaching from Oscar Chalupsky
Sunday, 27 January 2008 00:00
Oscar Chalupsky, 11 times world ski paddle champion, made a visit to Cosmeston Lakes to  coach our Junior paddlers earlier today. It was a great success, with over 50 people on the water over the 2 sessions, and every craft available put to use. A full write up, with picture, is available on
News Archive
Tuesday, 01 January 2008 00:00


11 Qualify as Lifeguards

Congratulations to Debbie Sherring, Alan Wadey, Miff Connely, Paul Gardner, Lana Evans, Jack Giddings, Michelle Wall, Natalie Cordy, Andrew Wall, Lucy Curtis, Steph Evans who all recently passed their NARS Surf Lifesaver award. Thanks also to Dave Wedlake and Chris Braggins for taking them through the training.


Rhoose victorious at Jackson's Bay 3 Bay Classic

Rhoose came away winners in several sections, as well as the overall winners at the 3 Bays Classic at Jackson's Bay, Barry Island on October 6.

Medal winners were:

Junior Girls - Gold
Junior Boys - Gold & Bronze
Senior Ladies - Gold
Masters - Gold


Cardiff Bay Long Distance Ski Results - British Open Flat Water Surf Ski Champs.

Rhoose came away with several medals at the Cardiff Bay Long Distance Ski race on September 29.


Under 13 - Danielle Edgerton (Gold), Luke Giddings (Gold), Chad Bremner (Silver), Tom Parker (Bronze)
Under 16 - Lucy Curtis (Gold), Jack Giddings (Gold)
Under 19 - Laura Bremner (Gold), Simon Perry (Bronze)


Open - Dave Cooper & Steve Edgerton (Bronze)


GB Masters Champs - 2 Golds, 2 Silvers

At the GB Masters Championships staged at Aberavon over the weekend of September 15/16, Dave Cooper, Club Captain, put in an excellent performance in winning Gold in the 50-54 Mens Board Race and Ironman, and Silver in the Surf Race and Ski Race.


Rhoose 6th in GB Senior Champs - 2nd Welsh Club

A small team of 6 represented Rhoose at the GB Senior Championships at St Ives during September 8/9. Rhoose were the 2nd placed Welsh club.

Medal winners were:

Silver - Women Double Ski - Tanara O'Neill & Laura Bremner
Silver - Women Ski Relay
Bronze - Women Board Relay


Rhoose 3rd in GB Youth Champs - 16 Titles

The 29 strong Rhoose Junior team returned with 34 medals from the recent British Youth Championships. Coming 3rd overall, they gained 16 gold, 3 silver and 15 bronze medals. Rhoose took 10 out of the 14 ski titles competed.

The Rhoose British champions were:

Emma Cordy (U14) - Ski race
Lucy Curtis (U16) - Ski race
Jack Giddings (U16) - Ski race
Tanara O'Neill (U19) - Ski race
Robbie Thompson (U15) - Beach Sprint, Flags
Danielle Edgerton (U13) - Flags
Natalie Cordy & Lucy Curtis (U16) - Double Ski
Jack Giddings & Robbie Thompson (U16) - Double Ski
Laura Bremner & Tanara O'Neill (U19) - Double Ski
James Grandfield & Jonathan Price (U19) - Double Ski
Lucy Curtis & Jack Giddings (U16) - Mixed double ski
Laura Bremner & James Grandfield (U19) - Mixed double ski
Boys U19 Board Relay Team
Boys U16 Taplin Relay Team
Boys U19 Taplin Relay Team


Rhoose retain Welsh Junior Champs - 2nd club overall

After two days of competition at the 2007 Welsh Lifeguards Championships at Aberavon, Rhoose retained the Junior Championships for the third year in a row.

Rhoose also took the ski aggregate trophy for third year in a row (only existed for three years)

Rhoose came second overall in Welsh champs for the second year in a row, closing the gap on Pen-y-bont significantly. This was achieved without any competitors between ages of 18 and 40. The Masters squad of six came a creditable fifth overall.

Not confirmed as yet, but they were also certain winners of intermediate aggregate.

Many congratulations to all competitors, as well as parents, coaching and support staff.


9 Rhoose Lifeguards selected for Welsh Team

Announced yesterday at Aberavon, 9 members of Rhoose Lifeguards have been selected for the 24 strong Welsh Team.

Many congratulations to the following:

Tanara O'Neill - selected for Wales Senior Team.

Laura Bremner, Tanara O'Neill, Lucy Curtis, Storm Morham, James Grandfield (men's captain), Simon Perry, Jack Giddings, Rhys Perry, Charles Grandfield - selected for Wales Youth Team.

Selected for senior development squad - Laura Bremner, Michaela O'Neill, James Grandfield, Niall Pratt, Simon Perry.


James Grandfield selected for GB Youth Team

Following a 3 day training camp at Police HQ Exeter, the 24 hopefuls for the British European youth team to compete in southern France at the end of August 2007 was finally announced.

The team selected to travel to France included 5 Welsh youth competitors and included our own James Grandfield, along with Mumbles James Longdon and 3 from Pen-y-bont: Rhiannon & Cerys Ruddle and Lewis Rosewell.


Rhoose 12th in GB Nipper Champs - 2 Gold Medallists

A team of 20 represented Rhoose at the GB Nipper Championships at Portreath, Cornwall on July 28-29. The team were placed 12 out of the 18 teams from all over GB.

Rhoose medal winners were:

Emilie Haschka (Silver), Laura Braggins (Bronze) - Wading Race
Laura Braggins (Bronze) - Surf Race
Katie Munro (Gold) - Board Race
Emilie Haschka (Silver) - Beach Flags
Emilie Haschka (Silver), George Connelly (Silver) - Beach Sprint
George Connelly (Gold) - 1km Run

A full report and full results can be found here.


Rhoose Lifeguard in final GB youth selection squad

James Grandfield has been selected for the final British youth squad training week at Exeter prior to the final British ranking in Saunton Sands with a view to selection in the British youth squad to compete in France in August


Wales win Nivea Cup - two Rhoose Lifeguards represent GB team.

An all Welsh team (representing GB) were overall winners of the competition out of 11 nations. Individually, out of 165 female competitors (since there were a number of German teams taking part as well as the 11 international teams), Tanara O'Neill was the 10th most successful competitor and Laura Bremner the 27th. Congratulations both on an excellent individual and team result.


Rhoose 2nd in Welsh Nipper Ocean Championships, hosted by Rhoose Lifeguards

At the first ever Welsh Nipper Ocean Championships, held at Barry Island on Saturday July 14, Rhoose Nippers managed a very impressive 2nd place. After a week of wet weather, Saturday was dry and sunny all day. The event, organised by Rhoose, saw over 280 Nippers from 11 clubs competing.

Rhoose won 39 medals in total, 32 individual and 7 team medals.
Our Gold medallists were:
Board Race: Luke Giddings, Katie Munro
Beach Sprint: Laura Young, Emile Haschka, George Connelly
Flags: Laura Young, Emile Haschka
Beach Run: Laura Young, George Connelly
Bboard Relay Under 11 - Katie Munro, Rochelle Davies, Kieran Knowles, Jamie Sugden.

Top 5 overall positions were:

  1. Mumbles 3123 pts
  2. Rhoose 2567 pts
  3. Penybont 2029 pts
  4. Aberavon 1237 pts
  5. Llantwit Major 1080 pts


Normal service has now been resumed. The site is back up and running. Watch this space for news items...


Autumn is upon us but what a summer we had with more excellent results for Rhoose.

12 and 13 of August was the Welsh Champs - Rhoose juniors retained their Welsh title with double the points of the second tplace team. 22 Welsh title were won by them in tital, more than a third of those on offer. The small intermediate team (laura, Tanara, James, Jonathan and Richiard) were third which is a brilliant result. The intermediate team is definately going to be one to watch of the next couple of years as it grows.

August 19th and 20th saw the GB Youth Champs - Rhoose came third but actuall won more gold medals than any other club.

Sept 23rd and 24th Saw the Welsh open flat water kayak and surf ski competition - Rhoose juniors won the aggregate trophy for the third year running, the intermediates also won the their aggregate trouphy as well so Rhoose took the overall title. Will James, the only senior, won the 10k ski race on the Saturday. Plenty of other winners too!

September 24th - Congratulations to Lauren Knight and Laura Stone who both passed their NARS Beach Lifeguard Award. Congrats to those who passed their Welsh Masters Lifeguard award too!

And that's all the news for now. :)


More excellent results for Rhoose after yesterday's final Welsh ranking event. 8 members of Rhoose were selected for the team meaning that a third of the Welsh team is comprised of Rhoose members. Nice one Rhoose!

Congratulations to:-

U19 boys - James Grandfield

U16 girls - Natalie Cordy, Lucy Curtis

U16 boys - Simon Perry, Niall Pratt

U14 girls - Emma Cordy, Storm Morham

U14 boys - Robbie Thompson


Excellent results from the Rest Bay Junior Carnival the other day!

U19 Girls - 2nd Tanara, 3rd Laura B

U19 Boys - 1st James G

U16 Girls - 1st Lucy C, 2nd Michaela, 3rd Natalie C

U16 Boys - 1st Simon P, 2nd Niall P

U14 Girls - 1st Lisa B, 2nd Emma C

U14 Boys - 2nd Robbie T, 3rd Rhys P

Lisa also won top girl overall and James top boy joint with Pen-Y-Bont club member. Congratulations guys and a well done to everyone who took part. Go Rhoose!

Don't forget to get your Welsh entry forms to Sheena asap. And if any of you have any news you want on the site just let me know.


Tuesday night mal training has started now though there will be a valuable member of Rhoose's squad missing. Our very own Coops has started a quest for yet another trophy. Another? Yes another but not in Surf Lifesaving. The multi-talented World Champion lifeguard powerhouse we all know as Dave Cooper has, it turns out, always had flair for dancing! Dave is currently practising hard in preparation for the upcoming auditions for the next series of BBC's Strictly Dance Fever. The current series is on Saturday nights at the mo. Apparently Dave's a bit of a natural. Perhaps Dave will be starting a class soon at the clubhouse? They say dancing is good for core-stabilty, nothing wrong with a bit of cross training I suppose! Good Luck Coops!


More news James G also had an excellent weekend at the RLSS (UK) National Speed Lifesaving Champoinships held recently in Sheffield. James came away with 3 National titles and a silver medal. Congratulations to James!


News News and more News!

Firstly CONGRATULATIONS to the Rhoose junior squad who won the Vale of Glamorgam Sports Team of the Year award. Truly deserved after an awesome season last year. Well done to all!

Some great competition results from the Welsh Stillwater Championship too. A team of twenty competed coming 4th overall at the competition. Simon Perry competing in the U16s finished as the top medal winner with 1 Gold and 3 Silver medals individually and 1 Gold, 1 Silver and 2 Bronze medals in team events. Simon also, along with Niall Pratt set new Welsh records in 100m manikin tow with fins and 100m manikin tow respectively. Well done guys awesome results!

James Grrandfield did really well having moved out of the juniors winning 2 Silver and 3 Bronze medals in the Intermediate group.

The team also had great sucesses in the relay events as follows..

U19 4 x 25m manikin relay GOLD - Richie Price, James G., Jonanthan P, Simon P

U16 4 X 50m Medley Relay SILVER - Simon P, Niall P, Jack G, Rhys P

U16 4 x 50m Obsticle Relay BRONZE - Simon, Jack, Niall and Robbie T

U16 4 x 25 Manikin Relay BRONZE - Simon, Niall, Jack and Charles G

The rest of the team comprised James Richards, Lisa Bremner, Emma Cordy, Storm Morham, Riah Spickett, Natalie Cordy, Lucy Curtis, Lauren Dutton, Michaela O’Neill, Laura Bremner and Tanara O’Neill who all won points for the team.


Rhoose Ski Race 28th May 2006 - The season gets closer and closer, more deets in the diary section.


Additional info on Will's ski. It's a Dolphin Dominator 34" leg and is going for £500.


Will is selling his ski - it's got a nice flowery pattern on it. If your interested contact Will.


A belated Happy St David's Day to you all. Sorry - too busy eating Welsh cakes and bara brith yesterday. Maybe we should have a Rhoose Lifeguard Club Eisteddfod next year? Hmmm...anyway... We have news from Australia. the crew got back yesterday. Coops got into the final on the board and the guys had an exciting taplin race which proved to be a bit of crowd pleaser. No medals for Rich and Will however but they're all looking forward to Germany now. BIG congrats to Karen of Jackson's Bay who is now World Masters Champion on ski. Awesome result for Jackson's and also for Wales. Well done Karen.

Dydd Gwyl Dewi Hapus (for yesterday) surf lifesavers!


It's all quiet on the Rhoose Lifeguard Club front at the mo but the nights are starting to draw out. Evenings spent out on the channel grow closer. The juniors are due to be filmed for a short film clip by the council this weekend as part of their bid to be crowned VoG Team of the Year. No news as yet from our intrepid representatives at the World Champs in Australia. But watch this space..... until then Surf Lifesavers.


And now the Junior's have been shortlisted in the Vale of Glamorgan Team of the Year comp. Fingers still crossed.


The junior squad have been entered into the Vale of Glamorgan Team of the Year competition as part of the Vale's Sports Personality Awards. Fingers crossed.


Some belated congratulations to some of the squad for passing their NARS at the end of the season. Well done to Laura, Tanara, Natasha James and Jonathan. Also credit to those who won awards at the AGM who still haven't had a mention yet.

Rhws School Cup for junior of the year - Simon Perry

Kevin Rowlands Memorial Cup for highest points scorer in competitions - James Grandfield

Laskey Cup for most promising first year junior - Lisa Bremner

Toudic Cup for the annual handicap surf swim - Simon Perry

Peter Derbyshire Trophy for most improved junior paddler - Natalie Cordy


Happy New Year surf lifesavers. Any resolutions from you? I expect Wed's is to improve his stoke when paddling in double ski races by the looks of the picture on this very website's contact page. Practise and perhaps you and Coops will come first at this year's Welsh Champs Wed on double ski ;) Happy New Year to all and may 2006 be Rhoose's most sucessful year yet.


Greetings all you festive surf lifesavers.

The latest Rhoose news is as follows... Cooperman, Will and Richie are all of to represent Rhoose at the World Championships in Lorne (which is near Melbourne), Australia in February. So far the boys have secured sponsorship from La Farge, Font-Y-Gary Leisure Parks, the company Richie's Dad works for, Raven Express and Llantwit Rotary Club. Good luck gents! May you win many medals.

Good results at last weekends mini-league also. Well done to everyone who took part.

Nov 2005

Didn't we do well! We've had a brilliant season here at Rhoose with loads of excellent results at competitions by nippers, juniors, intermediates, seniors and masters alike. Go Rhoose! The juniors did exceptionally well at the 2005 Welsh champs winning the junior aggregate with the club coming third overall too. The juniors also came fourth at the British Youth Champs finishing as the top Welsh club.

Junior squad memberTanara O'Neill had a tremendous result in one of her races at the British Senior Champs. She came third in the mal race beating all the senior Welsh women and was only beaten by two British Team members, both of whom went on the win medals at the European champs. Nice one Tanara

More sucess at the Welsh Open Ski and Surf boat race at Cardiff Bay back in September. Rhoose won overall bringing home some more red dragon trophies for the club house.
Congrats to all the parents who recently did their bronze. Everyone passed. Well done!
Last Updated on Thursday, 29 May 2008 11:04

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