DUNFERMLINE Water Polo Club have won three Scottish National Championship Finals trophies.

Six age group titles on the line as Carnegie Leisure Centre hosted the finals on June 12 and Dunfermline were represented in four of them – the 2006 (under-17) girls, the 2004 (under-19) girls, the senior women and senior men – and were victorious in all but one.

The action-packed day of action started with the 2004 final, in which Dunfermline – who, like their club-mates at the 2006 level, had joined forces with Menzieshill to field a full team – took on Portobello, emerging as 22-8 victors.

The 2006 girls saw off Kirkintilloch and Kilsyth 25-3, before Dunfermline's senior women made it a hat-trick, despite missing a couple of key players from their regular starting seven, defeating Warrender 17-5, but the senior men couldn't emulate their success, losing out to rivals Portobello 19-4.

Richie Metcalfe, club secretary and coach of the senior women, said: "It was a successful day for us, all in all.

"Our 2004s did really well. They won their final, which was the first game of the day, so it was an early start for them! They had to work hard for it to get the score that they did.

"That was followed by our 2006s, who were up against Kirkintilloch, and again it was a good team effort. They worked really well together, and most of them had played in the first game.

"The ladies' final was just us and they (Warrender) were more than capable of scoring against us. We have to be really proud of what we have achieved.

"The men held off Portobello to half-time, but Porty showed a bit more strength in depth. The guys did well – I think it was 6-6 at half-time – and it was only in the third period that Portobello got ahead."

Richie added: "We’re all so proud of the way that our club is growing, and certainly girls' water polo. You can see that a lot of the other clubs are doing well in that area too.

"We’ve got a few mini-polos coming up, and a few of those girls were here today, so hopefully we’ve inspired them."

Scottish Water Polo chair Tom Gebbie told Scottish Swimming: "After three years out with COVID, it’s just great to see competition back again and Carnegie has proved to be a fantastic host venue.

"It’s been especially good to see some of the younger players getting an opportunity to compete at this level. For many of them, this is their first proper taste of competition, and they handled it brilliantly."

One of those missing for the senior women was Niamh Moloney, who helped an England 'red' senior women development squad to a silver medal at the EU Nations Tournament in the Czech Republic, with Hungary coming out on top in the final.

At the weekend, she represented London Otters at the 2022 British Water Polo Championships in Cheltenham, and came home with a gold medal after they defeated Manchester 12-5 in the final.

This weekend, Dunfermline will host the third East District Development Tournament on Saturday, which will feature six teams of under-15 boys' and girls' teams from five clubs.

It will run from 3-5pm, in the club's final event before the summer break, and offer a fun afternoon of 10-minute matches for up-and-coming players. Entry to watch is free.