THE second edition of a tournament held in memory of a Dunfermline Water Polo Club stalwart has been hailed as "amazing".

Organisers of the BMC Cup, which took place at the beginning of the month in honour of Brian Campbell, said that feedback they had received from visiting teams was that the event was "very fitting" and did him proud.

First held 12 months ago, the competition has been created by Brian's three sons, Alasdair, Darren and Chris, who themselves are players with Dunfermline, as a way of marking his contribution to the sport.

A former Scotland international, Brian, who died in December 2019 aged just 61, following a brave battle with cancer, held numerous roles with the club and coached them to a British Cup win at under-16 level.

He was also involved with Scotland and Caledonia boys' teams, the latter a composite side featuring players from Dunfermline and other Scottish clubs, to compete in British Water Polo League competitions, and the inaugural tournament saw under-18 boys' teams from Dunfermline, Warrender, Menzieshill, REN and Stirling come together for a day's play.

This year, it expanded to feature two groups of four teams – including Radcliffe, Northampton and Sedgefield, from south of the border – and more than 100 junior players, and was played over two days.

Alasdair told Press Sport: "It was amazing. When you're planning, you're always thinking, 'How will this turn out'? Everything went smoothly, and the best thing is that we've not had any negative comments from any of the players, their parents or the teams.

"All the comments we've had have been about how much they enjoyed it. A lot of people have said it was very fitting and that my dad would be very proud.

"We want to do him proud and do him justice. I think we achieved that.

"All these kids playing water polo was what he was all about, and is what the tournament is all about."

Joining the trio of teams from England were Portobello, Warrender, Menzieshill, Stirling and a 'Brian's Boys' team, who showcased some high-class, competitive action.

After winning each of their respective group matches, Sedgefield and Brian's Boys contested the final, and it was the former who triumphed, taking victory by a scoreline of 20-9.

"The tournament is about giving opportunities in and out of the pool," Alasdair continued.

"A big thing for next year is that we're trying to get a big official to come up from England to mentor our referees.

"We hope that, next year, some new players will come up and experience it, and players will come back and try to do better.

"We'd like to thank everyone for their support; we're very grateful."

The teams placed from third to eighth respectively were Stirling, Radcliffe, Northampton, Portobello, Menzieshill, and Warrender, while Sedgefield's Ben Alderson finished as top scorer with 26 goals.

For more information on the tournament, visit the BMC Water Polo Cup page on Facebook.