DUNFERMLINE Water Polo Club are aiming to make a splash on one of the highlights of the sport’s calendar when they go for glory in four finals this weekend.

Members of the senior men, senior women, under-19 girls and under-17 girls squads will travel to Glasgow’s Tollcross International Swimming Centre to compete in the Scottish National Championships Finals day tomorrow (Saturday).

Last year, the club were represented in four of the six age group titles up for grabs, and all four that were involved then are back for more this time around.

Twelve months ago at the event, which was held at Dunfermline’s home pool, Carnegie Leisure Centre, saw the West Fifers come out on top in the senior women’s, under-19 girls and under-17 girls finals, defeating Warrender, Portobello and Kirkintilloch and Kilsyth respectively, but the senior men lost out to long-time adversaries, Portobello.

The senior men, who agonisingly missed out on league glory to their rivals on their head-to-head record, will have the chance to turn the tables on Portobello this year, whilst the senior women will face Warrender once more.

Both girls teams will play Kirkintilloch and Kilsyth and Richie Metcalfe, Dunfermline Water Polo Club secretary, and senior women’s coach, said: “It’s been great that, again, we’ve had four teams through to the six finals.

“Portobello beat us in the league at RCP (Royal Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh), and we beat them in the league here, but not by as many goals. It’s equal points in the league, but they’ve taken the league, just on the head-to-head.

“The senior women have been fairly dominant, but are missing quite a few key players, as you do, in the cup final, so it will be quite a good game.”

Ahead of tomorrow's action, the club are set to welcome a number of secondary schools to Carnegie Leisure Centre today (Friday) for the 2023 Scottish Schools Water Polo Championship.

Open to anyone enrolled between S1-S6 for session 2022-23, teams taking part will be mixed, and each must play at least one female, and one male, player in the water at all times.

Queen Anne and Woodmill high schools have both submitted teams for the competition, in which 10 will take part, with both championship and plate trophies up for grabs.

Spectators are welcome to attend and the first match, featuring Queen Anne, began at 9am.