Two of the young members of Forfar Amateur Swimming Club are making a big splash in the world of Scottish water polo.
Matthew Crighton (15), and his sister, Sarah (14), took part in the recent Scottish Water Polo Cup finals at Olympia.
Matthew plays for Dunfermline Water Polo Club in both junior and men’s teams.
At Olympia he played for the victorious under-18s against Portobello, then with Sarah for the under-16s against Warrander Baths, ending as runners-up.
This was quickly followed by the under-21s which Matthew played in successfully against Portobello.
Matthew has recently represented Scotland in under-18s in Malta, Denmark and Lithuania as well as games across the UK.
Both Matthew and Sarah competed in Spain in the BWMF Cup in September with Matthew captaining the under-16 boys and Sarah the under-15 girls’ goalie.
Matthew is also now part of Great Britain under-16s squad. He recently played for the first time with Caledonia Men in Division One of the British League in Cardiff - a huge achievement for a 15-year-old.
Matthew and Sarah’s 10-year-old brother Nathan also swims and has been invited to join Scotland Junior Boys’ Water Polo training squad, making him the youngest player in the squad. His aim is also be selected to represent Scotland.
Water polo is a self-funding sport but Matthew and Sarah do receive an element of financing from Angus Council’s Sports Development.