The combined Buckley and Chirk team took part in the Arena League Minor Division Round 1 at Everton Valley Swimming Pool on Saturday 10th October. A total of 8 teams took part in the gala which was held in an 8 lane 25 metre pool. 

The gala has a similar format to the ECL inter club meetings with teams scoring points for each event. Buckley finished fourth of the eight teams scoring 194 points only 6 points behind 3rd place Crosby. The round was won by a very strong performance squad, Wigan Best, who managed to amass 294 points out of a possible 320 points in 40 events.

The next round is at the same venue on Saturday 14th November.