Water Polo News

  • Tue 10 Oct 2017 14:58

    Water Polo Grand Prix Success

    Well done to all of the players who took part in the second day of the regional Water Polo Grand Prix on Sunday 8th October. Ten teams entered the 2003 & Under competition held in Northampton which also gave young officials and coaches the opportunity to experience a tournament environment to benefi...
  • Mon 02 Oct 2017 11:27

    East Region U16 Boys Win Inter Regionals

    Congratulations to the East Region U16 Boys water polo team (see photo,left) who won Division 1 of the U16 Inter Regional competition, despite having matches posponed!For more on their unbeated campagin, please click HERE.
  • Tue 18 Nov 2014 12:46

    East Region boys team for Walsall

    THE East Region Boys team which will compete at Walsall on December 6/7: Robert Gilmour (Chelmsford) Robert Moss (Chelmsford) Simeon Clark (Chelmsford) Alexander Savage (Basildon) James Underwood (Basildon) Adam Frost (Chelmsford) Daniel Gilbey (Watford) Daniel Atkinson (Chelmsford) Adam Page (Watfo...
  • Sun 26 Oct 2014 18:17

    Water polo strategy - your chance to contribute

    FOLLOWING the withdrawal of World Class funding from the Great Britain programme earlier this year, the ASA has commissioned Neil Tunnicliffe of Wharton Consulting to conduct an independent review of water polo with a view to formulating a strategy for the sport which can plan its future development...
  • Sun 26 Oct 2014 18:13

    East Region Girls Under-14 squad named

    THE East Region girls' team to compete in the ASA Under-14 Inter-Regional Championship at Liverpool on November 8/9: Abigail Sunderland (Hitchin) Ella Cotton (Bedford Girls School) Megan Wall-Peters (Colchester) Paige Flower (Suffolk Coastal Torpedoes) Anna Leeson (Watford) Eloise Bailey (Bedford Gi...
  • Wed 22 Oct 2014 18:25

    Hatfield through to Herts final

    HATFIELD have made it through to the final of the Herts KO Cup after beating Spalding in the semi-finals. In the other half of the draw, Watford will face a last-four clash against either Bedford or Northampton in the handicap competition.
  • Wed 22 Oct 2014 18:16

    Holders Herts ready for title defence

    HOLDERS Hertfordshire have named a 13-man squad, including nine from Watford, for next weekend's (November 1) East Region Junior Inter-Counties tournament at Basildon Sporting Village where they will face opposition from Essex and Suffolk battling it out for the Andy Morton Trophy. Herts: Karan Basu...
  • Wed 30 Apr 2014 18:04

    Under-18 Boys Championship selection

    THE ASA Under-18 Boys Inter-Regional Water Polo Championship will be held on 12-13 July 2014 at Ponds Forge, Sheffield. This competition is for players born in 1997 or later. The East Region is entering a team under the guidance of head coach Tim Whitwham. We are holding a double session to select a...
  • Wed 16 Apr 2014 16:35

    Watford stars on road to GB future

    SEVENTEEN juniors from Watford Water Polo Club, including four goalkeepers, have been selected for Great Britain’s Talent Squads for 2014. The promising players have been picked for the 1997 to 2000 age groups and will now be enrolled on the Talent Development programme to prepare them for internati...
  • Wed 02 Apr 2014 17:35

    Water polo officials courses

    THE East Region is planning the following water polo officials courses at QE School, Barnet this summer. June 28/29: Grade D Referee (initial qualification) June 28/29: Regional Table Official (initial qualification) June 29: Grade C Referee (for existing Grade D referees with at least two years’ ex...
  • Tue 18 Mar 2014 16:55

    Photos: Senior Water Polo Champs

    PHOTOS from 2014 East Region Water Polo Championships at Basildon.
  • Sun 16 Mar 2014 08:43

    Double water polo triumph for Essex

    ESSEX retained the men's East Region Senior Water Polo Championship title at Basildon Sports Village, while their ladies team claimed the inaugural ladies crown. CLICK HERE for full report
  • Tue 11 Mar 2014 10:03

    Herts and Suffolk claim East Region titles

    HERTS beat Essex 10-4 in the final of the East Region Junior Water Polo Championships to lift the Andy Morton Trophy at Basildon Sporting Village, while Suffolk edged out Essex to win the girls' Jill Morton Memorial Trophy. CLICK HERE for full report
  • Fri 07 Mar 2014 17:51

    Women's 'just play' water polo session

    A WOMEN'S 'Just Play' water polo event is taking place at Luton Sports Village on Saturday, March 15 (2-4pm). The session is for women aged 30 and over to come along and have some fun. New players, active players and returning players are all welcome. For details contact Brenda Grace
  • Mon 03 Mar 2014 18:29

    Junior Inter-County Water Polo: Photos

    PHOTOS from the East Region Junior Inter-County Water Polo Championships at Basildon Sports Village.
  • Fri 21 Feb 2014 18:17

    Top 10 spot for water polo boys

    THE East Region’s Under-16 boys water polo team made their first appearance in the Inter-Region Championships at Walsall, finishing in a creditable 10th place. CLICK HERE for report
  • Mon 03 Feb 2014 09:37

    Norwich junior water polo course

    NORWICH Water Polo Club are holding a 10-week junior coaching course starting on February 16 for boys and girls aged 12 to 16. CLICK HERE for course flyer. CLICK HERE for more information.
  • Tue 21 Jan 2014 23:21

    East squad for boys' Inter-Regional Champs

    THE East Region has selected the following players for next month's ASA Under-16 Boys Inter-Regional Water Polo Championship. The competition takes place at Walsall Gala Baths on 8-9 February 8/9. Joe Clark (Chelmsford) Jarryd Myburgh (capt) (Watford) Bradley Watts (Teamipswich) Adam Kohler (Watford...
  • Tue 21 Jan 2014 23:07

    Angels shine on Inter-Regional debut

    THE East Region’s Under-16 girls' team made their inaugural appearance at the ASA Inter-Regional Water Polo Championship on January 18/19. Ten teams were competing from six English Regions, plus Scotland, Wales and Ireland, at Walsall Gala Baths. Playing as East Angels, our girls faced a very strong...
  • Mon 20 Jan 2014 05:54

    Youngsters progress at GB water polo trials

    TWENTY-NINE of the East Region's young water polo stars have progressed through to the next stage of the Great Britain Talent Development Squad.
  • Thu 05 Dec 2013 22:44

    East Region Water Polo Trials

    THE ASA Under-16 (Academy) Boys Inter-Regional Water Polo Championship will be held on February 8-9, 2014 at Walsall Gala Baths. This competition is for players born in 1999 or later. The East Region is entering a team under the guidance of head coach Tim Whitwham. There has been a very noticeable i...
  • Wed 27 Nov 2013 22:58

    Water Polo Championship dates

    THE 2014 East Region Senior Inter-County Water Polo Championships will be held on Sunday, March 9, at Basildon Sporting Village, starting at 4pm. It will be the first time a women’s championship will be held as well as the usual men’s event. Players must be Cat 2 registered with a club in the county...
  • Thu 14 Nov 2013 22:18

    Eastern stars at National Water Polo Champs

    TWO of the East Region’s young water polo teams put in excellent performances in the ASA National Age Group Academy Championships at Manchester Aquatics Centre. Click here for report - Click here for results
  • Mon 23 Sep 2013 22:02

    Junior Water Polo Champs postponed

    THE East Region Junior Water Polo Championships, which were due to be held on December 8 at Inspire Luton Sports Village, has unfortunately had to be postponed due to clashes with a British Water Polo League women’s event and the UKCC course at Basildon. Both of these will involve some of our teams...
  • Mon 23 Sep 2013 21:57

    Top league action at Luton

    BWPL Men’s Division 2 are playing at Inspire Luton Sports Village on October 12/13. If you get the chance, please come and watch some of the country’s top teams playing high quality water polo. All spectators are welcome and entry is free. Here is the match timetable: Saturday 12th October 11:20: Su...
  • Mon 23 Sep 2013 21:46

    Hyde wins Aquaforce award

    WATER Polo table official Trevor Hyde has won the London Region Aquaforce award for Services to Officials’ Development. He was jointly nominated by East, London and North-East Regions. Trevor, who is celebrating 50 years of involvement in the sport, has coached and trained many of the East Region's...
  • Mon 09 Sep 2013 17:18

    Iceni girls training starts

    ICENI girls water polo starts its 2013 autumn training schedule this Sunday (September 15) at Felsted School Pool. Meeting time is 1.30pm and collection at 3pm. Iceni training is aimed at all swimming and water polo clubs across the Region. The monthly sessions offer coaching & development for girls...
  • Fri 23 Aug 2013 07:11

    New FINA rules for 2013-17

    THE new FINA rules for 2013-17 have been published at http://www.wwpra.org/pdf/FINA_WP_Rules_2013-2017.pdf. Changes from 2009-13 are shown in blue in this document. We are awaiting guidance from the British Swimming WP Officials Group on when and how these rules will be introduced to domestic compet...
  • Thu 27 Jun 2013 21:23

    East Region water polo girls' youth squad

    CONGRATULATIONS to the following players who have been selected to represent the East Region at next month’s Youth Girls Water Polo Inter-Regional Championship. The competition will be held at Walsall Gala Baths on 13-14 July.
  • Fri 07 Jun 2013 17:30

    East Region Girls Training Session

    THE next training session for the East Region girls Inter-Regional squad will be held on Saturday, June 15 at Bedford School Pool as a joint session with the Iceni senior squad. Meet at 2.15pm, training 2.30-4.30. This is the final selection opportunity for any players born in 1996 or later who wish...
  • Tue 28 May 2013 17:26

    Water Polo promotion for East Region Youths

    THE East Region's Under-17s have been promoted to Division One for the first time after finishing fifth at the ASA Inter-Regional Youth Water Polo Championship at Basildon. Click here for full report Click here for photographs
  • Thu 16 May 2013 21:27

    Tough draw for East Region

    THE East Region has been drawn against old rivals South East, London and top seeds North West Tigers in Group A at next weekend’s Inter-Regional Water Polo Championship at Basildon. Play starts at 1pm on Saturday and 9:30am on Sunday. East Region team: Peter Pickford (Watford), Josh Inwood (Basildon...
  • Mon 08 Apr 2013 18:22

    Girls training dates for Youth Championships

    THE East Region will be entering both girls' and boys' teams in the ASA Youth Inter-Regional Water Polo Championships in July. The Youth age group is for players born in 1996 and younger. The girls squad will be run by Sue White and Chris Cawood, with the boys squad run by Tim Whitwham and Mike Chad...
  • Wed 27 Mar 2013 11:16

    Watford boys on the march

    CONGRATULATIONS to Watford Water Polo Club’s Under-18 Boys who have qualified for the next round of the ASA National Age Group Championship. Click here for full report
  • Tue 26 Feb 2013 18:33

    Iceni claim historic first win

    ICENI Women’s senior team are celebrating their first win after two years of competition in the British Water Polo League and London League.
  • Sun 17 Feb 2013 21:50

    Cambridge win national water polo crown

    CITY of Cambridge snatched the British Water Polo League Championship 3 title on the final weekend of the season. Click here for full report
  • Wed 13 Feb 2013 11:32

    Essex win Inter-Counties Water Polo crown

    UNBEATEN Essex claimed the President's Cup after winning the East Region Senior Men's Inter-Counties Water Polo Championship at the new Inspire Luton Sports Village on Sunday. Click here for for full tournament report - Click here for photos - Click here for more photos
  • Tue 12 Feb 2013 10:37

    Second place for Iceni Girls' Under-16s

    THE Iceni Under-16 girls' water polo team finished second in their first London League tournament. Click here for full report
  • Wed 30 Jan 2013 17:49

    Third spot for East water polo boys

    EAST Region Boys achieved an excellent result in Division Two of the 2013 Academy Inter-Regional Championship at Liverpool on January 26/27. They narrowly missed out on second place in the group stage before winning a nail-biting penalty shoot-out to clinch third spot behind all-conquering London an...
  • Tue 15 Jan 2013 17:28

    Watford players called into England Talent Programme

    SEVEN more East Region water polo players – all from Watford – have been called into the England Talent programme. Peter Pickford, Jack Pickford and Luca Abeywickrama are in the 1997 squad, and Izzy Dean, Karan Basu, Hamish Hudson and Paul Botje are in the 1998 squads.
  • Fri 11 Jan 2013 20:38

    England call for Basildon water polo star

    CONGRATULATIONS to Josh Inwood from Basildon who has been selected as one of 18 players for the England Under-17 European Water Polo Championships squad. He will travel to Italy for an International Training Camp next month when the final team of 13 will be selected. James Warman, also from Basildon...
  • Tue 18 Dec 2012 22:09

    Suffolk Coastal Torpedoes club launched

    SUFFOLK Coastal Torpedoes have become the region's newest water polo club. The name is new but the faces will be familiar - Deben Swimming Club are ceasing their polo section and the new club is being set up to take over their polo players, plus others in the Suffolk Coastal area. The club secretary...
  • Tue 18 Dec 2012 21:43

    Academy Boys water polo squad announced

    THE East Region has announced its squad for the Academy Boys Inter-Regional Water Polo Championship which takes place at Liverpool Aquatic Centre on January 26-27 next year. The squad is: 1 Michael Miller (Watford), 2 Cameron Baker (Watford), 3 James Warman (Basildon), 4 Alex Norcliffe (Watford), 5...
  • Tue 11 Dec 2012 18:15

    Suffolk retain Jill Morton Trophy

    CONGRATULATIONS to Suffolk Girls who beat Essex 27-6 on Sunday to win the East Region Junior Water Polo Championship and retain the Jill Morton Memorial Trophy.
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