Trials for County Water Polo Teams

Somerset County Trials

Somerset County, a Swim England Affiliated County are holding their water polo trials for the forthcoming County Championships.
The Trials will be held at King's College, Taunton, on Saturday, 14th October 2017, and all water polo players resident in Somerset or who represent Somerset clubs are welcome to attend these trials.

12 and under: 3.30pm-4.30pm
14 and under: 4.30pm-5.30pm
Ladies:- 5.30pm-6.30pm
Men- 6.30pm-7.30pm.

Contact Mike Coles, Somerset Secretary for further details on

Head water polo coach: Simon Tomlinson

Devon County Trails

Dear Player / Parent / Club Official

Devon County Trials


Coaches / County / Club officials please ensure that this email is distributed amongst your Club's players. Please see the relevant age group for your son / daughter below. If they would like to trial to represent Devon County in the ASA SW Inter County Championships, then please email your registration of interest by sending the following information:

• Full Name:
• Date of Birth:
• Club Name: and
• ASA Number (if known).

There is no cost associated with the trial or the competition once selected.

Players of all standards are welcome to attend – one of the aims of the trials is to get players used to what a trial is, as this will stand them in good stead for future trials / competitions etc.

12 & Under Mixed Age Group, players born 2005 and younger.

Trials – 16th September 2017 @ North Devon Leisure Centre, Barnstaple, 16:00 to 17:30.

14 & Under Mixed Age Group, players born 2003 and younger.

Trials – 24th September 2017 @ North Devon Leisure Centre, Barnstaple, 13:00 to 14:30.

16 & Under Female Age Group, players born 2001 and younger.

Trials – 24th September 2017 @ North Devon Leisure Centre, Barnstaple, 14:30 to 16:00.

16 & Under Male Age Group, players born 2001 and younger.

Trials – 24th September 2017 @ North Devon Leisure Centre, Barnstaple, 16:00 to 17:30.

18 & Under Male Age Group

Senior Female Age Group

There will be no trials for these age groups. When coaches for these teams have been identified they will be asked to select sides from the players that they have observed playing in the Devon League in the past year. Players eligible in these categories will likely already be playing regularly, and will also possibly have played together as teams in the past.

Senior Male Age Group.

Players will be invited to express an interest in taking part in the competition, and should note that if they are eligible and registered to play for a team entered in the British Water Polo League, then they are not eligible to represent Devon in this competition. If you wish to express an interest please email me by return.

I apologise for the short notice of these trials, I have been waiting on confirmation of the dates of the competitions, so that we could ensure that coaches would be available. In the absence of this information we will just have to do the best we can.

If any player cannot make the trial date for their age group, but still wishes to be considered for selection then please let me know. I will consult with the coaches at that players Club for an assessment of that players capability. I can't guarantee selection for any player via this route, but will happily discuss any players possible selection if the home Club's coach feels that it is merited.


As we don't yet have confirmed dates for the competitions, although it appears likely that they will take place in the second half of November, I am asking all coaches that may be interested in coaching the sides to contact me as soon as possible, and we shall ensure that we have coaching teams ready for each age group.

I should like to ensure that all Clubs have representation on the coaching teams, an aim which I know James Baker, my predecessor in this role, and to whom I am indebted for the shameless theft and modification of this email, also shared. This can only be good for our Clubs and the players of the County.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate in contacting me.

Kind regards

Yours sincerely

Doug Litt
Head Coach – Devon County Amateur Swimming Association (Water Polo).

Posted by Swim England South West on September 14th 2017

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