Water Polo

Water Polo

The Water Polo Committee works with the regional staff on development initiatives to support water polo opportunities.  It is responsible for the co-ordination of and delivery of:-

• Intra and Inter-Regional competitions and teams representing the Region in the Discipline

• The development of coaches and officials

• Elite training for players and being the sole conduit for advancement to national representation.

Water Polo has a number of key goals in the Region:-

• To develop the discipline by assisting member Clubs and County associations in relation to its areas of responsibility 

• To achieve 'top 4' positions at all Inter-Regional competitions

• To provide a pro-rata (to population) number of players to GB / national training squads

• To achieve in excess of pro-rata (to population) representation within GB age groups, other than Senior International Representation.

If you are looking for a University Water Polo Scholarship please visit the Swim England Water Polo Scholarship Guide. 

Water Polo Contacts

Chair & Finance Officer - Stuart Noyce

Secretary - Mike Coles

Visit the Water Polo Facebook page for all up to date news and information by clicking here

Find a Water Polo Club in South West Region

  • Barnstaple SC
  • Bournemouth SC  
  • Bradford-On-Avon ASC 
  • Bridport Barracuda 
  • Cheltenham S W P Club 
  • City of Bristol SC 
  • Devonport RSA 
  • Exeter University Alumni Swimming Club 
  • Exeter Waterpolo Swimming Club 
  • Frome SC 
  • Kings College Taunton 
  • Marlborough College 
  • Newquay Water Polo Club 
  • Newton Abbot SC 
  • Paignton SC 
  • Penzance SAand WPC
  • Poole SC  
  • Seagulls Swimming Club
  • South Gloucestershire Water Polo Club  
  • St Austell ASC 
  • Swindon Dolphin ASC 
  • Taunton Deane SC 
  • Torquay Leander SC 
  • University of Bath WPC 
  • University of Bristol SC 
  • Weston-Super-Mare SC 
  • Weymouth Portland WPC 
  • Yeovil District SC

Regional Academy Training Sessions 2021

The South West Water Polo Regional Academy Training sessions for 2021 are soon to return and we are inviting new players to attend. 

The South West Water Polo Regional Academy aims to promote, train and support junior water polo players throughout the South West in an attempt to advance their participation in the sport. Traditionally players who have represented their county at the various age groups have attended the Academy to further their skills and attempt selection to the South West Regional team which play at Inter Regional events. Additionally some of the stronger players in the Regional Academies may get recommended to the National Academy.

In addition to these players in 2021 we are also holding development session for more players from within the south west who want to progress.  The sessions are two hours long so a level of swim fitness is needed but we are inviting all water polo players born between 2008 and 2010 who currently train at a club in the South West Region.

The Academy holds seven sessions a year at Millfield School in Somerset. The 2 hour sessions are run for boys and girls (separate sessions with some cross training) in two different age categories. We realise that COVID may force us to change these plans for 2020 but feel now is the correct time to start putting arrangements in place.

If you would like to try the first session or have any questions please reply to this email on one of the two email address below by the end of January confirming so numbers can be planned for.

Boys – southwestboysacademy@gmail.com

Girls – southwest.wp.girls@gmail.com

Locations and Dates of the Regional Academy for 2021

The Regional Academy will be held on the following dates and times.  The younger age groups will be in the pool for the first 2 hours, older age groups will be in the pool for the later 2 hours of each academy training date:

Younger Age Groups (early session) - Year of Birth 2008, 2009 & 2010.

Older Age Groups (latter session) - Year of Birth 2007, 2006, 2005 & 2004.

South West Water Polo Academy’s will be held at: Millfield School Swimming Pool, Keen's Elm Ln, Street. BA16 0ST.

Saturday 13th February      5pm - 9pm
Saturday 6th March            6pm - 10pm

Saturday 17th April             5pm - 9pm
Saturday 8th May               6pm - 10pm

Saturday 11th September   5pm - 9pm

Saturday 9th October          5pm - 9pm

Saturday 13th November    5pm - 9pm

Payment details

The charge for attending the seven 2021 sessions has been kept the same, at £10 (Cash on the day) for the first session and £60 for the remainder of the year by bank transfer.  This charge is a contribution to the cost of running the sessions and is subsidised by the region.  Players are not able to pay on a per session basis after the first session. 

Swim England South West - Water Polo

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