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 - Stuart Noyce

Secretary - Mike Coles

Treasurer - Phil Garrad

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

Locations and Dates of the Regional Academy for 2018/2019

The Regional Academy will be held on the following dates and times for the remainder of the 2018/2019 calendar.

It is expected all age groups will be in for 2 hours sessions, older age groups will be in for the later 2 hours of each academy training date:

Early Session Younger Age Groups U14 Male and Female - Year of Birth 2005, 2006 and 2007.

Later Session - Older Age Groups Male and Female - Year of Birth 2002, 2003 and 2004.

South West Water Polo Academy’s will be Held at Millfield School.

  • July 2019 - Timings TBC, however as per this year we propose to hold a Boys and Girls training session with a social event following (similar to this years event held at the LIDO Cheltenham).

For details on how to register your attendance please click here

The dates for the three age groups of Inter Regional Championships are listed below:

U16 Champs

All entries to be returned by Friday 31 May 2019.
•    29 / 30 June – Boys’ Division One – hosted by the North West Region Palatine Leisure Centre, Blackpool
•    29 / 30 June – Boys’ Division Two – hosted by the West Midlands Region at Walsall Gala Baths
•    6 / 7 July – Girls’ Division One – hosted by the North West Region Palatine Leisure Centre, Blackpool
•    6 / 7 July – Girls’ Division Two – hosted by the West Midlands Region at Walsall Gala Baths

U14 Champs
All entries to be returned by Friday 1 November 2019.
•    1 / 2 December – Girls’ Championships – hosted by the West Midlands Region at Walsall Gala Baths
•    8 / 9 December – Boys’ Championships – hosted by the West Midlands Region at Walsall Gala Baths

Inter-County Event 2019

Please click here for the Entry Form for this year's Swim England South West Water Polo Inter-County Event scheduled to take place at Millfield School on Saturday and Sunday, November 23rd and 24th, 2019. Full schedule to be published once entries are known. Closing date is Sunday, June 30th, 2019.

Please note that in the conditions of the requirements for coaches, team managers and chaperones which include the necessary training.

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