Meet The Team - Angie Winstanley-Smith
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City of Manchester
Did you know?
- Angie was a talented age group swimmer, earning international honours for both swimming and water polo when she was 15.
- She became the first British female player to play professional water polo when she accepted a contract at Nancy in 2005 and went on to play for Bordeaux and Nice during four years in France.
- Since returning to train full-time with the British squad in the run-up to London 2012, she has begun a French degree at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Angie joined the British senior squad in 2003, in time to compete at the World Championships in Barcelona where the British team finished 16th overall. She competed at European B Championships in 2004, 2007 and 2009 as well as her first European A Championships in January this year in Eindhoven, finishing seventh. Angie has played in World League qualifiers for the past four seasons and claims one of her proudest moments in water polo was captaining the British team at the World University Games in China last season.