Meet The Team - Craig Figes
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Bristol Central / Pescara
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- Craig's family has a strong aquatics heritage - his grandmother was a founder member of the 75-year-old Bristol Central swimming club, his mother swam at the 1966 Commonwealth Games and his sister appeared in Great Britain's synchronised swimming teams in the mid-1990s.
- He was a geography teacher at Manchester Grammar School before quitting to play water polo professionally in the run-up to the Games.
- Away from water polo, he supports his hometown football club Bristol City.
Craig is expected to pass 400 caps for the British senior men this summer, having made his international debut as a 14-year old back in 1993. He was a member of the 2002 England team to compete at the Commonwealth Games and scored four goals in the bronze medal match against Malta to secure victory. After being made captain for the European B Championships in Manchester in 2007 and helping the team to a sixth place finish., he has remained the figurehead of the team for the past five seasons. He has played professionally in Australia and last season for Pescara in the competitive Italian leagues.