Meet The Team - Rob Parker
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Cheltenham / CN Terrassa
Dani Nart / Cristian Iordache
Did you know?
- Rob was a competitive swimmer at Cheltenham Swimming Club before coach Martyn Thomas convinced him to give water polo a go when he was 12. A few years later, Rob was playing for Cheltenham first team.
- Away from the pool, Rob was a useful rugby player before quitting to concentrate on water polo when he was 17 while nowadays he likes to play golf and supports football club Manchester United.
- He holds Sir Steve Redgrave as his all-time Olympic role model.
Rob made his senior debut in 2007 and was part of the British team to finish sixth in that season's European B Championships. He finished 12th with the British team at the World University Games in Bangkok the same year before playing a part in the Brits' 2009 European B Championships campaign where they finished fourth. He has played professionally in the competitive Australian and Spanish leagues and has been a key figure in Great Britain's European A and World League campaigns over the past two seasons.