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Aberdeen to host Commonwealth Water Polo Championships

13 February 2014

Scottish Swimming have announced they will host the third Commonwealth Water Polo Championships in Aberdeen from 5 – 12 April 2014.

While water polo will not be featured in the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, the nation will host a competition for eight Commonwealth nations in the new Aquatics Centre at Aberdeen Sports Village.

"I am looking forward to an exciting event, which will be another milestone to establish the sport in the Commonwealth Games programme in the future," - Ken FussellThe Championships follow the successful events held in Manchester in 2002 and Perth, Australia in 2006.

The men’s competition will feature Scotland, England, Wales, South Africa, Singapore, New Zealand and Malta, while the women’s competition will welcome Scotland, Canada, England, Wales, South Africa and Singapore.

The British Gas GBR Women’s team will be representing England at the competition.

Ken Fussell, Chair of Scottish Water Polo and organiser of the event, said: “This will be a tremendous boost for the sport in Scotland, showcasing some of the world’s best players.
“There has been great effort from all stakeholders to stage these Championships.

“I am looking forward to an exciting event, which will be another milestone to establish the sport in the Commonwealth Games programme in the future.”

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