Athletes announced for men’s water polo team
30 October 2013
A 13-strong British Gas GBR men’s Water Polo team has been announced for the LEN European Championships Qualifiers which takes place in Sunderland.
The event will be spread across four days beginning on 7 November and will see the Brits playing in four matches as they bid to seal their place at the European Championships.
The players are currently in Malta on a training camp and will use their time abroad to also take part in an international competition against the hosts, Holland, Israel and an Italian club team.
The team features nine Olympians and will see them getting back into international action for the start of the new season.
Declan Thompson and Carl Wyatt are making their senior international debuts with the team and will be looking to learn as much as possible about the international game.
Edward Scott, Team Captain, said: “After some successful training weekends in Bath and Bristol, we are looking to build more as a team this week to move into the Sunderland tournament with a strong and organised group of players.
“The upcoming tournament in Malta will be a good opportunity to test ourselves, especially against Holland who are ranked in the top 12 in Europe.”
The British Gas GBR Men’s Water Polo team consists of:
- Edward Scott (captain)
- Matthew Holland
- Ciaran James
- Sean King
- Tom Curwen
- Jack Waller
- Jake Vincent
- Joe O Regan
- Jonny Kirk
- Glen Robinson
- Declan Thompson
- Sean Ryder
- Carl Wyatt