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17 Sep 2009

The British Gas Junior Women’s Water Polo team were successful in their quest to make it to the quarter finals of the LEN European U20 Women’s Water Polo Championships.

After taking a win and a loss from their group stage, the team were eager to overcome France to earn their spot amongst the final eight in Naples, Italy.

Getting off to a strong start the British Gas team dominated the first two quarters finding the back of the net 11 times to France’s two. The team finished off the match with a further eight goals and took the win with a score of 19-8 over their French opponents.

Team Manager Debbie Smith was pleased with their performance: “The girls played exceptionally well. They were confident going into the match and it showed in the way they played. If they can play that well tomorrow against Russia, then it will be a good game.

“We don’t have a game today but the girls will be in training in preparation for tomorrow.”

The team will face Russia tomorrow, who went straight through to the quarter finals after topping their group, for a place in the semi-finals.


The British Gas Junior Women’s Water Polo team consists of:
Robyn Nicholls
Jade Smith
Rebecca Benson
Francesca Clayton
Rachel Drabble
Rebecca Kershaw
Victoria Bowen
Lisa Gibson
Hazel Musgrove
Emma Bartlett
Siobhan Hoy
Jennifer Myo
Claire Nixon

For full results please CLICK HERE

For further details contact Lauren Sanderson, British Swimming Media Assistant, on 01509 632236 or email lauren.sanderson@swimming.org.

About British Swimming
British Swimming is the National Governing Body for Swimming, Diving, Synchronised Swimming, Water Polo and Open Water in Great Britain.  It is responsible internationally for the high performance representation of the sport. The members of British Swimming are the three Home Countries national governing bodies of England (ASA), Scotland (Scottish ASA) and Wales. (Welsh ASA)  British Swimming seeks to enable its athletes to achieve gold medal success at the Olympics, Paralympics, World Championships and Commonwealth Games.

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British Gas, the biggest energy supplier in the country, has the lowest carbon intensity of any of the major UK energy suppliers in terms of tonnes of CO2 emitted per megawatt hour of electricity supplied to customers.  The company is one of the biggest investors in renewable power generation, principally offshore wind. Its recently completed Lynn and Inner Dowsing development, off the Lincolnshire coast, is the UK's largest offshore wind development. British Gas is committed to energy efficiency.  Our Energy Savers Report provides free expert advice on how you can cut energy use in the home and, in turn, save money.  So far, the report has shown over 2 million people how they could make an average saving of £175 a year.  To complete a report go to www.britishgas.co.uk/energy-efficiency/energy-savers-report

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