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Adam Scholefield

Adam is one of Britain’s top centre forwards having taken up the sport on his tenth birthday.

The former Rotherham Metro player won British Player of the Year in 2008 and has signed a professional contract with PVSK in Hungary for the 2010/2011 season.

Personal Data

Date of Birth: 24/05/85

Height:  190cm

Weight: 100kg

English Club: Rotherham Metro

Professional Club:  PVSK, Hungary

Born:  Leeds

Getting to know...

When did you begin playing water polo: On my tenth birthday.

Favourite competition: Any that’s played outside when it's sunny!

Have you won any awards: British Player of theYear 2008.

Biggest influence on career: Norman Leighton.

Best thing about playing for your professional club: Having everything in place to perform.

Tip for the top: Play lots of sports when you're young and have fun.

Favourite music: Coldplay, Killers, Keane, Kings of Leon, Oasis, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Eminem and lots more!

Favourite sports team: Leeds Rhinos and Leeds United

International Competitions

Competition Year Medal/Position
LEN European B Championships  2009 4th 
Lugano, Switzerland    
Mithat Hantel Memorial Water Polo Tournament  2009 Gold 
Istanbul, Turkey    
LEN European A Qualifiers 2008  4th
Dubrovnik, Croatia    
World University Games  2007 12th
LEN European B Nations Trophy  2007  6th


Domestic Events

Competition Year Club Medal/Position
British Championships  2009  Rotherham Metro  Silver


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