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Matt Holland

Matt’s aspiration is to compete in the London 2012 Olympics and the 21-year-old is well on his way.

With a professional contract for this season with PSV Eindhoven underway Matt is looking to help the team through European qualification and beyond.

One of Britain’s best goalkeepers, Matt won Top Goalkeeper at the 2009 Mithat Hantel Memorial Water Polo Tournament in Turkey.

Personal Data

Date Of Birth: 22/06/1989

Hometown: Carshalton

Height: 1.94m

Weight: 100kg

Team/Club: PSV Eindhoven

Coach: Jerome Read/Dave Andrews/Cristian Iordache

Greatest achievement to date: Winning the Inter-Counties vs Scotland in 2004.

Aspiration: Compete at the Olympics.

Who has been greatest influence on you: Micky Helps, Dave Andrews and my parents.

Life after water polo: Work and a bit of London League.

Favourite music: Blackout crew.

International Competitions

Competition Year Medal/Position Award
LEN European B Championships  2009 4th   
Lugano, Switzerland      
       
Mithat Hantel Memorial Water Polo Tournament  2009 1st  Top goalkeeper
Istanbul, Turkey      
       
Comen Cup  2008 4th   
Malta      
       
LEN European Junior Water Polo Championships 2008  13th   
Istanbul, Turkey      
       
High Tatras Tournament 2008  Silver   
Bratislava, Slovakia      
       
LEN European Junior Water Polo Championship Qualifiers 2008  Silver   
Macedonia      
       
LEN European A Qualifiers  2008 4th   
Dubrovnik, Croatia      

 

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