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Rob Parker

Rob began his Water Polo career at the age of 12 when he started playing at his local club in Cheltenham.

Since then he has gone on to help Sedgefield win the double in the Northern League and now is signed up to CN Terrassa in Spain.

Personal Data

Date of Birth: 4th December 1987

Height: 6'6

Weight: 101kg

English Club: Cheltenham

Professional Club:  CN Terrassa

Born:  Cheltenham

Getting to know...

When did you begin playing water polo: I was 12-years old.

First senior international match/tournament: A tournament in New Zealand.

Finest ever performance: Completing the double in the Northern League with Sedgefield.

Favourite competition: Northern League.

Water polo role models: Martyn Thomas.

Aspirations: To go to the Olympics.

Tip for the top: Train hard.

Life after water polo: Hopefully in fire service.

Awards: MVP and top goal scorer in a Georgian tournament.

Best thing about playing for your professional club: Wednesday afternoons off!

If I wasn't a water polo player I would be: Probably 150kg.

Biggest influence on career: Martyn Thomas and Dad.

Describe yourself in three words: Dedicated, determined and outgoing

International Competitions

Competition Year Medal/Position Award
LEN European B Championships  2009 4th   
Lugano, Switzerland      
       
Mithat Hantel Memorial Water Polo Tournament  2009 Gold   
Istanbul, Turkey      
       
Comen Cup  2008 4th   
Malta      
       
LEN European A Qualifiers 2008  4th  
Dubrovnik, Croatia      
       
World University Game  2007 12th  
Bangkok      
       
LEN European B Nations Trophy  2007  6th Most Valuable Goalkeeper
Manchester      
       

 

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