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Sean King

After making his senior international debut in the 2008 Comen Cuo in Malta, Sean has become an integral part in the British Men’s Water Polo Team.

With the London 2012 Olympic Games in sight he has signed a professional contract this season with German club SV Wieden. His tip for the top? “Listen to anyone who gives you advice regardless of whether you agree or not.”

Personal Data

Date of Birth: 03/05/1989

Height: 193cm                  

Weight: 87kg

English Club: Invicta

Professional Club: SV Weiden

Nicknames: Kinger, Kingy

Born: Farnborough, Kent

Hometown: West Wickham

Getting to know...

When did you begin playing water polo: Aged 11.

First senior international match/tournament: Comen Cup, Malta 2008.

Finest ever performance: European qualifiers a few years back where we drew with Spain 6-6. They went on to come second.

Aspirations: To finish in the top four in the German National League and then to make the Olympic Games in 2012.

Water polo role models: Denes Varga.

Biggest influence on career: Dad.

Tip for the top: Always be prepared to adapt and improve. Also, listen to anyone who gives you advice regardless of whether you agree or not.

Life after water polo: Teaching.

Best thing about playing for your professional club: Learning a new language and meeting some great guys.

If I wasn't a water polo player I would be: A solid, combative defensive midfielder/centre half for a mid-table Blue Square Premier team.

Favourite Music: Grime.

Describe yourself in three words: Funny and laid back.

Would most like to meet: Any of the current Chelsea squad.

Most prized possession: My laptop.

Favourite sports team: Chelsea

International Competitions

Competition Year Medal/Position
LEN European B Championships  2009 4th 
Lugano, Switzerland    
Mithat Hantel Memorial Water Polo Tournament  2009 Gold 
Istanbul, Turkey    
Comen Cup  2008 4th 
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 Bronze

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