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Aine Hoy

After appearing as one of the youngest players at the 2004 European Junior Championships in Italy, Aine Hoy broke through into the senior set-up the following year.

Aine Hoy Profile

Date of Birth 16th October 1987
Born Manchester
Team/Club Olympic Nice Natation (FRA)
Position Right Driver / Winger
She travelled with the senior team to a Four Nations tournament in France then competed alongside Rosie Morris and Angie Winstanley-Smith with England at the 2006 Commonwealth Championships in Perth.

Following a two-year absence, Hoy returned to the British set-up in late 2008 and competed internationally in Portugal and Russia during 2009.

She played in World League qualifiers in 2010 and 2011 before competing in front of a home crowd at the 2011 Four Nations tournament in Manchester and the 2012 Olympic Test event in London.

After a successful domestic season with French club Olympic Nice Natation, Hoy was selected for the 2013 World Championships in Barcelona where she played in every game for the Brits.

International Competitions

Competition Location Year Medal/Position
World Championships Barcelona 2013 13th
Commonwealth Championships Aberdeen 2014 GOLD
  Perth 2006 4th
European Youth Championships Porto 2005 9th
European Junior Championships Bari 2004 9th

Domestic Events

Competition Club Year Medal/Position
French N1 League Olympic Nice Natation 2014 SILVER
  Olympic Nice Natation 2013 GOLD
British Championships City of Manchester 2012 GOLD
Hungarian League Great Britain 2011 6th
British Championships City of Manchester 2010 GOLD
  City of Manchester 2009 GOLD
  City of Manchester 2008 GOLD
  City of Manchester 2007 BRONZE

In The Pool

Greatest achievement to date: Playing in the FINA World League

Greatest influence: My family

When did you start playing Water Polo: When I was about 13 years old.

Out Of The Pool

Studies/Work: Criminology & Cultural Studies BSc

Ultimate relaxation: A relaxing night in with the boyfriend

One thing you can’t live without: Sleep

Tip for the top: Enjoy it! Train hard!

Life after water polo:  I’d like to get a job and have my own family one day.


Films: Remember the Titans, Stardust, Fight Club...

Band/Music: All things good: Paul Weller, Adele, Chase & Status, Beyonce, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Eminem

Food: Mexican

Drink: A nice brew

Hobbies: Watching films, Going to watch live music

Sports team: My local team: United

Sportsperson: Manny Pacquiao

Most prized possession: My Family – is that a possession?


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