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Fiona McCann

Fiona McCann is one of the most experienced defenders in Great Britain, having competed at Olympic, World Championship, European Championship and Commonwealth level.

Fiona McCann Profile

Date of Birth 13th May 1987
Born Chester
Team/Club City of Liverpool
Retired January 2014
She played in the 2005 European Youth Championships in Portugal before stepping up to the senior team in 2006, competing with the Brits at the Commonwealth Championships in Perth.

Having played in European qualification tournaments in 2006, 2008 and 2010, she was part of the British team to compete at the 2012 European Championships in Eindhoven, finishing seventh.

McCann then excelled against the top teams in world water polo at the London 2012 Olympic Games and 2013 World Championships in Barcelona.

International Competitions

Competition Location Year Medal/Position
Olympic Games London 2012 8th
World Championships Barcelona 2013 13th
European Championships Eindhoven 2012 7th
Commonwealth Championships Perth 2006 4th
European B Nations Trophy Manchester 2009 GOLD
  Prague 2007 SILVER
European Youth Championships Porto 2005 9th

Domestic Events

Competition Club Year Medal/Position
British Championships City of Liverpool 2014 GOLD
Hungarian League Great Britain 2011 6th
British Championships City of Liverpool 2010 BRONZE
  City of Liverpool 2009 SILVER
  City of Liverpool 2008 BRONZE

In The Pool

Greatest achievement to date: Beating Greece in 2011 a few months before they went on to win the World Championships.

Who has been greatest influence on you: Joanne Dacre

When did you start playing water polo: 2000

Out Of The Pool

Studies/work: BSc Sports Science and MSc Marketing Communications

Other sports: I occasionally play golf and I used to row but water polo takes up all of my time now.

Ultimate relaxation: Sleep

Tip for the top: When you think you're trying your hardest, try harder! And always enjoy yourself.

Life after water polo: Possibly a career in marketing or living on a vineyard with my boyfriend.


Films: Big Daddy, Waterboy, Happy Gilmour

Band/Music: Fall Out Boy, Swedish House Mafia

Food: Yoghurt

Drink: Mountain Dew

Hobbies: Going to the movies, playing golf, cooking

Sports team: Manchester United, Wigan Warriors, Pittsburgh Steelers

Sportsperson: David Beckham

Most prized possession: My Swarovski Necklace


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