Welcome to Frankie Snell’s profile page.
Date Of Birth: 28th March 1987
Born: Auckland, New Zealand
Team/Club: CN Mataro (ESP) / West London Penguin
Position: Centre Back
Coach: Szilveszter Fekete
Joined senior squad: 2009
|European Championships||Eindhoven (NED)||7th|
|Four Nations International Invitational||Manchester||2011||BRONZE|
|World University Games||Shenzhen (CHI)||7th|
|Hungarian National League||2011||Great Britain||6th|
|British Championships||2010||West London Penguin||SILVER|
In the Pool
Greatest achievement to date: Beating the current World Champions, Greece, at World League 2011.
Aspirations: To make the final team for London 2012 and to be competitive at the Games which will hopefully lead to a medal!
Greatest influence: My grandparents especially my grandfather. He fought for Britain in WW2 and was badly wounded and now I fight for Britain but in a slightly different type of battle!
When did you begin playing Water Polo: Aged 11, at school.
Out of the Pool
Studies/Work: I work part time at the University of Manchester just across the road from our training pool.
Ultimate relaxation: We do watch quite a lot of tv in our house but the ultimate relaxation would be lying on a tropical beach!
One thing you can’t live without: Skype – so I can speak to my family in NZ
Tip for the top: Pain is temporary, quitting lasts forever.
Life after water polo: As much travelling as I can afford!
Films: Thrillers like Hostage or Taken but I am also a Harry Potter fan!
Band/Music: Lots… Shapeshifter, Hot Chip, Fatboy Slim, Groovearmada, Fat Freddy’s Drop…
Food: Our favourite quick dinner to make after training at the moment is Quesadilas, we have them at least once a week!
Drink: I don’t like fizzy drinks so juices or fresh fruit smoothies!
Sportsperson: We’ve been watching quite a lot of the athletics recently, Mo Farrah is an incredible athlete! And Beckham of course.
Most prized possession: A gold broach my grandmother gave me for my 21st birthday which her grandmother gave to her, it is over 150 years old.