Peggy Etiebet was a latecomer to the British set-up, joining her first competitive senior team in time for the 2013 World Championships in Barcelona.
Peggy Etiebet Profile
|Date of Birth||19th March 1976|
|Team/Club||Szentes (HUN) / London Otter|
She took up the game again in her late 20s, playing a role in London Otter's emergence as a major force in the British women’s domestic game.
Etiebet won silver with Otter at the 2012 British Gas Water Polo Championships, played alongside British internationals Fran Leighton and Victoria Bowen in the preliminary round of the 2013 LEN Trophy then helped the London club to bronze at the 2013 British Gas Water Polo Champs.
At the age of 37, she was called up to the senior British team in time for Barcelona where Etiebet had game-time in all four matches as the Brits finished 13th overall.
|British Championships||London Otter||2013||BRONZE|
|LEN Trophy||London Otter||2013||Prelim Round|
In The Pool
Greatest achievement to date: Being selected for the GB team.
Aspiration: To medal at Rio 2016.
Who has been the greatest influence on you: Club coach Nick Buller (London Otter & Crystal Palace Beacon Programme)
When did you start playing polo: At uni I played for a couple of years then took it up again when I was 27.
Out Of The Pool
Studies/Work: Qualified Barrister, worked in London for 12 years at the bar. Currently taking a break to pursue my water polo dreams.
Other sports: Triathlon, although that will take a setback now I’m playing polo full time.
Ultimate relaxation: Walking my dog, Hermee.
One thing you can’t live without: Hermee!
Tips for the top: Believe to achieve.
Life after water polo: Back to the bar.
Band/music: The Beatles
Food: Porridge and raisins
Hobbies: Reading, triathlons and walking the dog
Sports team: Fulham Football Club
Sportsperson: Mohammed Ali