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Peggy Etiebet

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
Born Lagos, Nigeria
Team/Club Szentes (HUN) / London Otter
Position Centre Forward
While she played water polo at university, Etiebet put her sporting ambitions on hold to establish herself as barrister in London.

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.

International Competitions

Competition Location Year Medal/Position
World Championships Barcelona 2013 13th

Domestic Events

Competition Club Year Medal/Position
Hungarian League Szentes 2014 GOLD
British Championships London Otter 2013 BRONZE
  London Otter 2012 SILVER
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.


Film: Piano

Band/music: The Beatles

Food: Porridge and raisins

Drink: Ribena

Hobbies: Reading, triathlons and walking the dog

Sports team: Fulham Football Club

Sportsperson: Mohammed Ali

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