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Rosie Morris

Since breaking into the senior international squad in 2004, goalkeeper Rosie Morris has become a stalwart member of the British Gas GBR Women’s Water Polo team.

Rosie Morris Profile

Date of Birth 31st January 1986
Born Birmingham
Team/Club Olympic Nice Natation (FRA)
Position Goalkeeper
She competed at the 2006 Commonwealth Championships in Melbourne then won best goalkeeper at the European B Championships a year later.

She was part of the gold-medal winning team at the 2009 European Nations Trophy and also played a major role as the team qualified for the 2012 European Championships during the 2011 season.

Morris enjoyed one of her most successful seasons in 2012, playing at the European Championships, the VISA International Test Event and the British team's World League qualification matches before starring for the Brits as they held their own against the world’s best at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

In 2013, she was promoted to team captain and led the British squad to their first World Championships for 10 years, playing in every game as the Brits finished 13th.

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
  Nancy 2004 6th
European Junior Championships Bari 2004 9th

Domestic Events

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

In the Pool

Greatest achievement to date: European B’s in Prague, voted best Goalkeeper.

Who has been greatest influence on you: Jim Caulfield, for helping make me into a goalkeeper, and getting me so interested in water polo.

When did you start playing water polo: Aged 15.

Out of the Pool

Other sports: Like a good game of tennis in the sun, and watching the football on tv.

Ultimate relaxation: Sunbathing on the beach in gorgeous weather, with headphones in and a good book!

One thing you can’t live without: Food! I LOVE food!

Tip for the top: Enjoy yourself! If you're going to dedicate so much time to playing, you might as well try and enjoy every minute!

Life after water polo: See the world and have some fun!

Favourites

Films: Rom Coms, and Thrillers!

Band/Music: Love pretty much all music, but Take That are my total fave!

Food: This is tough! I love all food! Favourites are all the naughty bits - cakes, chocs etc!

Drink: Raspberry and Pomegranite Fruitiser.

Hobbies: Eating, sleeping, eating some more. Watching films, travelling, sunbathing!

Sports team: Aston Villa

Sportsperson: Easy… David Beckham!  

Most prized possession: My gorgeous necklace my mum got made for me for getting in the Olympics!

 

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