ASA Water Polo Management Group

The ASA Water Polo Management Group is tasked with formulating a 10-year water polo plan, setting out objectives for the sport and the approach to achieve these objectives for the period 2015-2018.

As part of the planning process, the Group will be considering all aspects of the game including coaching development, match officials’ programs, competition structure, marketing, communication and governance of water polo in England.

Find out about the members of the ASA Water Polo Management Group below.

Ian Elliot, Water Polo ManagerIan Elliot

Leading England water polo is Ian Elliot, who combines a very successful career in business as Managing Director of a leading Midlands construction service company with extensive experience of playing, refereeing and now coaching water polo at a senior level.

Ian’s strategic vision, his track record of implementing change in organisations, and his can-do approach provide the benchmark for the Group.

Mike Jukes, Workforce Development Match OfficialsMike Jukes

Mike is one of GB’s representatives on both the LEN and FINA water polo referees’ list, and has for a number of years been involved in GB’s and the ASA’s officials groups.

Mike’s expertise and experience as one of our senior water polo officials will be essential in planning and overseeing the development of England water polo’s match day officials.

Phil Winstanley, Pathway PerformancePhil Winstanley

With a background as a player in elite rugby union, and now as Rugby Director for Premiership Rugby, Phil has extensive experience of performance management in sport.

He has close personal ties with water polo and will provide strong and focused leadership to England water polo in pathway performance.

Sarah Dunsbee, Coach Education And DevelopmentSarah Dunsbee

Sarah has experience of working with both the senior and junior GB teams, and her wealth of experience in water polo world class programme management for both the ASA and British Swimming, her coaching background and her passion for the sport provide the basis for her strong leadership of England water polo’s coach education and development.

Mike Hesketh, Competition And EventsMike Hesketh

Mike combines many years of national polo administration and club administration, and the insight derived from having two daughters who play at elite level, with a passion for the game.

His extensive organisational skills and experience, gained in both the police and education service, enable him to oversee delivery of England water polo’s events and competitions to the very highest standards.