Entries open for National U15 Championships24/08/2017
Entries are open for the Swim England Water Polo National Age Group U15 Championships 2017, taking place at Manchester Aquatics Centre on the 14-15 October.
The Championships will see boys and girls teams from across the UK battling it out for national honours.
Entries will remain open until Wednesday 27 September.
- Click here to go to the entry page.
Teams must ensure that have confirmed their entire squad list by this date. No additional player window will open after this time.
For some of the players, this will be their first national competition. They will have a chance to experience playing against some of the top water polo teams in the country.
The event takes place over a single weekend, with group stages, then semi-finals and a final. The boys’ competition will happen on Saturday 14 October, while the girls will compete on the second day, Sunday 15 October.
- Click here to find out more about the Swim England Water Polo National Age Group Championships.
What to expect at the 2017 U15 Champs
The Water Polo U15 Championships are much the same as any other water polo competition. Water polo is known for being fiercely contested, with team rivalries unlike any other aquatics sport.
The 2016 titles went to City of Manchester in the boys’ event and London Otter in the girls’ competition. Both of these teams will have their sights set on retaining their titles.
City of Sheffield, Caledonia, Watford, Ealing and Sedgefield will be gunning for the boys’ title, after impressive performances last year.
In the girls’ competition, Otter will face some hungry rivals. Newton Abbot, City of Liverpool and Tyldesley made their way into the semi-finals in 2016, and will be hoping to improve on their placing.