British team selected for U17 European Qualifiers

A team of 13 British water polo players has been selected to compete in the LEN European Junior Water Polo Championships Qualification Tournament, taking place in Manchester from the 11-14 May.

The tournament is being held at East Manchester Leisure Centre and will see the GB men’s U17 squad take on Romania, Lithuania, Ukraine and Israel in Group C.

The British team are in good form, and follows a successful EU Nations Cup campaign for England who finished second in Brno, Czech Republic.

This is the first international water polo competition to take place in Britain since the final of the Commonwealth Championship in 2014.

City of Sheffield’s Connor Carpenter, who recently won the National Age Group Water Polo Championships U17s title in Manchester, will be captain of the British team.

He was also named MVP as North East Steelers won February’s U18 Inter-Regional Championships and captained the England team which competed in Brno. Vice-captain will be City of Manchester’s Jos Winstanley.

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British U17 Team for European Junior Championship Qualifiers

  1. Thomas Manley (Newton Abbot SC)
  2. George Reader (South Derbyshire Water Polo Club)
  3. Dominique Zahra (Warrender Baths Club)
  4. Finlay Parnell (Team Ipswich Swimming)
  5. Ben Stephenson (Sedgefield Water Polo Club)
  6. Connor Carpenter (City of Sheffield WPC)
  7. Matthew Kendall (Bridgefield WP)
  8. Maclaren Crawford (Beckenham SC)
  9. Michael Cousins (Sedgefield Water Polo Club)
  10. Jos Winstanley (City of Manchester WPC)
  11. Michael Patterson (City of Manchester WPC)
  12. Daniel Hunt (Rotherham Metro SC)
  13. Aril Pandya (Watford Water Polo Club)

England face Scotland in men’s senior match

Also taking place over the weekend is the senior men’s game between England and Scotland. The match revives a tradition which dates back nearly 130 years and kicks off at 2:30pm on Saturday 13 May.