The U17 and U19 prelim groups for the of the 2016 ASA National Age Group Championships have been confirmed with number of exciting clashes emerging.
In the U17 Girls’ Prelim Group A, City of Manchester and City of Liverpool – who have won the U17 title 11 times between them – will go head to head for a top three place to move through to the Qualification round.
In Group B Otter, who became only the third team to win the title last year, will be looking to get their title defence of to a strong start as they face Tyldesley in their opening match on the championships.
Bridgefield are ones to watch this year after winning the U15 title in 2015. They will face Manchester B, Beckenham and Watford in the Boys’ U17 Prelim Group B.
In last year’s Boys’ U17 championships, it was Sedgefield who came through to win, having landed the U15 title the previous year. This year they will face Newton Abbot, Cwn Draig and Crawley in the Group A preliminaries.
In the U19 Girl’s Prelim last year’s champions, City of Manchester, will have to wait until the Qualification round to play Otter and City of Liverpool, who won silver and bronze respectively in 2015.
The U19 Boys’ Group A features last year’s runners up and 2014 champions Croydon Amphibians as well as 2015 bronze medallists – and 10-time winners, including in 2011 and 2012 – Lancaster.
- Head to our Draws page for full fixtures and rules for the Preliminary stages of the 2016 ASA National Age Group Water Polo Championships (U17 & U19).