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Great Britain Women’s European Junior Water Polo Championships squad selected

Fifteen youngsters have been selected to represent Great Britain at the Women’s European Junior Water Polo Championships in September.

Representatives from Rotherham Metro, Otter, Liverpool, Bristol, Mid Sussex Marlins, Hucknall, Coventry, Tyldesley and City of Sheffield are among those who will travel to the Greek city of Volos for the tournament, which runs from 1-8 September.

Britain will take on the Netherlands, Bulgaria and Germany in Group C, with world junior champions Russia in Group D.

The team will open their campaign against Germany on 1 September, before taking on the Dutch a day later and Bulgaria on 3 September.

Great opportunity

Great Britain finished sixth at the 2017 tournament after firstly losing their quarter-final match against the eventual bronze medallists Hungary, which set up a 5-8 ranking match.

The Brits were triumphant in that match against Serbia, winning in a dramatic penalty shoot-out to secure a top six finish, but were then beaten by Italy.

Andy Fuller, Swim England’s Water Polo Development Manager, said: “We wish this talented young group the best of luck in Volos, as they take on some of the world’s best junior teams.

“This will be a great opportunity for these players to gain valuable international experience.”

Full squad

  • Anna Jenkins-Delph – Welsh Wanderers
  • Alex Robinson – Rotherham Metro
  • Niamh Moloney – Caledonia
  • Erin Andrew – Otter
  • Katie Bowater – Liverpool
  • Anashe Chisadza – Bristol
  • Lilymay Girvin – Bristol
  • Olivia Henderson – Mid Sussex Marlins
  • Eda Colliver – Hucknall
  • Amy Berry – Coventry
  • Imogen Smith – Otter
  • Eve Poole – Otter
  • Emily Campbell-Lamerton – Otter
  • Lucy Mills – Tyldesley
  • Anna Motley – City of Sheffield