The Inaugural Water Polo Talent Games

We are delighted to launch the Water Polo Talent Games. A competition between the Swim England Water Polo Talent Centres designed to give selected players from the Talent Centre program the opportunity to play full matches under FINA conditions.

The event will also feature a number of educational workshops for players, coaches and families.

  • One classroom player workshop
  • One strength & conditioning player workshop
  • One pool-based player workshop
  • A parent welcome workshop
  • Coach workshops

The inaugural Talent Games will take place at The Alan Higgs Centre in Coventry at the end of the first term on the 25 and 26 March 2023. With a further Talent Games planned for the end of the Talent Centres summer term on 8 and 9 July.


Saturday 25 March 2023
10:20-11:30U14 Boys Pool Workshop
U14 Girls Classroom Workshops
11:30-12:40U16 Boys Pool Workshop
U16 Girls Classroom Workshops
12:00-12:40U16 Parents Workshop
12:40-13:50U14 Girls Pool Workshop
U14 Boys Classroom Workshops
13:50-15:00U16 Girls Pool Workshop
U16 Boys Classroom Workshops
14:20-15:00U14 Parents Workshop
14:30-14:45Technical Meeting
15:00-16:15U14 Boys Matches
16:15-17:30U14 Girls Matches
17:30-18:45U16 Boys Matches
18:45-20:00U16 Girls Matches

*Please note all times are subject to change

Sunday 26 March 2023
7:15-8:30U14 Boys Matches
8:30-9:45U14 Girls Matches
9:45-11:00U16 Boys Matches
11:00-12:15U16 Girls Matches

*Please note all times are subject to change

Table Official Course

If you would like to gain and develop a new skill whilst at the Talent Games, we are providing a table official course free of charge for those interested. Any interested parent who would like to learn more about Water Polo would be an ideal candidate for this opportunity. This will involve a zoom session on 12 March followed by the practical session at the Talent Games weekend on 25 or 26 March.

Please email to sign up for the table officials’ course or to find out more.

Request for Volunteers

We have a fantastic network of volunteers in Water Polo and a number of volunteer roles don’t require any previous knowledge of water polo and we would love your help at this event including:

  • Entry Desk / Spectator tickets
  • Runners
  • Refreshments
  • Scoreboard operators (only basic computer literacy required and training will be provided)
  • Stewards
Please email to volunteer or to find out more.

Spectators Tickets

Click here to purchase tickets online. Please note that spectator tickets are limited. To avoid disappointment, we recommend purchasing as soon as possible.

Spectator tickets will be available on the day for £5 per day. Please bring cash.

Children under 5 can attend free of charge with a paying adult. No other concessions apply.

Event Merchandise

A limited stock of event specific merchandise will be available to purchase from the Front of House desk.