Spectator Information

The Swim England Water Polo National Age Group Championships are an absolute must-see for fans of water polo in England, Scotland and Wales.

The U15 competition will see the very best water polo players in the country battling it out for pride, glory and the historic domestic titles.

Where does the event take place?

This year’s U15 Championships take place in Sunderland at Sunderland Aquatics Centre.

The address of the pool is Sunderland Aquatics Centre, Stadium Park, Sunderland, SR5 1SU.

Where can I park?

**PLEASE NOTE**: Saturday 2 November

The Aquatics Centre is located next door to Sunderland Football Club Stadium. On Saturday 2 November there is a football match taking place at 3pm at the stadium, which would impact on local roads, access and parking.

Please leave with plenty of time to spare and see below for suggested travel directions and parking options. The railway station is only 15 minutes walk from the Aquatics Centre.

  • Saturday 2 November
    There is no parking available for pool users at the stadium. Police and local authority parking restrictions, including permit schemes, are in place on more than 60 streets surrounding the stadium and are heavily enforced.

    Car parking is available from two sites at the University of Sunderland – the A183 (Chester Road) and St Peter’s. Both are clearly signposted. Follow signs for match day parking.

  • Sunday 3 November
    Parking is free of charge to use within the Sunderland Football Stadium, Stadium of Light, car parks.

Are tickets available?

All tickets will be available on the door at Sunderland Aquatics Centre.

Ticket TypeDay Pass
Concessions (5-16yrs, 60+yrs old)£5.00

Can I buy event merchandise?

The following merchandise will be on sale at the event.

Phone cases£7.00
Water bottles£6.00

Can I buy food at the venue?

The Cafe at Sunderland Aquatics centre offers a wide choice of food and drink options.

There is a selection of hot and cold meals and a great range of hot and cold drinks. Opening times 8am – 6pm.

Can I take pictures?

Parents and carers of participants under the age of 18 who wish to take images are requested to focus on their own children as much as reasonably possible and to avoid including other children in images, particularly if those images are being shared with family and friends or through social media platforms.

Whilst it is acknowledged that parents/carers wish to celebrate the achievements of their own children when taking part in aquatic events, it should be recognised and respected that other parents/carers may not wish for their child’s image to be taken and shared in this way.

  • Click here to download our Filming and Photography Policy.

There is useful information about child welfare in the our Wavepower document.

Who do I contact with a question about the event?

View all the relevant contacts of this event on our Contacts page.

What on earth is going on? It’s my first time at a water polo event!