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Nick Hume to lead women’s squads into 2018

Water Polo Management Group lead Ian Elliot has confirmed Nick Hume will continue his role as head coach of the girls’ U19 squad into 2018.

Hume lead the British U17 squad to unprecedented success at this month’s European Junior Championships in Novi Sad, Serbia.

The British team secured a top six place for the first time at a European Junior competition. They beat Slovakia and Serbia in the knock-out stages.

The squad from Serbia now turn their attention to next year’s World Youth (U18) Championships. Meanwhile, Hume will also take an U19 team to take on the best in Europe at next year’s European Junior Championships.

And Elliot insisted Hume was the clear choice to continue his good work at the helm of the team, supported by coaches Sue Webb and London 2012 Olympian Glen Robinson.

“Following our under 18 women’s squad’s success in the recent European Championships in Serbia and their qualification for next year’s World Championships, we are pleased to announce Nick Hume will continue as head coach of this squad,” said Elliot.

“Nick is also appointed head coach for the under 19 squad and will oversee the trials at the end of September.

“The successful athletes will join up with the girls in preparation for next year’s European Championships.”

Girls’ GB Women’s Trials: 30 Sep – 1 Oct

Trials will be held on 30 September and 1 October at the National Water Polo Centre in Manchester for a squad to work together towards both of the following competitions in 2018:

  • World Youth (U18) Championships
  • European Junior (U19) Championships

Trials will be open to outfield players born between 1999 and 2002 and goalkeepers born up between 1999 and 2003.

If you are interested in trialling, please contact Sue Webb with your Name, Date of Birth, Club, Perferred Position, Email Address.

Further details regarding timings and venue will be announced.