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Applications open for START Water Polo programme

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Clubs and operators can now apply for funding through the START Water Polo programme to help encourage more people to take up the sport.

Each club or centre is encouraged to apply for funding up to £500, which will allow them to increase numbers and retention of junior players.

The application process

Applications are open to any Swim England affiliated clubs or sections that intend to deliver new sessions of water polo and provide a clear exit route to retain the new participants.

The investment can be spent on the following areas:

  • New junior balls and ball carriers
  • New junior caps
  • Level 1 coaching qualifications to increase capacity
  • Additional pool hire

All applications should be submitted online via this application form.

The application deadline is Monday 14 October 2019, after which time a panel will assess applications and select those that will receive the investment.

Each project should clearly demonstrate how the funding will be used to increase numbers into classes for the desired Stages.

Applications will be assessed on the level of impact of the project and the potential to attract and retain high numbers of new participants into structured water polo sessions.

If you have any queries, please email Andy Fuller at andy.fuller@swimming.org.

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