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University of the West of England Water Polo Scholarship

Map of University of West EnglandThe University of the West of England are based in Bristol and run men’s and women’s water polo teams in both BUCS and UPolo competitions.

The university benefits from the coaching of former GB captain Craig Figes and have close ties with Bristol Central Water Polo club.

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University of the West of England Water Polo Scholarship

The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) in partnership with Bristol Central Water Polo are offering two University of the West of England Water Polo Scholarships, allowing you to receive £1,500 off tuition fees for any course.

Successful applicants will also receive a place on the university’s elite sport programme, giving them access to strength and conditioning training, physiotherapy and nutritional support as well as use of the facilities at the UWE Bristol Sports centre.

Successful applicants must be available to play for UWE Bristol in the BUCS Championship and Bristol Central in the BWPL and the British Championships. They must also have been or be part of a GB (or England Talent) squad.

The University of the West of England Water Polo Scholarship allows for 10 hours of water polo training per week. 6.5 hours with Bristol Central and 3.5 hours with UWE Bristol plus access to swimming and gym programmes, coached by leading ex-international players such as London 2012 British captain Craig Figes.

Sports Facilities at the University of the West of England

The University of the West of England has two fitness suites based on the Frenchay Campus – the Centre for Sport Gym and the Wallscourt Farm Gym.

Wallscourt Farm features a range of cardiovascular and resistane equipment while there is also a Performance Gym, exclusive to the UWE Bristol High Performance group. This contains plyometric boxes, Olympic lifting bars and plates, Concept2 rowers, medicine balls and squat stands.

The Centre for Sport Gym has an air-conditioned fitness suite with a full range of resistance, cardio and strength training equipment as well as a stretching and free weight area.

The UWE Bristol water polo club train at the eight-lane 25m swimming pool at Horfield Leisure Centre in Bristol while the Bristol Central squad train at Hengrove Leisure Centre, a facility which holds a 50m pool.

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