Ian Elliot, Chair of the England Water Polo Management Group, has provided us with this update today. Ian advises, “When England Water Polo was informed 10 days ago that Malta was unable to hold the Commonwealth Water Polo Competition, we took it upon ourselves to look seriously to try and find an alternative venue. We engaged with our partners in Manchester to review the logistics and costs involved in hosting such a significant event.
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We have just been made aware that Malta Aquatic Sports Association has decided that they are no longer able to host the 4th Commonwealth Water Polo Championship which was planned for 23-30 September 2018.
Understandably this is both surprising and very disappointing, but we understand that other participating nations have been asked to see if they can run the tournament instead. Ian Elliot, chair of the England Water Polo Management Group is now working with other members of the Strategic Group to explore all avenues to attempt to secure a meaningful tournament for our senior athletes towards the end of the year.