Great Britain

GB Senior Men

For the first two decades of the 20th century, the Great Britain Men’s team was regarded as the best Water Polo team in the world. The Great Britain Senior Men’s team dominated the sport internationally, winning Olympic Gold medals in 1900, 1908, 1912, 1916, and 1920.

More recently, the Great Britain Senior Men’s team competed in the 2012 Olympic Games, placing 5th in their group. However, UK Sport funding for the Great Britain Senior teams was cut from £4.5 million to nil following the 2012 Olympic Games. As such, the Great Britain Senior Men’s team was in a period of stasis for 5 years with a lack of leadership or interest on the part of the NGB British Swimming.

However with the energy and commitment of a vounteer Management Group from 2015, the Great Britain Senior Men’s team was restarted in 2017 on a self-funded basis and the future now looks promising.

University Water Polo

University water polo competitions in the UK are provided by 2 organisations...

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Featured News

2018 Commonwealths Update, England will not be hosting



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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