University water polo competitions in the UK are provided by 2 different organisations; BUCS (British Universities & Colleges Sport) and UPolo (British Universities Water Polo League). Both operate throughout the academic year and provide well organised and exciting polo tournaments, with UK University Champions being crowned at the end of the year.
University water polo in England is of a high standard. Many players who compete within the university leagues concurrently play for club teams, while a significant number of players also represent their respective nations in international competition.
Additionally, many UK universities employ professional coaches and invest significant resources into the continued development of their water polo student-athletes. Accordingly, a range of sports scholarships are available at British universities for committed water polo players. Water Polo England web manager Andy Rolle has compiled a full list of scholarships and bursaries available at UK Universities for polo players, click here for full info
Every year promising junior GB international players choose to head to the US to combine polo and academic study. If this is of interest to you then make sure you read London Otter and GB player, Kathy Rogers’ guide to applying to a US university here.
University water polo competitions in the UK are provided by 2 organisations...
Great Britain’s U19s finished ninth at the European Championships after beating Germany 10-5 (1-2, 3-2, 5-0, 1-1) in a thrilling 9th/10th final in Madeira on Friday. Stephanie Whittaker, Milly Wordley and Robyn Greenslade top scored for Great Britain with two goals each, as Nick Hume’s squad fought back brilliantly from 2-1 down to win the match and ensure they ended the tournament on a high. Captain Annie Clapperton (1), Lily Turner (1), Katy Cutler (1) and Emmie-Rose Eastwood (1) were also among the goals as Great Britain delivered another outstanding performance,