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...
The British water Polo League sponsored and hosted a friendly international match between England and Scotland senior men’s teams watched by around 1000 spectators at Ponds Forge, Sheffield on Sunday 11 February. The match was held as the climax to the Super 5’s Women’s and Men’s league programme and featured many of the players in our top domestic teams. Both teams are preparing for the Commonwealth Games Tournament to be held in March 23-30 September.