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. We 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...
Following a very successful training camp in Manchester on the 22nd and 23rd May 2021, the reduced GBR squad of 22 players (18 outfield and 4 goalkeepers) came together for another round of intensive training between Saturday 29th May – 4th June 2021 in Walsall. The aim of this camp was not only to finalise the selection of the team that will represent GBR Junior Men in the U17 European Water Polo Championship qualification tournament which will take place in Maribor,