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...
October has been yet another topsy-turvy month with rules about training changing regularly depending on which tier your club is in, and now we are facing another country-wide lockdown starting on Guy Fawkes night which will close pools and suspend polo (at least indoors!) for 4 weeks. As ever, the water polo community has shown great spirit and determination to train wherever possible and it is a great credit to all the coaches and helpers that so many clubs have been able to offer covid-secure training facilities which are so important to keeping the sport alive.