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...
Many congratulations to the following athletes who have been selected by Head Coach Sarah Dunsbee to represent Great Britain at the 2019 European Junior Women’s Championships in Volos.
Great Britain will face the Netherlands, Bulgaria and Germany in Group C, and we look forward to providing coverage throughout the Tournament from Sept 1st – 8th.
Anna Jenkins-Delph • Welsh Wanderers
Alex Robinson • Rotherham Metro
Niamh Moloney• Caledonia
Erin Andrew • Otter
Katie Bowater • Liverpool
Anashe Chisadza • Bristol
Lilymay Girvin • Bristol
Liv Henderson • Mid Sussex Marlins &