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Welcome to our November England Water Polo Club News -

Welcome to our November Water Polo News. It has been another busy month with many teams involved in BWPL action as well as other tournaments and competitions. We do our best to capture as many events as we can but if your club is involved in an event or special project do let us know (see details at the end).

City of Manchester Men’s First Team made an impressive start to the defence of their BWPL Division I title beating last year’s runners up, Cheltenham, 11-7. However, the tables were turned the next day when the team suffered a rare and shock defeat to Polytechnic. City of Manchester were ahead at the start of quarter 4 but Polytechnic played exceptionally well and took the match 10-9.

Defending BWPL champions – City of Manchester

Penguin have had kept a clean sheet after two matches and they top Division 1. Manchester are second and Caledonia is third.

Clean Sheet Penguins

City of Manchester women had a better start defending their BWPL Division 1 title by defeating City of Liverpool 7-2 and Hucknall 13-3 to take the top slot. Otter are currently in second place with City of Coventry in third.

Defending BWPL Champions – City of Manchester

Penguin Emperors have also had an excellent start to the season winning four of their five games in Women’s Division 2. They beat Liverpool Liver Birds 14-4, Cheltenham 11-10 and Caledonia 18-7, Mid Sussex Marlins 18-12 and then fell to Rotherham Metro 9-12. Rotherham currently sit top of the Division with Penguin Emperors second and Cheltenham third.

Penguin Emperors

Watford Water Polo Ladies are sitting comfortably at the top of BWPL Division 3 after beating Welsh Wanderers 22-5 and Southampton 18-4 on 29 October and then an impressive 32-5 win over Solihull on 30th. Kirkintilloch & Kilsyth are currently second and Sheffield Stingrays third.


In Men’s division 2 Welsh Wanderers are in the lead with 9 points, Sutton & Cheam have 6 points and Portobello also have 6 points.

In Men’s Division 3 Rotherham Metro have won their opening three matches and sit top of the leader board. Hucknall are second and Southampton is third.

In other competitions, Enfield saw off strong competition from Colchester (1st and 2nd teams), Cambridge and the Old Stortfordians to win the Old Stortfordians Water Polo Tournament. Well done!


Enfield…someone’s happy!

London Swimming organised an under 12 tournament at Whitgift School. These events give a fantastic opportunity for younger players to develop their skills and they are great fun as well! Hillingdon youngsters certainly had a good time.

Hillingdon at under 12 tournament

BIWPA have announced the dates for the 3rd edition of the Barcelona Masters’ Cup. The event will take place on 9-11 June 2023 at the iconic Olympic Montjuic Municipal Pool with stunning panoramic views of Barcelona. The competition is open to Men’s/mixed teams for 30+, 40+ and 50+ age groups and women’s teams. Last year the event hosted 400 participants making up 24 teams involving 14 nationalities. It is a truly international event taking place over 3 days with an event dinner included. If you would like to participate, please register an interest at If you have any questions, please contact Anni Espar at

Nuff said!

That’s it for this month’s round up of club news. We are always happy to publicise news from clubs around England so if you have any news you would like to share please let us know by emailing


2 responses to “Welcome to our November England Water Polo Club News”

  1. Hi,
    It would be fantastic if you could include in your December newsletter an article about the awarding of a life membership of our club to Richard Thynne. Perhaps a few words about the Cit of Plymouth Lamb Trophy event held on Saturday as well. Please visit our Facebook page for reports and photos.
    Kind regards,
    Robert Coleman
    Water Polo Secretary
    Devonport RSA

    • cheerychris says:

      Thanks for your message. We’d be delighted to cover news from Devonport RSA in our newsletter.

      Please could you email our newsletter editor on with details and pictures of Richard Thynne’s life membership of your club, and also supply her with a few words about the City of Plymouth Lamb Trophy event.

      The last day of compiling the newsletter is tomorrow Weds 30th, so in order to get your news in Dec’s newsletter please send the information as soon as possible.

      Many thanks

      WPE Admin

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