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Welcome to February’s England Water Polo club news -

Welcome to our February Water Polo News in which we showcase some of what is happening in our clubs in England. This month we have seen the start of the British Water Polo Super 5s tournament where the 5 highest ranking teams in Division 1 go head-to-head in an elite competition.

In the men’s event Polytechnic had a strong start defeating City of Manchester 12 goals to 10 and then beating Lancaster 23-7. Manchester responded to their defeat with an inspired performance against Cheltenham taking the match 11 goals to 6. Penguin, who were undefeated in men’s Division 1, had a tough match against Cheltenham where the final score was a fiercely contested draw at 9 all. They then went on to beat Lancaster 24-14.

Reigning champions, City of Manchester women took two wins from two matches beating Coventry 10 goals to 7 and Hucknall 14 goals to 5. The star scorers for Manchester were Brooke Tafazolli and Izzie Howe who scored 6 and 9 goals respectively. Otter were held to a 8-8 draw against Hucknall and then rallied to defeat Liverpool Lizards 17-14

In Women’s Championship 1 Sheffield Sharks had a good weekend defeating Liverpool Liver Birds 13-7, Penguin Emperors 9-7 and Cheltenham 16-9. Exeter lost to Penguin Emperors 7-15 but defeated Liverpool Liver Birds 12-10. They then fell to Otter Lutra 5-12. Tyldesley defeated Rotherham Metro 18-13 with Holly Toone scoring an impressive 8 goals for Tyldesley. Tyldesley and Penguin Emperors then drew 12-12. Cheltenham narrowly defeated Otter Lutra 10-9. Liverpool Liver Birds defeated Rotherham Metro 5-8.

Penguin Emperors

In Men’s Championship 1 there was a 19 all draw between City of Bristol and Exeter. Exeter then went on to lose 27-15 against Invicta with ten of Invicta’s winning goals scored by an inspired Callum Bailey. Invicta had earlier suffered a 17-11 defeat to a strong Welsh Wanderers. Sutton & Cheam held Sheffield to an 8-8 draw. Caledonia defeated Watford 16-10 but then suffered a 14-8 defeat at the hands of Sheffield. Welsh Wanderers then enjoyed a 16-6 victory over Exeter to end the weekend without dropping a point.

Tyldesley have had a busy month. In addition to competing in Women’s Championship 1 they played a match against Donegal Diamonds from Northern Ireland. They then went on to win silver at the Northern League.


Watford Water Polo men’s team travelled to Sarajevo for a weekend of training where they played local side Invictum in their impressive pool.

Watford Water Polo men’s team in Sarajevo

The latest round of the U12 London League took place at Hillingdon in West London. Congratulations to Watford who played 6 games. There were 3 wins against Beckenham, Hillingdon and Latymer, 2 draws against Worthing and Croydon and 1 defeat against Lewisham. The final round will take place on 19 February.

Watford U12s

Hyrox is the sport taking the fitness world by storm. It is a rigorous test of overall fitness requiring strength, speed, endurance and power. Indeed, just the sort of thing you would expect water polo players to excel at so our congratulations to City Of Manchester’s Izzy Howe and Rosie Egan who competed in the Manchester race with Izzy qualifying for the World Championships!

Hyrox polo stars, Izzy and Rosie!

News from the US

We are delighted to bring you an update this month from some of the stars of our women’s game who are currently playing their polo in the United States.

The women’s season in the US has just begun this month (some unis still to start) and we have highlighted British players who were in action this past weekend.

Robyn Greenslade has returned from a long injury lay-off with a bang and slotted 3 goals for Indiana University in their 12-10 victory over UC San Diego.

Robyn Greenslade

In California, two British players came head to head as Cal Berkeley beat UC Davis 14-7. Current British Swimming Water Polo Athlete of the year Lily Turner scored two goals for Cal whilst freshman Sarah Ellis-Keeler scored for UC Davis.

Lily Turner – Cal Berkeley

Sarah Ellis-Keeler in action for UC Davis

Finally, GB junior and senior squad member Lucy Bullock has signed a national letter of intent to play for San Diego State University from next season.

Lucy Bullock signing for San Diego State, congratulations!

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


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