University water polo competitions in the UK are provided by BUCS (British Universities & Colleges Sport) which operates throughout the academic year and provides 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...
We are delighted to report that Great Britain’s senior men’s team is returning to international competition for the first time in 9 years with entry into the World Aquatics (Previously FINA) Men’s Water Polo World Cup B Division Continental Qualification event to be held in Otopeni, Romania between 9th and 12th March 2023. The GB team will face hosts Romania, Ukraine, Malta and Germany over the 3 days of competition with an opener against the hosts on Thurs 9th March at 19:00 local time.