On Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th May we host the British Water Polo Championships. It will be the first time in over 30 years that the competition (which is basically the FA Cup of Water Polo!) will be held outside. We are honoured to be hosting such a prestigious contest. Cheltenham are the current champions.
The shallow end of the main pool will be open to the public whilst this event is in progress. However, there will be reduced 25 metre lane swimming. The Children’s pool will function as normal.
Spectators to the event are most welcome. Normal entry fees will apply.
Rookie Water Polo taster sessions for Children will be available on the Sunday morning between 9:30 – 11am.
The running order of the two day event is as follows –
Saturday 27th May
1pm Lancaster V Manchester (Men’s)
Lancaster – M.Robinson, Harrington, G.Robinson, Armstrong, Titley, Pinnington, Curwen, Cossutti, Parsonage, Lamb, Mason, Simpson, Armstrong.
Manchester – Maikin, Paddey, Leighton, Booth, James, Elliot, Winstanley, Daly, H. Wilkins, J. Wilkins, Gregory, Baker – Smith.
2:15pm Otter V Liverpool (Women’s)
Otter – Allen, Etiebet, Ferrone, Hamilton – Foster, Higlett, Mulcahy, Gurten, Rogers, Tafazoli, Turner, Cutler, Keith, Toth.
Liverpool – Morris, Drabble, Richards, Gilbert, K, Hesketh, L. Hesketh, Fowler, Price, Tasker, Rowland, Belton, Musgrove, Byrne. Team Manager – G. Pace
3:30pm Cheltenham V Invicta (Men’s)
Cheltenham – S. Legge, M. Thomas, Rayson, Banwell, R.Polster, J.Thomas, Vincent, Parker, Collier, A.Legge, J. Polster. Coach – J.Ross. Assistant Coach – D.Taylor.
Invicta – Alcorn, Baker, Carter, King, Bailey, Waller, Tinkler-Davis, Spencer – Boyce, Jackson, Baraket, Bailey, Chatham. Coach – M. Burke. Assistant Coach – G. Govier
4:45pm Coventry V Manchester (Women’s)
Coventry – Fitzharris, Thompson, Ong, Walmsley, Turner, Hawkins, Cotton, Elliot, Linney, Clay, Hollington, Noble Coach – I. Elliot Assistant Coach – H. Martin-Hicks
Manchester – Smith, Chadderton, Whittaker, Eastwood, Bartlett, Huck, Howe, Clapperton, Rudman, Gaunt, Simpson, Dean, Greenslade.
9:30am Rookie Sessions (Mini Polo)
10am Women’s 3rd & 4th Playoff
11:30am Men’s 3rd & 4th Playoff
1pm Women’s British Championship Final
2:30pm Men’s British Championship Final