Wakefield and District Water Polo League Winners 2015

November 21st 2015
The Wakefield and District Water Polo League 2015 season has come to an end with the winners of the four leagues confirmed as Division 1 – York A, Division 2 – Leeds B, Under 16 yrs – Sheffield, Under 14 yrs – Rotherham. 

The leagues teams included a total of 13 adult teams and 11 junior teams from clubs across the area including Barnsley, Halifax, Huddersfield, Humberside, Leeds, Morley, Rotherham, Sheffield and York. The winter club competition commences soon, with teams receiving a points handicap based on their finishing position in the league. In addition several club players will participate in the British Water Polo League fixtures during the winter period.

For 2016, the league is looking to introduce a woman’s league and host an Italian team who will be touring in the area. To support the development of all clubs a Level 1 Coaching course is looking to be scheduled in the spring of 2016. For further information please contact Nicki Merry on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

North East Boys Water Polo Victory in Cardiff

July 13th 2015
The North East boys (born 2000) Water Polo team team won the inter-regional event held at Cardiff at the weekend, beating the South West 16-6 in the final. This is a fantastic victory and probably the biggest margin in a final for a long time.

The team comprised of a mix of players from Sedgefield, Sheffield and Rotherham Water Polo clubs who have recently been been working very hard under the guidance of Richard Cousins (Sedgefield) and Martin Kelly (Sheffield). John Stevenson from Sedgefield Water Polo club was the team manager for the team and has done a fantastic job of guiding the squad to their victory. Congratulations to everyone involved!

North East Success at 2015 ASA Age Group Waterpolo Championships

27th April 2015
Teams from the North East claimed victory at the ASA Age Group Waterpolo Championships in Manchester at the weekend. 

In the U17 boys final, Sedgefield beat 2013 champions Manchester. The game was hanging in the balance from the first whistle to the last but Sedgefield – who won the U15 Championships last season – hung on to claim an 8-7 win to lift the title for the third time in their history and the first time since 2006. For a full report of the match including an interview with tournament MVP and Sedgefield captain John Pratt please click here.


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City of Sheffield Beacon Water Polo Programme Coach Development Day

8th March 2015
On Saturday the 7th March, the City of Sheffield Beacon Water Polo Programme held a Coach Development day for coaches from across the region with Paul Metz, the coach of Dutch Women’s Water Polo Gold medal winning team from Beijing 2008.

Coaches in attendance, from a variety of clubs, learnt about Long Term Athlete Development, the Game Based Coach Approach and participated in coaching sessions with the junior regional boys and girls junior players. The day culminated with the British Water Polo Championships fixture between Sheffield and Cheltenham with a good number of those coaches and participants from the day spectating.