Regional Water Polo Sessions for Players Born 2000 and 2001

August 27th 2015
City of Sheffield Water Polo Club has been awarded Beacon Club status by the ASA and a key part of the programme is to deliver additional high performance training for athletes in the wider region. It has been agreed that this group of athletes should, in the first instance, be the North East regional squads for boys born 2000 and 2001.

This therefore means that coached sessions for these squads will be made available throughout the year. Taking part in the Beacon Programme does not require that players join or compete for the host club, and indeed it is an important function of the Beacon Programme to work with and support clubs within the region. However, the players that train together under the Beacon Programme will be able to enter competitions and compete as the North East.

The first of these sessions will be held at Maltby Leisure Centre on Saturday 14th November from 4-8 pm. This will mostly be a selection event and there will be a cost per player of £5. Selected players will then be invited to further regional Beacon sessions.

Players wishing to attend the selection session should send the following details to John Stephenson @This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Saturday 24th October 2015:

  • Date of Birth
  • Name of Club
  • Name of Coach
  • Parent/Guardian Mobile No.
  • Parent/Guardian Email Address
  • A brief summary of your experience as a player including: Have you played in Club National Age Group Competitions (NAGS)? Have you represented your region at the Inter Regional event?Are you a member of the England Talent Programme? What position do you play? Left or Right Handed? Personal best time for 100m freestyle?

Please note that it is mandatory to send this information to John Stephenson confirming your intention to attend as you will not be able to just turn up on the day. Athletes born 2002 can apply and will be considered if they are of the required standard (the same opportunity will be made available to the regional girls squads at a later date).

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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