The National Water Polo Academy is a six day training camp, which takes place each summer at Millfield School, with the lovely back-drop of Street in Somerset. This year we are inviting boys and girls born 2001 to the Academy, to identify and further develop the Country’s best young water polo players. One of the aims of the Academy is to identify athletes for possible selection for high level training at our National Talent camps in Cardiff commencing January 2015.
On February 22 2014 the North East Region is planning an assessment day for Water Polo coaches who feel that they meet the criteria for a level one or level two coach and need the qualification but do not have the time to attend a full course. If this is you, please complete an 'Expression of Interest' form on the Institute of Swimming(IOS) website as soon as possible so that numbers can be calculated. We are holding the event in YORK.
A Regional Water Polo Squad, for boys born in 1999 and later, is currently being assembled.
The training and selection process shall be tailored to give an opportunity to as many children as possible, with the ultimate aim of sending a representative squad to the National Water Polo Championship(date TBC). If your club is currently coaching children in this age group and you would be interested in further information then please provide your Coach/Team Manager details, together with number of children coached in this age group, to Leo Toomey at:
New information on National Water Polo Talent Development has been issued, if you are involved in Water Polo, please read and pass on to your players/coaches/parents. Click here for Talent Development information.