England Talent Programme

Do you like the idea of playing water polo for your country, across the world in junior or youth international tournaments? Read on to find out how to get involved with the England Water Polo Talent Pathway.

The England Water Polo Talent Pathway is the route to train and play at the highest level water polo in England and has two main aims:

  • Identifying the most talented young water polo players in England based on technical and tactical standards.
  • Developing these players to an international level.

3 stages of water polo player development in England

The England Water Polo Talent Pathway involves three stages of development for players from U14 to senior age groups.

  1. Regional Academy Programme
  2. National Academy Programme
  3. National Squad Programme

The stages ultimately lead to selection to senior national teams. The long term aim of the pathway is to achieve international success and re-establish a funded world class GB programme.

Player Pathway Matrix

England Talent Programme 

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