Water polo

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    Waterpolo Vice President confident despite no facilities

    October 19, 2015 at 5:00 pm

    Waterpolo Vice President Elliot Pemberton remains positive that the team can find a venue for the new season and improve on last seasons performances. Despite good interest at the Freshers Fayre, the Waterpolo team are currently unable to train after the pool they were using last year increased its rent prices. […]

     
  • Sunderland University in action during a Water Polo tournament earlier this year

    Ferguson delighted to captain Water Polo side

    December 12, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    University of Sunderland men’s Water Polo captain Jay-Dee Ferguson said it was great to be able to captain the side for the first time. The 21-year-old took over from last year’s captain Sam Balmbra but saw his side lose their opening two BUCS games 17-1 by Durham 2nds and 12-3 […]

     
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    Below-par Sunderland lose opening Water Polo BUCS games

    December 11, 2014 at 10:08 am

    A poor performance saw University of Sunderland Water Polo men’s team lose their opening two BUCS fixtures on Monday against Durham 2nds and Northumbria 2nds. Sunderland were dominated by Durham in their first competitive match of the season and found themselves 14-0 down, before Jay-Dee Ferguson found the net after […]

     
  • Alex Counsell in goal for Sunderland. Picture credit: Antonia Barraclough

    Feature: What skills are needed to be a successful Water Polo player?

    December 10, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    Water Polo may not be the most popular sport in the United Kingdom, despite there being over 300 clubs across the nation. This might be down to the fact that it requires the athlete to be physical, agile, alert and a strong swimmer throughout the whole game. SportsByte spoke to […]

     
  • Sunderland University in action during a Water Polo tournament earlier this year

    Sunderland face Northumbria and Durham in BUCS opener

    December 8, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    University of Sunderland Water Polo team will play their first BUCS games of the season against Northumbria 2nds and Durham 2nds on Monday evening. The three teams will compete in a Tri Series competition at Northumbria University Sport Central and vice-president Sam Balmbra hopes his side can be a threat […]

     
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    Water Polo player wins Young Coach of the Year award

    November 25, 2014 at 11:30 am

    University of Sunderland Water Polo player Adam Woods has been named as Young Coach of the Year at the 2014 UK Coaching awards. The 18-year-old, who is part of the GB Water Polo talent team has been coaching the sport since the age of 14. Speaking about winning the award, […]

     
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    Lancaster secure ninth straight Water Polo win at Sunderland Aquatics Centre

    November 17, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    Lancaster mens secured their ninth straight win this season with a thrilling 12-11 win against Bristol Central at Sunderland’s Aquatics Centre. Both teams won their opening fixture on Saturday but Lancaster went into the game knowing they had already beaten Bristol in men’s Division 1, 13-8. Lancaster were two goals […]

     
  • Alex Counsell in goal for Sunderland. Picture credit: Antonia Barraclough

    Friendlies essential for Water Polo team says Balmbra

    November 16, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    University of Sunderland Water Polo player Sam Balmbra believes that friendlies are important in preparing the side for competitive games this season. The University team lost 14-9 to City of Sunderland in a friendly but have seen a massive improvement since the last time the two played last year. Reflecting on […]

     
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    Saturday’s Water Polo Super 5s roundup

    November 16, 2014 at 10:52 am

    Britain’s National Water Polo League Super 5s began this weekend in Sunderland Aquatic’s Centre and the six Saturday fixtures provided drama, late goals and controversy. Bristol Central men’s stunned City of Manchester by scoring two last minute goals to win 9-8. Ashley Castle, who is just 16 years of age, […]

     
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    Sunderland to host British Water Polo League Super 5s

    November 14, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    Sunderland Aquatic’s Centre is to host the British Water Polo League for the first time this weekend. Five of the top UK teams in both Men and Women’s Water Polo will compete in a Super 5s league which begins on Saturday. The teams include some of the best players in […]