Water polo

  • Sunderland Aquatics Centre

    Water Polo debutant pleased with overall performance

    November 14, 2014 at 10:00 am

    University of Sunderland Water Polo debutant Elliot Pemberton says he was unsure what to expect from his first game. Pemberton, who had no previous experience with the sport, featured in Sunday’s 14-9 defeat to City of Sunderland and believes the match has boosted his confidence. “I don’t really know what […]

  • Picture credit: Antonia Barraclough

    Water Polo team will prove a lot this season says striker

    October 25, 2014 at 9:45 am

    University of Sunderland Water Polo player Jay-Dee Ferguson says the men’s team will prove a lot this season and the addition of new players will benefit the team. “I am extremely excited for my third and final season of Water Polo at Sunderland. I believe that we will prove a […]

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

    Search for Water Polo goalkeeper continues

    October 18, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    University of Sunderland’s Water Polo team are struggling to find a new goalkeeper after the departure of Alex Counsell. Counsell, who had played in goal since the start of the club, left during the summer and a replacement has been difficult to find for the men’s team. “We need a […]

  • Sunderland Aquatics Centre

    Aquatic Centre move to benefit Water Polo team

    October 9, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    University of Sunderland’s Water Polo President Maeve McLaughlin believes moving to the Aquatic Centre will improve the side this season. Fitness was a major problem for the team last year but the club have since moved from Thornhill School to the new site. “In theory it should improve the club, […]

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

    Balmbra looking to successful future for Water Polo club

    October 1, 2014 at 10:30 am

    The University of Sunderland’s Mens Water Polo vice-co president Sam Balmbra hopes the success of Freshers Fayre will help build a team for the future. An estimated 70 people signed up for the aquatic sport last Wednesday and Balmbra, who is in his final year with the team, is hoping […]

  • Jake Vincent in action against Israel as Great Britain. Picture credit: Zoe VIcarage

    Romania defeat ends GB water polo hopes

    March 3, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    Great Britain fall just short of reaching the European Championships following a play-off defeat to Romania.

  • Great Britain's Jack Walker with the ball as the home nation beat Moldova 36-8 in their opening match of the competition. Picture credit: Zoe Vicarage

    Water Polo coach Losep hoping for 2nd leg miracle

    March 1, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    Great Britain head coach Andrei Iosep says the team “need a miracle” if they are to overturn an 11-goal deficit and qualify for the 2014 European Championships in Sunderland on Saturday night. Iosep’s side head into the all-important play-off second leg trailing 18-7 to Romania and must produce a unprecedented […]

  • Team GB training at the Sunderland Aquatics Centre last night. Picture credit: Jay Shaw

    GB Water Polo eyeing fightback in Sunderland

    March 1, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    Great Britain’s Water Polo squad aim to overturn an eleven-goal deficit against Romania to secure European Championship qualification when the sides meet in the second play-off leg at the Sunderland Aquatic Centre on Saturday. Team GB trail 18-7 after the first leg, and must produce a mammoth comeback in order […]

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    Bright future for Water Polo says Ferguson

    February 23, 2014 at 10:00 am

    University of Sunderland Water Polo player Jay-Dee Ferguson believes the team can only get stronger as they look to next season. The men’s Water Polo team finished their last competitive match last weekend in an frustrating 11-2 defeat to Newcastle, but Ferguson believes the team have a bright future. “As […]

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    Sunderland Water Polo team lose cup game to Newcastle

    February 18, 2014 at 11:00 am

    University of Sunderland were knocked out of the Northern Conference Cup losing 11-2 to Newcastle 2nds in their last game of the season. They went into the game full of confidence having beaten the side 7-6 in a U-Polo match earlier this season and took the lead when Jay-Dee Ferguson […]