Water polo

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

    Sunderland lose final U-Polo game to Durham

    February 17, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    The University of Sunderland’s Water Polo team lost their final U-Polo game 20-5 to Durham 2nds at Northumbria University Pool on Saturday. Despite early chances for Sunderland, it was Durham who took control of the match scoring five goals without reply. Sunderland got a goal back when Jay-Dee Ferguson’s free […]

     
  • 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

    Olympic funding cuts disappoint Sunderland coaches

    February 5, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    Sunderland coaches have expressed their disappointed as Water Polo and Swimming are amongst several sports to have had their Olympic funding cut. Water Polo and Swimming have suffered cuts as UK Sport have focused on other sports ahead of the Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The decision sees the […]

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

    Defending must improve for Sunderland

    February 4, 2014 at 11:27 am

    University of Sunderland men’s Water Polo player Tim Routtu admits his side must work on defending if they are to compete for future games. Speaking after the 32-3 defeat against Bradford on Saturday, Routtu looked to improve his own performance and that of his teammates. “My performance always need improvement […]

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

    Sunderland suffer double blow in Bradford defeat

    February 3, 2014 at 11:18 am

    University of Sunderland Water Polo had their biggest loss of the season after losing 34-3 to free-scoring Bradford in what ended up being a BUCS and U-Polo game. Bradford were dominant throughout the game and scored nine before Sunderland could find the net. Some nice work by Sunderland on the […]

     
  • 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

    Sunderland to host international Water Polo tie

    January 27, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    Sunderland Aquatics Centre has been chosen to host the British Gas Great Britain Men’s Water Polo home leg of their play off against Romania. Sunderland hosted the qualification round of the LEN Men’s Water Polo European Championships in November, which saw the home nation beat Moldova and Israel. Russia were the […]

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

    Water Polo: Sunderland vs Bradford preview

    December 10, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    Water Polo coach Maeve McLaughlin has ordered her side to not give up as they travel to Bradford for a BUCS fixture on Thursday. Sunderland have already met Bradford in a U-Polo game that ended in a 16-6 defeat, even though they dominated for much of the first half. “I […]

     
  • Sunderland learn from Water Polo friendly

    Sunderland learn from Water Polo friendly

    November 27, 2013 at 11:00 am

    The University of Sunderland hosted City of Sunderland in what was an entertaining Water Polo friendly that finished 19-11 to the City of Sunderland. University of Sunderland’s Water Polo president Maeve McLaughlin was pleased with her team’s performance despite the defeat, and believes the friendly will help them improve further. “I thought […]

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

    Durham dominate Sunderland in the Water Polo

    November 25, 2013 at 9:35 am

    Durham University 2nds comfortably beat a tired University of Sunderland side 16-2 at the Freemans Quay in Durham. Having had to forfeit their last game due to a lack of players, Sunderland wanted to improve on their previous game against Durham, a 19-5 defeat last month. However, they found themselves […]

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

    Sunderland forfeit game due to lack of players

    November 18, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    The University of Sunderland men’s Water Polo team had to forfeit their scheduled BUCS game against Newcastle 2nds due to lack of players. Sunderland, who have struggled to find players in the past, automatically lose the game giving Newcastle the two points. “Ben Herring was injured and we had a […]

     
  • 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

    Captain Scott upbeat after play-off qualification

    November 11, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    Great Britain’s water polo team captain Ed Scott said there were many positives to take from their final round of European Championship qualifying.