Category Archives: Waterpolo

Swim England 2018 Renewal: now open (31st Dec 2017-31st Jan 2018)

The annual Swim England (former ASA) Membership is due for ALL members (Divers, Swimmers, Water Polo Players, Staff & Volunteers).

The Renewal Process:
Simply, click on the link to the form Swim England form

This will direct you to a membership form, please complete all details then click on submit.
For the registration to be complete you need to pay the amount via your bank as NO money is taken out of your account when submitting the form.
The Fees for 2018:
Category 1 (non competitive) – £21.00
Category 2 (competitive) – £38.00
Category 3 – (staff, officials, volunteers) – contact me direct.
IMPORTANT – Failure to renew the membership by Wednesday 31st January 2018 will result in your child being turned away from their training session and their membership with the Club and Swim England being lapsed.

Late applications and payments after 31st January will incur a £10 administration fee on top of normal fees to reinstate the lapsed membership.


Development Squads (stages 8-9-10)
The coaches highly recommend to apply for Cat 2 Competitive.
Club Squad (Friday only, 7-8pm @Park Road)
Should apply for Cat 1. If interested in entering competitions please call me for further details.
Competitive Squads and Performance Squads
MUST apply for Cat 2 Competitive.
Water Polo Players
Please check with your coach which Category you should apply for.
Please check with your coach which Category you should apply for.
If you have any further questions about the annual membership, please do not hesitate to contact Marianna by email or phone (07799 121692)

U13 Waterpolo development tournament

An intrepid 7 players competed in this tournament on the 26th November, meaning they had to keep swimming and treading water for three games without a substitute.

We lost the first game 3-7 to Barnet. They had a couple of strong players and it took us a while to work out how to limit their goal scoring.

In the next one we played really well and were 3-2 up against Croydon B, but conceded a heart breaking goal in the last few seconds to draw 3-3.

We won the last game against Lewisham relatively comfortably. So the final result was third overall.

I was delighted with the team’s gutsy performance and how much they improved over the course of the three games.

Water Polo U14s in second place in London Winter League Division 2

Haringey Aquatics U14s are standing at 2nd place after round one of Division 2 of the London Winter League. The team worked hard to beat Otter 3-2 and then had an easier game against Bexley. We were keeping up with Penguin initially but tired in the second half. We felt we could compete in the last game against Bexley, but did not have enough energy to really challenge them and lost 3-5 in the end. We only took a small squad of 8 (7 players in the water, 1 sub) so perhaps we should aim to take around 10 in future.

Rounds 2 and 3 are on the 28th January and 25th February. Keep the date free!


Water Polo U15 tournament results

Our U15s played in a friendly tournament in Croydon on Sunday the 24th. They weren’t at full strength due to a few players being ill, but they were in good spirits.

The first game was against Hillingdon Penguin who were quite strong and we lost 7 – 2.

The second game was against a weaker looking Barnet side, but by half time we were 5-1 down. The team knew they could do better and put in a really gutsy, and technically much better, second half to snatch victory 7-6.

They played well in the last game against Croydon B, but narrowly lost 5-7.

Well done to all the players. No more tournaments for a while now until the winter league starts.

Water Polo Fixtures – Autumn 2017

U15 Development Tournament (born 2003 or later)

Sunday 24th September 5:45 – 8:45

Whitgift School South Croydon CR2 6YT

Teams – Hackney, Haringey, Barnet, Hillingdon, Croydon B
All teams will play each other, 4 games each – 10 games of 18mins each


U13 Development Tournament (born 2005 or later)
Sunday 26th November 5:45 – 8:45

Whitgift School South Croydon CR2 6YT
Teams – Hackney, Haringey, Barnet, Lewisham, Kingston
All teams will play each other, 4 games each – 10 games of 18mins each


U14 Winter League (Born 2004 or later)

Haringey Aquatics has entered a team for this competition. Dates of fixtures will be announced later and are expected to be in November and December.

First Competitive Win for Water Polo U15s

The U15s competed in the third and final tournament of the London League on Sunday 10th September in Croydon.

Results were:
Watford: Lost 0-6
Bexley: Lost 1-5
Croydon: Lost 2-7
Otter: Won 3-2

The team have done very well to get their first win. When we played our first London League Game back in May we lost 18-0. But they did not let this get them down and have hugely improved since then. This bodes well for next season when all but two of our players will still be eligible for this age group.


Congratulations to all the players!