On Saturday 18th May Nantwich Outdoor Pool played host to a fantastic Junior Water Polo festival.
10 mixed teams of boys and girls aged 14 and under from across the North West region and further afield, played non-stop, back to back matches at the MANUP! Festival Junior Edition. Teams played in two groups stages going into playoffs and semi finals.
Bridgefield Water Polo Club (Liverpool) secured the Gold medal position beating runners up City of Sheffield Water Polo Club, with City of Chester Swimming and Water Polo Club taking Bronze
Water Polo is a fast, exciting aquatics sport where competing teams attempt to score against each other using a ball and floating goals. Players can swim with the ball, pass, tackle and shoot in order to score and the action is intense, tactical but most of all great fun!.It’s a fantastic sport for swimmers, and develops high levels of physical fitness amongst players. It is growing in popularity boosted by events like MANUP! which showcases the sport in vibrant public locations. Check out the VDO from the event here!
MANUP! have further tournaments planned this year, for Senior men and Women at Liverpool’s Albert Dock and Media City, Salford Quays
There are a number of Water Polo clubs close to Nantwich – to find your nearest club email [email protected] or contact them via Facebook (@manupfestival) with your postcode for signposting to your nearest club.
For existing swimming clubs who would like to start offering water polo MANUP! can provide advice and guidance on how to get started.
Nantwich Outdoor Pool is now open for the summer season you can find out more information and view the timetable here: everybody.org.uk/locations/nantwich/swimming-pool/