Bexley Water Polo club based at White Oak Leisure Centre, Swanley has declared a free launch its first Ladies Team. The training takes place on Tuesdays between 9.00-10.00 pm. Bexley Water Polo Club invites all girls and ladies over 12 who can swim to come along a try a different sport that is fun and exciting.
Although the ladies section is only a couple of weeks old, the team has already seen a “large amount of interest and buzz” says its former junior GB player, coach Amy Ennion.
Water polo is an Olympic sport which originated in Scotland in the late 19th century. The game consists of 4 quarters in which two teams attempt to win by scoring the most goals. Each team is allowed to have seven players in the water at any one time and other than the goalkeeper, you will see these players moving continuously around the pool. As well as being a minor contact sport players are also not allowed to touch the bottom of the pool or hold the ball with more than one hand.
The club relaunched its junior section last year now boosts a thriving senior men and mixed junior sections, with over 50 member including three GB Olympians from 2012. Bexley Water Polo was established in 1969, having fantastic success at junior and senior levels in the 1980s & 1990s. The club is again thriving with the senior men winning the London League this year. Although we have already a good initial girls/ladies membership the team is very keen to have more girls/ladies to try this exciting team and social sport.
The team which is renowned for its trophy success at local and national level also values itself on its sense of community spirit. It has also seen a great success in guiding and developing its player’s skills to national and even international honours. This may also be claimed by its future ladies team especially with its recent application for funding to ensure the team have brand new equipment and coaching investment.
“Whether you are interested in coming to the club to develop already established Water Polo abilities or as a total beginner the team is excited to cater to your needs and expectations. The most important first and foremost is to have fun.” states the clubs Membership Secretary/Kent Water Polo Manager Paul Holehouse.