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Water Polo Competitions

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Both the men's and women's teams have a busy year with matches. We have two main competitions during the year:


This Year

BUCS is the main league for university sport. It is split into a number of regions and divisions, with the men recently being promoted to division 2B and the women promoted to 1A. Our current opponents are as follows:

Men Women
Durham 2nd Lancaster 1st
Durham 3rd Leeds 1st
Huddersfield 1st Liverpool 1st
Leeds Beckett 1st Manchester 1st
Newcastle 2nd Northumbria 1st

Last Year

Both teams enjoyed a successful BUCS last year. The Men's team finished middle in their division. The Women's team finishes top in their division, meaning a promotion for the coming year.


This Year

The other league the water polo teams play in throughout the year is UPolo. Both the Men’s and Women’s teams are in North East Division 1. Our opponents for this year are:

Men Women
Bradford Barracudas Bradford Barracudas
Durham Durham
Leeds Gryphons Leeds Gryphons
Leeds Beckett

Last Year

For UPolo, the Men’s team finished runners up in their league, whilst the women’s team won theirs. The Women’s team went on to compete in the National UPolo finals in Cardiff where they finished 3rd overall.


Our Other main competition of the year is Roses. This is the most important single match of the whole year. In recent years water polo has become a massive fixture in the weekend drawing large crowds on Saturday night.

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