Sedgefield Water Polo Club, based in Newton Aycliffe, would like to congratulate Ben Alderson and Ryan-Jay Griffiths (both 16) who have been selected to represent England in the U17 EU Nations tournament being held in Brno, Czech Republic, from 29th-31st October 2021. The boys will be competing against teams from across Europe in order to gain some valuable experience in the build up towards the 2024 European Championships, with Ben also being selected to captain the team. Due to strict entry restrictions for the Czech Republic, the boys will have limited supporters with them for the duration of the tournament and so all matches will be live streamed with the links on the Sedgefield website.
Both of the boys attended Woodham Academy and have trained with the club since a young age; their success shows that hard work and dedication to their sport, alongside a great coaching team, can achieve fantastic results. Good luck to both the boys and the rest of their teammates, as well as a special mention to Dan Barron who has also been selected as part of the England National Squad and will resume training with Ben and Ryan-Jay from November onwards.
The club now offer a beginner session on a Saturday afternoon for those wishing to try this fun and exciting sport. All sessions need to be booked in advance, so please check our website for further info and joining instructions. Contact us: