Can you tell us a little bit about your sport?
Waterpolo is fast paced sport mixing elements of hand ball and swimming. Each team has 6 outfield players and a goalkeeper. Players swim around the pool passing the ball and try to score a goal at the opposite end of the pool. You can’t touch the floor for the entire match so it involves a lot of swimming fitness and as it’s a contact sport it’s very physical.
Why is water polo the sport for you, and how did you get into it?
Water polo is everything I love in a sport. It’s fast paced, really physical and challenging at times and heavily relies on team work meaning you make lots of friends through the sport and really bond as a team the longer you play together.
I joined my local team in Liverpool when I was 11 after becoming bored of training at my swim club. Water polo allowed me to carry on swimming but also develop new skills like passing and shooting and I loved how physical and exciting the sport was.
What does Varsity mean to you?
As a student who had their first year in lockdown and missed out on Varsity last year I’m so excited to finally have the proper experience. I love the rivalry between Beckett and Uni of Leeds and I’m excited to be a part of Varsity this year!