Welcome to the University of Nottingham Water Polo Club

The Water Polo Club is one of the friendliest clubs in the University and our Teams are very successful in BUCS! We cater for every ability of players, ranging from current and ex-national players right down to beginners who have never played before, so everyone’s welcome! Training is up to six times a week, developing the core basics of the game as well as detailed match tactics and land based training.

If you’ve never played the game before, University is a brilliant way to get involved in a new sport without pressure being put on. So if you’re a keen swimmer, love team sports and are looking for something a bit different, give waterpolo a try. We promise you’ll have a good time, get fit and meet some amazing people along the way. For more information about the sport, our club and training times, Like our Facebook page, Join our Facebook Group and follow us on Twitter and Instagram (Details Below).

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Welcome 2017

You can find us at the Welcome Fair on Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th September at the David Ross Sports Village. For more details visit: You can also find out about all sport activities during Welcome Week at

Taster Sessions

We are hosting two taster sessions for anyone who's interested in trying or joining Water Polo. These take place in the David Ross Swimming Pool and are free of charge with all abilities welcome - It doesn't matter if you've never played before! Before you come to the taster sessions you will be required to complete a basic swim competency test, this is required for all water sports at UoN. The test doesn't take longer than 5 minutes and you can turn up at any time within the swim test time slot to complete your test. See below for dates and times of these sessions. 


Swim Competency Test - Thursday 28th September, Turn up any time between 17:30 - 22:30 to complete your swim test.

Taster Sessions - Tuesday 3rd October 21:00 - 22:30

                             - Thursday 5th October 19:00 - 20:30

We are also part of the Engage programme so we have regular sessions throughout the year which are free of charge if you have sports and fitness membership or just a small charge if you don't. Visit for more information.


Membership fees for our club are £45 for the 17/18 academic year. This includes 6 Pool Training Sessions and 1 Strength and Conditioning session per week. It also includes regular matches throughout the year. Please note, that UoN sports and fitness membership is also required to be part of our club. Early Bird membership is available until 6th October and for £189 includes the following:

  • Access to the new £40 million David Ross Sports Village
  • Three fully-equipped fitness suites
  • Over a hundred weekly group exercise classes
  • 25m Pool
  • Indoor sports halls and squash courts

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We have 4 competetive teams who compete in the following leagues and competitions:

Men's 1sts - BUCS Midlands 1A, BUCS Trophy, UPolo Midlands 1

Women's 1sts - BUCS Premier North, Bucs Championship, UPolo Midlands 1

Men's 2nds - BUCS Midlands 2A, BUCS Midlands Conference Cup, UPolo Midlands 2

Women's 2nds - Bucs Midlands 1A, BUCS Trophy, Upolo Northern 1

All Teams also have regular friendly matches throughout the year, ensuring plenty of opportunity for everyone to play. The Mens and Womens 1st teams have had great success this year with the Womens 1st team winning the Midlands 1A BUCS league and gaining promotion to the Premier North BUCS League, which is the top University league in the country. As you can see UoN is at the top end of the sport but don’t let that put you off giving it a go, as squad rotation is applied for all other competitions and we have both Men's and Women's 2nd teams meaning no matter what standard you're at, you’ll DEFINITELY get game time.


Pool Training is at the David Ross Swimming Pool at the following times-

Tuesday-        07:30-08:30   Water Polo Session

Tuesday-        21:00-22:30   Water Polo Session

Wednesday-  13.00-15.30   Water Polo Session 

Thursday-      19:00-20:30   Water Polo session          

Saturday-      16:00-17:00    Water Polo session

Sunday-        16:30-17:30    Water Polo session



As is important to any Sports club, Nottingham Water polo offers a great social experience too, with socials every other Wednesday. We go on two tours throughout the year, one during the Easter break and the other at the end of August. We attend the annual Sports Ball every year as well as holding the anuual Alumni Weekend just before Christmas, which sees club members past and present come together for some healthy competetion and to raise money for charity. Though we aren't the largest sports team in size, we are known throughout the University for our hugely successful socials both as an individual club and with other water sports clubs. Our smaller size means that you will be made to feel instantly welcome and have some of the best times at Uni with some of the best people you can meet. GUARANTEED! 


We also take part in the annual Notitngham Varsity Series against Nottingham Trent University which draws crowds of thousands to venues across Nottingham! Last years Water Polo Varsity event saw the Pool reach full capacity within 5 mins of doors opening, with spectators watching through windows to avoid missing the action. We ran out comfortable winners and the event also included a spectacular half time show from the UoN Syncro Team.  

We are looking forward to meeting you at the Welcome Fair, so come say hi, meet some of our team members and find out what the sport's all about. Any questions don’t hesitate to message us on our Facebook page, twitter, or contact us directly via email at







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Club Development Co-ordinator
Alice Kempski
General Secretary
Erik Gabriel Alveteg
Men's Captain
George Sadler
Robert Ellis Smith
Social Secretary
Jodi Collins
Tour Sec
Olivia Kate Needham
Benjamin Andrew Warner
Mathilda Mae Stone