In this week’s Spotlight On… we’re getting to know our Manchester based Water Polo club a little bit better!
It’s been a great start to the season for our water polo first team, who finished the first half of the season at the top of the BUCS Northern 1A with 16 points, after a strong 7 – 9 victory against Newcastle University 1s on Sunday 13th December.
We spoke to our sport scholar, and team captain, James Williams, about the club.
What’s the best part about being in your club?
“We are currently top of the league and undefeated, which is a fantastic way to close the first half of the season.”
How did your club do last year on and off the pitch?
“Not very well, we lost most of our games and lost a lot of valuable players, but we still managed to retain our spot in the Northern 1A.”
What were the highs and lows from last season?
“The lows were finishing near the bottom of the league, but the highs were that we had a great recruitment drive for this year, and we now boast some excellent players, including fellow sport scholars, Daniel Paddon and Declan Thompson.”
What are your hopes for the rest of the 2015/16 season?
“To be a firm premier division team with title aspirations.”
The club return to the pool on Friday 5th February as they face Durham University Men’s 2s in the next game of the league!