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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 standing in 1A. Our current opponents are as follows:

Men Women
Newcastle 2nd MMU 1st (Manchester)
Sunderland 1st Lancaster 1st
Northumbria 1st Leeds 1st
York St John 1st Northumbria 1st
Leeds Beckett Carnegie Manchester 1st

Last Year

Both teams enjoyed a successful BUCS last year. The Women's team finishes 3rd in their division after promotion the previous year. The Men's team finished 2nd in their division and reach the final of the Conference cup against Sheffield.

Last Year's BUCS results - Men's League
Durham 2nd Northumbria 2nd Newcastle 2nd Leeds Beckett 1st
York 5-3 12-4 20-0 7-6
Last Year's BUCS results - Women's League
Durham Sheffield Manchester Leeds Beckett Northumbria
York 10-3 12-4 10-3 16-6 6-3


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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