Senior Women prepare for return to competition

22 Aug 2021

Britain's Senior Women's Water Polo Squad prepare for a return to competition after a three-year hiatus with a summer training camp at the Loughborough High Performance Centre.

Seventeen players participated in the five-day camp following an intensive daily programme of 4 hours water polo and swimming, a gym session, a class room based technical and strategy session as well as 1:1 player development meetings ahead of a long-awaited return to competition at the Danube League on 9-12 September 2021 in Bečej, Serbia.

Assistant coach Peggy Etiebet said: "It is an exciting time for the squad.  We were so proud of the energy and positive spirit the girls brought to the camp. The gains the players made over the five days give me a lot of confidence for the future.  We have a lot of hard work ahead of us but the players have made the best start they can."

Niamh Moloney, who is based in Scotland said, "The Loughborough camp was an intensive camp with first class facilities. It allowed us to bond as a team while participating in hard yet rewarding training sessions. It has given us good preparation for competitions in the future."

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Summer training camp at the Loughborough High Performance Centre.

While Mhari Nurthen, who returned to the UK this summer from 4 years of playing water polo on a scholarship with the University of Hawaii, said, "It was a great camp, it is fantastic to get together as a squad to train. After returning from playing in the NCAA at University of Hawaii it was so valuable to be able to train in a high performance centre such as Loughborough with the facilities and pool time that were made available to us. I believe it was invaluable for our preparation for the Danube League."

Milly Wordly, based in Liverpool, said, "The camp was great fun and it was an honour to train in such professional facilities. The technical input from the coaches was fantastic and of great benefit to me as a player and for the development of the team."