Great Britain’s Under-17 Girls Water Polo team have reached the qualification standard required for the inaugural European Games in Baku.
The team, who were selected from the England talent programme, won their final qualification match against Switzerland 30-0 (5-0, 4-0, 11-0, 10-0) to finish second in Group A on goal difference behind France.
Coached by Nick Buller, the team opened their campaign in Nice with a commanding 26-3 (7-1, 7-1, 4-0, 8-1) win against Portugal.
This was followed by an 8-8 (3-4, 1-0, 4-2, 0-2) draw against the Czech Republic and a narrow 13-12 (2 - 2, 4 - 2, 2 - 3, 5 - 5) defeat to France.
Meanwhile the British U17 Boys just missed out following a dramatic 7-6 (3-2, 1-3, 1-2, 1-0) loss to Malta in their final game.
The tournament was their first international competition playing together and after losing 19-7 to Germany in the opening match, they secured a strong 53-0 (16-0, 14-0, 11-0, 12-0) win against Latvia and 12-1 (2 - 0, 1 - 0, 4 - 1, 5 - 0) victory over Switzerland.
British U17 Girls Squad list:
Hayley Price - Tyldesley
Lucy Shaw - City of Liverpool
Verity McCoy - City of Liverpool
Danica Brazier - Chelmsford
Lara Partridge - Crawley
Beth Ward - Devenport Royal
Mhairi Nurthen - London Otter
Isobel Dean - London Otter
Grace Rowland - City of Liverpool
Hannah Edwards - Caledonia
Kathy Rogers - London Otter
Sophie Jackson - City of Leeds
Fleur Kennedy - City of Coventry
Overall tournament goalscorers for GB Under-17 Girls: Grace Rowland (14), Katherine Rogers (11), Izzy Dean (9), Fleur Kennedy (8), Danica Brazier (7), Lucy Shaw (7), Verity McCoy (5), Hannah Edwards (5), Bethany Ward (5), Larissa Partridge (3), Mhairi Nurthen (2).
British U17 Boys Squad list: