Water polo

Welcome to the University Water polo team

The University of Liverpool Water polo club is a great place for beginners or those wishing to compete at the highest level. We pride ourselves on our performances in the British Universities and Colleges Sports (BUCS) league, as well as our regular socials.


This successful men's team, coached by Anthony McGuiness has gone from strength to strength. The team trains regularly in the University swimming pool and has weekly strength and conditioning sessions. They travel all over the north of England competing in the BUCS league. They have attracted several high-level players who compete nationally and internationally supported by the elite athlete scheme.


The University Water Polo club consists of four teams. Both men's teams compete at the highest regional level (BUCS Northern League 1A). Our women's teams are both in BUCS Northern League 2A.

All teams train three times a week at the Sports and Fitness Centre. This includes friendly fixtures and mixed-gender training sessions.

Training times

Our training times are:

Monday 6.30-8.00pm
Wednesday 3.00-5.00pm
Sunday 6.30-8.00pm

Social events

As well as the Athletic Union night which is held monthly, the water polo team socialise after training sessions and matches. These socials can vary from movie nights to mini-golf in Liverpool.

For more details about joining our Water Polo club, contact us today.

The Athletic Union

The Athletic Union (AU) is a student lead union founded in 1884. The AU consists of competitive sports clubs representing the University in British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS). The AU also provides opportunities for social sports with over 132 teams across three sports.

Being an AU member is a great way to stay active, develop management and leadership skills and meet people.

Other benefits include:

  • Representation within the Sport Liverpool department through the elected student AU executive committee
  • Elite personal accident insurance cover
  • Access to physiotherapy treatment at our Sports injuries clinic
  • Priority access to AU social events
  • Financial support at representative level
  • Subsidised support to coaching an officials courses
  • Eligibility for colours and blues award.

The initial cost of the AU membership is £40 and this will allow you to join one club. If you wish to join multiple clubs, the cost for each club is £24 thereafter.

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