Welcome to Boldmere Water Polo Club
We are an active water polo club in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham supporting players of all ages and abilities.
The enthusiasm the coaches and organisers of our club have for the game of water polo, and their commitment to providing players at all levels with opportunities to experience it, has led to a growing water polo community in Sutton Coldfield.
The training is fun, but the real thrill comes from playing the game. The Youth and Senior Teams compete in the Midlands League, travelling around the Midlands from Oxford to Cheltenham and Derby for water polo matches. There is a chance for players of a certain age to train at Regional Training Centres, if selected, which is the start of the path to playing for England and then GB.
We even have tournaments for the younger players!
Boldmere Swimming Club was formed in the 19th century by a group who swam regularly in the pools of Sutton Park that sits on the north eastern edge of greater Birmingham. Its name comes from the nearby village of Boldmere which today is one of several residential areas that make up the historic Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield.
Boldmere Water Polo Club follows the league rules of Swim England whose website has a lot of great information about water polo. Click here to find out more
If we?ve piqued your interest about water polo please get in touch. We would be pleased to welcome you to our water polo community.
TRY WATER POLO
Free Taster Sessions
If you can confidently swim four lengths (100 meters) and would like to give water polo a try, please join us during the Sunday sessions. We offer the first three sessions for FREE to make sure it's the sport for you.
GET IN TOUCH
Want more information on Boldmere Water Polo Club?
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Gym Membership Offer for Boldmere Swimming Club Swimmers / Water Polo Players
Unique 1 Gym (1 Reddicap Trading Estate, B75 7BU Sutton Coldfield)
- 12-18yrs - half price gym membership (£15/month)
(12–16yrs cannot use the weights section but can use all cardio and HIT training and core equipment).
- 18yrs+ - reduced rate gym membership (£22.50/month)
*Membership will be verified on joining
Boldmere Water Polo Awards Evening
Boldmere?Water Polo Club?held?it?s?first Awards Evening?at?Boldmere?St Michaels?Football Club?on 10th November to celebrate the?players successes during the 2016-2017 season.??
The Micros Team, players who are just learning the rules of the game and proper technique for treading water, passing and scoring, received engraved?medals from the?club's?International players.?
Trophies were awarded in three categories across the?competition?teams, including the Minis Team of players aged 10-12 who have just started competing at tournaments.? The winners?were:
Most Goals Scored
Max Dalton (Minis Team),?Alex?Sokolov?(Youths),?Gibsa?Bah (Juniors), Emma Marshall (Womens), Ryan Padbury (Mens?A), Mark Taylor (Mens?B)
Antonio?Pajaj?(Minis Team),?Alex?Sokolov?(Youths), George Bailey (Juniors), Sancha Tonks (Womens), Ryan Padbury (Mens?A), Denis Sokolov?(Mens?B)
Ahead of the event,?each player voted for the team member?who best represented?the spirit of water polo to receive the coveted Players? Player Award:
Noah Edwards and Charlie Shay (Minis), Alex?Sokolov?(Youths), Denis?Sokolov?(Juniors),?Dita?Tonks (Womens), Pawel?Wielogorshi(Mens?A), Adam Arthur (Mens?B)?
Special recognition was given to Deborah Arthur for her Outstanding?Contribution to the Club as she has dedicated?many?years?to the management and running of the water polo club.
Ryan presenting Medals
Players 9 years old and younger start on the Micro Team where they learn the skills of treading water, passing the ball, the positions, rules and plays of water polo. The Micros practice on Sunday evenings, 6:15pm start for land training then in the water 6:30-7:30pm.
The next stage for players is the Mini Team where those who have honed their technique begin putting their skills into practice with drills, matches and tournaments. Most players on this team are age 9-13, they practice on Sunday evenings, 6:15pm start for land training then in the water 6:30-7:30pm.
A mixed team of young players under the age of 16, who are proficient at the drills and technique, and are building their match skills, many in preparation for GB test matches. The Youth Team trains Sunday evenings, 6:15pm start for land training then in the water 6:30-7:30pm, and Tuesdays 8:30-10:00pm if you want a second session.
Boys under the age of 18 who have mastered water polo and are actively competing train on Sunday evenings 7:30-8:45pm, and Tuesdays 8:30-10:00pm if you want a second session.
This is a team of ladies, age 14 upward, who understand the game of water polo and enjoy practicing and competing. The Women?s Team trains Sunday evenings from 7:30-8:45pm, and Tuesdays 8:30-10:00pm if you want a second session.
Boldmere water polo has two active Men?s Teams, A and B squad, both of which consist of boys and men over the age of 15 with solid skills and understanding of the game. The Men?s teams train on Sunday evenings, 8:45-10:00pm, and Tuesdays 8:30-10:00pm if you want a second session.