Welcome to the Watford Water Polo Club website.
Watford Water Polo Club was established in 1901 and is based at Woodside Leisure Centre, Watford. The club originally met at the river in the lower part of Watford, near Bushey Arches. In 1932, we moved to the Watford Central Baths, which was the only municipal covered pool in the county until after the war.
Watford now use three 25m pools, two 8 lane and one 6 lane. The club use Woodside Leisure Centre pool as a base, but as the club has expanded, other venues were introduced to accommodate the demand for more training and match play – QE Boys School in Barnet, and Habs Boys School in Elstree.
Until 2012 we were part of Watford Swimming Club, when we decided to go it alone as .Watford Water Polo Club.
In October 2016 the club were given Swim 21 accredition
Today, the club attracts players from a wide area across Hertfordshire (including Watford, obviously) and North London and we are a thriving club with teams at all levels and age groups.
As a Club we have two Men’s teams competing in the British Water Polo League, our 1st team are in Division Two & our 2nd team (named the Saxons) compete in Div Five. Also from the start of the 2019/20 season we will have a Ladies team starting in Div Three of the Woman’s BWPL.
In the local leagues we have Two Men’s competing in the London League, our 1st team compete in the Premier Division & Referee’s Cup, and our Men’s Second Team plays in LL Division One.
During the Winter months (Oct-March) our Men’s team competes in the Winter League Div One & our 2nd team is in Div Two.
We have also have a very strong Junior set-up with an U18s team in the London League, two U16 teams (As & Bs) who play in the London League Division One and Two respectively, two U14 teams in the same division as each other, and an U12 team, also in the London League. We have recently started a cadet scheme to bring on even younger players into the water polo world.
We also have a thriving Ladies/Girls section of the club that train on Sunday’s at Woodside & Thursday’s at Habs Boys School.
You can follow the club on Twitter @WatfordWP and we have a Facebook page Watford Water Polo which is by invite only.
You can see our list of club league and cup honours in the club info section.
The Club is run by a very dedicated group of people from Head Coach Edi Brkovic, Club Chair Person Nikki Baker among others. The Club’s Welfare Officer is Hilary Myburgh, to contact Hilary direct her email address is: Welfare.firstname.lastname@example.org, to see a full list of committee members click here
Watford Water Polo Club offer its members a Financial Hardship Provision to support club families or individuals experiencing financial hardship, for more detail click here