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Following the demise of the centralised England Talent, the regional Water Polo Committee will continue to run an elite training pathway on behalf of Swim England via the South West Regional Water Polo Academy. The sessions will be used to assist with training and selection of regional squads, as well as provide the opportunity for players to be nominated to attend England Talent camps or for national team consideration.

Trials for the South West Regional Water Polo Academy for 2017/18 will take place this month on 23 September for girls born 2003-2005 (12.30-14.30) and 2001-2002 (14.30 -16.30), and 30 September for boys born 2003-2005 (12.30-14.30) and 2001-2002 (14.30 -16.30).

The Academy anticipates to hold seven sessions in the months of September, October, November, December, January, February and April. Players of suitable ability will be invited to return from the first Regional Academy in September to all subsequent sessions in 2017/18.

Further information and details of how to apply can be found at https://www.swimwest.org.uk/water-polo