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Rotherham Metro water polo consists of five squad’s, our training is specifically designed by our highly skilled and experienced Head Coach Norman Leighton.

Norman has coached Rotherham Metro Water Polo for over 25 years. 

He also works as one of the development officers for GB talent water polo so is constantly in touch with the GB coaches and staff.

Rotherham metro water polo is proud to have been involved in producing players that have gone on to represent their country on international duty, both past and present.

 

ROLE OF HONOUR

 

Fran Leighton                  GB ladies captain In the London 2012 Olympics

 

Adam Scholefield            GB Vice captain In the London 2012 Olympics

 

 

Chris Armstrong              GB player

 

 

 

Jake Vincent                     GB player

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amelia Peters                   GB Junior Player and England senior Ladies

George Jackson                Under 17's & U19's GB Player

 

Oliver Vodden                  Under 19's GB Player

Alex Robinson                  Under 17's GB Player / u19's and Senior Ladies GB Player

Samuel Swainson            Under 19's GB Player

Kate Parkin                      GB player Under 19's Girls

Daniel Hunt                     GB player Under 19's Boys

Paul Gregory                    GB player

Nadav Carmon                  Israel U17's Player 

Emily Crossley                 B U17, U19's and GB Senior Ladies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Henry Jackson                 GB 2005 U19's

 

 

 

Elinor Weatherill             (Wales,  common wealth games)

Geoff Wharton                 GB player

John Houghton                GB player

Stuart Skelton                  GB player

Billy Houghton                 GB player

Richard Leighton             GB player

Phil Stocker                      GB player

Mathew Birch                   GB player

Ben Pacey                         GB player

Players highlighted still Representing Rotherham Metro

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UNDER 12's

We have a wonderful academy squad with a mixture of both boys and girls aged between 8 and 12.   They train at St Annes pool in Rotherham on Wednesday nights between 6.30 and 8.00 and at Maltby swimming pool on Sundays between 5.30 and 7.30.

We aim to teach the following:-

  • Have fun in water polo

  • Improve ordinary swimming strokes

  • Teach water polo swimming strokes

  • introduction to the basics of water polo games (mini-polo!)

  • Perfection of the core skills

  • Introduction of dry land training with own body weight exercises

  • Introduction items such as warming up

  • Personal care

  • Mental skills

  • Games are a component of all training

UNDER 14's

Our development squad has a mixture of both boys and girls aged between 12 and 14.   They train at St Annes pool in Rotherham on Wednesday nights between 6.30 and 8.00 and at Maltby swimming pool on Sundays between 5.30 and 8.00.

We aim to teach the following:-

  • Continue dry land training.

  • Introduction into strength training

  • Develop warming up

  • Personal care

  • Rehab/rest and mental skills

  • Tactical, technical and mental skills

  • Games and drills are a component of all training

UNDER 16's

This squad has a mixture of both boys and girls aged between 14 and 16.  

They train at St Annes pool in Rotherham on Wednesday nights between 6.30 and 8.00 and at Maltby swimming pool on Sundays between 5.30 and 8.00.

 

We aim to teach the following:-

 

  • Continue dry land training.

  • Strength training

  • Develop warming up

  • Personal care

  • Rehab/rest and mental skills

  • Tactical, technical and mental skills

  • Games and drills are a component of all training

  • Advanced drills and tactics

 

SENIOR MEN'S

This squad contains men 16 and over.  

They train at St Annes pool in Rotherham on Wednesday nights between 6.30 and 8.00 and at Maltby swimming pool on Sundays between 4 and 6.00.

 

We aim to teach the following:-

 

  • Continue dry land training.

  • Strength training

  • Develop warming up

  • Personal care

  • Rehab/rest and mental skills

  • Tactical, technical and mental skills

  • Games and drills are a component of all training

  • Advanced drills and tactics

 

SENIOR LADIES

This squad contains Ladies 16 and over (also some of the stronger junior girls)  

They train at St annes pool in Rotherham on Wednesday nights between 6.30 and 8.00 and at Maltby swimming pool on Sundays between 5.30 and 8.00.

 

We aim to teach the following:

 

  • Continue dry land training.

  • Strength training

  • Develop warming up

  • Personal care

  • Rehab/rest and mental skills

  • Tactical, technical and mental skills

  • Games and drills are a component of all training

  • Advanced drills and tactics

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