Lancaster’s water polo youngsters head to Hungary for training

The Lancaster Water Polo team that travelled to Eger, Hungary.
The Lancaster Water Polo team that travelled to Eger, Hungary.

Lancaster City Swimming and Water Polo Club’s youngsters have been at a training camp in Hungary.

The team, including senior British Water Polo League players, Scott Sharpe, Lewis Peach and goalkeeper Owian Llewellyn were in Eger, home to one of Europe’s top clubs.

The spent six days in training and took on some tough opposition with their final game ending in a draw.

The Lancaster lads also spent time together team bonding and looking ahead to next year’s under 18 National Championships which they hope to take back after their last win in 2012.

Two members of the party, 15-year-old Aaron Mason and coach Zak Sly, had earlier spent four days in Eger with the Great Britain squad.

Sly is the coach of the side while Mason was joined by 19 other youngsters from around the UK. The pair stayed in Hungary to be joined by the Lancaster players when the GB squad flew home.

Zak Lamb, who went out with the Lancaster team, is heading to Croatia for a training camp with the Great Britain under 17 boys.

Another club player, Eve Simpson, is focusing on making the under 19s Great Britain team which will compete in the European Qualifiers later this year.

Simpson flew out to Holland last week as one of the 15 squad members who are fighting for the final 13 spots on the team.

She is hoping to follow in the footsteps of several other Lancaster City girls who have represented Great Britain.

If she continues she could progress to the senior GB side like Commonwealth gold medallist Katie Hesketh and London 2012 Olympians Alex Rutlidge and Beckie Kershaw.