Swim England and The Swimming Trust launch funding for Schools Polo Project
Posted: Thu, 15 Apr 2021 11:54
Swim England, in partnership with The Swimming Trust are offering funding to help state secondary schools introduce pupils to the exciting sport of water polo.
The project aims to support Swim England's Water Polo 2020-2025 strategy and its key aim to double the number of registered players in the next five years.
Schools are a vital part of this strategy, so the project will support 10 schools from across England, who do not currently offer water polo as an activity, with £500 funding each. The funding is flexible and may be used to offset any aspect of the costs of setting up a water polo group/activity – this could include pool time, balls, hats, goals, coach's expenses, or some combination of these and other expenses.
Swim England can provide advice and support on setting up a water polo team, as well as ideas of other schools or club teams to play against in your local area, and clubs for the children to join if they wish to take water polo further. Advice can also be given on sources of equipment, coaches etc.
Water polo is included in the GCSE and A-Level PE syllabus, so now could be the perfect time for your school to introduce water polo to a new group of young people.
For more information and an application form please see the attached document. Closing date for applications is 31st May 2021.