Peggy & GBR Water Polo team prepare for European Champs

The British Gas GBR Women’s Water Polo team is preparing to head to Budapest next month for the LEN European Water Polo Championship finals.

The team qualified second in Group A in January and will face Greece, the Netherlands and hosts Hungary during the competition which begins on 14 July.

Coach Kostas Vamvakaris said: “Training is going well. The team has been centralised in Manchester for the last six weeks which has been really good and meant we have had time to work on tactics and fully prepare for the tournament. “The win against Spain in April was a huge confidence boost for the players. They feel very positive at the moment and believe in themselves which is great.”

The team travel to Madrid on 9 July to take part in a training camp with Spain before heading to Budapest. This will be GBR's second consecutive European Championships having finished seventh in Eindhoven two years ago.

Water polo is Hungary’s national sport and as such the two week tournament, which also includes a men’s competition, is expected to draw large crowds.

Good luck team GB & Peggy.