EU Nations Women's Water Polo Tournament 2022

10 to 12 June 2022 - Brno, Czech Republic

England ‘Red’ took home the silver medal at the Women’s EU Nations Water Polo Cup, losing 13-5 to an incredibly strong Hungary side in the final after an excellent campaign.

England entered two sides into the competition with the England ‘White’ side also impressing, finishing fourth after a 11-10 defeat in the bronze medal match to the Basque Country.

England ‘Red’ began their campaign with a convincing 20-6 victory over hosts Czech Republic before adding to that with a 22-3 win over Wales to close out day one. In their final group match, they kept up their 100 per cent record with a narrow 10-9 win over Euskal Selkzioa to top Group B.

England ‘White’ had to settle for the runners-up spot in Group A after back-to-back victories over Austria (17-3) and Ireland (15-6) before a 16-5 defeat to eventual winners Hungary saw them set up an all-England semi-final.

It was England ‘Red’ that came out on top over their compatriots, winning 7-5 in the semi-final thanks to hat-tricks from both Lily Turner and Annie Clapperton.

Turner won the competition’s MVP award after scoring 20 goals throughout the tournament, including seven from penalty shots – the most in the competition. She also scored the joint highest number of power play goals in the event alongside Milly Wordley of England ‘White’ with four apiece.

A valuable experience

Head coach Nick Buller was proud of the England sides in the tournament, explaining how pleased he was both in and out of the water. He said: “I was very pleased with the players performances at the EU Nations, both in and out of the water. After hearing the news that the Commonwealth Championships had been postponed, I was very proud of the way the players responded by focusing on the games yet to play and fulfilling our process goals for the competition. We were particularly pleased to field two teams in the competition, which has enabled us to develop the depth of experience throughout our squad.”

England took a young squad to Brno, including five teenagers across the two sides, and assistant coach Peggy Etiebet was delighted with the progress being made to transition these players into the senior squad. She said: “We were delighted to welcome two new junior players on their first outing with the senior squad. We’ve been working hard on our ongoing programme to help our junior players bed into the senior squad as easily as possible and help make that transition a smoother process for athletes. It was an extremely well-run competition and our thanks go to the organisers for that.”

Group A - Austria, Ireland, Hungary, England White

Group B - England Red, Czech Republic, Wales, Basque Country

England White / Red: Head coach: Nichols Buller, Assistant coach: Peggy Etiebet

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Click on a panel heading below to view match scores and streams of England games when available, and again to close an open panel. Local times shown.

Day 1

 

09:20: Austria 3 vs 17 England White
(0:5, 1:6, 1:3, 1:3)
 
 
10:30: Hungary 20 vs 5 Ireland
(5:0, 4:1, 6:0, 5:4)

11:40: Basque Country 20 vs 3 Wales
(6:0, 6:2, 3:1, 5:0)

12:50: Czech Republic 6 vs 20 England Red
(3:5, 1:3, 2:5, 0:7)
 
 
16:20: Austria 5 vs 18 Hungary
(1:5, 2:4, 1:6, 1:3)

17:30: England White 15 vs 6 Ireland
(3:2, 4:2, 2:1, 6:1)
 
 
18:40: England Red 22 vs 3 Wales
(5:1, 8:0, 4:0, 5:2)
 
 
19:50: Czech Republic 12 vs 16 Basque Country
(2:6, 3:1, 3:4, 4:5)

 

Day 2

 

08:15: Ireland 8 vs 7 Austria
(2:1, 2:3, 2:2, 2:1)

09:20: Hungary 16 vs 5 England White
(3:2, 4:0, 6:1, 3:2)
 
 
10:30: Wales 8 vs 8 Czech Republic
(0:2, 3:2, 3:2, 2:2)

11:35: Basque Country 9 vs 10 England Red
(2:2, 2:3, 3:4, 2:1)
 
 
15:15: Ireland 15 vs 5 Wales
(1:0, 7:2, 4:1, 3:2)

16:20: Austria 10 vs 18 Czech Republic
(2:2, 4:4, 2:5, 2:7)

18:40: Hungary 16 vs 6 Basque Country
(6:1, 3:0, 3:1, 4:4)

19:50: England White 5 vs 7 England Red
(1:3, 1:0, 1:3, 2:1)

 
 

 

Day 3

 

08:20 Wales 10 vs 6 Austria
(1:2, 3:1, 3:2, 3:1)

09:30 Ireland 11 vs 10 Czech Republic
(4:1, 2:4, 2:1, 3:4)

10:40 Basque Country 11 vs 10 England White
(4:2, 4:2, 2:5, 1:1)
 
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11:50 Hungary 13 vs 5 England Red
(4:1, 1:1, 4:1, 4:2)
 

 

 
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Note: The men’s edition of the competition takes place over 24-26 June 2022 in Brno. 

England have been drawn in Group A alongside Austria, Wales, Euskal Selkzioa and the United States of America.


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17:07:00 10.06.2022
 
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