England’s water polo squads return to action in Home Nations Tournament

19 to 21 May 2023 - Sport Ireland National Aquatic Centre, Dublin

Four Nations Water Polo Schedule

England’s senior men’s and a women’s developmental water polo squad are competing in a Home Nations Tournament.

The men’s side are looking to retain the title that they won in Coventry last year whilst the women’s team gives some of the nation’s up and coming talent from the U19 and U17 squads a taste of senior action.

England will take on Wales, Scotland and Ireland in a tournament that presents a great opportunity to prepare both squads ahead of this summer’s events.

The women’s competition gets underway on Friday evening before the men begin their campaign on Saturday.

England’s senior men’s squad contains nine of the players that won all three of their matches in 2022.

They defeated Wales (21-2), Ireland (10-6) and Scotland (13-7) as they lifted the trophy at the Alan Higgs Centre last May. This time around they’ll be looking to repeat the feat and will be led by experienced head coach Nick Hume who will also be preparing to select his squad for the British team’s entry into the LEN European qualification event next month. He will be joined by Matt Holland – Great Britain’s goalkeeper at the London 2012 Olympics – as assistant coach and Ian Elliot as team manager.

Katy Cutler will lead the women’s side with Rose Younger as assistant coach and Victoria Dickens as their team manager.

It’s a team that contains a mixture of youth and experience and includes a number of players that took part in the U19 European Championships in 2022. It also gives the opportunity to some of the younger members of the squad to gain some high-level match experience ahead of the U17 European Championships in August.

At 15-years-old, Lucy Blenkinship (City of Manchester) and Amelie Perkins (Cheltenham) are a part of the squad as they look to continue their form from the Swim England National Age Group Championships where they won the U17 girls top scorer and MVP awards respectively.

Referee Connor Jukes is also set to make his international debut at the competition after a successful domestic season in the BWPL.

HBV will be live streaming all the action from the Home Nations Tournament which you can sign up and watch here on InPlayer (€5 day 1/€15 day 2/€10 day 3 or €18 all games).

You can see the full schedule for both teams as well as a list of all the athletes and coaches heading to Dublin below.

Competition schedule

Friday 19 May
Women – England 21 vs 3 Scotland  6:45pm
(4-1, 5-1, 9-0, 3-1)
Women - Ireland 21 vs 5 Wales

Saturday 20 May
Men – England 23 vs 5 Wales
(3-1, 8-1, 6-2, 6-1)
Men - Ireland 13 vs 12 Scotland

Women - Wales 10 vs 9 Scotland
Women – England 10 vs 11 Ireland
(1-3, 5-2, 2-3, 2-3)

Men - England 13 vs 10 Ireland
(5-1, 2-2, 3-4, 3-3)
Men - Scotland 11 vs 10 Wales

Sunday 21 May
Women – England 19 vs 5 Wales
(2-1, 7-3, 6-1, 4-0)
Women – Ireland 18 vs 3 Scotland

Men – England 11 vs 6 Scotland
(6-2, 1-2, 4-2, 0-0)
Men – Ireland 15 vs 5 Wales

View results.

England men’s squad for the 2023 Home Nations tournament

Daniel Atkinson, Invicta
George Davies, Cheltenham/Solihull
Fraser Duguid, City of Manchester
Jordan Elliot, City of Manchester
Tom Hunt, Cheltenham
Tom Manley, City of Manchester
Elliot McHugh, Penguin
Rudi Polster, Cheltenham
Kameron Powell, Exeter
John Pratt, Sedgefield
James Salt, Penguin
Ryan Symington, Sutton and Cheam
Oliver Vodden, Rotherham/Solihull
Aaron Winstanley, City of Manchester
Head coach, Nick Hume
Assistant coach, Matt Holland
Team manager, Ian Elliot

England women’s squad for the 2023 Home Nations tournament

Lucy Blenkinship, City of Manchester
Amelia Brooksbank, City of Manchester
Madeline Brown, Hucknall
Maddie Calthrop, Mid Sussex Marlins
Amelie Cornell, City of Liverpool
Harriet Dickens, City of Manchester
Kelsey Evans, Tyldesley
Ruby Rosser, Worthing
Amelie Perkins, Cheltenham
Rachel Tibke, City of Liverpool
Holly Toone, Tyldesely
Lottie Winstanley, Watford
Head coach, Katy Cutler
Assistant coach, Rose Younger
Team manager, Victoria Dickens
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