Water Polo Talent Pathway

Swim England North West Water Polo have 3 elements which form part of the talent pathway;

  • Satellite Development Days
  • Inter-Satellite Festivals
  • Regional Academy Competitions  


Swim England North West Water Polo are fully in support of the continuation of an additional weekly land and pool training session that players on the Pathway can access and recognise the key importance having these sessions has played on the continued success of the Regional teams.


These weekly sessions form part of the Talent Pathway, as selection to represent the North West at the Regional Academy Competitions will be made at the Inter-Satellite Festivals, with selection for the National Academy and ultimately the National Squads taking place at these competitions.


Each Satellite hosts 2 groups:

  • Group 1 – U16s (Sept 2017 intake is for players born 2003 and 2004)
  • Group 2 – U14s (Sept 2017 intake is for players born 2005 and 2006)


The session is split into the following elements: Registration & Briefing; Strength & Conditioning 45 mins; Transition 15 mins; Pool 90 mins. The cost is £60 per 10-week term and there are 3 terms per year: Autumn, Spring and Summer. A trial for new players is held at the start of each term.


Please register your interest for the next trial with our Satellite Administrator:


Satellite 1 – Merseyside

Groups 1 & 2: Tuesdays 7.00-9.30pm

Lifestyles Austin Rawlinson, Parklands, Conleach Road, Liverpool, L24 0TR



Ant McGuinness


Head coach: Alice Byrne


Satellite 2 – Greater Manchester

Group 1: Fridays 5.00-7.30pm and Group 2: Fridays 6.00-8.30pm

East Manchester Leisure Centre, Grey Mare Lane, Beswick, Manchester, M11 3ND



Rachel Crompton


Head coach: Andy McGinty


Satellite 3 – Lancashire

Group 1: Fridays 5.30-8.00pm and Group 2: Fridays 7.30-10.00pm

Salt Ayre Sports Centre, Doris Henderson Way, Lancaster, LA1 5JS



Alison Hesketh

Head coach:

Andy Wilson


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