Junior Waterpolo

Radcliffe Junior Waterpolo teams are mixed teams of boys and girls, competing in competing in 12&Under, 14&Under and 16&Under age groups!

Players can join the section in the year they turn 9 years old with the ability to swim 200 metres. Those who cannot swim 200 metres can attend our swim sessions to quickly attain that standard!

The section has a selection document in place which includes entry into the section.


Castle Leisure Centre, Bolton Street, Bury, BL9 0EZ

Sunday Training Times:

12&Under (Mini-Polo) 5.30pm-6.30pm

14&Under 5.30pm-6.30pm

16&Under 6.30pm-7.30pm

*Please note whilst we try to keep these as our standard training times, training often changes due to competitive fixtures. Our junior section runs three teams competing in various leagues. All training and fixture invitations are sent via our teamer app and we require all players to either accept or reject invitations.

Sessions Fees:

Club Membership is required to participate within our training sessions. Our Junior Water Polo section is £17 a month Standing Order which includes training costs as well as entry fees into the various competitions and leagues we participate in.

Coaching Staff:

Tom Gleaves – Junior Water Polo Head Coach

Mike Patterson – 16&Under Team Coach

Katherine McKinnon – 14&Under Team Coach

Alan Dennis – 12&Under Team Coach

Junior Water Polo Secretary – Elizabeth Colson


Tom Swain- Coach

Ian McKinnon- Coach

Chris Lord- Coach

Simon Baker- GK Coach


Managing Staff:

Simon Pritchard- 16s Team Manager

Julia Bentham- 14s Team Manager

Harry Colson- 12s Team Manager


As well as the competitions list below, the teams also enter various tournaments throughout the season. Examples of these include;

  • Lancaster City WP Development 12&Under Tournament
  • City Of Manchester Festival of Water Polo (12s & 14s)
  • Swim England North West Club Championship
  • L&D Mini Polo Festival, Cheshire Water Polo Festival


Bolton and District 16&Under Knockout Trophyresults
Manchester and District 16&Under Leagueresults
Manchester and District 14&Under Leagueresults
Manchester and District 12&Under Cup
Bolton and District 12&Under Leagueresults
Bolton and District 12&Under Knockout Trophyresults
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