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Brits to host Euro Water Polo qualifiers in Sunderland

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The GBR Men’s Water Polo Management group will host the third and final qualification tournament for the LEN European Championships 2014.

The event, which will be held at the Sunderland Aquatics Centre, will take place from the 7th-10th November 2013.

The British Gas GBR Men’s Water Polo team, who finished third in both their first two qualification tournaments, will face Russia, Slovenia, Israel and Moldova, for a place in next year’s LEN European Champs.

His Honour Alan Booth, Chair of the Management Committee who run the men’s game in the UK, said: “This is the first opportunity the GB Men's Water Polo Group have had to host an international event and we are well placed to secure a place in the next stage of the qualifying process for the European Championships next year.

“We hope to have some help from an enthusiastic home crowd. The North East has a reputation as great sports enthusiasts and we hope that many of them will be at the Sunderland pool to cheer on the GB Men.

“This will be a chance for water polo supporters to see some of the players who played in the Olympic Games in London and to see some of the men who play their water polo for clubs around Europe.

“We are looking forward to introducing international water polo to many people who may not previously have had the opportunity to watch. I hope there will be some future GB players in the crowd seeing what a fast and exciting sport water polo can be.”

Further information on the event including ticket details will follow in due course.

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