Friday, December 6, 2019

1909: Leicester ladies beat Clapton at Hackney Baths

¨The Water Polo match. The Leicester ladies beat Clapton by 3 goals to 1 at Hackney¨
Source: The Illustrated Sports and Dramatic News, October 9, 1909

1909: Wigan Vs Polytechnic at Shoreditch Baths

¨The Shoreditch Baths were crowded last week when Wigan beat Polytechnic by four goals to three in the final tie of the English Water Polo Championship¨
Source: The Illustrated Sports and Dramatic News, September 25, 1909

1908: The Hyde Seals, Champions of England

The team of Hyde Seals; English Campions 1903-4-5-8, North England Champions 1903-4-5-6-7-8 and winner of the French International Water Polo Trophy at Paris.
Source: The Illustrated Sports and Dramatic News, December 19,1908

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

1893: The Champions of Tunbridge Wells Cygnus

The Tunbridge Wells Cygnus Water Polo team - ALL England Champions in 1893. 
Source: The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News; October 21, 1893

Monday, December 2, 2019

1884: Polo at the Salford Public Baths, England

The Manchester Weekly Time. Friday, September 7, 1884. ¨Another cause of the increased popularity of the galas is to be found in the marvellous growth of the interest in Water Polo. The game may be described as association football in water, the most marked difference is that the hand and not the foot is used to propel the ball. Goalposts are used, as in the well-known outdoor winter game, and skilled players acquire surprising dexterity in placing the ball. The ball gained such a hold that county matches are now regularly played, and an International encounter is being arranged