WaterPolo Scholar represents Great Britain in European Championships

Wednesday 7 February 2024

Fourth year student, Amelia Peters recently competed for Great Britain at the European WaterPolo Championships, where the team qualified for the upcoming World Championships!

Waterpolo Scholar Amelia Peters is a fourth year BSc Materials Chemistry student, who began her journey competing for her local swimming club and then went on to try water polo and loved the sport. She has been on the Talent Pathway since 2013 and is currently Captain of City of Sheffield Division 1 team which is competing nationally in British Water Polo League (BWPL). Amelia is also Captain of the Women’s water polo team and has been for the last two years as well as coaching some of the sessions. During her time at the water polo club the Women’s 1st team won their way into the BUCS Championship final where the team were victorious, winning the championship title in 2022.

Amelia said, “My highlight at university would be winning the BUCS National Championships in my second year at BUCS Big Wednesday and being awarded MVP (most valued player).”

In her journey as a team member for GB, Amelia has been involved in a lot of tournaments and training camps abroad since the age of 11. She got selected for the Senior Women’s squad when it reformed after the pandemic in 2021.

In preparation for the Europeans, the team competed in various Danube leagues and the World Cup Division 2 where they topped their qualifying group.

2024 European Water Polo Championships

The European Championship took place in Eindhoven between January 5th-13th 2024, where the team surpassed expectations by placing seventh. This means that they qualify for World Championship in Doha between 4-16th February 2024, and automatically qualify for Europeans in 2026. Amelia has also been selected for the Doha team and look forward to the challenge this will bring.

She also added,“My personal highlight was in the crossover game against Israel, where I was delighted to score the final penalty to win the game. We then beat Croatia to finish seventh.”

Heartiest congratulations to Amelia for this amazing achievement and we can’t wait to see how you go on to perform at the upcoming Worlds Championship!

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