Current Champions:


Age Range:

Year 7 – 10

Open or School?


Intention to Enter Date:

22 May 2019

Finals Date:

29 Jun 2019


Waterpolo is an aquatic game played by two teams of seven swimmers each, the object being to score goals by pushing, carrying, or passing an inflated ball and tossing it into the opponents’ goal, defended by a goalkeeper. Due to popular demand, the London Youth Games brought back Waterpolo into its 2018 sporting calendar hosted at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre.


The first organized Water Polo games were played in 1877 in Scotland after swimming teacher William Wilson created rules for the “aquatic football” game. 

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To get involved in open competitions, you will need to contact the Borough Team Organiser (BTO) in your borough or via the LYG App where you can register your interest for this competition here.

Only a BTO or nominated Team Manager can enter a team into a competition. A borough can enter any number of Borough/ Open/ Schools competitions with a maximum of 1 team per competition. 

A competitor is eligible to represent a borough if they are a resident or attend a school or college of further education in that borough. You cannot represent more than one borough in the same competition but competitors are allowed to compete for different boroughs in different competitions.