National Events and Leagues

Water Polo Scotland V GB Girls 16 (1)

Water polo in Scotland is played over all levels of the game. From Junior to Senior domestic competition to national and international events there is something for everyone at whatever level you wish to play.

League and Cup competitions in Scotland follow the calendar year beginning in January with league matches at Men’s, Women’s, Under 18 and Under 16 level. The National Championships provide an additional competition for clubs to compete in. Men compete for the Scottish Cup, Women for the Graz Trophy, Under 21 Men for the Malta Trophy, Under 18s for the Willie Mellors Trophy and Under 16s for the Academy Trophy.

Our highest level teams also compete in the British Water Polo League (BWPL) and British Championship. The BWPL runs from September to February with the British Championship being held in February and March following the conclusion of the League. These competitions pit the best of British Water Polo against one another and fixtures are held around the country. Scotland is represented by two Men’s teams and one Women’s team. Portobello have qualified for the Men’s Super 5s competition, the highest echelon, in the BWPL for the last 3 years and won the British Championship in 2012. Caledonia (a joint venture between Dunfermline and Menzieshill) have been promoted in successive years and currently compete in the Second Division of the BWPL and qualified for the British Championship in 2013. Caledonia’s Women also qualified for the Super 5s competition for the first time in 2013 and will start their 2014 season competing in the First Division.

Check out our Scottish League pages and our useful links to access all the information on the upcoming competitions.