Friday, April 21, 2017

Water Polo Cup Finals Day Returns to Olympia

"There is a lot of rivalry between the clubs so we know that all matches will be hard fought and closely contested.” Alan Anderson, Chair of Scottish Water Polo Committee

Top water polo action returns to Olympia in Dundee on Sunday 23 April, as the Scottish Cup Finals will be played out with six trophies up for grabs. Teams have been competing in the various knockout qualification rounds and twelve teams representing five clubs have reached their respective finals when a one game shoot out will determine who will be crowned Scottish Champions.

Scottish Cup finals day is the highlight of the Scottish Water Polo domestic season and the day’s schedule is as follows:

Time

Trophy

Competing Teams

2016 Champion

10:00

Mixed U16 Dave Balbirnie Cup

Stirling vs Menzieshill Whitehall

Warrender

11:25

Under 21 Malta Cup (Men)

Dunfermline vs Portobello

Dunfermline

12:50

U19 Annette Mooney Memorial Trophy (Women)

Stirling vs Dunfermline

Warrender

14:15

U18 Willie Mellors Cup (Boys)

Dunfermline vs Menzieshill

Not previously played on finals day

15:40

Women’s Graz Trophy

Edinburgh Uni vs Dunfermline

Dunfermline

17:05

Men’s Final

Dunfermline vs Portobello

Portobello

All the games are hotly anticipated with Dunfermline looking to not only defend two of their titles (Malta Cup and Graz Trophy), but to avenge last year’s defeat to Portobello in the Men’s Final. The men’s final is always played at ferocious pace and Portobello will be looking to defend their crown against their big rivals Dunfermline for the third consecutive year. 

Alan Anderson, Chair of the Scottish Water Polo Committee, said,

“Water Polo at this level is a fantastic spectacle to watch and is played with enormous passion and at an incredible pace. We hope that as many people as possible will come along and support the teams playing on Sunday. There is a lot of rivalry between the clubs so we know that all matches will be hard fought and closely contested.”

Scottish Clubs continue to compete at the highest level in Britain, at senior level in the British Championships.  Our age group national teams are also competing regularly in the British and EU Nations events across Europe. For more information on Scottish Water Polo clubs please click here.

Doors open at 9am and tickets are available at the entrance and are priced at £2 for adults and £1 for children. Kids under 12 go free.

For information on how to get to Olympia please click here.

Follow the action on social media using the event hashtag #SWPC17

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