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ROUNDUP: UPolo Finals 2016

On April 30th 2016, Cardiff International Pool played host to hundreds of University water polo players for the 2015/16 UPolo league finals. 

More than 20 teams across Divisions 1 and 2 competed for the Ladies' and Mens' Shield and Cup. Throughout the day, teams competed in at least 3 fixtures, with the action culminating in 4 Finals and 4 Playoff matches. 

 


RESULTS


UPolo British Championships 2016 Winning Teams:

  • Ladies Shield: Loughborough Ladies
  • Ladies Cup: Exeter Ladies
  • Men's Shield: Cardiff Met Men
  • Men's Cup: Cardiff Men

 

Local Sides Cardiff and Cardiff Men take home the top prizes

Congratulations to Cardiff University Men's team for winning this year's Men's Trophy. Cardiff always prove a tough side to beat, and this isn't their first Cup win, so keep your eyes peeled next season, though they are saying goodbye to some longstanding 4th year players.

Cardiff Met men were worthy winners of the UPolo Division 2 Shield.

 

 

Sheffield Hallam Win Cup

After going unbeaten all season, Sheffield Hallam fought hard to lift the trophy beating Cardiff Ladies in the finals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exeter Ladies Win Shield

Exeter Ladies saw off three other teams in their roun- robin group to be crowned the first ever champions of theUPolo Shield. Well done ladies!

 

 

 

 


EVENT VIDEO

We took TONS of action photos from the Finals but there was plenty going on poolside too.

Check out the GoPro action from the day:
 

 

FASTEST SHOT COMPETITION

For the first time, U-Polo ran a fastest shot competition mid-tournament using a pro-grade speed gun. Congrats to our winners who took home a U-Polo custom 15ox Mighty Mug and bottle of prosecco. 

 

EVENT T-SHIRTS

No Champs would be complete without custom t-shirts specialled designed for the 2016 Finals.

MVP (Most Valuable Player) t-shirts were gifted to every team who attended the finals.