water polo

Play for fun

If you don't fancy the commitment of joining a team, then come along to Active Campus Water Polo where you can turn up and play for fun.

It doesn't matter if you’re an experienced player or have never played before, Active Campus is for everyone and all abilities. Our friendly student activators will be on hand to welcome you and guide you through the session.

When: Mondays: 19:30 -20:30
Where: Manchester Aquatics Centre
How to sign up: There is no need to register – just turn up and play.
Cost: Free
Contact: Darren Waldron d.waldron@mmu.ac.uk

Active Campus timetable


Manchester Met Water Polo Club is one of our performance clubs. This provides an integral pathway with the country's top water polo club in the City of Manchester (NL 1st Division), Manchester Sharks (Northern League) and England Water Polo.

BUCS level

  • Men's 1st - Northern Premier Division
  • Women’s 1st - Northern 1a

For more details on joining this club, please email us at sportclubs@mmu.ac.uk.

Our sport staff

Coaches and support staff

GB Senior International, City of Manchester Water Polo player and current third year student Dan Paddon, is the new coach for both the men's and women's teams. Having represented Manchester Met for three years and captained the team to gain promotion and win the BUCS trophy, Dan brings a wealth of experience to the coaching position. 

Our sport facilities

Training facilities and times

All teams train in either the Manchester Aquatics Centre or the East Manchester Leisure Centre.

Men's training:

Monday AM: Water Polo skills
Monday PM: Strength and Conditioning drop-in, Training and Development
Wednesday PM: GAME DAY
Thursday PM: Training Vs Sharks
Friday AM: Swimming training

Women's training:

Monday AM: Training
Wednesday PM: Training
Friday PM: Strength and conditioning


This years Water Polo scholars

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Partners, links and pathways

City of Manchester Water Polo Club

Elite level water polo players attending Manchester Met are able to access additional training sessions with the club.

England Water Polo

England Water Polo Management Group have been delivering to AASE students during the year to improve exposure and knowledge of our offer.

Manchester Sharks

Development level water polo players are able to access additional training sessions with the club.

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