Welcome to SUWPC!

We pride ourselves on being fun and sociable with a competitive edge! We welcome players of all abilities, from complete beginners to National League regulars.

What is water polo?

Water polo is a fast-paced, exciting and feisty team water sport. It’s a little like hand ball. Only wetter. Played in a swimming pool with goals at either end, rolling subs support six field players and one goalie. Game play involves swimming, treading water and one-handed passing between team members, while the opposition defends. Points are scored by shooting the ball past the goalie and into the net.

What is the SUWPC history?

The first reference to a water polo fixture at Southampton University was way back in 1936, when the university side drew against Taunton School 4-4. In more recent times, the club started thriving in the mid 1970s and has continued to go from strength to strength ever since.

We have a long and proud history, providing a cornerstone of the University experience. Members have met lifelong friends since joining the club and even spouses! We hope you can be a part of our rich history.

What is training like?

We have two men’s teams and two women’s teams, so we can cater for a wide range of abilities and experience levels.

We train at the Jubilee Sports Centre at these times:


8-9pm Women’s

9-10pm Men’s


8-9pm Men’s

9-10pm Women’s

Do you play in competitions?

We enter several tournaments including BUCS and the Hampshire league, so all of our teams get a good taste of competitive polo!

For beginners who have not yet made a team, friendlies are organised throughout the year which serve as excellent game experience.

Every year, we also head abroad for a tour where we play ‘competitive’ games and to Cornwall for a tournament of some, shall we say, less serious water polo.

What are the costs?

The club welcomes all new players to two free taster sessions at any point in the year. If (when) you decide you want to join it is annual fee of £55 which covers all transport, training, equipment and match fees. Half year fees are also available at £30.

A pair of Speedos (swimming trunks) will set you back around £20-25 and will last the full 3 years. For the ladies, a Costume is £30 – 35.

Optional kit includes t shirts, jumpers, 1/4 zips, tracksuit bottoms and shorts and are all very reasonably priced for their quality.

Anything else I should know?

We’re one of the most sociable and inclusive clubs at Southampton University. If you’re looking for a way to meet new people, have fun and get fit, give us a go!

Fancy giving water polo a try? Meet us down at the pool, drop us a line at suwpc@soton.ac.uk or message us on social media @suwpc.

2 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi, I’m interested in waterpolo and was just wondering how I’d go about getting into it? I’ve always had a passion for watersports mainly waterpolo. I’m a male and I’m 24 years old.

    Thank you.

    1. Hi Kyle! Are you a student at the University of Southampton? If so, we’ll have our taster session sometime during Fresher’s week where you can come along and give it a try!

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