IT has been quite the end to 2021 for Warrington Water Polo Club.

There has been national success galore, with the under 15s boys’ team performing superbly against some of the more well-established clubs in the country.

In older age groups, three Warrington players helped the north west to regional joy and are on the path for international selection.

The under 15s were bronze medallists at the National Water Polo Age Group championships, held at Sheffield’s Pond’s Forge.

They won all three of their preliminary round matches – they beat Watford, West London Penguins and Northampton to set up a semi-final clash with Manchester.

Warrington were beaten 7-1 by the eventual winners of the tournament, which meant they went into the third-fourth play-off against Birmingham.

Despite trailing 4-3 at half-time, they stormed back to win 9-6 to secure the bronze medal, with Will McGeehan, Darcy Walsh, John Wilson, Andrew Collins and Jacob Green among the scorers.

Meanwhile, Warrington’s Fintan Lynch, Isabella Smithson and Lily Ireland have all been selected to join the England talent programme, with the squad of players training for a tournament in the Czech Republic in the new year.

It comes after all three represented the north west to victory in the Inter-Regional tournament, with both the boys’ and girls’ teams coming out on top against the best of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.

Fintan Lynch

Fintan Lynch

Isabella Smithson and Lily Ireland

Isabella Smithson and Lily Ireland

Warrington Water Polo Club continues to search for new players who might want to have a go at the sport.

Competitive matches start for 10-year-olds and the club has mixed teams at under 12s, under 14s and under 16s age group, but there is also a development group for those over 8 years old.

They also hope to have boys’ and girls’ under 18s teams playing locally, while a men’s senior team competes in two local leagues/

Anyone interested in joining should email