Out To Swim’s water polo team, London Orca hosted a successful two-day European Championship water polo tournament at the Queen Elizabeth Boys School in High Barnet over the weekend (November 2-3).
Thirteen teams registered for the tournament from Copenhagen, Paris, Antwerp, Brussels, Amsterdam, Birmingham, Manchester and four teams from London Orca.
All four Orca teams won their play-off games. The final came down to an exciting game between the top London Orca team against their Manchester rivals, with the London Orca team clinching gold.
After the tournament finished, the participants headed to the Shadow Lounge in Soho for an after party.
Gareth Johnson, Chair of Out To Swim and London Orca player, said:
“It’s been a fantastic tournament – 13 teams from across Europe competing in what has been the biggest LGBT water polo tournament outside of a Gay Games. We’ve played some great water polo, but we’ve also had a lot of fun. The feedback from all the competitors has been really positive – they’ve loved the tournament and they’ve loved being in London for the weekend.”
Further tournaments are planned in Manchester and Paris in 2013.
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