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Issue 293 – Stephen Mathews celebrates selection

14 year old Stephen Mathews is celebrating his selection to join the junior England/GB water polo team.

Stephen joined Frome Water Polo Club at the age of 10 and was identified as a talented player early on. He has been attending regional training sessions in Gloucester and Street for the past two years and last August he attended the National Water Polo Academy at Millfield. Following the Academy he received an invitation to attend an England talent trial in Cardiff.
Stephen was one of a group of 62 hopefuls who attended the International Pool in Cardiff and whilst there he was told that he had achieved selection for the England/GB team for his age group. Stephen joins a list of players from Frome who have gone on to represent their country in water polo; most recently his two team mates, Dan Brown (15) and James Blanksby (16) were selected to represent Wales and have been playing in matches for their country for the past year. For more information about water polo in Frome please see www.