James Croud

Water Sports


Key Achievements

  • 2016 – Hythe Junior Water Polo Player of the Year.
  • 2017 – Hythe Senior Water Polo Player of the Year.
  • 2018 – Hythe Players Player of the Year award.
  • 2019 – Hythe Senior Water Polo Player of the year.
  • 2018 – Joined the British Water Polo League for Invicta Marlins.
  • 2018 – Shepway Water Polo Young Player of the Year.
  • 2019 – Shepway Water Polo Players Player of the Year
  • Selected for SE Region Water Polo, for 4 consecutive years running.
  • National Academy Water Polo Selection for boys born in 2003.

Team Achievements

  • Hythe – Various competition medalist/s at local level.
  • 2018/2019 – Hythe London League Winners. Under 16’s  (Top Scorer)
  • 2017 – Shepway Men’s Kent League Winners.
  • 2018 – Shepway Men’s Kent League Winners.
  • 2019 – Shepway Men’s Kent League Winners.
  • 2019 – Inter County Bronze Medalist for Kent.
  • 2020 – Inter County Gold Medalist for Kent.

Future Goals

To be selected by Invicta to play in the British Championships 2020 and Division 1 in the British Water Polo League and the Super 5’s within the next two years, whilst ultimately playing for England and GB.

Profile

Age: 17

I started swimming lessons at Dover Leisure Centre, at the age of three and completed all stages of Swim School. I joined Hythe Aqua Water Polo at the age of Nine, in 2012 and played Mini Polo and training matches with the Juniors. In 2015, I was invited to attend youths regional training sessions in Worthing for the SE Region and made my first debut for SE Region at Walsall,  in December 2016.

Shortly after this, I began training with the Shepway men, once a week for the Shepway B team and played in my first Kent League match against Dover in September 2017. From then on, I have gradually worked my way up through continuous training at least 3 days a week and have been a regular player within the B team, whilst also being involved with the Shepway A team, playing for them on many occasions. I have now been asked to play regularly for the Shepway A team for the 2020 season.