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Solihull became British Water Polo League Men's champions last weekend when they defeated Manchester 7-6 in the final batch of matches.

Front row: Jordan Elliot, George Davies, Nick Beard, James Alton, Peter Farkas
Back row: Phil Powell (HC), Pawel Wielogorski, Jake Vincent, Ryan Padbury, Morgan Hirsch, Matt Kelly, Matt Madden.
Not pictured: Ian Elliot (AC), Alfie Brown, Joe Hazeldine

Solihull entered Division 5 of the BWPL 5 years ago with a young team and gained successive promotions through the divisions finishing 3rd in their first year in Division 1 last year.

This year they have stepped up further and clinched the title.

They still have a relatively young squad with 7 of the 13 players used this season being 21 or under. All of the players live in the West Midlands and play locally in the Midland Water Polo League.

There has always been a strong junior development programme at Solihull but the main credit for taking the club onto this level rests with Head Coach, Phil Powell.

Sky TV filmed last weekend's matches and will be airing an hour's programme of highlights in the near future.