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Water polo club close to Sterrebeek?

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Does anyone know of a water polo club close to Sterrebeek/Stokkel?
We're looking for somewhere suitable for boys aged 11, who are enthusiastic novices.

shortof

There are no swimming pools in Sterrebeek or Stockel.
The nearest swimming pool hosting a water polo club is Royal Brussels Poseidon in WSL. French speaking.

http://www.rbp.be/waterpolo.html

Feb 22, 2018 13:48
shortof

I believe Leuven Aquatics is a bigger team. Sportoase pool in Leuven.
http://waterpolo.leuvenaquatics.be/

Feb 22, 2018 13:50
MRK

Thank you - much appreciated!

Feb 22, 2018 14:09
alethophile

Hi MRK,

Not sure if you have found your water polo club yet. The information given above is not entirely correct.

Swimming Pools:

Stokkel does have a swimming pool - Sportcity, one of only two 50 m pools in the city (the other is in Molenbeek). It is situated at Av. Salome 2, WSP. But there is no water polo team there, although there is a good swimming team: CNSW.

Likewise Zaventem is quite close but there is only a smaller local swimming club, and not water polo.

Water polo teams:

Information on all the teams, fixtures, and results can be found here:

www.waterpolo-online.com

The team at Poseidon (WSL) plays in the first national league. There are also junior teams at the U15 and U17 levels. The head coach is Romanian and speaks good English; the coaches for the U17 and U15 are Bulgarian and also speak good English.

Mechelen is slightly closer than Leuven. especially coming from the west side of the city. They have teams in the First and Fourth Division National League and junior water polo from U11 to U24. The coaching is good.

Leuven has teams from U11 to Second Division National League.

The nederlandophone clubs are obviously comfortable with English but the language is predominantly Vlaams especially in coaching the junior age groups, in the same way as the French clubs will converse mostly in French!

I hope that is helpful.

Mar 9, 2018 11:11
alethophile

Oh the irony ... of course I meant the East side of the city.

Mar 22, 2018 13:05