Courtney heads to European Juniors in Russia

Warringtons Courtney Dean has been selected for the British Gas GBR Women’s Junior Water Polo team who are heading east for the European Under-19 Water Polo Championship in Chelyabinsk, Russia.

The 13-strong team warmed up for the Championships with silver at their recent Four Nation tournament in Uerdingen, Germany.

The Brits defeated hosts Germany 10-8 as well as Czech Republic 11-3 as they finished second behind France, to whom they lost 14-8, at the tournament.

The European Championships take place from 9th – 16th September with the Brits having finished seventh in 2010 and ninth at last year’s competition in Madrid.

The British women will take on Russia, Italy, Greece, Ukraine and Turkey in the initial group stage.

  • CLICK HERE to find out more at the official tournament website

Great Britiain team for Women’s European Under 19 Water Polo Championships

  1. Jade Smith (Captain)
  2. Casey Smith
  3. Lucy Aspinall
  4. Sophie Gilbert
  5. Ella Chadderton
  6. Katie Hesketh
  7. Kathryn Routledge
  8. Claire Nixon
  9. Lauren Tasker
  10. Courtney Dean
  11. Danni Elliott
  12. Laura Shears
  13. Kate Thompson

Coach - Nick Hume
Assistant Coach - Sue Webb
Team Manager - Eileen Selvey
Physio - Julie-Ann Peart


  • 9th September: Great Britain v Greece
  • 10th September: Great Britain v Turkey
  • 11th September: Great Britain v Ukraine
  • 12th September: Great Britian v Russia
  • 13th September: Great Britain v Italy