BRITISH WATER POLO LEAGUE . . . venues for phase one of the 2014/15! phase two follows soon . . .
13/14 Sept Ponds Forge, Sheffield, Men's 3, 4 and 5, Women's 3
20/21 Sept Watford, Women's 1
20/21 Sept Newport, Women's 2
27/28 Sept Ponds Forge, Sheffield, Men's 1, 2 and 5, Women's 3
27/28 Sept Basildon, Men's 4
4/5 October Grantham, Men's 3
4/5 October Gloucester, Women's 1 and 2 (South)
11/12 October Portsmouth, Men's 1 and 2 (South)
11/12 October Liverpool, Women's 1 and 2 (North)
18/19 October Edinburgh, Men's 1 and 2 (North)
18/19 October Marlborough, Women's 3, Men's 5
25/26 October Marlborough, Men's 3 and 4
1/2 November Venue TBC, Men's 1 and 2
1/2 November Grantham, Women's 1 and 2
The League season operates in two phases. In the first, teams finishing in the top five out of eight teams in men's and women's Division One qualify for the Super 5s in the second half of the programme (with those teams playing each other twice more decide the League champions).
After phase one, the sixth, seventh and eighth teams in Division One progress to Championship 1 along with the leading five clubs from Division Two and play each other once more. That same process (bottom three in a division joining the leading five from the lower division) cascades down through the League.