This is in an anticipation of a FINA decision to reduce the maximum length of the men's pitch from 30m to 25m following next year's World Championships. See also: BWPL Debates 25-Metre Pitches (below).
The meeting elected President Pippa Jones, of City of Sheffield and English Roses, to a second three-year term in office.
The Michelmore Shield for outstanding service to water polo and to the League went to Mike Beard, who was awarded the British Empire Medal earlier this year in recognition of his great contribution to the sport over many years. Mike, of the Solihull club, is a former ASA President and currently serves as the BWPL Independent Financial Examiner.
The Columbus Direct 'most valuable player' trophies went to ex-internationals Bernice Cowton (City of Sheffield) and Chris Evans (Sutton & Cheam). Winners of the Super 5s top scorer awards were Liverpool Lizards' Kathryn Fowler and Tom Curwen, of Lancaster. Picture (by Trevor Hyde) shows Bernice Cowton in action.