Their opponents include Ukraine. Which is what prompted the players’ idea of marking the trip by raising £1500 to help support families and children of that country’s water polo community, which has been so severely impacted by the war.
Can you help? The GB lads have set up a JustGiving page with the aim of attracting full support form clubs and players throughout the UK. See https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/matt-holland-2
This article - https://www.waterpoloengland.org/2023/03/02/one-year-on-we-hear-from-the-ukrainian-polo-federation/ - vividly describes what has happened to Ukrainian water polo in the year since the Russian invasion. Losses include former national team captain Yevhen Obedynskyi, who played until 2020 but retired after a cancer diagnosis and then died during an aerial bombardment last March.
GB also play Romania, Malta and Germany in their group. Team: Tom Manley, Dan Paddon, Aaron Winstanley (all Manchester), Kamz Powell (Exeter), Rudi Polster (Cheltenham), Jordan Elliot (Manchester and Coventry), Dan Atkinson (Invicta), Tom Hunt (Cheltenham), John Pratt (Sedgefield), George Davies (Cheltenham and Solihull), Ryan Symington (Sutton & Cheam), Fraser Duguid (Manchester), Matt Holland (Sutton & Cheam).