The League made considerable efforts to book one of the country's 50m pools, but this proved impossible. "It means that, strictly speaking, we will not be using a maximum-sized 25m pitch," said League chairman David Andrews. "But GL1 is a superb venue already popular with BWPL teams and I'm confident it will provide a magnificent end to another campaign."
Venues for all fixtures in phase two will be published within a few days. But the League is delighted to announce that there will be two weekend events at the new, eight-lane 25m pool at Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School, Elstree, Hertfordshire.
This facility, part of the Medburn Sports Centre, opened only last January and has given a big boost to a school with a long history of excelling at water polo, including English Schools' titles.
Haberdasher's Aske's is opposite the Aldenham Country Park and Elstree Aerodrome, just over one mile outside the North London boundary. It is easily accessed from the M1 (Junction 5), M25 and A1.