I have played water polo for 14 years. It’s a physical and tactical sport. I know that a lot of people think that’s is an easy sport : “The swimming pool is short, you just have to pass the ball and shoot to the goal..” But it’s not!
In Toulouse and Paris, there are teams that regularly play. I invite you to go and watch a game ! It’s really cool !
We used to say that water-polo was like handball in the water. Created in England, this spectacular team sport arrived in Lille at the of of the 19th century.
The LUC (Lille Université Club) Métropole Water-Polo is one of the best female team in France. The team was created in 2002; for 4 years, from 2008 to 2011, the LUC Métropole Water-Polo has finished the regular season at the fourth place of the France Championship Nationale 1 (highest level in France). In 2012, they finished the season at the second place, and in 2014, 2015 and 2016, they won the Championship.
Never give up! This could be the motto of this team 😉
Since 2006, Lille Métropole Water-Polo plays in the European Championship LEN Trophy (Champion’s League) with the other best European teams, but the challenge is very stiff and the LUC have to improve their playing level.
Lastest games :
- Lille Metropole vs Bordeaux : 7 – 10
- Lille Métropole vs Nautic club Angerien : 30 – 3