Water sportsman to visit Pool Academy

A British water polo player who took part in the Olympics will be teaching a group of students from Pool Academy.


Craig Figes, who was team captain of the men’s team in 2012 for the London Olympic Games, will be visiting on Tuesday, July 16th.

He will be playing some water polo with a group of students in Year 7 and 8 at Carn Brea Leisure Centre.

Students have not played much Water Polo in the past so Tom Ford, PE teacher at Pool Academy, believes this will be a great introduction to the sport.

He said: “The PE department and I are very excited to meet Craig in a couple of weeks. It'll be an amazing opportunity for our students to meet such an accomplished athlete.

“It is also a great opportunity for students to complete a Water Polo session at Carn Brea Leisure Centre taught by Craig himself.

“This will be a wonderful way to reward some of our most hardworking students in Year 7 and Year 8.” 

Craig is working with Pool Academy as part of the school’s partnership with YouthSports.

Over the years he has taken part in the European Nations cup, the Commonwealth Games, the Australian National League and has been the Great Britain National Champion in 1995-1998, 2001,2007 and 2011.