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Last week, October 18th-24th, the Dutch ZV de Zaan team arrived in Barcelona. Two senior teams, one male and one female with nearly forty water polo players between them. Also, a technical staff of 7 coaches joined these teams as well.
This expedition is part of the contract that the Netherlands has with BIWPA and there has been much progress with Dutch water polo. Zan de Zaan joined BIWPA in Barcelona last year where they trained in the morning and participated in matches in the afternoon. The men competed against Catalunya, Molins, Horta, and Sant Felui; while the women competed against Horta, Sant Andreu, Mataro, and Catalonia.
The results have been very positive for the Dutch team and because of their hard work, they will hopefully continue to grow and be successful.
Finally, thank you to all of the clubs who have participated in the matches. Your support is vital for all of the teams who come to Barcelona and see that they can continue to work hard and improve their skills.

For two consecutive weeks, BIWPA’s team has had the pleasure of working with a large number of water polo players from The Netherlands, first with Zv de Zaan and last week with WOC Zuid. In total more than 100 boys and girls who have experienced the high level of water polo in Spain, specifically Barcelona, through training games that have made daily against Catalan clubs.

All this would not have been possible without the involvement of the organizers of each group, Marcel Ooteman  and Heleen Keinemans of Zv de Zaan, and Marcel Verhagen and Ronald Lindhout from the Woc Zuid.


The arrival of these two groups is part of the partnership agreement betwwen the Dutch Federation and BIWPA,  and is a new opportunity to further strengthen this collaboration.

We would like to thank through these lines the clubs that have helped us these days and above all, the people who make them.
Thank you all!

Toni Esteller
Juan Carlos Sanchón

Jesús Cabrera
Xavi Ribas
Florentino Villa

Manolo Delgado
Gerard Pla

Aitor Pinho
Marc Tomasa
Oriol Masip

Roger Garcia
Jordi de Haro

Sergi Pedrerol

Gustavo Marcos
David Torilo
Jordi Millán

Gonçal Zegrí
Jaume Teixidó
Marta Cabanas
Jordi Cisneros
Sergio Galindo

Thanks to a global partnership between BIWPA and the Dutch Swimming Federation, four international Dutch water polo players will play this season in the Spanish water polo league. This agreement between the Dutch federation and BIWPA also includes sports consultancy services, participation of Dutch sports groups in our Team Training Camps and promoting BIWPA in Holland.

The first players involved in this project are Jorn Winkelhorst and Ruud van der Horst (players at Club Natació Barcelona) and Jesse Koopman and Sebastiaan van Mil (Club Natació Sabadell players). The four athletes, who will meet in a match on Saturday at 12: 45h at CNB, are pioneers in this initiative, in which BIWPA has advised them on the best options to play water polo in Spain.


Although the dutch players have recently arrived here, and they have just started the league, the evaluation of this experience is positive. Jon Winkelhorst, CNB player, says that “the level of coaching and competition is very high, it is a pleasure to train every day at this level.” His teammates are very happy with the arrival of  the Dutch internationals, “it’s a way to professionalize our teams,” adds Joel Esteller, CNB player.


This agreement between the Dutch Federation and BIWPA will bring two groups of Dutch water polo players to Barcelona the next few weeks to make a Team Training Camp. But this is just the beginning in this collaboration, which will be expanded in the coming years thanks to the inclusion of the Dutch internationals in the Spanish Division of Honor and more Dutch teams to our Team Training Camps.

The collaboration is open to new initiatives and  BIWPA will do everything possible to promote this agreement, which benefits both the Dutch and the Spanish water polo.