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How was the idea of organizing an international tournament?

I have worked with BIWPA since the inception of its Summer Camps in 2014 and 2015, but the ideas and projects never stopped and in September 2016, I proposed my intention to carry out any of the projects that had been raised in our meetings Cristina Marin general manager. Soon the idea of ​​an international water polo tournament that I raised to Cristina became more than just an idea for me.

Youth is not a common category in tournaments …

One of the keys to successfully realize the project was the age of the participants. Youth is not a common category in national and international tournaments. However, it is a very interesting age to promote and develop as it is the last age group before the move to the senior level. It is always a highly motivated group that has no peer tournaments where level can be measured and can test themselves.

So far it’s been a successful call with teams in England, Italy, France and of course Catalunya …

The first reports published regarding the tournament created a lot of interest and team registering for the tournament have come from cities all over Europe. Players, coaches and delegates continue to send requests for information and most are enthusiastic about the project. Barcelona is a city with a strong power of attraction for both sporting and tourism. The BCN International Turbo Cup will be a spectacle.

The dates are suitable for teams can reach a little more ground balls season …

Another positive aspect is the timing, in September after the period of summer vacation, players participating in the tournament BCN Turbo Cup come to the competition just before the start of the league competition, is the ideal way to start the season.

What you will find participants?

The tournament will be held from 9 to 11 September, with five games being played at the municipal swimming pool Montjuic, one of the most symbolic parts of the city. The aim is to create an environment not only for sports but also maximum comfort, so players can share and enjoy their experiences.

What does it mean to you on a personal level take care of this tournament?

Personally directing this project is an ambitious challenge for me, water polo is my passion, and to organize this competition allows me to enjoy the atmosphere involving sixteen teams playing and sharing the experience of an international competition. Great European water polo powers such as Hungary and Italy will be represented among other countries. With all these different communities, the tournament is assured to be a sporting success. We are also mulling various options that will enhance the good atmosphere in the pool. It is a good chance to come for the inaugural tournament and to make the most of the three days in Barcelona.

Joel Esteller, BIWPA coach & contributor, and player in Club Natació Barcelona has been chosen the best Catalan college athlete 2013-2014.

This award, given by Esport Català Universitari, which organizes Catalan university championships,  recognizes the brilliant career of the athlete and the results obtained during the year. Esteller, currently studying Business & Management at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, has received this award thanks to its high water polo level and winning the  Catalonian University  Waterpolo Championships.

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This is a very special award, as in the Catalan university compete 3,500 students from 12 Catalan universities participating in 14 different sports. At the event, which took place this morning at the Universitat de Vic, Esteller was thrilled to receive this award. “It is a recognition not only for me but also for water polo, and I feel very honored to receive this award,” said the player.

BIWPA wants to congratulate Joel for this recognition of his sporting career last year, and is hopefully the first of many.

Our  Water Polo Summer Camp at the Club Natació Barcelona is really close,  so we’ve decided it’s time to meet the coaches.

The campus at the CNB is supervised by Toni Esteller, one of the biggest names in Spanish water polo. Esteller has been coach of the national absolute team, and his career has been linked to the trajectory of the CNB, where he has been for more than 20 years.

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We’ll have  Yuri Colet, Joao Cancela, Joel Esteller  and Joan Basté as coaches. Their background’s prove their professional value and their experience, but we want you know them a little more.

THIS IS ME….Yuri Colet, coach

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Age: 23
You live in Barcelona
But if you could choose would you live in: Menorca
When I was a child I wanted to become: a Soccer player
Your childhood cartoon: Dragon Ball
A school memory: When I took 100% points in a math exam
Where did you use to seat in class, first or last row? First row, but something changed…
Beach or mountain? Beach
What is your most valuable possession? Family and friends
If you were an animal, you would be: A bird so I could fly, it would be cool .
A book: ‘Play with your heart’ written by Xesco Espar 
A movie: ‘ Running Scared ‘
A music group or singer: ‘Tots and the mythals’
Favorite meal: Gratin macaroni
Favorite drink: Guaraná
A virtue: Patience
A defect: Messy
A fixation: Bitting nails
Your fear: Open sea
You started with the water polo due to: My family, they encouraged me
You’ve played with : C.E. Mediterrani and a year in the A. E. Santa Eulalia.
What you like about training is: The feeling of being part a group of friends which wants to achieve common goals and get collective satisfaction.
If water polo wouldn’t exist, your sport would be: Handball
Cristiano Or Messi? Messi
Another hobby: Bicycle
On TV you watch …: Game of Thrones . But also football , the NBA, and sports channels.
Tip: ” You can always learn “

THIS IS ME…. Joao Cancela, coach

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Age: 26
You live in Barcelona
But if you could choose would you live in: There’s still a lot to know about Barcelona
When I was a child I wanted to become: an engineer
Your childhood cartoon: Asterix
A school memory: My friends
Where did you use to seat in class, first or last row? In the middle
Beach or mountain? Beach
What is your most valuable possession? Family
If you were an animal, you would be: A dolphin
A book: ‘“No principio estava o mar” Gonçalo Cadilhe
A movie: “The Drifter”
A music group or singer: John Butler Trio
Favorite meal: Duck rice
Favorite drink: Water
A virtue: Tolerant
A defect: impatient
A fixation: Controlling
Your fear: Reptiles
You started with the water polo due to: I was a swimmer, but it felt lonely, and I changed.
What you like about training is: The friends you make
If water polo wouldn’t exist, your sport would be: Surf
Cristiano Or Messi? Rob Machado
Another hobby: Surf
On TV you watch …: The news
Tip: ”Do what makes you happy, because life is about it!”

THIS IS ME…. Joel Esteller, assistant coach

joelblogAge: 26
You live in Barcelona
But if you could choose would you live in: Barcelona, it’s the best city
When I was a child I wanted to become: a water polo player
Your childhood cartoon: Disney
A school memory: My friends
Where did you use to seat in class, first or last row? Last row
Beach or mountain? Beach
What is your most valuable possession? My family
If you were an animal, you would be: A wolf
A book: ‘‘Play with your heart’ written by Xesco Espar 
A movie: “The Wolf of Wall Street”
A music group or singer: Earth wind & fire/ Michael Jackson
Favorite meal: T-bone steak
Favorite drink: Water
A virtue: Friendly
A defect: Impulsive
A fixation: The sun
Your fear: Injuries
You started with the water polo due to: It was a family tradition
What you like about training is: The peer environment
If water polo wouldn’t exist, your sport would be: Handball
Cristiano Or Messi? Messi (of course)
Another hobby: Music
On TV you watch …: Sports

THIS IS ME…. Joan Basté,  assistant coach

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Age: 22
You live in Caldes de Montbuí
But if you could choose would you live in: Hawaii
When I was a child I wanted to become: sportman
Your childhood cartoon: Son Goku
A school memory: The soccer games
Where did you use to seat in class, first or last row? Last row
Beach or mountain? Beach
What is your most valuable possession? Family
If you were an animal, you would be: A tiger
A book: ‘“All my brothers”  Manel Estiarte
A movie: “Shutter Island”
A music group or singer: Bob Marley
Favorite meal: Rice
Favorite drink: Coke
A virtue: Friendly
A defect: Stubborn
A fixation: Make noises with my mouth
Your fear: Losing what I need
You started with the water polo due to: My mum.
What you like about training is: Suffering
If water polo wouldn’t exist, your sport would be: Surf
Cristiano Or Messi? Messi
Another hobby: Surfing
On TV you watch …: The news
Tip: ” If you fight for what you want, you’ll have everything you want!”