Draws for two European Women’s Junior Championships took place in Budapest today, on the occasion of the Euro League Final Four.
This year, the European Championship for 15-year-old girls and younger will be held in Szentes (June 27 – July 4), while Sibenik will host the U17 European Championships.
Twelve teams will take part in the U15 Championship. Nineteen teams will compete at the U17 European Championship.
Szentes (Hungary, June 27 – July 4)
Group A: Greece, France, Israel.
Group B: Russia, Hungary, Turkey.
Group C: Netherlands, Croatia, Czech Republic.
Group D: Spain, Italy, Serbia.
Sibenik (Croatia, 22-29 August)
Group A: Spain, Serbia, Israel, Great Britain, Czech Republic.
Group B: Netherlands, Greece, France, Turkey, Ukraine.
Group C: Russia, Croatia, Germany, Romania, Malta.
Group D: Italy, Slovakia, Hungary, Bulgaria.
The draw was conducted by LEN TWPC Executive Angel Moliner, Tamas Molnar and Dejan Perisic, President of Hungarian WP Federation Attila Vari, LEN Medical Delegate Jozsef Furstner and LEN Operational Manager Marco Birri, LEN announced.
Spain is the reigning European champion in both categories. The first-ever LEN Women’s European U15 Water Polo Championship was held in Kirishi (Russia) in 2019. Spain beat Russia in the final – 14:13 (penalty shootout). The previous European U17 Championship took place in Volos (Greece) two years ago. The gold-medal match was another clash between Spain and Russia. The Spaniards won 12:11.