LEN has confirmed the final version of the calendar and the venues of the European water polo championships and other major events in 2023.
As we have already written, the European Championships in Tel Aviv is scheduled for October (7 – 21), while the road to Israel will begin in March with the first qualification round. (the teams that were ranked 1st – 7th at the European Championships in Split are directly qualified, along with host Israel).
As for the age-group tournaments, the European U15 and U17 Championships will be staged In the next year.
LEN has made the decisions on the hosts of the tournaments.
The European U15 Championships for girls will take place in Zagreb (Croatia) between June 24 and July 2. The men’s Europeans for the same age will be held in Podgorica (July 8 – 16), in the Moraca pool, where the European U19 Championships was played this year.
Manisa, the city located in the west of the Asian part of Turkey, will host the LEN event for the first time. Moreover, the Turks will organize two European U17 water polo Championships next summer. The girls will battle for the medals from July 30 to August 5. The boys’ championships start on August 8 and end on August 15.
The start of the 2023/24 season for clubs is planned for September, with the Champions League Qualification Round 1. The Preliminary Round will start in November.
LEN major water polo events in 2023
10 – 12 March: European Championships Qualifications, Stage 1 (men and women)
17 – 19 March: European U17 Championships, Qualifications (men and women)
25 and 29 March: Euro Cup, women, final
31 March – 1 April: Champions League, women, Final 4
15 and 29 April: Euro Cup, men, finals
15 and 29 April: Challenger Cup, men, finals
31 May – 3 June: Champions League, men, Final Eight (Belgrade, Serbia)
23 – 25 June: European Championships, Qualification Stage 2 (men and women)
24 June – 2 July: European U15 Championships, women (Zagreb, Croatia)
8 – 16 July: European U15 Championships, men (Podgorica, Montenegro)
30 July – 5 August: European U17 Championships, women (Manisa, Turkey)
8 – 15 August: European U17 Championships, men (Manisa, Turkey)
7 – 21 October: European Championships, men and women (Tel Aviv, Israel)