Ripon soldier’s water polo success

Spr Adrian Davey from Ripon has won a place on the Army's water polo team. (Photo by Corporal Andy Reddy RLC)

Spr Adrian Davey from Ripon has won a place on the Army's water polo team. (Photo by Corporal Andy Reddy RLC)

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A SOLDIER from Ripon has won a place on the Army’s national water polo squad.

Sapper Adrian Davey impressed selectors during an intensive training week in Gibraltar.

And now the 24-year-old, who is based with the 42 Engineer Regiment in Hermitage, West Sussex, is one of the Army’s elite squad.

He is currently being coached to compete against the Navy and RAF in a competition taking place in Hampshire next month.

“I love water polo and I love representing the Army,” Spr Davey said.

“It’s great fitness and it gets me out the office,” he added.

Speaking about the upcoming tournament he said: “We’ve got a really good team out here and hopefully we’ll have a strong side for July.”

Spr Davey began playing water polo a decade ago at the age of 14.

He joined the Harrogate and Ripon team which was coached by his father, Chris, a former Regimental Sergeant Major who also played for the Army.