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Weʼre raising £1,500 to support families and children of the Ukrainian Waterpolo community impacted by the war


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The GB waterpolo team are playing a World Aquatics World Cup match against Ukraine on 10th March in Bucharest, Romania. On behalf of the UK Waterpolo community we are raising funds to support families and children affected by the war. The money raised will go to:

- families who have had loved ones killed

- support the Ukrainian Federation in their continued efforts to relocate children from the warzone and provide them with accommodation and training opportunities

There are countless stories to recount but not enough space here to do them justice. Three former players who have been killed are:

Yevgeny Obedynskyi was a former captain of the national team who died in an aerial bombardment in March 2022, he had three children.

Oleg Holodnikov played professionally for Mariupol and was killed in an aerial bombardment aged 42.

Vitaliy Lisun died on the front line in the Sumy region. He was a state coach, referee and worked for many years as the secretary of the federation. As a player for Dynamo Kyiv he won the national championship.

For more information and to read a statement sent to us by the Ukrainian Federation please visit:

Pictured, Oleg Holodnikov (left) and Vitaly Lisun (right):

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  • Matt Holland3 days ago
    Matt Holland

    Matt Holland

    3 days ago

    Thanks everyone for your donations. We lost the game to Ukraine 12-9. Disappointing result as we were even with them most of the game but we didn't put away our chances. I spoke to their coach and several of their players and they wanted to share thanks to those who donated. I have been in close contact with the federation who will add our donations to their charity fund that provides financial support to the families affected as described. Many thanks again. Matt

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  • Anonymous


    Mar 14, 2023

    Well done Matt. Great cause


  • Anonymous


    Mar 13, 2023

  • Ollie W

    Ollie W

    Mar 9, 2023

    Great cause!


  • Ben Sivickas

    Ben Sivickas

    Mar 9, 2023

    Good luck on Friday game & great work with fundraising!


  • Arron & Jacob

    Arron & Jacob

    Mar 8, 2023

    Good luck in the match


  • Bella Gerrard and family

    Bella Gerrard and family

    Mar 8, 2023

    Great cause.


  • William Makepeace

    William Makepeace

    Mar 7, 2023

    Great effort with the fund raising, and good luck to both teams.


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