Exeter Water Polo Club has been given a housing developer cash boost of £500 to help the ladies team compete nationally.
Taylor Wimpey Exeter sponsored Exeter Water Polo Club because for the first time ever the ladies team represented the city on a national platform.
The ladies team made their debut on the national stage in August last year and Taylor Wimpey’s donation has helped fund fees and expenses.
Jenny Herring, captain of Exeter Water Polo Club ladies, said: “This is the first time in the history of the club that the ladies have made it to a national platform.The ladies team made their debut on the national stage in August last year and Taylor Wimpey’s donation has helped fund fees and expenses.
“We have a strong team of determined players, which has allowed us to now be first place in the league.
“We are so grateful to Taylor Wimpey for their generous sponsorship. Many of us are students and so we simply couldn’t afford the cost of the fees and other expenses without their help.”
The club, based at Pyramids Swimming and Leisure Centre in Exeter, was founded in 1896. Its men’s, ladies and youth teams compete locally, regionally and nationally.
Melissa Langton, Taylor Wimpey Exeter spokeswoman, said: “We’re really proud to have sponsored the ladies’ water polo team with £500 towards their first season in the national league.
“We’re aware that this is a first for the team to be recognised at this level, and it is a real honour to be able to support them as they go from strength to strength.
“We wish the team the very best of luck in training and for all future tournaments.”