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Great Britain’s ladies water polo team captain Angie Winstanley Smith says London 2012 canada goose factory sale revolutionised the sport in the UK.
In their first appearance at the Olympics the GB ladies team but on Tuesday, under new management and with an exciting crop of young players, they play their first game back in home waters since the summer of 2012 with Russia the visitors.
With new Greek coach uk canada goose outlet Konstantinos Vamvakaris taking charge as GB start their FINA World League campaign canada goose store in Manchester against canada goose clearance sale the team that finished fourth at the recent World Championships, Winstanley Smith is confident canada goose uk black friday the future looks bright.
“How we have developed our play in terms of elite canada goose uk outlet level is really apparent when we play a team like Russia,” explained the centre forward, who has played for GB since 2003. When they Canada Goose online score a lot uk canada goose of goals against you it is because you’re making mistakes we’ve cut down our Canada Goose Parka mistakes massively and we control the game more which is exactly what we must do.
“We have to play at our rhythm. buy canada goose jacket cheap They will want to run. We will need to slow them down. We must canada goose coats make calm decisions in attack so we do not get punished.”
Winstanley Smith believes that Canada Goose sale new coach Vamvakaris will play a key role in this and one of the main things he will bring to the team is a new defensive style.
“The Greeks play a very technical and tactical style of water polo,” she said. “They are very calm and collected, a bit like the football team cheap Canada Goose who won the European Championships in 2004.”
The Great Britain side is increasingly benefiting from having players in leagues across Europe. Winstanley Smith was the first professional to play for the side when she joined Nancy in France canada goose coats on sale 10 years ago. Now the squad has 13 members who ply their trade canada goose on the continent.
There is also the core of cheap canada goose uk a new younger generation training full time under the watchful eye of Vamvakaris in Manchester.
“It (London 2012) changed everything for us, before we got the funding we were all training before work or school,” Winstanley Smith remembers.
“My first tournament was back in 2003 I had canadian goose jacket to pay to go we stayed in apartments miles away from anywhere.
“Playing in the Olympic Games was amazing. At the end of our quarter final, I had my hand on the edge of the pool and I could feel the canada goose black friday sale whole building was vibrating with buy canada goose jacket people cheering on Team GB. I still get Canada Goose Coats On Sale goose bumps thinking about it now.
“There is a still a buzz around the Olympics and I canada goose outlet think we can use it to develop our sport.
“The men’s team were well supported recently in their European Championship qualifiers in Sunderland. That was great and builds on the Canada Goose Jackets energy of London.”
Winstanley Smith believes that the key to increased success on the international stage is to get more and more players to pick up the sport.