CCR Mitsubishi Named Title Sponsor of the 2016 British Water Polo Championships

May 10, 2016, 08:25 ET from 2016 British Water Polo Championships

GLOUCESTER, England, May 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Britain's Largest Mitsubishi Dealer Backs Gloucester Event

The organisers of the British Water Polo Championships, water polo's elite club competition, announced today that the UK's largest independent Mitsubishi dealer, CCR, has been named as the official title sponsor of this year's finals, which take place on 14-15 May at Gloucester's GL1 Leisure Centre.

Water polo is often described as one of the world's toughest sports, and the finals on 14-15 May sees the top four men's and women's teams in the UK compete in a winner-takes-all knockout competition.

"This will be a spectacular event," said Dean Enon, group marketing coordinator for CCR Mitsubishi , which has eight dealerships across the South West. "Water polo is a sport that requires speed, power and stamina, much like the vehicles we offer. Sponsoring the 2016 British Water Polo Championships is a great fit for the CCR Mitsubishi brand and we are delighted to lend our support."

Teams from Cheltenham, Bristol, Manchester and Lancaster will compete for the men's title, whilst Liverpool, Otter, Coventry and Caledonia battle it out for the women.

"We couldn't be more pleased to welcome CCR Mitsubishi as the title sponsor of the 2016 British Water Polo Championships," said GB Olympian and Cheltenham player, Jake Vincent. "Interest in water polo has grown considerably since London 2012, and with CCR Mitsubishi as the incoming title sponsor, the event has a tremendous future."

With many Olympic athletes competing for their teams in Gloucester, organisers are looking forward to welcoming supporters from across the country, as well as attracting new spectators to water polo from across the sports-mad Gloucestershire region.

The CCR Mitsubishi 2016 British Water Polo Championships kicks off at 14:00 on Saturday 14 May. Doors open at 09:00 on Sunday 15 May at GL1 Leisure Centre, Bruton Way, Gloucester, GL1 1DT. Tickets are available on the door and all games will also be live-streamed online at

About CCR Mitsubishi :  

CCR Motor Company employs approximately 160 people in the South of England and is the UK's largest Mitsubishi Group, with 8 dealerships located along the M4 and M5 corridors, from London in the East, to Gloucestershire and Weston-super-Mare in the West. Having proudly represented Mitsubishi for more than 30 years, CCR Motor Company handles sales, servicing, aftersales and MOTs, catering to the needs of thousands of customers across the region. For more information please visit

About water polo & the CCR Mitsubishi 2016 British Championships:

An Olympic sport, water polo is a game featuring 7-players-a-side (and a further 6 substitutes) trying to score goals at either end of the pool against a 30-second shot clock and unimaginable physicality. The sport demands extreme speed, strength, agility and stamina. The British Championships is water polo's equivalent to the FA Cup and is the highest level of water polo competition in the UK, providing the winning teams with the opportunity to qualify to compete in Europe next season. The finals weekend of the CCR Mitsubishi 2016 British Water Polo Championships take place at 14:00 on Saturday 14 May and 09:00 on Sunday 15 May at GL1 Leisure Centre, Bruton Way, Gloucester, GL1 1DT and are hosted by TV presenter Laura Winter.

The following athletes are available for media interview, which can be arranged by contacting Rum Doodle PR:

  • Craig Figes - Captain of Team GB men's water polo at the London 2012 Olympics and of the Bristol team, sports mentor and teacher from Bristol.
  • Jake Vincent - London 2012 Olympian, Cheltenham player and Solihull-based businessman.
  • Rosie Morris - Team GB Olympian and Liverpool women's Goalkeeper
  • Gael Logan - Scotland women's water polo captain and Caledonia centre forward.


Photo caption: Dean Enon, Group Marketing Coordinator for CCR Mitsubishi, and Jake Vincent, Team GB Olympian and Cheltenham athlete formally announce the title sponsorship.

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For further information, please contact Rob Lawson at Rum Doodle PR on 020 3640 5918 (Mobile: 07940 501 993) or email

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