Baku 2015: Edwards ready for water polo challenge

11 June 2015 / 14:43

Hanna Edwards has been on a well travelled road to the European Games but she's determined to seize her chance in Baku.

The British water polo player, 17, lives in Dundee, which means many hours on the road just to get to training sessions.

Team GB finished eighth at the London 2012 Olympics and open their campaign against Greece on Friday before further games against the Netherlands, Hungary, Germany and Israel.

Only the top three will progress to the knockout stages and Edwards insists expectations are realistic for the under-17 level tournament.

"To finish in the top ten would be a huge achievement for us," she said.

"We have never been to a Games like this before and anything better would be amazing, but considering you have the bigger teams like Hungary and Greece, to finish in the top ten would be a huge achievement.

"Everyone is so close and we all work hard together and we have been working hard for this. Everyone has been training well and we all get along together. We are like a family that way.

"There is no squabbling and that shows in the pool. If we are losing we always try to work hard together."

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