NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP LEAGUE
As a member club of Water Polo Canada, the Fraser Valley Water Polo Club competes in the cross-country water polo league known as the National Championship League (NCL). This high-performance league is meant to be Canada’s premiere development league, with the top teams from the Eastern and Western conferences meeting in May to decide that season’s national champions. The NCL runs in four divisions: U16 girls, and boys, and U19 men, and women.
For a Fraser Valley athlete, the NCL season runs throughout the majority of our regular season (beginning in October, culminating in national championships in May of the following year). As a western conference team, Valley teams travel once per season to Alberta, and Saskatchewan to play “conference weekends”, or a series of games against out-of-province competition. In addition to these travelling weekends, Valley teams will play intra-province games against other B.C. teams periodically throughout the season. A team’s record then determines their placement in the western conference championships (held in late April) which serve as the qualifier for national championships.
For more information about the National Championship League, included game scores, weekly recaps of league play, stats (including individual player statistics), visit WaterPolo.ca
Fraser Valley's U16 girls NCL team leaps into action during the 2014/15 season.