It is our great pleasure to welcome all the players, coaches and officials to the 12th FINA World Junior Women’s Water Polo Championships to take place from September 3-9, 2017 in Volos (GRE).

With the participation of our best junior teams, this occasion represents a landmark in the promotion of this discipline. Water Polo, the oldest Olympic team sport, is conquering more audience, more media and television interest, and is generating substantial work an attention from the FINA Member National Federation, clubs, players and referees.

Team spirit and individual search for improvement are two of basic characteristics of Water Polo. This philosophy will be present during this competition and the participating players will be an example of fair-play for the youth and all the fans of the sport worldwide.

On this occasion we express our gratitude to the Hellenic Swimming Federation, the Organising Committee and the local authorities for their warm hospitality in Volos and enthusiastic spirit. We are sure that our best junior water polo team will keep an excellent memory of this competition.

Our gratitude also goes to all those involved in the promotion of this event, namely the spectators, the media representatives and the sponsors. Thanks to the players, coaches and officials, for their hard work and excellent performances which enhance Water Polo’s image worldwide.

To all participating squads in the 12th FINA World Junior Women’s Water Polo Championships, we wish tem the luck and the best to win.