The men’s team finished 4th in the British Water Polo League consolidating the same position as they had in the 2012-13 season with a similar set of results, albeit with an improved defensive performance. Having qualified for the Super 5 competition from the result in first half of the season, Portobello fought out close games with the other four teams: winning three, drawing one and losing four games. The team is now preparing for the British Championships which will be played over 2 weekends in February at the Manchester Aquatic Centre. 
 
The Portobello women’s team have played their first competitive games and will compete in Scottish competitions in 2014, some of the women also play for a combined Scottish team, Caledonia who finished 5th on the Women’s British Water Polo League, their highest finish ever.
 
The younger age groups are also making strong progress with an improvement in the training time and coaching being provided. We now have 3 age group teams in the Scottish National Leagues, U14, U16 and U18 teams. Two of our girls, Carys Hardy, Bethany Livingstone, have been invited to Great Britain trials for age group teams.

Scotland is hosting a Commonwealth Water Polo Tournament for men and women in Aberdeen between 5th and 12th April. While water polo is not an official sport in the Commonwealth Games many of the Commonwealth countries are sending their national teams, this will be the highest level a Scotland team will be able to compete. Portobello will be well represented in both the men’s and women’s teams.
As part of the preparation the men’s team will play in an 8 nations tournament in Dublin with Bojan Donevski, Neilson Rutherford, Keith Anderson, Fraser Rutherford, James Scobie, Ed Grundy, Tom Cramond in the team and Ramon Valvona as assistant coach. The women’s team will head to Denmark for their preparation tournament, Portobello are represented by Gael Logan, Vicki Witko.