Royhil Seals Water Polo Club was founded in 2001 as part of the development of the sport of water polo in Trinidad and Tobago.
By continuously encouraging the development of the youth in the discipline of water polo, the club, through it's founder and manager, Ryan Smith, has played a major role in the growth of sport in Trinidad and Tobago.
Part of the club's development is its participation in several overseas training camps and tournaments, which give players much needed exposure and character building in keeping with club philosophy.
Andrew 'Birdman' Francis, Head Coach
Andrew Francis has been involved in water polo since 1994 and has seen the resurgence of this sport develop to amazing heights thus far.
He has attained the following qualifications:
- Bachelor's degree in Sport's Science specialising in swimming. - Level 1 swimming instructor from ASA(UK). - Qualified Head Coach from Pan American Sport Organisation and the International Olympic Committee.
Francis has been the head coach of Royhil Seals from 2003 to 2013 and is now promoted to the role of Technical Director of the club. His scientifically structured program aims to prepare as many of our members as possible for places on the national team, with much success.
He has also coached many national male and female junior teams over the years.
As a player, Francis has had the benefit of travelling around the world for club, university and country. His greatest achievement was being a part of his third national CAC Games team in 2010 that qualified for Pan American Games for the 1st time.
Francis believes that it is only through passion and commitment that one can truly improve.