01 Feb KAP7 TO PROVIDE WATER POLO BALLS IN LEN EVENTS By: Administrator International LEN proudly announces the beginning of a new partnership with KAP7 as the provider of water polo balls for all LEN competitions. The world’s best water polo players are to play with new quality water polo balls in the Champions League, the other LEN club competitions and in all European Championships in the coming months and years, provided by KAP7. “It’s always exciting to have a new partner on board” LEN President Paolo Barelli says. “In water polo, all eyes are kept on Europe almost all the time, we have the best players both in the clubs and in the national teams so it has the utmost importance what kind of balls they play with. KAP7 is a dedicated partner which really focuses on water polo, their commitment is a guarantee to provide the best quality for the players.” KAP7 was founded in 2004 by aquatic greats, two-time Olympic champion Bradley Schumacher and 3-time Olympian Wolf Wigo. The company was formed to design and build innovative world-class products for the water polo community, its slogan says “Built by Water Polo Players for Water Polo Players”. The KAP7 Hydrogrip water polo ball has quickly become the athletes’ choice at all levels of competition. “Since its founding, KAP7 has been committed to the success of the sport of water polo,” KAP7 President Bradley Schumacher says. “Today, we are thrilled to announce KAP7 is the exclusive brand of water polo ball for all LEN sanctioned water polo competitions. This new alliance brings together two entities with the shared goals of elevating the sport of water polo and its players through investment in and access to quality product, competition, exposure, and education.” According to Mr. Schumacher, LEN has successfully lead the effort to grow water polo’s popularity on a global scale, and it has a clear vision for the path forward. He added, “This strategic partnership with KAP7 represents a key piece of that path forward. KAP7 is honored to play a role in water polo’s promising future!” Europe is ruling continent in water polo, all but one Olympic titles and all World Championships titles and medals among the men were clinched by European teams in history and women sides also play a major role in all age-groups. In club competitions LEN stages the four most important competitions, while a year ago European Water Polo Championships in Belgrade brought a new World Record in attendance as 18,473 spectators cheered from the stands during the gold medal match. As for the premier of the new partnership, the spring rounds of the Champions League and the qualification rounds of the 2018 European Championships will witness the debut of the new KAP7 water polo balls.