Ravat & Ray Dental Care, supports the GB under 19’s men’s water polo squad fundraise

The GB under 19’s men’s water polo squad are a team of dedicated athletes, who have spent the last decade working towards their goal of representing their country. This year the team have the best opportunity in 15 years to qualify for the European Championships which is not only raising the profile of this fantastic sport, but is in fact inspiring future generations to gain even greater success.

Mark Ray’s son, Chris plays in the under 19 men’s Great Britain water polo team and therefore both Partners Mark Ray and Irfan Ravat have agreed to help support the fundraising for the squad. Due to sport funding cuts, the national water polo teams receive no funding either to support the athlete’s training camps, or travel and subsistence when competing for their country. As a result the athletes and their families are entirely responsible for all funding!

For the team to have a chance to qualify for the European Championships, the coaches have developed a rigorous training regime to bring the 17 squad members from the length and breadth of Great Britain together to form a close knit unit. This will culminate in a short tour to train and play the Maltese national team at the end of April, before heading out to Turkey to play in the qualifiers. The squad have been drawn against the hosts Turkey, Montenegro, Israel and Belgium and will play in Antalya between the 4th and 9th of May.

The total funds required to take the team to the qualifiers is £33,000. Consequently they face the weekly challenge of attempting to raise money, to ensure that the athletes can attend the requisite training camps, no matter what their financial situation.


Along with the team, we would be extremely grateful if you could help support our squad to the Europeans by making any donation. No matter how big or small, every pound raised will ensure that we can send our best team to Turkey, to get Great Britain into the European Championships.

Please click here to donate money to the team.

If you require any further supportive information, please do not hesitate to contact our management team on info@ravatandray.com