WATER POLO player Niamh Moloney admits she wouldn't know how to react if she achieves her dream of playing at this year's European Championships.

The talented teenager, who plays with Dunfermline Water Polo Club, is the only Scottish-based member of Great Britain's under-17 squad as they continue preparations for September's tournament in Greece.

Kinross High School pupil Niamh, who was voted Scottish Swimming's Junior Water Polo Player of the Year in 2018, is one of 17 players remaining in the pool before three will be cut this summer, with the final 14 going on to go for European glory.

Numbers have been whittled down from an initial 30-40, with clubs having the opportunity to put forward players for selection, and Niamh is keeping her fingers crossed that she's done enough to be part of the squad that will go to Volos.

"To get into the last stage before the final cuts is quite exciting," she explained.

"I was a bit unsure because there's a lot of good players in the team that could easily have been picked over me.

"If I'm picked, I don't know what I'd do! It'd be amazing to play for GB. The highest (level) is probably being able to play for GB so it would be really good.

"It's good that I can compete with more than just Scotland players, that I can come up against people from all over the country and do well."

Although she admitted to finding meeting up with the GB squad daunting at first, Niamh continued: "It was hard because I'm the only Scotland player but they're all fine with me so I got settled quite quickly.

"There's quite a lot of swimming, and it's been tough, but it's been good learning new skills and tactics to try out in Dunfermline training. It's a lot more intense, and we do a lot more within the sessions, but I learn new things every single time.

"I can see that I can achieve much more if I improve as well."

Before she turns her attention to the European Championships, Niamh has a busy schedule with both Dunfermline and Caledonia Water Polo Club's women's side, a combined team set up to compete in the British Water Polo League.

"When I play down there, I'm playing against other GB players who are in the women's team, so it's good to play against them and learn off them," she added.

"With Dunfermline, we've got the Scottish league coming up for the under-19s and women's team, and the Scottish Cup. Hopefully we can win it!"