ADAM Scholefield is preparing himself for a battering at the Olympic Games – and he’ll love every minute of it.
The 27-year-old vice captain of the Great Britain water polo team has waited his entire career to play on the sport’s biggest stage.
And in one of the Games’ most physical of sports he’ll be going up against the world’s best players as Team GB have been drawn in the proverbial ‘group of death’.
Scholefield made his name with Rotherham Metro in the British League, signing as a 13-year-old, before leaving to spend the last two seasons with Hungarian team Tecs.
As the British squad’s centre forward he’ll up against the biggest players from the best teams. He said: “We’ve been drawn with Olympic champions Hungary, Montenegro, Romania, Beijing 2008 silver medallists USA and bronze medallists Serbia.
“It’s been full on for the last two years,” Scholefield said. “My experience in Hungary will help though. They’ve won the last three Olympics so it has been tough, but worth it.”