On a big weekend for our sport, we had our Rowing Club winning the Selborne Sprints Regatta and the Buffalo Regatta in East London. In another part of that city, our 1st Team Waterpolo team were competing in the Vides Tournament. We made the semi- finals in all bar one of the major national tournaments last year and that was our goal in this one too. Our boys played some outstanding waterpolo.
We won five of our eight pool matches and, in truth, it should have been seven. Then at quarter final stage, we spurned too many chances to go down by two goals to the host school, Selborne College. Having lost to Jeppe in the pool, we put things right in the 5th/6th playoff, winning by a single goal in an exciting match.
Coach, KRIS SZENTGYORGYI, would have preferred to have made the semi-finals, but he is proud of how his team have worked and played this year to date. The next big event is the National Schools’ Waterpolo Tournament at KES!
VIDES 1st Team Waterpolo Tournament East London,
1, St. Andrews College: 8-6 WON
2, Jeppe: 5-8 Lost
3, Selborne 2nd: 12-1 WON
4, Hudson Park: 10-1 WON
5, Glenwood: 2-2 Draw
6, Grey PE: 8-2 Lost
7, Port Rex: 6-1 WON
8, St Charles’ College: 10-2 WON
9, Selborne 2-0 Lost
5/6 Pay Off
10, Jeppe 6-5 WON
FINAL Placing 5th out of 18 teams. Well done boys!
David Vides - former President of the Border ASA