It was a tough tournament with some fierce competition. The girls were fantastic all the way through and gave a great account of themselves. The most positive thing is we have a very young U18 team, so not only was getting to the final a great achievement but to finish 4th was even better. We were very close to coming 3rd however we lost 2-1 in a very hard fought match.
Whilst all our girls played with quality and pride, a special mention has to go to 'Player of the Tournament' Alexandra Rowe. Not only is Alex our youngest player and was also the youngest player at the entire tournament but she is also our goalkeeper, which for me is the toughest position in Water Polo. My biggest compliment to her is that she made it look easy. She made key saves in all our matches, she was commanding and brave in her area and her passing was something to behold.
The girls played some good Water Polo all afternoon and as I say we have a very young team and whilst the other schools will lose some of their players at the end of the year, all ours will remain and therefore get another go next year where will aim to place even higher.
1st - Kesteven & Grantham School
2nd - Alleyn's School
3rd - Trinity School
4th - St Bede's and St Joseph's Catholic College
5th - Bedford Modern School
6th - Manchester High School
Finally I'd just like to say it was a really good experience and the girls represented the school proudly from leaving Wednesday afternoon to getting back late Thursday evening. A big thank you to Mrs Helen Foster for giving up her time to come with the team and support the girls, something we really appreciate.
Report by Mr M Wright, Coach
U18 Girls Water Polo Team
Harriet Walker yr12
Matilda King yr12
Lauren Dixon yr12
Sara Steinberg yr9
Niamh Dolan-Baines yr9
Amelia Fullerton yr9
Lydia King yr9
Tamara Markey yr9
Alexandra Rowe yr8 - 'Player of the Tournament'