DHS U16 Water Polo Tournament
DHS once again hosted the DHS U16 Water Polo Tournament, held from 4 to 7 October, with 20 schools from around the country participating.
This tournament, which was first held in 2012, has grown to a “must attend” on the calendar of the top Water Polo playing schools in SA. It was an honour and a privilege for DHS to host these schools.
Head of Aquatics, Mr Steve La Marque, and his team, which included the Moms’ Committee, as usual did an excellent job in laying the groundwork for the Tournament. Blackmore’s had a full house with the visiting boys who thoroughly enjoyed their stay, especially the Peppers & Pans catering.
The officials’ table and the scoreboard were well-manned by the DHS Water Polo boys and Mr La Marque kept the spectators and players informed, and entertained, over the public address system.
Generally, the Polo itself was of a high standard. The final this year was once again between Clifton College and St John’s College, with Clifton taking the trophy with a 6-3 win.
The DHS U16 team were placed 8th overall, which is a wonderful improvement on previous years. Well done to the team, which consisted of mainly U15 players, and to coach, Dylan Cronje.
Special mention must be made of our Goalkeeper, Nqobile Phiri (U15), who was selected as a member of the Tournament Team. Well done, Nqobile, you are a talented goalkeeper and we look forward to watching your progress.
Another successful and enjoyable tournament. Thank you to the teams that participated … we look forward to hosting you again next year.
1st Clifton College
2nd St John’s College
3rd Selborne College
4th Hilton College
5th St David’s Marist, Inanda/ St Benedict’s College
7th Westville Boys’ High School
8th Durban High School
9th St Stithians College
10th Affies (Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool)
11th KES (King Edward VII School)
12th Reddam House
13th Maritzburg College
15th Kearsney College
17th Jeppe School for Boys
18th Glenwood High School
19th Northwood School
20th Invitation Team
James Prestbury Hilton
Ethan Berriman St John’s
James Parry Clifton
Simon Taylor Clifton
Monqibile Bungani St David’s
Braydon Delamoney Westville
Tristan Joubert Hilton
Matthew Tonkin Selborne
Gabriel Sjouerman Clifton
Oliver Krynauw St John’s
Tayne Beswick St John’s
Noah Dits Clifton
Nqobile Phiri DHS
Player of the Tournament – James Parry (Clifton)
Best Defender – Ethan Berriman (St John’s)
Best Goalkeeper – James Prestbury (Hilton)
S La Marque
Director of Aquatics