DHS U16 Water Polo Tournament

Tournament Team

Tournament Team

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.

Final Positions:

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
14th    Michaelhouse
15th    Kearsney College
16th    Pearson
17th    Jeppe School for Boys
18th    Glenwood High School
19th    Northwood School
20th    Invitation Team

Tournament 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

Tournament Awards:

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

Top 3 Award Winners

Top 3 Award Winners

DHS Goalkeeper, Nqobile Phiri, who was selected for the Tournament Team

DHS Goalkeeper, Nqobile Phiri, who was selected for the Tournament Team

The DHS U16 Team

The DHS U16 Team

 


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