DHS U16 Water Polo Tournament

U16 Team of the Tournament

U16 Team of the Tournament

The DHS U16 Water Polo Tournament was held over the period 26-29 September. Originally, we had received 20 positive responses but unfortunately, we had three late withdrawals from Kearsney, Reddam Umhlanga and Pearson from Port Elizabeth. We were still fortunate to attract the powerhouses of water polo from around SA.

The pool matches were all closely contested matches with no single result having a goal difference larger than 10.

The DHS team did exceptionally well and were very unlucky not to win or even squeeze a draw against a fancied Selborne College team. This saw our boys finish second in our pool and had us face Jeppe in the cross-pool playoff to qualify for the quarter finals. We ran out comfortable winners against Jeppe which had us paired against St John’s College in the quarter final.

This match ended in a draw and the result was decided by penalty shootout, which we lost 1-3.  We then played Clifton for the right to play for 5-6 positions. This was an incredibly close game which Clifton won 3-5.

Our final match was against Glenwood for 7-8 position. We had an erratic start but in the end, we ran out 3-2 winners and secured 7th position.

Sam Spooner and Nqobile Phiri were selected into the Tournament Team and together with Mahle Makhanya, were also selected for the All Stars Team that will be traveling to Malta in July 2020.

DHS Results:
vs    Affies                      won             7-2
vs    KES                         won             7-3
vs    Selborne                 lost             5-6
vs    Jeppe                      won            8-5
vs    St John’s                drew           5-5
(lost 8-6 on penalty shootout)
vs    Clifton                    lost             3-5
vs    Glenwood              won            3-2

Final Positions:
1              St Stithians
2             St John’s
3             St David’s
4             Selborne
5             Clifton
6             Westville
7             DHS
8             Glenwood
9             Jeppe
10           St Benedict’s
11           Hilton
12           Affies
13           Maitzurg College
14           St Andrew’s
15           Michaelhouse
16           KES
17           Northwood

Award Winners

Award Winners

1st Place - St Stithians College

1st Place – St Stithians College

2nd Place - St John's College

2nd Place – St John’s College

3rd Place - St David's College

3rd Place – St David’s College

DHS U16A Team

DHS U16A Team

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