U16 Water Polo Tournament

Winners of the U16 Water Polo Tournament - Clifton College
Winners of the U16 Water Polo Tournament – Clifton College

The DHS U16 Water Polo Tournament started in 2012, with a handful of teams. From there it has grown into a tournament with teams from Gauteng, Eastern and Kwa-Zulu Natal.  The schools represented at the Tournament this year all have a rich heritage of competitive sport and Water Polo in particular.  It was an honour and a privilege for DHS to host these schools.
Sixteen teams from amongst the top Water Polo playing schools gathered to do battle at the Tournament from 6 to 8 October.  Head of Aquatics, Mr Steve la Marque, and his team which included the Moms’ Committee, had done an excellent job in laying the groundwork for the Tournament. Six teams were housed in Blackmore House and all reports suggested that they had been made comfortable and to feel at home by the duty masters and were very well fed by Peppers & Pans.
The officials’ table and the scoreboard were well-manned by keen 1st and U14 Water Polo boys, whilst Mr Skevington kept the whole thing rolling with his lively patter over the public address system.
Generally, the Polo itself was of a high standard.  The final between Clifton College and St John’s College was an exciting game of very high quality.  The teams scored one for one, going through to the 4th Chukka 5-5. By the end of the final Chukka the score was still a draw at 7-7, which resulted in a penalty shoot-out.  Clifton were the ultimate winners, beating defending champions St John’s 10-9.
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    Hilton College
4th    Selborne College
5th    St Andrew’s College
6th    Westville Boys’ High School
7th    Kearsney College / St Benedict’s College
9th    St David’s Marist, Inanda
10th  Northwood School
11th  St Stithians College
12th  Affies (Afrikaans Hoër Seunsskool)
13th  Glenwood High School
14th  St Alban’s College
15th  King Edward VII School
16th Durban High School
Tournament Team:
Jarred Buere (St John’s)
Teagure Loelly (Westville)
David MacDonald (Westville)
Luke Sawkins (St John’s)
Nicholas Poole / Ricardo Simoes (St David’s)
Dean Stokes (Selborne)
Luke Tillim (Hilton)
Dane Tucker (St Stithians)
Jaden Whiley (Clifton)
Tournament Awards:
Best Forward:                Mikey Bennett (Clifton)
Best Back:                       Oliver de Sousa (St John’s)
Best Goalkeeper:           Chris Geils (Clifton)
Most Valuable Player:  Tim Mundell (Hilton)
S La Marque
Director of Aquatics
U16 Water Polo Tournament Team
U16 Water Polo Tournament Team

Award Winners
Award Winners

2nd Place Winners - St John's College
2nd Place Winners – St John’s College

3rd Place Winners - Hilton College
3rd Place Winners – Hilton College


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