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Play Water Polo!

Water Polo is not necessarily a sport that many of us would think to try so when we recently received this report from the Secretary of the Herts Water Polo Club, we thought it would be interesting to share it........

"My name is Stephen Cook (Steve) and I run the Water polo training and teams at Hitchin Swimming Club. I'm also the Water Polo Secretary for Hertfordshire, organising training, selection and tournaments at a county level for intercounty competitions.

Knights Templar has a great group of children who are playing water polo. Since the Junior sessions at Hitchin started earlier this year, they have missed very few training sessions, they train hard, learn new skills and techniques quickly, and have shown great all-round improvement. Their team spirit and willingness to learn whilst playing is a real credit to them.

This improvement and their standard of play has become self evident:

  • Five of the girls were asked and attended Regional Under 14 trials and selection sessions at Bedford and Chelmsford recently, along with players from all other East Region counties. As the Hitchin coach, I am immensely proud to say all five girls were selected to represent the East Region in the first Inter-regional Under14 tournament in Liverpool on the weekend 8/9 November. The girls concerned are : Felicity Massie (Yr 7), Abigail Sunderland (Yr 8), Charlotte and Amelia Spinks (Yr 8) and Ruby Doherty (Yr 9).
  • Two of the girls were picked to represent Hertfordshire in the annual East Region 1998 and younger Intercounty tournament at Basildon yesterday (1st Nov). They acquitted themselves very well, and came away with Silver Medals as part of the runners up team. The players were Abigail Sunderland and Ruby Doherty.

They continue to train and play well, and there are other tournaments and games planned which I will send through as they occur.

Many thanks for your time.

Kind Regards,

Steve Cook"

East Region links here - http://www.eastswimming.org.uk/swim/index.php/water-polo/water-polo-news/795-east-region-under-14-squad-named

Hitchin Water Polo - http://www.hitchinswimmingclub.co.uk/index.php/about-us/the-committee

Herts Water polo manager - http://www.hertsasa.org.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=47&Itemid=73