Junior Preparatory |
MIC: Mr Ron Sileno
Waterpolo Captain: Sean Pickup
St Benedict's waterpolo has picked up where it left off at the end of the 2010/2011 season. The 2011/2012 season has been another successful one, with some memorable achievements and results.
The St Benedicts Under 14A team placed 2nd in the “Ken Short Under 14 National Tournament” (hosted by Jeppe), which included top Under 14 teams from around the country. They were defeated in the final by Reddam (Cape Town).
On the way to the final, our boys defeated Pretoria, Glenwood, Jeppe, St Davids and St Johns (in the semi-final). Their final ranking was 2nd in the country and 1st amongst the Gauteng schools.
The St Benedicts Under 15A team placed 4th in the “Indigo Under 15 National Tournament” (hosted by Parktown), which included top Under 15 teams from around the country. They were defeated in the bronze medal game by Reddam (Cape Town).
On the way to the semi-final, our boys defeated Affies, Parktown, DHS and Grey.
Their final ranking was 4th in the country and 1st amongst the Gauteng schools.
Memorable victories during the regular season were:
Noteable achievements were:
It is also great to see that some of our B teams, 2nds and 3rds have recorded victories against our traditional rivals.
This indicates that we are starting to develop depth in strength.
Many of our players were selected to represent Eastern Gauteng Schools Waterpolo during December 2011, at the South African Schools Waterpolo Championships held in Cape Town. 8 players were selected for the Under 19 team, 11 players were selected for the Under 16 team, 10 players were selected for the Under 14 team and 8 players were selected for the Under 13 team.
Congratulations to all our waterpolo players, whose efforts and commitment have brought about these wonderful results. Thanks to all the parents, whose support has been invaluable. The coaches, our unsung heroes, whose efforts go largely unnoticed and whose input and commitment has been amazing. Thank you!