Last Friday, the Year 7 and 8 Water Polo Team, also known as the Blue Team, departed St Cuthbert’s College in the school van with Mr Slade at the wheel. We headed to play in the Winter Water Polo Festival tournament that was being held at Sacred Heart College.
Our first 2 games were won convincingly against Mt Maunganui and Carmel. Unfortunately on Saturday we lost to Dio Blue, but we then went on to win our afternoon game against Dio Red. An early morning game on Sunday against Dio White saw us defeated. This made the team determined to win the play off for the Bronze Medal. Playing Dio Blue again, we made sure we were right on our game and we defeated them 6 – 2.
Thank you to Olly Gibb for stepping in for Thomas who sadly lost his grandfather on the Friday of the tournament. Sincere condolences to him from the team. Olly did an amazing job and guided our team to ensure we medalled. Thank you also to Sara Foley who stood in for Sarah Wilby as the Team Manager and did a fantastic job making sure we were always in the right place at the right time.
We are all looking forward to our next tournament in September.