Editor Kass Naidoo joined players, teachers, coaches, managers, and parents at
a formal dinner at St Peter’s College last night, as the 4th Annual Old
Petrian’s Water Polo tournament was officially launched.
head principal, Mr. Graham Howarth, extended a warm welcome to participants
from across the country, and conveyed an inspirational message lauding the
noble attributes of amateur sport, when contrasted with the issues which often bring
professional sport into question.
Naidoo, the evening’s
guest speaker, was quick to acknowledge St Peter’s College for their
support of girls’ sport, and urged the players to play with passion and
continue contributing to raising the profile of women’s sport in South Africa.
on Thursday evening’s gathering, Naidoo said: "St Peter’s approach to girls’
sport is refreshing. They believe in sport, regardless of gender, and they back
it up with events like this, which can only serve to further contribute to
sports development at school level."
The girls were
in high spirits last night as they contemplated the start of the tournament,
which kicked off a short while ago at St Peter’s Wahoo Aquatic Centre in
Reddam House are the defending champions, but they can expect stiff competition
from the likes of Randpark and Clarendon, who boast some of the country’s top
junior water polo players.
carry daily updates from the tournament throughout the weekend with a full wrap