emerged as clean-sheets champions, after crushing victories in all competing age-groups participating
in the Ukukhula SA National Schools
Water Polo Tournament, completed in Cape Town on Thursday.
As opposed to the boys’ age-group divisions, where KwaZulu-Natal achieved convincing victories, the sport’s
rapid development in the Western Cape
was proof in the results posted by the tournament’s hosting province.
Mymoenah Gamiet (under 14 A girls) was evidence
of the WP Schools Water Polo’s efforts
to speed up transformation in the sport, having made her way through
the development programme alongside three boys, to be among the 1034 players
that participated at the national school water polo showpiece event.
players were part of the 38-member development programme that WP Schools Water
Polo in conjunction with the JAG (Sports and Education) Foundation initiated,
and actioned at the University of the Western Cape swimming pool," said WP
Schools Water Polo Development Director Peter Gird.
The Girls U19 SA
Schools team was announced on the final day, and Western Province’s domination
was reflected in its filling 6 of the sixteen available squad places, narrowly
outnumbering Gauteng (which filled five places), while KZN accounted for three
places, and one place each by Eastern Province and Border respectively.
Results of finals: Girls Under
Western Province 6 – 3 Border
Girls Under 16:
Western Province 7 – 2 Gauteng
Girls Under 19:
Western Province 11 – 4 Gauteng
Girls Under 19 SA Schools
Michelle McLean (Gauteng)
Kieren Paley (Gauteng)
Kelly Rosslee (Gauteng)
Sam Shead (Gauteng)
Kelsey White (Gauteng)
Amy Knight (KZN)
Nicole Stanley (KZN)
Tammy Sturrock (KZN)
Amy Black (EP)
Kimberley Kay (WP)
Meagan Schooling (WP)
Shelley Faulman (WP)
Tarryn Schooling (WP)
Kimberley Schooling (WP)