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Billed as the "Biggest" National Schools Water Polo tournament in the country St.Stithians hosted a great event which saw 44 schools putting on a great display.

Tuesday, 04 October 2011 10:34

Waterpolo: SACS Tournament Final Day

It was St.John's College who had taken the early advantage in the tournament in the first two days and many were tipping the Johannesburg outfit to take the title.

Monday, 03 October 2011 09:54

Waterpolo: SACS Tournament Day 2

Eighty games had been played by the time the whistle was blown to end the day's proceedings on the second day of the SACS Waterpolo tournament and St. Johns College have emerged as the clear favorites to claim the title with one more day to go.

Sunday, 02 October 2011 14:19

Waterpolo: SACS Tournament, Day One

For the 27th year SACS host the prestigious waterpolo event which attracts some of the biggest names in school waterpolo from around the country.

A dream of many young sportsman or woman is to represent their country and this is no different to the dream of Stirling High School pupil Luvuyo Rubushe.

 

 

 

The annual St Andrew's Shield Water Polo Tournament took place at the St Andrew's College on Saturday and Sunday. 17 teams took part this year, including two highly rated teams from outside the Eastern Cape - Clifton School from Durban, and St Peter's College from Johannesburg.

Saturday, 10 October 2009 09:50

Cayley Tonkin - Passion Personified

If you were to look back at South African national sports teams since the post-isolation era you would find with almost certain regularity that they shared one thing in common. Hell, if you had to look at national teams around the world you would find a similar trend since professionalism began to boom. The common denominator being that in almost every instance each member of the team had already finished school.

Monday, 21 September 2009 08:35

Ian Melliar Cup Reviewed

The tournament that started on Thursday afternoon at 15h00 concluded at 16h30 today with the prize giving. Over the course of the weekend there were absolutely brilliant games. U/15 teams of this era would possibly have beaten many a first team...

Thursday, 17 September 2009 18:59

Ian Melliar Cup- Water Polo's Biggest Show

It is always going to cause one to stand up a little straighter when you see the word "biggest" used to describe a sporting event. Especially when we are talking about a sport like water polo which enjoys the spotlight briefly for the next few weeks as several big tournaments get underway.

Thursday, 17 September 2009 17:49

The Biggest Water Polo Tournament in SA?

It is always going to cause one to stand up a little straighter when you see the word "biggest" used to describe a sporting event. Especially when we are talking about a sport like water polo which enjoys the spotlight briefly for the next few weeks as several big tournaments get underway.

 

The game of water polo originated as a form of rugby football played in rivers and lakes in England and Scotland with a ball constructed of Indian rubber. This "water rugby" came to be called "water polo" based on the English pronunciation of the Balti word for ball, pulu. Men's water polo at the Olympics was among the first team sports introduced at the 1900 games, along with cricket, rugby, football (soccer), polo (with horses), rowing, and tug of war. However woman had to wait 100 years before they would compete in this sport at the Olympics when for the first time water polo became an Olympic sport for woman at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games.

Friday, 20 March 2009 14:09

Clifton 2008 Water Polo Tournament

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Clifton College’s water polo programme started in 2004 with an U14 group. Clifton celebrated the completion of the Aquatics Centre in 2005 by hosting the inaugural Clifton Water polo Tournament which attracts the top playing water polo schools within South Africa.

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