Congratulations to our U16 and U18 Water Polo teams who have had a week of incredible performances in the pool. Between them, Trinity will be represented in three national finals over the coming weeks. 

U18s on a roll 

Last week, our U18 team secured a place in not one, but two, national finals after successful performances in the U18 ESSA and the Schools League semi-finals. 

The U18 ESSA Semi Finals were held in Northamptonshire on Monday and although it took a bit of time to warm-up – the first game was a narrow loss 3-2 to Bolton – the team soon got into their stride. The other two games were outstanding, with final scores: Trinity 11-2 Haberdashers’ Boys’ School and Trinity 6-1 Queen Elizabeth’s School, Barnet. 

The team had three very comfortable wins in the Schools League Semi Finals in the same week, with final scores: Trinity 8-1 City of London, Trinity 11-0 Whitgift and Trinity 7-1 Dulwich College. 

Mr King, Head of Aquatics said, “Most pleasing was that across the two semi-finals, both goals and minutes were shared equally across the team. This meant the youngest members of our squad could benefit immeasurably from the experience.” 

Well done to the full U18 team across both days: Aarav Ganguli ©, Pierre Rivet, Jared Thompson, Joseph Hutchings, William Burbidge, Oliver Veraas Brown, Christian Pauling, Ollie Stephenson, Caleb Thompson, Fred Turpin, Teddy Wilkie, Alex Middleton and Kal-El Ntiamoah. 

U16s through to Schools’ League National Finals  

Hot on the tails of the U18s, the U16 Water Polo team is also through to the national finals of the Schools’ League after a superb performance in the semi-finals. The team played three strong opponents, but won all games comfortably. The final scores were: Trinity 5-2 Oratory, Trinity 8-1 BMS, Trinity 5-1 Dulwich College.  

Mr King said, “Although we missed our captain and talisman Jared at the semi-finals, the rest of the team played some outstanding Water Polo. Despite being much younger and smaller than many of their opponents, the competition couldn’t cope with our pressure in defence. Our boys worked hard as a team and for each other to recover possession as quickly as possible to achieve this outstanding result.” 

Well done to the U16 squad: Archie MacIntosh (GK), Alex Middleton (C), Matthew Boyde, Caleb Thompson, Ollie Stephenson, Callum Beeney, Kal-El Ntiamoah, Oliver Goode and William Letchford. 

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