Over the past few months we have been assembling an Under 16 team to represent Hillingdon Penguin. Last Sunday, 3rd November, was their first opportunity to compete in the London Water Polo League: a Division 3 tournament in Croydon.
This was the first time Adam Maidment has coached a team in the LWPL:
“The performance from the players was absolutely phenomenal. In all three games, we showed great physical and mental strength to outplay the opposition and we came out on top.”
“This resilience shone through in our second game. At half time we were 5-1 down, so the team needed to rally and bring the game to the opposition. Clinching the draw showed the best of our spirit and togetherness.”
“There’s still much to improve, both for the players and for me as a coach, however it is amazing to see the passion and desire from everyone. We hope to improve on this and come out stronger in our next tournament.”
And here’s what some of our parents said:
Karen Usher: “Congratulations to the whole team. The matches were so exciting to watch. I was particularly impressed with their performance and attitude in the second game. Thank you so much to the coaches. We’re very proud to belong to the Penguins.”
Tim Richardson: “Fabulous to see them competing again. Tight matches and great resilience demonstrated by all.”
Dave Castell: “ Well done Penguins! Three absolute thrillers. Great grit shown by all!”
West London Penguin Hillingdon 5 : Beckenham 5
West London Penguin Hillingdon 5 : Kingston/Sutton & Cheam 5
Haringey Aquatics 7 : West London Penguin Hillingdon 5
Well done to Adam, Shaun and all the players, and a big thank you to all our parents for your commitment and support.