The new look under-12 team from our junior water polo section in Hillingdon got their first taste of tournament play on Sunday 9 October at Whitgift School in Croydon.
Our squad was one of three teams to take part in a development tournament organised by London Swimming with the aim of giving young players experience and practice as a team.
With a number of new faces in the squad, it was a great opportunity to get to know each other a bit more and build team spirit and ahead of the London League Winter Championships starting in December.
The squad played several games against Croydon and Lewisham. They grew in confidence as the tournament went on, quickly learning about match play and gaining lots of experience from the afternoon.
The players were: Anaiya, Avi, Charlie, Charlotte, Eira Grant, Eleanor, Tuline, Zachariah.
Thank you to Coach Adam for his patience and hard work developing these players, to Mike and Lynsey for looking after the team and to all the parents for their support.
We are grateful as always to London Swimming for providing this brilliant opportunity, Chris Martin for organising the tournament and Ultan Brennan for being a very welcoming and efficient event organiser on the day.