The NHEHS U15 water polo team travelled away to Alleyn’s School in Dulwich in February and fought against tough opposition from the likes of Highgate, Old Palace and Alleyn’s to successfully qualify for the English Schools Swimming Association national finals.
These were held in mid March and our team of 13 girls from Years 8-10 made an early start at 6.30am, travelling to Northampton School for Boys, the venue for the final. Six teams qualify for the finals in this competition, two from the North of England (Manchester High and Kesteven and Grantham Girls’ School), two from the Midlands (St Mary’s and King’s Warwick) and we represented the South of England alongside Alleyn’s. The competition was very tough and we were eventually placed sixth in the medals but the girls enjoyed the day playing with enthusiasm and commitment.
Our U13 team are now about to start their campaign and will take part in the qualifying rounds for their age group at Alleyn’s School next week. We wish them luck!