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Roedean in the driving seat after two rounds of the Prestige Cup

By Avuyile Sawula , in Water Sports | Featured Water Sports | News , at 2024-02-19 Tags: , , , , ,

The hosts were the in-form team during the first two rounds of the Old Mutual Roedean School Water Polo Prestige Cup, hosted in Johannesburg over the weekend.

The competition, which is into its 12th year, returned with 10 schools locking horns over two days. There’ll be a long break until the final round, which takes place later this year, in October.

Apart from its competitive nature, the tournament is also used to encourage the participating schools to support under-resourced schools through the Learn-To-Swim-Programme.

Schools are urged to partner with and make their swimming facilities available to neighbouring schools to roll out the vital programme.

Last year’s winners, St Stithians College, were seeded in a pool of death alongside Roedean, St Mary’s Waverley, who had recently beaten them in the National Aquatics Festival, Rand Park and Beaulieu College.

Etienne Le Roux’s charges got off to a shaky start, going down 4-7 against the hosts in their opener on Saturday.

They did, however, bounce back with an emphatic 24-4 triumph over Beaulieu to end the opening day on a high note.

It was Reddam House Bedfordview who bossed pool B, claiming victories in both of their opening encounters, over Kingsmead and St Peter’s College respectively.

Each team played two matches on day two, and it was Roedean who started matters off with a 21-5 win over Beaulieu, before thumping Rand Park 25-0 in the fourth game of the day.

St Mary’s Waverley missed out on second place, despite also defeating Beaulieu. They were beaten 12-6 by Saints, who which secured second spot in Pool A for the winners.

The final three matches of the day produced 39 goals with Reddam House Bedfordview scoring 17 of those against a disjointed Crawford Lonehill side.

Bad weather, unfortunately, led to the last match, between Kingsmead College and Crawford, being called off.

The final round of action takes place on 12 October.


Day 1: Round 1

Pool A

Roedean 14-7 St Mary’s Waverley
St Mary’s Waverley 20-2 Rand Park
Roedean 7-4 St Stithians College
Beaulieu 12-3 Rand Park
St Stithians College 24-4 Beaulieu

Pool B

Reddam House Bedfordview 4-2 Kingsmead College
St Dominic’s 17-7 Crawford Lonehill
Reddam House Bedfordview 16-1 St Peter’s College
St Dominic’s 7-2 Kingsmead
Crawford Lonehill 9-3 St Peter’s College

Day 2: Round 2

Pool A

Roedean 21-5 Beaulieu
St Stithians College 23-3 Rand Park
St Mary’s Waverley 11-3 Beaulieu
Roedean 25-0 Rand Park
St Stithians College 12-6 St Mary’s Waverley

Pool B

St Peter’s College 2-16 St Dominic’s
Reddam House Bedfordview 17-5 Crawford Lonehill
Kingsmead 5-1 St Peter’s College
St Dominic’s 6-5 Reddam House Bedfordview
Kingsmead vs Crawford- CALLED OFF

Round 3- Final/Playoffs

08:00 – Roedean School vs St Dominic’s; 09:00 – Reddam House Bedfordview vs St Stithians College; 10:00 – St Mary’s Waverley vs Crawford Lonehill; 11:00 – Kingsmead vs Beaulieu; 12:00 – St Peter’s College vs Rand Park; 13:00 – Loser Game 3 vs Loser Game 4; 14:00 – Winner Game 3 vs Winner Game 4; 15:00 – Loser Game 1 vs Loser Game 2; 16:00 – FINAL; 17:00- PRESENTATION.

Avuyile Sawula
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