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Schools assemble in Durban for the 17th edition of St Anne’s Water Polo tournament  

By Avuyile Sawula , in Water Sports | News , at 2023-09-19

The annual St Anne’s Diocesan College Water Polo tournament will kick-off this coming weekend in Durban when the hosts welcome 19 schools to determine who will be crowned 2023 champions by the end of play on Monday. 

The tournament will enter its 17th edition this year having started all the way back in 2004, with disruptions coming in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID-19. 

The festivities will be played in two different pools, namely St Annes and Hilton College.  

There will be 40 group stage matches on Friday and Saturday before the play-offs on Sunday, with the action coming to an end with the final on Monday at 12:00.   

Last year’s winners, Crawford all the way from Lonehill will be back with strong intentions of retaining their title. They are placed in Pool B, alongside powerhouse schools in Herschel, St Mary’s Waverley, Maris Stella and a KZN invitational side that will be looking to cause the big names upsets. 

The home side, St Anne’s, coached by the experienced Megan Sileno are in Pool A, and will take on St Stithians, Kingsmead, St Mary’s Kloof, and tournament favourites St John’s. 

Durban Girls College will be looking to follow into the footsteps of their u16 team that won the DSG u16 Water Polo tournament a couple of weeks ago when they take on Reddam House Constantia, St Anne’s u16, Beaulieu, and surprise package, Thomas More College. 

Pool D promises to be a very tightly contested affair as Danville Park Girls from Pretoria will battle it out with St Dominics, Roedean, Reddam House Bedfordview and The Wykeham Collegiate. 

The matches to look watch out for on day one include the opening clash between hosts St Anne’s and St Mary’s Kloof. 

Herschel will also be looking to get their tournament up and running when they take on St Mary’s Waverley at 15:30.  

The groups are:  

Pool A: St Stithians, Kingsmead, St Anne’s 1st, St Mary’s Kloof, St John’s.  

Pool B: Herschel, Crawford, St Mary’s Waverley, Maris Stella, KZN invitational.  

Pool C: Durban Girls College, Reddam House Constantia, St Anne’s u16, Beaulieu, Thomas More College.  

Pool D: St Dominics, Roedean, Reddam House Bedfordview, Danville, The Wykeham Collegiate.   

Fixtures: 

Friday:  

St Anne’s Pool:  

14:00- St Mary’s Kloof vs St Anne’s 1st; 14:45- St Anne’s u16 vs Durban Girls College; 15:30- Kingsmead vs St John’s; 16:15- Reddam House Constantia vs Thomas More College; 17:00- St Stithians vs St Anne’s 1st; 17:45- St Anne’s u16 vs Beaulieu. 

Hilton Pool: 

14:00- Maris Stella vs KZN Invitational; 14:45- Roedean vs Reddam House Bedford View; 15:30- Herschel vs St Mary’s Waverley; 16:15- The Wykeham Collegiate vs Danville; 17:00- Crawford vs KZN Invitational; 17:45- St Dominics vs Reddam House Bedford View.   

Saturday: 

St Anne’s Pool: 

07:00- Roedean vs Danville; 07:45- Crawford vs Maris Stella; 08:30-St Dominics vs The Wykeham Collegiate; 09:15- Herschel vs KZN Invitational; 10:00-Reddam House Bedford View vs Danville; 10:45- Maris Stella vs St Mary’s Waverley; 11:30- St Dominics vs Roedean; 12:45-St Mary’s kloof vs Kingsmead; 13:30- St Anne’s u16 vs The Wykeham Collegiate; 14:15- St John’s vs St Anne’s 1st; 15:00- Reddam House Constantia vs Beaulieu; 15:45- Kingsmead vs St Stithians; 16:30- Thomas More College vs Durban Girls College; 17:15- St John’s vs St Mary’s Kloof.  

Hilton Pool: 

07:00- Durban Girls College vs Beaulieu; 07:45- St Mary’s Kloof vs St Stithians; 08:30- St Anne’s u16 vs Reddam House Constantia; 09:15- St Anne’s 1st vs Kingsmead; 10:00- Beaulieu vs Thomas More College; 10:45- St John’s vs St Stithians; 11:30- Durban Girls College vs Reddam House Constantia; 12:45- Herschel vs Crawford; 13:30- Reddam House Bedford View vs The Wykeham Collegiate; 14:15- St Mary’s Waverley vs KZN invitational; 15:00- St Dominics vs Danville; 15:45- Herschel vs Maris Stella; 16:30- Roedean vs The Wykeham Collegiate; 17:15- St Mary’s Waverley vs Crawford.  

 

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