Saints Water Polo Invitational

St Stithians College is excited to host the 27th Saints Water Polo Invitational over our upcoming half-term weekend, from 21 October to 24 October 2021. The Saints aquatics centre is always a hive of activity over this weekend and although we are sad not to be able to welcome spectators this year, we have no doubt that there are going to be some great water polo games over the four action-packed days. Parents and supporters are welcome to join us via live streaming to catch all of the poolside action this year and we hope to be able to gather on the side of the pool next year once again to enjoy the full experience. We are grateful that our participating schools still get the opportunity to be a part of our much-loved stayers tournament and to enjoy some great competition and camaraderie.

Saints Water Polo Invitational 2021

St Stithians College is excited to host the 27th Saints Water Polo Invitational over our upcoming half-term weekend, from 21 October to 24 October 2021.  The Saints aquatics centre is always a hive of activity over this weekend and although we are sad not to be able to welcome spectators this year, we have no doubt that there are going to be some great water polo games over the four action-packed days.  Parents and supporters are welcome to join us via live streaming to catch all of the poolside action this year and we hope to be able to gather on the side of the pool next year once again to enjoy the full experience.  We are grateful that our participating schools still get the opportunity to be a part of our much-loved stayers tournament and to enjoy some great competition and camaraderie.

Due to upgrades that are currently underway at the St Stithians College Aquatics Centre, the Girls' Section of the Invitational will take place at St Stithians while the Boys' Section will take place at St Benedict's in Bedforview.  We thank them for assisting us to host the Boys' section on their beautiful grounds.

Girls' College Section Rules & Fixtures 

Boys' College Section Rules & Fixtures 

Important Information 


GOOD NEWS FOR SPECTATORS (23 October 2021)


The new Government Gazette has just been released and it permits spectators at schools under very strict protocols and conditions.
St Stithians has as such taken the decision to allow spectators with immediate affect under the below but with very STRICT CONDITONS - which each visiting school is please required to ensure that their spectators adhere to:


*CONDITIONS*

  • Parents are please to register at the registration table at the Seattle Coffee Shop next to the entrance to the Aquatic Centre.

  • Spectators are all required to complete the online screening questionnaire before entering the Aquatic Centre.

  • Parents may only watch their own daughters’ game and will be required to leave the pool area after the game to enable the next group of spectators in.

  • Due to the upgrading of our 50 meter FINA Spec pool, we have limited spectator stands around the polo pool so each match will have a maximum of 50 spectators. Please spread out across the stands.

  • Spectators are to always wear masks, with full social distancing at the venue.

  • St Stithians invites all parents to enjoy the polo - but also asks all parents to adhere to the protocols so as not to spoil it for future spectator plans and opportunities to watch some sport again.

Lightning & Safety Guidelines - St Stithians College 

Map to the St Stithians Aquatics Centre 

Lightning & Safety Guidelines - St Benedict's 

Map to the St Benedict's Bishop Edward Risi Pool


2021 St Stithians Water Polo Invitational Senior Boys and Girls Tournament

Match Results 


Match Results will be updated timeously and available on the following MyComlink website links:
Girls' Event - https://www.mycomlink.co.za/event.php?i=11972  
Boys' Event - https://www.mycomlink.co.za/event.php?i=11973

FINAL RESULTS & AWARDS

Girls' Event 

Boys' Event

To read the wrap up story and view the pics, please click here.
 

Girls' Section Teams & Fixtures - St Stithians College Aquatics Centre 

Saints Water Polo Invitational 2021 - Girls' Teams 

Thursday 21 October 2021 - Girls' Fixtures 

Friday 22 October 2021 - Girls' Fixtures 

Saturday 23 October 2021 - Girls' Fixtures 

Sunday 24 October 2021 - Girls' Fixtures

Boys' Section Teams & Fixtures - St Benedict's 

Saints Water Polo Invitational 2021 - Boys' Teams 

Thursday 21 October 2021 - Boys' Fixtures 

Friday 22 October 2021 - Boys' Fixtures 

Saturday 23 October 2021 - Boys' Fixtures 

Sunday 24 October 2021 - Boys' Fixtures 

Covid Protocols and Live Streaming

We will be adhering to all Covid-19 health protocols according to the current Government Gazette and therefore unfortunately there will be no spectators.  As an alternative all games will be streamed via SuperSport Schools. To access this, you will need to download the Supersports schools app. All the fixtures will be uploaded to this portal. For details on how to download the app, click here.  PLEASE NOTE - LIVE STREAMING 24 OCTOBER 2021 - LOADSHEDDING WILL BE IMPLEMENTED FROM 12h00 to 14h30.  We have a generator in place and are hoping that the stream will be uniterupted, but would like our spectators to be aware that the stream might be affected.

We thank you in advance for your support as together we aim to provide a happy and memorable experience for our participants. We invite you to follow us on the St Stithians College Water Polo facebook page for photos, updates and more information.

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We wish the participants, One and All, an awesome weekend poolside.

Some action pics from Day 1 and Day 2 thanks to Debbi Adcock.

Some action pics from Day 3 (Saturday 23 October) - thanks to Debbi Adcock and Johnny Wessels.

Saints Water Polo Invitational 2019

St Stithians College is excited to host the 26th Saints Water Polo Invitational over the half-term weekend and our Prep Invitational from the 18th - 20th October.  Our aquatics centre is a hive of activity over these two festive weekends with Prep and College water polo games over seven action-packed days over the two weekends.  The excitement began on Friday 18th October 2019 and we thoroughly enjoyed hosting our participating schools for some great competition and camaraderie.

We thank everyone who came along to enjoy the Prep Invitational matches which included participating teams drawn from schools in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, the Western Cape, the Eastern Cape and Zimbabwe.  Below are the links to the Girls' and Boys' Section rules and fixtures ans well as the MyComLink score updates and photographs.  

Saints Water Polo Invitational Junior Section Results (18 - 20 October 2019)

Girls' Junior Section Rules & Fixtures 

Girls' Junior Section: MyComlink - Fixtures, Score Updates and Photographs

2019 St Stithians Junior GIRLS Water Polo Invitational Tournament Final Placings:

1- Reddam (Cape Town)
2- Roedean
3- Herschel (Cape Town)
4- St Dominic’s
5- Sun Valley (Cape Town)
6- Durban Girls College
7- Water Warriors
8- Kingsmead
9- St Mary’s Kloof (KZN)
10- Chisipite (Zimbabwe)
11- St Mary’s Waverley
12- Reddam Invitation
13- Helenic (Zimbabwe)
14- Invitation Team
15- Maris Sella (Durban)
16- Crawford Schools
 

Boys' Junior Section Rules & Fixtures 

Boys' Junior Section: MyComlink - Fixtures, Score Updates and Photographs


2019 St Stithians Junior BOYS Water Polo Invitational Tournament Final Placings:
1-  St David’s Marist Inanda
2- St Stithians
3- Tridents Invitation
4- St John’s
5- Grey (Bloemfontein)
6- Highbury (KZN)
7- St Peter’s
8- Gauteng Colts
9- St Benedict’s
10- Eastern Gauteng Invitation
11- Helenic (Zimbabwe)
12- Reddam Invitation
13- The Ridge
14- St Stithians (B)
15- Crawford Schools
16- St Benedict’s (B)
 

Saints Water Polo Invitational Senior Section (24 - 27 October 2019)

All fixtures and other tournament information are available in our official programme, which is available for download under the Important Information tab below. In addition, please find the tournament rules and fixtures for each of the College Invitationals below as well as the MyComLink links for fixtures, scoring and post game photo galleries:

Girls' College Section Rules & Fixtures 

Girls' College Section: MyComLink - Fixtures, Score Updates and Photographs

Boys' College Section Rules & Fixtures 

Boys' College Section: MyComLink - Fixtures, Score Updates and Photographs

LIVE MyComLink COMMENTARY - Saints Water Polo Invitational 2019 SEMI-FINALS

We are happy to announce that we have MyComLink commentary for the four semi-finals this afternoon (as soon as we resume - we are currently suspending play due to a lightning delay):

Girls: St Stithians College vs Clarendon
Girls: Reddam (CPT) vs Roedean  
Boys: Reddam (Constantia) vs Clifton
Boys: Bishops (CPT) vs SACS (CPT) 

Wishing #OneAndAll all the best.
#SaintsWaterPoloInvitational2019

We extend a warm word of thanks to our sponsors and vendors, without whom this tournament would not happen. 

The water polo players will have access to medical facilities that will be in operation from within in the main pool enclosure.  There are also onsite physios and biokineticists for the duration of the festival.

The Saints Water Polo Invitational will end on Sunday 27th October with the finals, followed by a prize-giving ceremony. During this prize giving ceremony, an All Star team is announced; the team is comprised of and voted for by the water polo coaches during the event.

Our Water Polo Invitational 2019 promises to be one of the best yet, celebrating 26 years of water polo excellence.  Join us, One & All, for these festive and fun events for the whole family. 

We hope to see you there!

 

Important Information 

Water Polo Invitational Official Programme 2019 

Lightning & Safety Guidelines 

Map to the St Stithians Aquatics Centre 

Official Photographer - Debbi Adcock - Please click here to visit Debbi's Facebook Page for all information

Invitation to the Saints Water Polo Invitational Prep Prize-Giving 

Invitation to the Saints Water Polo Invitational College Prize-Giving 

Click here to follow the Saints Water Polo Invitational news on the St Stithians College Facebook events page (under the discussion tabl) and for highlight photographs from each of the days

Hightlight photographs of the Saints Water Polo Invitational College Section Day 2 - (Photo Credit: Tournament Photographer, Debbi Adcock Mobile: 083 408 1898)

Highlights from our Saints Water Polo Invitational 2019 Junior Section