Saints Water Polo Invitational 2022
St Stithians College hosted the 28th Saints Water Polo Invitational for both our Colleges and our Preps in October 2022. We hosted the Senior Invitational over our the half-term weekend, from 20 to 23 October 2022 and our Junior Invitational the following weekend - 28 - 30 October 2022. The Saints aquatics centre is always a hive of activity over these two weekends and we loved welcoming spectators back enjoy some great water polo games over these action-packed days.
2022 St Stithians Water Polo Invitational Junior Boys' and Girls' Tournament (Friday 28 - Sunday 30 October)
Official Photographs by Debbi Adcock Phototography
Click here for the action shots from the Senior Section of our Saints Water Polo Invitational 2022. The pics from our Junior Section event will be posted soon.
Welcome message from our Chairman of the Saints Water Polo Parent's Committee - Russell Haworth
We look forward to two great weekends of pool-side action.
Girls' Section Teams & Fixtures - St Stithians College Aquatics Centre
Girls' Section - MyComLink Scoring
Junior Girls' Section - Tournament Results, Awards and Placings
Boys' Section Teams & Fixtures - St Stithians College Aquatics Centre
Boys' Section - MyComLink Scoring
Junior Boys' Section - Tournament Results, Awards and Placings
A selection of action pics from Day 2 of our Junior Section Invitational from our official photographer, Debbi Adcock.
A selection of action photographs from Day 1 or our Junior Section Invitational from our Official Saints Water Polo Invitational Photographer, Debbi Adcock.
WRAP UP OF OUR SAINTS SENIOR WATER POLO INVITATIONAL 2022
The Saints Water Polo Invitational 2022 for the Senior Section ran over the weekend of the 20th to the 23rd October 2022 and it was an incredible weekend of Water Polo action in which 20 boys and girls teams from all over Southern Africa joined us at the St Stithians College Aquatic Centre for the 28th edition of the Invitational. Despite weather challenges and some technical issues due to loadshedding, the invitational was expertly run by Tournament Director, Bruno Fernandes along with Director of Aquatics for St Stithians College Richard Little, our Deputy Director of Sport for the GIrls' College, Nicky White as well as our MIC's for Water Polo in the Girls' and Boys' Colleges, Etienne Le Roux and Michael Stewart.
An event like this takes great commitment from a small band of St Stithians Saints. We are grateful to our sponsors who play a massive part in the success of our Invitational. To Blistex who sponsored towels for our Tournament Teams, TECNO for the medals, SuperSport School for the live streaming (the two finals will be showed on Wednesday 26 October on SuperSport Variety 3 (channel 208 on DSTV between 15h00 and 18h00 on the SuperSport Schools Showcase. Thank you to MyComLink for the match Results, to Lemonliscious for the sponsorship of the caps for our Referees, gratutude to Gourmet Foods seeing to all catering needs and sponsoring a meal for all of our players. To Fun Swims, BMW Bryanston, Turbo, Bobums and Tinkies (Tiger Brands), Samsung and Tork Craft - thank you for being a part of the success of our Invitational.
Thank you to the St Stithians College School representatives involved from the Boys’ College Students who ran the tables for every game so efficiently – we look forward to welcoming our Girls’ College students who will be tabling for our Junior Section event that is taking place here next weekend – from Firday to Sunday. A massive thanks to our Events Team of Barbara Beauchamp and Olga Carr, as well as Toni Brooks from Boys’ College Comms & Events. Thank you to our catering crew, Tally Ditend and hte Empact for the Boarding House Meals and for sponsoring the Coaches and Managers event. Thank you to our Boys' College Grade 11 Interact team who supplied delicious pancakes for the duration of the tournament - all to raise funds for charity. Thank you to the dedicated St Stithians College support team – without whom this kind of tournament cannot happen, our Operations team, Pool crew, Technical team, Medical, Servest and Security teams.
Finally, a massive thanks to our Chair of Water Polo Parents' Committee Russell Haworth, ably supported by Nesh Turanjanin and their team of dedicated water polo parents.
The final prze-giving took place directly after the Boys' final, with the Master of Ceremonies, Alistair Stewart (Head of Advancement for St Stithians College) managing the proceedings and Karen Prinsloo (Deputy Head of Girls’ College) and Head of the Boys’ College - Dave Du Toit on hand to congratulate the prize-winners. We congratulate the winners:
Girls' Section Winners
Bronze – Roedean School
Silver – St Dominic’s Catholic School for Girls
Gold – St Stithians Girls’ College
Boys' Section Winners
Bronze – St John's College
Silver – Hilton College
Gold – SACS
For a full list of final standings, results, All-Star teams and best players of the tournament, click the below links:
Girls' Section - Tournament results, awards and final placings
Boys' Section - Tournament results, awards and final placings
A massive thank you to all of our participating teams, the coaches and the referees. Gratitude to the parents, spectators and supporters for the awesome spirit all-round. It was another spectacular Saints Water Polo Invitational - we hope to see you all back in 2023.
2022 St Stithians Water Polo Invitational Senior Boys' and Girls' Tournament (Thursday 20 - Sunday 23 October)
Girls' Section Teams & Fixtures - St Stithians College Aquatics Centre
Senior Girls' Section - Tournament Rules
Senior Girls' Section - MyComLink Scoring
Boys' Section - Teams & Fixtures - St Stithians College Aquatics Centre
Senior Boys' Section - Tournament Rules
Senior Boys' Section - MyComLink Scoring
A gallery of pics taken by our official photographer Debbi Adcock from Day Three of the Saints Water Polo Invitational.
We are grateful to our sponsors who are play a huge part in the success of our annual Saints Water Polo Invitational. Thank you #OneAndAll.
Come join us in the Old Stithian Association Hospitality tent. Cool refreshments available, comfortable seating area with plenty shade. Festive music and live streaming of all the games!
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Thank you to CZ Electronics for their generous sponsorship of prizes.
Tinkies – each player will receive a spongecake with a strawberry flavoured creamy centre. Flavour your imagination with a strawberry tingle!
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Live Streaming - SuperSport Schools Live
We are proud to once again be partnering with the SuperSport School for our live-streaming. To access this awesome coverage of the games, you will need to download the Supersport Schools app. All the fixtures will be uploaded to this portal. For details on how to download the app, click here.
Map to the St Stithians Aquatics Centre
Official Photographer - Debbi Adcock - Please click here to visit Debbi's Facebook Page for all information
Click here to follow the Saints Water Polo Invitational news on the St Stithians Water Polo facebook page.
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.
We are extremely grateful to the many staff, parents and our sponsors who have worked tirelessly to ensure our students experience the joy of the Saints Water Polo Invitational. We wish #OneAndAll an awesome weekend poolside.
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