Old Mutual Water Polo Cup Winners for the 4th year in a row!

February 17, 2019 | Girls’ College | Author: Karen Prinsloo


St Stithians Girls’ College won the tournament for the 4th year in a row under the direction of coach Mr Pierre le Roux beating Roedean, the host school, in the final by 8 goals to 3. In 3rd place was St Peter’s College and in 4th place, Crawford College Lonehill

Bianca Kennerley, Natasja Troskie, Katherine du Plessis, Shakira January, Zànne Smit, Jennifer Everett, Jenna Loughor-Clarke, Mr Pierre le Roux, Samantha Varrie, Tatum Lomax, Olivia Simm, Jordan Wedderburn, Nicolle Cronje and Frankie Gush.

For schools to enter this tournament, they need to partner with a school or organisation and commit to a Learn to Swim (and eventually play water polo) programme.  Old Mutual are the sponsors of this event and donate R50 000 which is shared amongst the top 3 schools for their Learn to Swim programmes.  On top of that Old Mutual donate R10 000 to each of the partner schools who participate in a gala on the day of the water polo finals.  St Stithians Girls’ College partner with “Hearts of Hope” a community based, non-profit organisation that provides a safe home for vulnerable children. 

Proud St Stithians captains, the only players in matric in the team this year, as well as the most successful school girls’ coach in recent years, Mr Pierre le Roux, pose with the R30 000 cheque from Old Mutual used for their Learn to Swim programme with ‘Hearts of Hope’.

Zànne Smit (Vice-Capt), Mr Pierre le Roux (Coach), Jennifer Everett (Captain)

The representatives from St Stithians Girls’ College who were selected as members of the tournament team, chosen from all of the participants in this year’s competition were:

Jordan Wedderburn (who scored 6 goals in the final!), Tatum Lomax, Natasja Troskie, Zànne Smit (Vice-Capt) & Jennifer Everett (Captain).