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Wednesday, 02 August 2017 21:36

Waterpolo: Old Mutual/Roedean School Prestige Cup

 

In September, 2017, water polo players will, once again, do battle for the Old Mutual/Roedean School Prestige Cup.

 Now in its seventh year, this annual competition has certainly become a red-letter event on the water polo calendar. Ten top Gauteng schools play out for the honour of winning the Prestige Cup, but the aim of the competition as a whole is not so much sporting success as community service. The pool events are played over two Saturdays, namely 16 September, 2017, and 20 January, 2018, with the playoffs and the finals been played on the 17 February, 2018.

Sponsored by Old Mutual, the tournament requires all competing schools to have a CSI Learn-to-Swim component. Each school has partnered with an under-resourced school and has implemented a sustainable programme which teaches swimming and/or water polo at its partnership school. The prize money received by the top three schools is donated to their partnership schools to develop their learn-to-swim programme further. A highlight on finals day is the swim-a-thon where all the partnership schools are invited to swim and show-case their swimming skills. All participating schools receive sponsorship towards their learn-to- swim programme.

                                                                                                                   

Schools participating:

 

      Pool A                                                           Pool B

St Stithians College                                                      St Mary’s School Waverley

Crawford College                                                        Roedean School (SA)

St Dominic’s College                                                    St Peter’s College

Kingsmead College                                                     Pretoria High School for Girls

Rand Park High School                                                               St Dunstan’s College

 

 

Tournament dates: 

 

16 September   2017      08:00-13:00            Pool A First Round

16 September   2017      13:00-18:00            Pool B First Round

17 September 2017         make up day          (if 16th is rained out)

 

20 January 2018                08:00-13:00         Pool B Second Round

20 January 2018                13:00-18:00         Pool A Second Round

21 January   2018              make up day       (if 20th is rained out)

 

17 February 2018              play-offs and finals

18 February 2018              make up day      (if 17th is rained out)