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Dear Players, Parents and Guardians

Once again we are earnestly preparing for the annual interprovincial water polo tournament (IPT), this time taking place in Johannesburg from 7 to 11 December. Here is important information for all players who are considering participating.

Trials are detailed in the table below. Some important notes:

  •   A pre-trials group for U13 girls will be selected on 7 September, final selection for this group will be made on 15 September.
  •   U13 boys’ trials will take place on 6 October, after the conclusion of the SACS Tournament.

Girls

Age Group

Date

Time

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Place

 

u19

Thursday 5 September

17h30 – 20h00

Reddam Old Pool

 

u16

Sunday 8 September

11h30 – 14h00

Reddam Old Pool

 

u15

Friday 6 September

16h00 – 18h30

Reddam Old Pool

 

u14

Saturday 7 September

15h30 – 18h00

Reddam Old Pool

 

u13 1st Round

Saturday 7 September

12h30 – 15h00

Reddam Old Pool

 

u13 Final Round

Sunday 15 September

11h30 – 14h00

Reddam Old Pool

         

Boys

Age Group

Date

Time

Place

 

u19

Saturday 7 September

14h30 – 17h00

Bishops

 

u16

Saturday 7 September

11h30 – 14h00

Bishops

 

u15

Friday 6 September

16h00 – 18h30

Bishops

 

u14

Saturday 7 September

08h30 – 11h00

Bishops

 

u13

Sunday 6 October

09h30 – 12h00

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Reddam New Pool

Pre-registration for trials is only compulsory for U13 boys, girls and new players to WP and must be completed by 2 September 2019. This is an online process and can be accessed by clicking here or navigating to the following address in your web browser: https://forms.gle/aPrFZMbFdiWuPBMs7

All players to please bring these documents to trials:

  •   Certified copy of the player’s ID/passport/birth certificate
  •   Completed capitation form (see below)

The fee for trials is included in the R200 charged for pre-season squad sessions. These fees go towards the costs of pool hire and trial operating costs, and must be paid via EFT. If a player has not paid for and attended squad sessions, a fee of R150 to participate in trials must be paid – either by EFT before 2 September or in cash on the day.

Arrive timeously for trials, preferably at least half-an-hour before the scheduled time. There is some administration work that must be completed before the trials start. Report to the age group convenor and make sure your registration information is correct.

Team announcements are usually, but may not be, made at the conclusion of the trials. This is up to the discretion of the age-group selection panel. In some instances, the finalisation of the A & B teams for U14s and U15s will only be made one week later at the conclusion of their respective Rondebosch and Melliar tournaments.

The kit is the same as last year and must be ordered and paid for at the conclusion of team announcements at trials. There will be a pop-up shop with kit samples available for sizing purposes. Credit card/EFT/Snapscan payment facilities will be available.

The Capping Ceremony will take place at Rondebosch Boys’ High School on Tuesday 15 October from 18h00. More details will be made available closer to the event.

Logistics for the IPT are enormous. This year Team WP will comprise around 300 players, coaches, managers and referees. Transporting them to Johannesburg, accommodating and feeding them, and then returning them safely home requires a plan of military precision – and this is all undertaken by a dedicated team of volunteers.

The teams will depart Cape Town International Airport on Saturday 7 December and leave Johannesburg on the afternoon/early evening of Wednesday 11 December. More details on specific arrangements will be made available closer to the time.

All players must travel to Johannesburg with their team. Players not wanting to make use of the flight on the return journey to Cape Town can make alternative arrangements. The coach and manager must be made aware of this change timeously beforehand. Parents have until 14th October to cancel the return flight or make alternative arrangements, information relating to the process to do this will be communicated in the selection letter.

IPT costs are not finalised at this stage but will likely be in the region of R10 000 per player. We understand this is a significant increase over 2018 but we have been at great pains to reduce costs at every turn. Unfortunately, hotel accommodation and flights at that time of the year are the main expense. The tour fee is payable in two tranches, 50% by 15 October and the remaining 50% by 15 November 2018.

Schools’ water polo is thriving in Western Province, but it doesn’t just happen. Our sport relies on many volunteers putting in a lot of work behind the scenes. If you are able to lend a hand in a certain area, please let us know.

Please stay in touch by subscribing to the website news updates and follow our Facebook page.www.wpswp.co.za @wpspolo

This document can be downloaded here: Notice of trials and other info 15 Aug

The Capitation Form can be found here: MASTER SSA Capitation form WPSWP 20192020