WPSWP select 20 teams each year to compete in the SA Schools Tournament which is hosted by provinces on a rotational basis in December of each year.

SA Schools 2018 details:

Venue: East London
Dates: 13-17 December

For further information regarding the tournament, please visit the SWPSA website or click here.

Coaches and managers appointed for the 2018 IPT

Western Province Schools’ Water Polo has completed the selection of its 2018 Inter-Provincial Tournament coaches and managers, they are:

  Boys Coaches Girls Coaches
u19 A Ryan Weideman Grant Mackenzie
u19 B Jack Purcell Brendan Argent
u19 Assistant Mika’eel Essa Hannah Calvert
u16 A Dean Rimmer Jesse Singer
u16 B Kyle Marriott Shelley Oosthuizen
u15 A Julian Vincent Chad Gabriels
u15 B Matthew Johnston Nicola Macloed
u15 Assistant Isma’eel Essa Brittany Gutuza
u14 A Timothy Rezelman Matt Logan
u14 B Jason Fisher Weston Crewe
u13 A Diego Pizzimbone Carey Singer
u13 B Joshua Ackerman Bryan Punt
u13 Assistant Hugh Bedford  
GK Specialist Keegan Clark  
     
  Boys Managers Girls Managers
u19 Andrew Melck Jessica Brierley
u16 Brandon Siljeur Kelly Madison
u15 Travis Liam Theron Angela van Dyk
u14 Cole Siljeur Jessica Adriaan
u13 Keegan Clark Aaliyah Meredith

 

This year’s coaching and management team bring together an exciting blend of old-school experience and youthful exuberance. It is also the first time that assistant coaches have been appointed under more senior practitioners, positive indication that WP Schools Water Polo is taking skills transfer and sustainability into serious account for the future. Coaches and managers will be involved in off-season training to ensure they are up for the challenge at this year’s premier age-group tournament.

The 2018 iteration of the IPT will take place in East London from 13 to 17 December. WP squad sessions will commence early September with trials about two weeks later. Players are encouraged to participate in some form of off-season training in preparation for trials. More details will be made available in due course.