Squad training sessions have been set up for all age groups leading up to the IPT in December.
Please see the venues, dates and times below. Cost is R200 for all sessions including trials. Should you only wish to attend trials, then a payment of R150 is payable.
Banking details for the payment are:
Standard Bank | Acc: 071459448 | Br: 025009 | Name: WP Schools Water Polo
Ref: squad/surname/age-group (eg. squad/smith/u14)
U13 starting Sunday 25th August @ Reddam 9h00-11h00
U14 starting Saturday 3rd August @ RBHS 15h00-17h00
U15 starting Saturday 27th July @ WBHS 17h00-19h00
U16 starting Saturday 10th August @ WBHS 15h00-17h00
U19 starting Sunday 18th August @ Bishops 15h00-17h00 Note this new date!
U13 now on Saturdays @ WBHS 10h00-12h00
U14 starting Saturday 27th July @ Westerford 13H00-15h00 NOTE THIS CHANGE!!!
U15 starting Sunday 21st July @ Reddam 11h00-13h00
U16 starting Sunday 21st July @ Reddam 13h00-15h00
U19 starting Sunday 21st July @ Reddam 15h00-17h00 NOTE THIS CHANGE!!!
As you are no doubt aware, the IPT this year will be staged in Johannesburg from 7 to 11 December. We are planning to fly the team there and back and accommodate them in hotels reasonably close to their playing venues. The list of venues is available on the SWPSA website.
The tour costs to the IPT are estimated to be R10 000 per player. This includes flights, accommodation, local transport and meals plus in-game nutrition and hydration requirements.
We understand this is a big number for many families and, if your child is likely to make a team, please start to make plans. The good news is that the IPT will be in Cape Town next year and tournament costs should be dramatically less.
As an Executive we are painfully aware of the financial stress water polo places on parents. Rest assured, we do everything we can to minimise the cost while still ensuring that Team WP travels and is accommodated safely.
And so the preparations begin…