Water Polo Victoria AYC Wrap
A fantastic effort by all our clubs, volunteers, athletes and parents who made their way to Brisbane for the Water Polo Australia AYC Tournament.
It was great to see so many participants involved in this years event with some great Water Polo being played by our teams.
Unfortunately, we didn't have any u12 teams travel to Brisbane to partake in the tournament however Water Polo Victoria is exploring an opportunity for athletes to attend in this age group under a Victorian Development Team. More information will be provided later in the year.
In the u14s age group we had Melbourne Collegians and Richmond/DVE competing in the Boys Gold competitions with Northcote combining forces with UQ Barras to play in the Boys Green competition.
Last but by no means least Richmond Tigers also competed in the Girls Green competition. All teams played well with some close games right across the board.
Melbourne Collegians finished 8th with Richmond/DVE finishing 12th in their Division. Northcote battled well throughout the week and finished 13th.
Richmond Tigers Girls managing to play so well and in doing so secured a bronze medal in an exciting final game.
The u16s age group was well represented with 4 teams from Victoria taking part. Richmond Tigers Girls competing in the Green competition.
Melbourne Collegians combined with Melville to take on the challenge that was the Gold Division. With Richmond and DVE competing in the green Division.
Some close games across all u16s teams made for some tense moments for both athletes and coaches alike. The u16s Richmond Girls team finished in 9th spot.
The MC/Melville team finished in 9th position, whilst the DVE team finished the tournament in 8th. Richmond Tigers had a strong week just falling shy of a medal match and taking out 5th place.
We had 3 u18s teams represent the state with Richmond Tigers Girls playing in the Green competition and both Melbourne Collegians and DVE/Richmond competing in the Gold Boys Competition. DVE had a number of close games finishing the tournament in 15th position.
Melbourne Collegians competed well across the week with a well-deserved bronze medal in a tough final match of the gold division.
The Richmond Tigers u18s couldn't quite go through the tournament undefeated falling short at the last hurdle however claiming the only silver medal of the tournament by a Victorian team.
Once again congratulations to all clubs and teams that participated, and we are hoping to continue to grow and get more teams involved in this tournament next year.