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Waterpolo

Teacher in Charge: Mr Andrewe Hayidakis

 

Waterpolo is proudly Sponsored by:

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History

Waterpolo was restarted at Grey in 1994, with the first matches being played in 1995 against local schools. It wasn’t until the late 1990’s where Grey started to compete at a National level. Our numbers have grown from just one team in 1995 to thirteen teams in 2007 (including Grey Junior School). In 2006, both our u14 and u15 sides were crowned SA Champions as well our 1st team competing in numerous SA finals across the country. Our 1st team won the prestigious SACS Tournament in 2012 and the KES Tournament, for the first time, now in 2014.The u14 team has played in the finals of top tournaments for the last six years winning several of them. Grey has produced numerous SA Schools’ players in recent years. The last two players selected for the u18 SA Schools side were Nick Beswick (2013) and Jason Evezard (2013, 2014). 
 
 

Teams 

7 x U19 teams
4 x U15 teams
4 x U14 teams
 

Facilities

1 x Olympic size water polo pool
1 x heated 25m water polo pool
1x heated 25m indoor swimming pool

 

Matches

Matches are played against the top water polo playing schools in Eastern Cape on Saturdays. The u14A and B, u15A and B, 1st and 2nd teams travel extensively across the country to play in big tournaments. Top schools attend these tournaments and Grey get to play against the best. Some of the tournaments include SACS, Grey College, Vides, Clifton and KES, Ian Melliar u15 Tournament, Rondebosch u14 Tournament and Jason Murray Tournament. In addition, select players are entered into the Eastern Province Mens’ Waterpolo League. The senior team plays in the Premier division and the 2nd team in the 2nd division. League matches for the Junior Teams are on Tuesday evenings at Collegiate and Thursday afternoons at Grey
 
Tuesday Evening : League takes place at Collegiate Girls High School
Grey teams involved: U14B, U14C, U14D
Other schools: Alex U14 Boys and Girls, Pearson U14, U15 Boys and Girls, St Georges Girls, Harvest Girls, Collegiate Girls U14, U15 and U16B.
 
Thursday Afternoon : League takes place at Grey High School
Grey teams involved:U14A, U14B, U15A, U15B, U15C, 3rd-7th
Other Schools: Collegiate, Pearson, Alex, Woodridge and Varsity teams and senior teams.
Thursday Evening : EP Men’s League takes place at Grey High School
Grey teams involved: 1st and 2nd

 

Dress Code

Water polo players are to arrive at and depart from the water polo pool dressed correctly. Full school tracksuit and suitable footwear should be worn to and from practices and matches. Coaches are going to be asked to be strict in this regard as the correct dress sends out the correct message. The water polo attire, available from the School Shop, includes the white and blue golf shirts along with the navy and azure blue shorts. Please ensure your son has these for the water polo season.
Only Grey school costumes may be worn for practices – no other costumes will be permitted.

 

Punctuality

It is deemed disrespectful toward the coach and your team mates if you do not arrive/ arrive late for practices and/or matches. Excuses for non-attendance must be communicated timeously with the coach involved.

 

Conduct

Grey boys are reminded that they are an advert for the school and as such should always display the necessary sportsmanship. Yes, we play to win but not at all costs. Disputing referee decisions and/or showing dissent is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.

 

Coaching Staff

The coaching staff comprises of staff members and student coaches. 


Team

Coach

1st

Mr Luke Crawford

2nd

Mr Zaine Marx / Mr Andrewe Hayidakis

3rd

Mr Russel Rennie

4th

Mr Jacque de Kock

5th

Mr Anton Scholtz

6th

Mr Ant Skinner

7th

Mr Ant Skinner

U14A

Mr Cameron Mukheibir / Mr Nic Beswick

U14B

Mr Leejay van Niekerk

U14C

Mrs Annaliese van Niekerk

U14D

Mrs Suzie du Plessis

U15A

Mr Cameron Johnson

U15B 

Mr Hannes Roelofse

U15C 

Ms Roxy Meaker

U15D

Mr Byron Schmidt

 

Additional Information

Click here to download The Beginner's Guide to Waterpolo by Dave Maynard