Our 14 & under side played their first competitive game of the season at the Wright Robinson College Pool in Gorton, East Manchester. With several players missing we managed to get 6 players to the pool and borrowed three players from Icebergs. Warrington played really well and I would estimate the best seven players in the pool included 6 from Warrington. Icebergs had an excellent centre forward who scored three quick goals in the first quarter with a player from Icebergs in our goal. Jacob Wass was given the job of marking this player who barely had a chance for the rest of the game. Sam Cooper received the ball just inside the oppositions half and swim fast towards goal taking on and beating the defender and opting for his favourite lob shot which he executes so well. Tom Pye and Stanley Mainwaring linked up well with some clever passing moves resulting in some excellent goals.
Although we lost the game two things became clear:-
1. We need more matches because everbody including the players, parents and the coach really enjoyed the game and so much can be learnt by the players just by playing games.
2. We have some really good players developing all of whom have played water polo for 12months or less the future looks bright for junior water polo at Warrington. The RTC coach was present and wants to visit our sessions to look for more up and coming talent.
The team include Tom Costello, Sam Cooper, Adam Farini, Stanley Mainwaring, Tom Pye, and Jacob Wass.