South West U16 Girls Water Polo success in Liverpool
The team was coached by Somerset coach Simon Tomlinson who is also coach of Taunton Deane Water Polo. He has repeated the success he had in 2016 when he coached the 14&U South West Team to victory in the inter regional championships at Walsall.
Six teams represented their region in Division 2 - The South West, The North west, The North East Steelers, The South East, Scotland and Ireland.
The South west girls successfully won all their matches, culminating in a thrilling final game against a well organised Ireland. The final score of 4-3 reflected a nail biting battle!
A delighted Tomlinson said: "All members of the team played amazing waterpolo and most importantly they successfully played as a team. They all have great potential for the future and did the South West proud"
The team was led by Amy Berry from Cheltenham with vice captain Lily-May Girvin from Exeter.
The most valued player was awarded to Jasmine Coleman from Devonport.
1 Poppy Elliman
2 Amy Berry
4 Madeline Crow
5 Matilda Dugdale
6 Kimberley Fowler
7 Jessica Garrad
8 Lily-May Girvin
9 Crystal Hulls
10 Flora Perkin
11 Milly Raymond
12 Emily Shears
13 Ellie Harris
Coach Simon Tomlinson
Assistant Coach Phil Shears
Team Manager Suzey Tomlinson
Fixtures and Results from Division 1 (Walsall) and Division 2 (Liverpool):
|Midlands||4 – 14||London||FT|
|Wales||9 – 13||East Angels||FT|
|Midlands||6 – 18||North West Thunder||FT|
|London||14 – 2||East Angels||FT|
|Wales||5 – 19||North West Thunder||FT|
|Wales||10 – 11||London||FT|
|North West Thunder||16 – 9||East Angels||FT|
|Midlands||10 – 10||Wales||FT|
|North West Thunder||15 – 13||London||FT|
|Midlands||12 – 18||East Angels||FT|
|North West Thunder||4||4||0||0||35||8|
|North West Lightning||1 – 9||Ireland||FT|
|Scotland||5 – 10||North East Steelers||FT|
|South East||3 – 19||South West||FT|
|Scotland||5 – 3||North West Lightning||FT|
|South East||3 – 13||Ireland||FT|
|North East Steelers||4 – 7||South West||FT|
|Scotland||3 – 13||Ireland||FT|
|North West Lightning||0 – 7||South West||FT|
|South East||1 – 8||North East Steelers||FT|
|Scotland||4 – 17||South West||FT|
|South East||3 – 2||North West Lightning||FT|
|Ireland||5 – 5||North East Steelers||FT|
|South East||4 – 6||Scotland||FT|
|North West Lightning||1 – 8||North East Steelers||FT|
|Ireland||3 – 4||South West||FT|
|North West Lightning||5||0||0||5||-25||0|
As winners of Division 2, the South West will be promoted to Division 1 for the 2002 and under U18 Championships.
As Division 1 winners, North West Thunder won the Perpetual Challenge Trophy.