ASA Inter-Region Tournament 2009
Seagulls' Chris Chamberlain boosted his hopes of selection to the England junior water polo squad with a string of outstanding performances in the National Inter-regional Tournament at Walsall.
The 16-year-old is the first Dorset player to make the South West 18/U team for 30 years and scored six goals in four matches against the best in Britain. He scored a hat-trick in the 11-9 victory over the West Midlands.
The South West lost their opening match 20-3 to eventual winners the North West, where Britain’s national performance centre is based.
Despite beating the West Midlands 11-9, the South West later lost to them by the reverse scoreline but beat last-placed East Midlands 14-11.
In the final table, only goal difference separated the second to fifth teams – Scotland, West Midlands, North East and South West.
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1 North West
2 South East
4 West Midlands
5 South West
6 East Midlands
Click to view Girls results
The ASA has set up a new national water polo competition for young players, the Inter-Regional Championships. The Youth Inter-Regional Championships are provisionally scheduled for 23-24 January 2010 (Youth Boys) and 13-14 February 2010 (Youth Girls).