A selected boys’ and girls’ Waterpolo squad travelled to Scotland on a ‘mini tour’ last weekend to play matches against Edinburgh University, Stirling University and the Scottish National U17 team.
The first match, against Edinburgh University 2nd team, was a tough affair, and it took a while for the team to settle, especially since the boys and girls don’t usually play together. But after the first quarter they found a rhythm and just edged ahead in the final quarter, winning by 2 goals.
On Sunday we moved to Stirling University pool where we trained with the Scottish U17 team, before playing a match against them. Each quarter was very tight – 3-0; 4-2; 3-1; 3-2. The final score was 13-5; a very convincing victory.
Our hardest challenge then came in the game against Stirling. The match was competitive and very hard fought, with only a single goal separating the teams throughout. The final score was a 12-12 draw.
All the Scottish teams were brilliant hosts and many thanks to them for having us.
The team also managed to squeeze in some sightseeing, mini golf and ice-skating while they were away, making it a memorable (and exhausting!) trip away.