Kesteven and Grantham Girls’ School under-16s travelled to Oundle last Wednesday to compete in the National Finals of the English Schools Swimming Association Girls’ Water Polo Championships, following their qualification in February.
In their first game, they easily overcame Bedford School with a convincing 8-1 victory, with goals from Giorgia Bosworth. (3), India Wilkinson (2), Rose Bitowt, Ellie Robinson and Amelia Peters.
Next They faced Alleyn’s School, Dulwich, and came away with another good 4-1 win, 4 – 1. Goal scorers were Wilkinson (2), Bosworth and Peters.
Their final match saw them against up Crompton House School to determine the first and second places.
It was a fiercely contested game from the outset, with outstanding performances and determination by both teams. It was undoubtedly the match of the tournament with Crompton edging an intense 2-0 win.
This placed KGGS as runners-up and established them as the second best under-16 girls’ water polo team in the country.
Their coach, King’s School head boy Conor Coyle said: “The girls’ tremendous efforts and teamwork produced the best water polo they have ever played, and they should all be extremely proud of themselves and their achievement.”
KGGS under-16s are from left, back – Holly Robinson, Gabby Cox, Kate Davis-Bavin, Ellie Kirke, Georgia Coyle, Giorgia Bosworth, Ellie Robinson and coach Conor Coyle; front – Lily Jackson, India Wilkinson, Naya Patel, Rose Bitowt and Amelia Peters.