WATER POLO: KGGS girls win bronze at national finals

KGGS under-14s
KGGS under-14s
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Kesteven and Grantham Girls’ School under-14s secured the bronze medal place at the English Schools Finals at Walsall last week.

As a new team and entering the ESSA competition for the first time, KGGS qualified in superb style, winning all of their matches, most very convincingly.

The finals were last week in Oundle and the girls first faced the eventual winners, Alleyn’s, to whom they lost 4-0.

Undeterred, they dug deep and secured a fantastic 4-0 win over Bedford in their second match. Their final match, against Manchester, was a fiercely and closely fought contest. A couple of disputable decisions and some very hard play by the opposition led to a 5-3 defeat.

The overall result of the day was a tremendous third-placed under-14 girls’ team in the country.

KGGS under-14s were (goals): Naya Patel, Rose Bitowt (1), Ellie Robinson, Giorgia Bosworth (4), India Wilkinson (1), Kate Davis, Georgia Coyle (1), Ellie Kirke, Kate Knott, Lily Jackson, Sian Jolly, Charlotte Woodward and Harriet Underwood.

l If you are a competent swimmer and interested in playing water polo, pop along to The Meres leisure centre on a Friday afternoon, 4pm-6pm, to arrange a taster session. Alternatively e-mail membership@granthamwaterpolo.org.uk for more details.