Farming God’s WayJan 26, 2024
St Andrew’s College Shield Water Polo 2024Jan 29, 2024
St Andrew’s College participated in the annual Merrifield Tournament in East London this weekend. The team had an impressive start against Stirling in their first fixture. Despite battling the intense 35-degree heat, St Andrew’s managed an 8-5 win.
Undeterred by the conditions, the team continued their winning streak in the second fixture against Selborne. The greatest achievement of the day was the fact that both teams were beaten on their home courts.
Early on Saturday morning, the team rose to the occasion, securing a win against Cradock and advancing to the cross-pool play-offs for 3rd and 4th position against the host team, Merrifield. This fixture drew a crowd and the atmosphere was quickly charged with excitement and focus. This was some of the best tennis I have seen in my time at College. In the end, Merrifield won by a narrow margin and St Andrew’s concluded the tournament in 4th position. This marks a notable improvement – a 3-place advancement from the 2022 performance. Thank you to Cameron, Lou, Karabo, and Qhawe for their determination and positivity throughout the weekend. Special recognition is extended to Lou Coetzee, for having us at the edge of our seats, as almost every match he played, ended in a tie-breaker.