Habs Boys are celebrating a second-place win at the National Water Polo Championships.
The team of 14 boys competed against a number of strong school water polo teams from across the country at the U13 ESSA National Water Polo Championships. The squad secured qualification to the national finals having won in the quarter-finals match against hosts, Northampton School for Boys. At the finals in Northampton, the team at Habs Boys faced some equally tough competition, playing matches against schools such as Trinity and King Edward School in Birmingham.
In the first match of the championship finals, Habs Boys played a challenging game against Trinity, losing 6-1 to them. However, the spirited team at Habs showed courage and ambition, going into the next match against King Edward School and coming our victorious with a 3-1 win. In the final match, the team started well, only conceding the first goal in the final moments of the first half. The game ended with a 3-0 score to Trinity, and Habs Boys were awarded a well-deserved second place.
Ryan McIntosh, Director of Sports at Habs Boys, said: “This was an exciting and challenging experience for our lower school pupils. The team demonstrated some fantastic play, grit and strength of character during the Water Polo Championships. We were already super proud of them for coming away from the semi-finals with a 5-3 win, which led them to qualify for the finals against Trinity. Bringing home second place nationally, is an incredible achievement and is testament to the hard work and resilience they have all shown throughout the competition.”