National water polo teams visit

8 Jan 2019 11:35

BOLTON School hosted the Australian U17 schoolboys and schoolgirls and Romanian U17 national water polo teams ahead of their English Schools' Swimming Association counterparts.

The Schools' elite athletes met up with the three squads and there was a welcome talk from Ian Elliott, Chair of England Water Polo ahead of a lunch and tour of the school.

The weekend games took place at the East Manchester Leisure Centre and the Jason Kenny Centre, Bolton.

Two Year 11 boys, Thomas Yates and Jensen Myerscough, played in the England team and they were joined by fellow City of Manchester water polo team player and former pupil Lewis Daley who was Assistant Coach and Bolton School teacher and former pupil Aaron Winstanley. England Team Manager for the tournament was Dr Mike Yates, a teacher and water polo coach from Bolton School and the School's Head Water Polo Coach Andy McGinty was part of the organising team along with former Head of Sport at Bolton School Boys' Division Trevor Pledger and Colin Walsh.

England beat Australia 11-9 but lost out to a strong Romanian team, which left them as group winners with England second and Australia third. There was also an U17 match between England and Australia girls and a game between England and a Manchester Select Team.

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