“Awesome!” Water polo team qualify for national finals

QE’s senior water polo team have qualified for their sport’s national finals after beating several leading schools to secure their place.

The team saw off Warwick School, Cheltenham College and hosts Northampton School for Boys in the semi-finals.

Physical Education and Games teacher Richard Scally said: “We finished second in our group to take our place in the national finals, losing only to our local rivals, Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’, who we narrowly lost to by a single goal – something we are hoping to reverse in the finals.”

""Water polo is played in a deep-water pool by a team of seven – six outfield players and one goalkeeper – with six substitutes. Frequent substitutions are required because of the high physical demands of the sport.

""QE operates its water polo in partnership with Watford Water Polo Club, through which it secures coaching from the club’s Head Coach, Edi Brkovic.  The club’s Chairperson, Nikki Baker, congratulated the team on qualifying for the finals: “To be one of the top six schools at senior level in the country is an awesome achievement.”

Mr Scally said the boys were fortunate to have use of the excellent facilities provided by the School’s Martin Pool for their training.