Monday, March 16, 2015

U17 Water Polo Girls achieve qualification standard for Baku

Great Britain’s Under-17 Girls Water Polo team (which included Hannah Edwards of Caledonia), have reached the qualification standard required for the inaugural European Games in Baku.

The team, who were selected from the England talent programme, won their final qualification match against Switzerland 30-0 (5-0, 4-0, 11-0, 10-0) to finish second in Group A on goal difference behind France.

Coached by Nick Buller, the team opened their campaign in Nice with a commanding 26-3 (7-1, 7-1, 4-0, 8-1) win against Portugal.

This was followed by an 8-8 (3-4, 1-0, 4-2, 0-2) draw against the Czech Republic and a narrow 13-12 (2 - 2, 4 - 2, 2 - 3, 5 - 5) defeat to France.

Meanwhile the British U17 Boys just missed out following a dramatic 7-6 (3-2, 1-3, 1-2, 1-0) loss to Malta in their final game.

The tournament was their first international competition playing together and after losing 19-7 to Germany in the opening match, they secured a strong 53-0 (16-0, 14-0, 11-0, 12-0) win against Latvia and 12-1 (2 - 0, 1 - 0, 4 - 1, 5 - 0) victory over Switzerland.

British U17 Girls Squad list:

Hayley Price - Tyldesley

Lucy Shaw - City of Liverpool

Verity McCoy - City of Liverpool

Danica Brazier - Chelmsford

Lara Partridge - Crawley

Beth Ward - Devenport Royal

Mhairi Nurthen - London Otter

Isobel Dean - London Otter

Grace Rowland - City of Liverpool

Hannah Edwards - Caledonia

Kathy Rogers - London Otter

Sophie Jackson - City of Leeds

Fleur Kennedy - City of Coventry

Overall tournament goalscorers for GB Under-17 Girls: Grace Rowland (14), Katherine Rogers (11), Izzy Dean (9), Fleur Kennedy (8), Danica Brazier (7), Lucy Shaw (7), Verity McCoy (5), Hannah Edwards (5), Bethany Ward (5), Larissa Partridge (3), Mhairi Nurthen (2).

 

British U17 Boys Squad list:

Benjamin Riding

James Barker

Charles Briers

Samuel Carling

Samuel Alberici

Owain Llewellyn

Ben Greenhill

Kameron Powell

Matthew Helps

Ashley Castle

Spencer Wilks

Ben Tinkler-Davies

Article courtesy of British Swimming 

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