The 2020ONE IPT has come and gone and despite the difficulties around hosting during a pandemic, the tournament was very successful. For information on awards and final standings, please visit: IPT 2020ONE
The annual schools’ inter-provincial water polo tournament (IPT 202ONE) is on track for 15-19 December 2021 in Cape Town says Local Organising Committee chairperson Anton Botha.
‘The reasons for the cancellation of last year’s tournament are well known, but we are confident that this year’s event will take place. We have consulted far and wide and will be implementing all the applicable health and safety protocols to ensure that players, coaches, managers and match officials operate in a safe environment as can be made.’
‘The one down-side – at the moment – is that there will be no spectators allowed at the venues. The up-side is that every game will be live-streamed by SuperSport Schools. This is a significant plus for our sport as it will be the first time that family and friends will be able to watch games live from anywhere in the world.’
All provinces have confirmed their interest, the only teams not participating this year will be the Zimbabwe delegation.
This prestigious event is the largest age-group water polo tournament in the southern hemisphere. Waterpolo is the only team sport in the country where boys and girls from U13 to U19 compete together at an annual tournament, the rules are the same barring minor adjustments for age.
‘Covid has wrecked many learners’ sporting ambitions. But IPT 202ONE will provide an opportunity for elite water polo players to return to the sport they love, and for the matric cohort to end their school time on a high as they compete against the best in the country, says Anton.
Parents and other interested parties should regularly visit the SWPSA website and Facebook page for updates.
Congratulations to all the players who have made the SA U20 FINA World Junior Mens team. What an incredible achievement. Good luck!
Please see below a letter addressed to the schools’ water polo players, parents and community providing the schools water polo community with an update on the preparations for the SWPSA Inter Provincial Tournament scheduled for Cape Town in December 2021 IPT as well as our deliberations about the Tournament.
SuperSport is broadcasting some games from the Ladies u18 African Qualifier games taking place in Zimbabwe. To view these broadcasts, see the schedule below.
The executive of SWPSA have taken the decision to postpone the 2020 IPT due to have taken place in Cape Town in December this year. Despite the disappointment of this decision, we believe it is the right decision considering the uncertainty and challenges facing our country.
Read the official Chairperson’s communication:Letter to parents, players and community re the 2020 SWPSA IPT
The Chairman of SWPSA has given some explanation and clarity on the issue of SA squad training in light of the recent, related video on Facebook. Click to read the document: SWPSA Holding Statement 22 June 2020
SSA have announced the teams taking part in the EU Nations Junior Tournaments in Brno, Czech Republic. Congratulations to all those players selected. We look forward to following your progress in the tournament.
FINA have implemented new rules which are being adopted by the various provinces this year.
Please see the document (link below) explaining these new rules.
After a very successful tournament in East London, SWPSA have released the final team standings and the prize giving awards made at the closing ceremony.