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!
SSA Team Announcement – FINA World Jnr Men Water Polo Championships 2021
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.
Update SWPSA IPT (26 May 2021)
SuperSport is broadcasting some games from the Ladies u18 African Qualifier games taking place in Zimbabwe. To view these broadcasts, see the schedule below.
20-Jul-2020 Swimming SuperSwimmer Season 25 Episode 6 20:00 00:30 20:30 SS10 / SS9A Premier
21-Jul-2020 Swimming SuperSwimmer Season 25 Episode 6 01:30 00:30 02:00 SS10 / SS9A Repeat
21-Jul-2020 Swimming SuperSwimmer Season 25 Episode 6 07:30 00:30 08:00 SS10 / SS9A Repeat
22-Jul-2020 Swimming SuperSwimmer Season 25 Episode 6 16:30 00:30 17:00 SS10 / SS9A Repeat
23-Jul-2020 Swimming SuperSwimmer Season 25 Episode 6 10:00 00:30 10:30 SS10 / SS9A Repeat
24-Jul-2020 Swimming SuperSwimmer Season 25 Episode 6 13:30 00:30 14:00 SS10 / SS9A Repeat
27-Jul-2020 Swimming SuperSwimmer Season 25 Episode 6 08:30 00:30 09:00 SS10 / SS9A Repeat
27-Jul-2020 Swimming SuperSwimmer Season 25 Episode 6 23:00 00:30 23:30 SS10 / SS9A Repeat
28-Jul-2020 Swimming SuperSwimmer Season 25 Episode 6 07:30 00:30 08:00 SS10 / SS9A Repeat
30-Jul-2020 Swimming SuperSwimmer Season 25 Episode 6 23:30 00:30 00:00 SS10 / SS9A Repeat
31-Jul-2020 Swimming SuperSwimmer Season 25 Episode 6 13:00 00:30 13:30 SS10 / SS9A Repeat
02-Aug-2020 Swimming SuperSwimmer Season 25 Episode 6 13:30 00:30 14:00 SS10 Repeat
03-Aug-2020 Swimming SuperSwimmer Season 25 Episode 6 08:30 00:30 09:00 SS10 / SS9A Repeat
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.
SSA Team Announcement – EU Nations Junior Women’s Team Brno, Czech Rep – 2019
SSA Team Announcement – EU Nations Junior Men’s Team – Brno, Czech Rep – 2019
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.
FINA Rule Amendments (9 January 2019)
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.
SWPSA 2018 IPT FINAL Team Standings – 18 December 2018
SWPSA 2018 IPT Prize Giving Awards – 18 December 2018
We have received the following report from Sarah Harris who is with the SA u16 girls team in New Zealand
“The SA u16 A team has had an awesome first week at Pan Pacs. Coming into the tournament in peak physical condition, the girls were up for a fight. The unforgiving format of the tournament meant that you had to finish first in your pool to go through to the top 4. There was no room for error and we managed to win all of our pool games, scraping through in some but showing huge heart. We met the overall tournament winners, the NSW blues in our semi final where we went 3-1 up only for them to level 3 all going into the 4th. Experience showed for them and not being able to handle the pressure meant that in the 4th quarter we let things get away from us and we ended up losing and fighting for bronze. The bronze medal match was another tight affair with the young inexperienced SA team learning more valuable lessons on pressure and following through on team tactics. We ended up going down 5-7 but fighting right to the end.
We finished 4th out of 24 teams and showed that SA teams can match it with these other countries. We, as coaching staff have been able to see what we need to focus on when we get home but the girls have also had a taste of how different international polo is, how much tougher it is to get the foul and how much more physical play is.
Next week we play in the u18 division and are so excited to be tested even further by having to play older, stronger and more physical teams.
So proud of this team and so excited to watch their growth in week 2.
For further pics of the teams in NZ, please visit the WPSWP Facebook page.