Herts and District Waterpolo Tournament 2023

Letchworth Outdoor pool – Saturday 1st July

Five clubs took part in the 2023 Herts and District League with each providing a senior team. Two scratch ladies teams were also formed from the clubs.

The open tournament was run as a round robin with two short, 4 minute, halves and the ladies played a short match.

We had two referees who were given a little respite by volunteer referees from the teams. The table and local organisation was provided by Hitchin Waterpolo club.

Thanks to good timekeeping, and fast changeovers, we managed to get all the matches played before twilight set in. Enfield pipped Bedford by one point in the round robin to take top spot, with Cambridge in third place. The Ladies enjoyed a hard-fought draw.

The players all enjoyed the tournament, it was a pleasure to get the opportunity to play in an outdoor pool on a good summers evening. The top three teams were presented with medals and the winning team, Enfield, was presented with the trophy.

A big thanks is also due to all the volunteers from Hitchin Waterpolo Club who organised the pool, ran the table and helped ensure the competition ran to a tight time schedule.

Peter Mole.