Congratulations to Barnstaple and Exeter player Milly Wordley who travelled to Slovakia to win the ESCAD cup with the England U17s. The team beat Germany and Slovakia before winning on penalties over senior team PVK after an 8-8 draw in normal time.
Exeter held off a determined Manchester side to land their first ASA National Age Group Water Polo Boys’ U19 title in the club’s history.
The two sides played out a thrilling final at Manchester Aquatics Centre, and while neither team was ever more than two goals clear, Exeter ultimately saw out an 8-7 (1-2, 3-2, 2-2, 2-1) win.
But Exeter were made to fight all the way by the defending champions, finding inspiration from a partisan crowd at their home pool.
Many of the players have been part of the senior national league side also and this experience showed in many of the games. The team completed the campaign over three weekends undefeated.
The Under 19s performed excellently in Lancaster to continue their unbeaten run to eight games and make the finals weekend in Manchester. With wins over Bristol, Croydon and Manchester and scoring 47 goals (K Powell 15, S Alberici 10, S Wilson 10) in the process they go to the finals confident. The experience from many playing in the senior national league team has shown through in the teams performances. Just two wins away from the title and making the finals two years in a row is great for the club. With the girls also making the finals on the same weekend the future looks good.
Jenny Herring has been selected to represent Great Britain in an International Tournament to be held in Odense (Denmark) later this month. Jenny has not trained with the Great Britain squad for some time, but was selected as a result of her recent performance at the National Age Group Championships representing Exeter. Jenny joins a number of players at the Club who currently train with Great Britain squads including, Amy Potter, Milly Wordley, Lucy Chard-Maple, Katy Cutler, Abbi Smith, Jack Cutting, Tom Hutchens, Eric Perkin, Toby Eve, Bob Whittaker and Kamz Powell.