Exeter Ladies top National Waterpolo league after team captain evacuated from Bolton fire

Exeter ladies Water Polo team finish top of the table in Division 3 in Manchester this weekend.  However team Captain Amy Potter narrowly missed the final weekend in the tournament after being evacuated and losing all her kit in the Bolton fire. See the story on the DevonLive website.
The ladies won their final two games of the tournament this weekend, beating off previously undefeated leaders Cheltenham 10-5, and holding back Rotherham from a come back with a 10-9 victory, taking them to the top of the table.
The team was very relieved to have captain Amy Potter with them after she was evacuated the previous day from a friend’s room in the The Cube student accommodation in nearby Bolton. 
Said Amy: “We all escaped unharmed but my belongings including all my water polo kit for the weekend and my GB kit, were left in the flat.
“My team rallied round and lent me kit to play in, and it’s been a bit stressful but it’s all worth it now we’ve won our league. I’m so proud of my team and the way they played this weekend.”
Team coach Kamz Powell congratulated the ladies, saying: “Exeter is a team of very young players – many of them still students, and so this is an amazing achievement in their first year of National League.
“They have worked together as a team and really raised their game in what is a well deserved win.”
Top goal scorer for Exeter was Jasmine Coleman.
The ladies will go on to play the Division 2 teams in play offs next year for promotion to Division 2.
Sponsorship is being sought from local organisations for next year to cover the entry and match costs.
Said Amy: “Most of us are students and so don’t have much money, and the travel and accommodation for our tournaments is really expensive. 
“We’d be so grateful for any contributions from local companies, no matter how small. 
“We really hope our performance will inspire girls to get involved in water polo – it’s a great sport that involves really good team working and skills, and I’m proud to be part of it.”
For more information or interviews please contact Louise Raymond on 07769210124.

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