Seven players from Sedgefield Water Polo Club were recently selected to participate in the Under 18’s Inter Regional competitions representing the North East region.

The girls competed in January in Manchester where Poppy Stephenson and Ella Boyer came away in third place with bronze medals after two wins, one draw and one loss.

The boys competed the following weekend in Sheffield where Matthew Taylor, Kes McEwan, Jude Henderson, Ryan-Jay Griffiths and Ben Alderson came away in second place with silver medals after winning all games with the exception of the final. The boys were coached by Sedgefield’s own John and James Pratt; both of whom have experience of playing the sport at high level.

Both teams played to a very high standard, which is testament to their dedication and the hard work that they put into training at both Club and Regional level.

Anyone aged 8 and over who is interested in trying water polo as a fun and exciting hobby is asked to call or text the club on 07579 030598 or email Free trials take place on most Saturdays at Newton Aycliffe from 3.00-4.30pm; these should be booked in advance.