Brentwood School’s Under 19 Water Polo team secured Bronze medals in a closely-fought competition at the London League Finals - just three years after entering the league!
The indomitable senior boys’ team was ably-lead by James Warman (Captain) and Greg Humphries (Vice Captain) both of whom worked tirelessly with the team to hold off the competition.
The Finals, held at Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School, saw Brentwood up against Alleyn’s School, Trinity College and the home team for the title. The League started back in September.
Mrs Carol Melvin, Head of Swimming at Brentwood School, said: “What a brilliant achievement! The matches were very close and the last match against Trinity was particularly tense with a final score of 4-3 to us.
“Overall the team played brilliantly. Player of the Tournament Marius Mueller should be proud, he made a number of excellent saves in this match.
“This is the first time we have reached the Finals, having played in the league for three years. The top scorers were Lower Sixth James Warman and Fifth Year Dermot O’Doherty with three goals each.”
The team comprised James Warman (Captain); Greg Humphries (Vice Captain); Marius Mueller; Jonathan Akerman; Dermot O’Doherty; Henry Rappolt; Alex Drury; Charles Getting; Jack Warman; Cameron Lindsay; Andew Liddell and Antonis Manuelides.
Alleyn’s School 6 – Brentwood School 4 (Jack 2, Jonathan 1, James 1)
Haberdashers’ 4 – Brentwood School 3 (Jonathan 1, James 1, Dermot 1)
Trinity School 2 – Brentwood School 3 (James 1, Dermot 1)
1st Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School
2nd Alleyn’s School
3rd Brentwood School
4th Trinity College
*And Brentwood’s success in the pool continued in the recent Essex County Championships 2016.
Amelia Moule won bronze in the 100m backstroke and 200m breastroke, as well as silver medals in the 200m backstroke, 100m freestyle and 400m Individual Medley. As a result of her impressive haul, Amelia finished in silver medal position overall in the 13-year age group.
Dermot O’Doherty also swam superbly to win bronze in the 100m backstroke and finish fourth in both the 200m and 400m freestyle. These results ensured that Dermot finished fourth overall in the 16-year age group..
Mide Olajide (12-year age group) swam superbly to win a silver in the 200m butterfly and bronze in the 100m breastroke, while Ben Drury and Frankie Collins both competed admirably in the 14-year age group, with best results in the freestyle relay and 100m backstroke respectively.