Waterpolo

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Tradition | Excellence | Opportunity
Founded in 1856.

The Grey Vision
Grey remains as one of the leading schools in the country, with a culture and value system that support its fine heritage. Grey is recognised for its competitiveness and excellence in academic, sporting and cultural activities, as well as for its ability to consistently produce leaders.
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Waterpolo

Master in Charge

Mr Luke Manthe

Administrator

Mr Richard Rautenbach

History

Waterpolo was restarted at Grey in 1994, with the first matches being played in 1995 against local schools. It wasn’t until the late 1990s where Grey started to compete at a National level. Our numbers have grown from just one team in 1995 to thirteen teams in 2007 (including Grey Junior School). In 2006, both our u14 and u15 sides were crowned SA Champions as well our 1st team competing in numerous SA finals across the country. Our 1st team won the prestigious SACS
Tournament in 2012 and the KES Tournament, for the first time, now in 2014. The u14 team has played in the finals of top tournaments for the last six years winning several of them. Grey has produced numerous SA Schools’ players in recent years. The last two players selected for the u18 SA Schools side were Nick Beswick (2013) and Jason Evezard (2013, 2014).

Teams

7 x U19 teams
4 x U15 teams
2 x U14 teams

Facilities

1 x Olympic size waterpolo pool
1 x heated 25m waterpolo pool
1 x heated 25m indoor swimming pool

Matches & Tournaments

Matches are played against the top waterpolo playing schools in Eastern Cape on most Saturdays. The u14A and B, u15A and B, 1st and 2nd teams travel extensively across the country to play in big tournaments. Top schools attend these tournaments and Grey get to play against the best. Some of the tournaments include SACS, Grey College, Vides, Clifton and KES, Ian Melliar u15 Tournament, Rondebosch u14 Tournament and Jason Murray Tournament. In addition, select players are entered into the Eastern Province Mens’ Waterpolo League. The senior team plays in the Premier division and the 2nd team in the 2nd division.

League

The season is split into various leagues in an attempt to accommodate all our players.

NMB League

The 1st and 2nd team players are split amongst clubs and compete in the Premier League hosted on a Thursday night. Mr Luke Manthe and Mr Richard Rautenbach will oversee the boys’ involvement from a school perspective.

Junior League

The Junior School league is hosted by Alexander Road on a Tuesday night, where our u14C, D and u15C and D teams compete on a weekly basis.

Grey League

The Grey High School league will take place on a Wednesday afternoon (15:00 – 18:30), and consist of the following Grey teams: 3rds, 4ths, 5ths, 6ths, 7ths, u15A & B, u14A & B. Other local schools participating will be Collegiate High, Pearson High, Alexander Road, Woodridge, and few Grahamstown schools have also shown an interest. Our Powerade Aquatic Centre will play host to these fixtures, and Mr Richard Rautenbach and Mr Luke Manthe will oversee this league.

A Few In-house Matters and Termly Reminders

Dress Code

Waterpolo boys are to arrive and depart the pool areas dressed correctly. Full school tracksuit and suitable footwear should be worn to and from practices and matches. Coaches are going to be asked to be strict in this regard as the correct dress sends the correct message. The waterpolo attire, available at the School Shop,
includes the blue and white golf shirts along with the navy and azure blue shorts. Please ensure your son has these items for the water polo season.

Punctuality

It is deemed disrespectful toward the coach and team mates if you do not arrive / arrive late for practices and / or matches. Excuses for non-attendance must be communicated timeously with the coach involved.

Conduct

Grey boys are reminded that they are an advert for the school and as such should always display the necessary sportsmanship. Yes, we play to win but not at all costs. Disputing referee decisions and /or showing dissent is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.

Practice Days and Times: Powerade Pool

POOL A MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY TIME SATURDAY
11.45 – 13:00 U14A U14A U14A U14A U14A 08:00 – 09:30 U14A
13:00 – 14:00 U15B U15B U15B 09:30 – 11:00
15:15 – 16:15 1ST 1ST 1ST 1ST 1ST 11:00 – 12:30 2nd
16:15 – 17:15 1ST 1ST 1ST 1ST 1ST 12:30 – 14:00 U15A
POOL B MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY TIME SATURDAY
11.45 – 13:00 U15A U15A U15A U15A U15A 08:00 – 09:30 U15A
13:00 – 14:00 09:30 – 11:00
15:15 – 16:15 3RD 6TH & 7TH 3RD 6TH & 7TH 3RD 11:00 – 12:30 U14A
16:15 – 17:15 2ND 2ND 2ND 12:30 – 14:00
POOL A MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY TIME SATURDAY
11.45 – 13:00 U14B U14B U14B 08:00 – 09:30 1ST
13:00 – 14:00 09:30 – 11:00
15:15 – 16:15 15C/D 4TH & 5TH 15C/D 4TH & 5TH 15C/D 11:00 – 12:30 1ST
16:15 – 17:15 12:30 – 14:00

Coaching Staff – 2019

The coaching staff comprises of staff members and student coaches.

2021 Coaches
TEAM COACH ASS. COACH
1 L. MANTHE R. RAUTENBACH
2 R. SCHEEPERS
3 D. BLACK
4 J. DE KOCK
5 Z. MARX
6 T. BOTHA
7 T. BOTHA
15A A. VAUGHAN S. ZONDANI
15B N. KEMP
15C H. ROELOFSE
15D K. SAMMUALS O. BRICE
14A R. RAUTENBACH L. MANTHE
14B C. MCLEAVY

NAME Surname NMBWP TEAM
Daniel Brussow BOYS U14A
Caleb Kotze BOYS U14A
Christian Davidson BOYS U14A
Reece Parker BOYS U14A
Ivan Ingram BOYS U14A
Byron Forword BOYS U14A
Joshua Rustenberg BOYS U14B
Joshua Wittuhn BOYS U14B
Ryan Morgan BOYS U14B
Nicholas Brooks BOYS U15A
Lyle O’connell BOYS U15A
Christopher Steinbach BOYS U15A
Luke Stratford BOYS U15A
Gerrick Assam BOYS U15A
Wian Pieterse BOYS U15A
Ethan Ayerst BOYS U15A
Daniel Butler BOYS U15A
Thomas Smith BOYS U15B
Joshua Neubert BOYS U15B
Cameron Casali BOYS U16A
Reece Hancocks BOYS U16A
Tiaan Ingram BOYS U16A
Kellan Jones BOYS U16A
Christian john Rosser BOYS U16A
Damon Royle BOYS U16A
Matthew De lange BOYS U16B
Thomas King BOYS U16B
Luke Marriner BOYS U16B
Aidan Baker BOYS U19A
Matthew Easton BOYS U19A
Stuart Grenfell BOYS U19A
Ricky King BOYS U19A
Chris Smailes BOYS U19A
Reece Audie BOYS U19A
Luke Butler BOYS U19A
Thamsa Donald BOYS U19B

Waterpolo is proudly sponsored by: