Sport

PRG Pre-Season Water Polo Festival and Camp 2023

brought to you by The Hüssar Grill (Stellenbosch)

Paul Roos hosted its first friendly water polo festival in 2018 – which saw some of the top water polo schools in the country participate. This tournament was designed so teams could enjoy the spirit of competition without the pressure of the scoreboard and it was a resounding success. These annual festivals helped PRG to build a strong water polo team – preparing them to compete against some of SA’s top water polo teams. PRG was proud to present its sixth annual festival in 2023 once again. The festival kicked off on Thursday, 12 January and continued over the course of the weekend. Participating schools were from the Western Cape, as well as touring teams from neighbouring provinces. Participating schools were Paul Roos Gymnasium, St Andrews College (Grahamstown), Grey High School (Gqeberha), Pearson High (Gqeberha), Wynberg Boys’ High, Reddam House, Bishops College, Rondebosch Boys’ High and SACS.

Day 1 (12 Jan) of the PRG Pre-season Water Polo Festival saw Paul Roos welcome travelling Eastern Cape schools Grey High, St Andrew’s College, and Pearson High. After a long day’s travel, the teams got rid of the cobwebs with a few afternoon games against each other. Day 2 (13 Jan) of the PRG Pre-season festival saw Cape Town schools – SACS and Rondebosch Boys’ High – arrive to play against the 3 touring teams. Boys were exposed to a number of high-quality games all day. Day 3 (14 January) saw Wynberg Boys’ High School and Bishops College arrive to join PRG and the visiting schools for another full day of training fixtures. Bodies were tired, but all participants gained valuable experience before the official water polo season starts. This PRG Pre-season Water Polo Festival was made possible by The Hüssar Grill Stellenbosch, who also ensured that sportsmen and spectators had an array of food and drink options to enjoy over the course of the weekend.

Paul Roos water polo players enjoyed a special pre-season training camp before the water polo festival kicked off. Mr Csaba Rull and his wife Beata from the Eger Club in Hungary joined Paul Roos for the duration of PRG’s pre-season water polo training camp. This camp forms part of Paul Roos’s development programme, which enables its water polo teams to enjoy exposure to the highest level of coaching. Paul Roos Gymnasium is looking forward to an exciting year of competitive water polo.