Published on: Monday, May 16, 2022
Earlier this month, King’s pupil Nyah T was representing England, competing at the EU Nations Water Polo Cup (Junior Ladies) in Brno, Czech Republic.
The tournament saw teams representing the Czech Republic, England, South Africa, Great Britain, Ireland and Lithuania. It is the England players second taste of an international competition, while those selected for Great Britain were appearing in their maiden tournament on the European stage.
The 2021 competition was delayed due to covid and took place in October 2021, England were placed 4th. This time round they won the bronze medal after beating Ireland 1-24 (0-8, 0-6, 1-4, 0-6).
Regarding the England team, head coach Simon Tomlinson said “This group of girls are looking to continue to develop as a team following their first tournament back in October last year. They are hoping to really improve the team unity in and out of the water and start to step up against some tough opposition.”
King's Director of Sport, Phil Lewis said "Nyah has done incredibly well to gain a medal in this competition, and she continues to show a huge amount of progress with her water polo. She is supported at school with an individual timetable that supports her training, as well as continuing to work on our high-performance programme where she receives strength and conditioning support to run alongside her sport specific programme."