Emmaus splash their way to water polo city crown

Emmaus Primary School have been crowned water polo champions of Liverpool after coming out on top after a brilliant morning of competition at the Wavertree Aquatics Centre.

They emerged victorious to clinch the winner’s shield after eight schools competed against each other on a round-robin basis in front of Team GB water polo star Tom Curwen.

41 teams initially entered the competition with just eight: Christ the King, Emmaus, Hunts Cross, Lister, Norman Pannell, Northway, Our Lady of Good Help and Wavertree qualifying for the finals day and the chance to be crowned city champions.

Following an initial round of matches, the teams were seeded with the top four sides battling it out for the coveted trophy of Liverpool champions and it was the team from Croxteth Park who came out on top. Each team deserves credit for both their excellent performances and impeccable behaviour throughout.

Organiser Niki Horton hailed the competition saying it was “One of the most thrilling days of competition we’ve seen in the pool for a long time”.

She added: “Emmaus are worthy winners but it was very close and they should all be proud of how they performed.”

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