Penguins take home youth games trophy
HILLINGDON Penguins Water Polo club came away from the London Youth Games with some silverware at Crystal Palace last week.
The Penguins team, which included largely inexperienced players, were handed an unfortunate draw against two of the competition’s elite teams.
After back-to-back narrow defeats to both Camden and Croydon, Hillingdon qualified for the secondary plate competition.
A run of four consecutive victories over Enfield, Merton, Harrow and Waltham ensured that the club marked the day with some silverware.
Hillingdon players Yalin Gulen and Toby Roberts both performed impressively and justified their recent selection into the current U16 London team.
Coach Aram Eidipour was delighted with the team’s overall performance and heaped praise on Michael Seagroatt, Samir Garnie and Ben Mason for their efforts during the tournament.
With only one member of the team set to age out and four U13s in the team, the future looks bright for Hillingdon.
Anyone aged between 10 and 18 looking to get involved in water polo in the Hillingdon area should contact Sue at hillingdonwaterpolo@hotmail. com or on 07980 577 082.
VICTORIOUS West Drayton Explorers had plenty to celebrate at the weekend.
They came away from Uxbridge Rotary Club’s annual tournament with two trophies.
The U10s beat near-neighbours Sandgate to the gong in their section.
And the U11s took the glory despite playing a whole age group above in the U12s section.
n BRIGHT FUTURE: Hillingdon Penguins
n GLORY: West Drayton Explorers