Basingstoke Under 16's Water Polo Tournament

On Saturday, 17th November, Kingston Water Polo sent a team to play at Basingstoke in the Hampshire U16’s Tournament.  This was the second tournament to be held there in less than a month after our U14’s played a few weeks prior.  The U14’s came away in joint 3rd that night and had set the bar high!

The tournament was a real success and although we finished as runners up in the final, we were so unlucky not to win. If a couple of the referee's decisions had gone our way, rather than against us in the last game, things might have been different. It seemed very harsh to award Weymouth & Portland an early penalty in the final as a result of one of our players not exiting the pool in the correct manner, but that’s Polo! There were some stand out moments on the night but to be totally honest the highlight for me was to see so many players on the score sheet.

This result is all down to the hard work of the team and coaches and long may it continue.


GK Josh T
Luke T
Josh L
Max L

The results for the evening were as follows:-

Game 1 - Salisbury 0 Kingston 11 - Scores 1st half. Oliver, Ellie, Josh Luff, Lewis, Zack, Oliver, Oliver. Scores 2nd half. Ellie, Josh Luff, Max Luff, Max Luff.

Game 2 - Guildford 7 Portsmouth 1

Game 3 - Salisbury 0 Basingstoke 17

Game 4 - Guildford 0 Weymouth & Portland 11

Game 5 - Kingston 8 Basingstoke 0 - Scores 1st half Josh Luff, Zack. Scores 2nd half Josh Luff, Josh Luff, Josh Luff, Josh Luff, Zack, Ellie.

Game 6 - Portsmouth 0 Weymouth& Portland 15

Play off for 3rd and 4th - Guildford 2 Basingstoke 4

Play off for 5th and 6th - Salisbury 4 Portsmouth 3

Play off for Winner and Runners Up - Kingston 4 Weymouth & Portland 6 - Kingston scores in final. 1st half, Oliver. 2nd half, Josh Luff, Max Luff, Josh Luff,

So final standings were 1st Weymouth 2nd Kingston 3rd Basingstoke 4th Guildford 5th Salisbury 6th Portsmouth

This is a really promising team and it would be great if we could keep this team together. I will be contacting you with other local tournaments as they arise.

Also please make every effort to attend the new training session available through our link with Sutton and Cheam on a Thursday 9-10pm at Morden. Please ask me for more details if required.


Steve Luff
Kingston Royals Junior Water Polo