Saints Water Polo Invitational 2016

October 17, 2016 | Campus

The logo for the Saints Water Polo Invitational

Once again, we will host the Saints Water Polo Invitational over half-term. This year will be the 23rd edition of this exciting event.

This year's event brings together teams from Zimbabwe, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, the Western Cape, and the Eastern Cape. It is the largest schools water polo event of its kind in the world.

We look forward to welcoming 58 schools and approximately 750 participants at our world-class Aquatics Centre. The event will take over the whole Aquatics Centre with each pool playing host to exciting and competitive water polo each Invitational day.

Photo from the 2015 Saints Water Polo Invitational

Photo from the 2015 Saints Water Polo Invitational

St Stithians Boys’ College will play their first match on Thursday 20 October 2016 against Crawford Lonehill at 13:00 and St Stithians Girls’ College play their first match against Dainfern College at 14:20 on the same day. 

"We are very excited for the 2016 Saints Water Polo Invitational. It is a huge event on the Inter-schools Water Polo calendar, and as always, promises superb water polo and great spirit," said Liske van Tubbergh, chairperson of the Saints Water Polo Invitational.

A full list of fixtures are available on the Saints Events app: events.stithian.com. You can also access the app by scanning this Qr code:

QR code for the Saints app

Besides the water polo games, visitors can stay entertained, hydrated, and well-fed thanks to a number of great vendors. Namely,  Spur, Chip 'n Dip, Dunkin' Donuts, Wendy's Lemonade, Papa Barista, Paquito's Treatery, Amici Pizzeria, Frosty Melts, Willy Waffles, and the Boys' College Interact Club.

Also, there will be a hospitality marquee where the Currie Cup final will be played on three plasma screens on Saturday afternoon.

If you find that watching all the great water polo gets a bit too stressful for you, take a few minutes to kick back at the Bhan Thai stand and enjoy a complimentary neck and back massage.

Photo from the 2015 Saints Water Polo Invitational

Photo from the 2015 Saints Water Polo Invitational

We thank our sponsors for their support of the Invitational. Once again, Maitland will be the main event sponsor.

We also thank Spur, Chip 'n Dip, Amici Pizzeria, the City Lodge Hotel Group, Speedo, Benzaderm, @Life, Bhan Thai, Turbo, PvB & Associates, and Stuff Magazine for their sponsorship.

We extend a big thank you to Conti for their ongoing sponsorship of the high-quality balls used throughout the Invitational.

We hope to see you there!

Credit and cheque card facilities will be available at all vendors and in the hospitality marquee.

NOTE: This weekend will also see St Stithians host the Standard Bank Africa Cycle Fair from 21 – 23 October 2015.

Have a look at this gallery to see some photos from last year's event.