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Once again Fatima College’s water polo team has made the institution proud. Since it’s inception for the 2003 Secondary Schools Water Polo League, it now consists of three main classes: an Open team, a Form 1 mini polo team and an Under-16 team. All of whom have kept the flag of Fatima college flying high near the swimming pool.
Our form 1 team placed third in FCB’s Mini Water polo league in January, after being captained by Kryztien Sharpe. The Under 16 team captained by Marc Stauble was also crowned 3rd after defeating St. Anthony’s 36-2. Unfortunately, both teams were barely edged out of the finals by St. Mary’s College. Ironically, our open team played against CIC in their final match, after dominating their category, and defeated them 17-4. Thus our open team placed first in it’s class undefeated, while the other teams still represented us extremely well.
Students at Fatima College also participated in a part of the National team that went to the biannual CISC: (Caribbean Island Swimming Championships). Students on the Under 17 team, which was the 1st team to defeat Cuba and placed 1st overall in the tournament, comprised Marc Stauble, Sebastian Can-Reekan, Russel Ferreria, Daniel Tardieu and Ryan West. The lone Fatima ranger on the Under 19 team, which placed 2nd after being knocked out by Curacao, was Andrew Calrke.
Our college’s other international achievements were by:
- Justin Bholer, Giovanni Newallo, Kyle Ferreira and Sebastian Van-Reekan who played in the under 15 team in CARIFTA aiding in Trinidad’s obtaining 64 points to Cuacao’s 2, and defending CARIFTA’s Under-15 Water Polo title at the end of April.
- Most recently, during the Easter vacation they ventured as the only English speaking country into a South American tournament where they placed 5th overall.
- The National team’s next major event will be the CCCan (Central American and Caribbean Swimming Federation) tournament near June’s end where Fatima will be represented on both the Under-19 and Under 17 teams.