Published on: 14 March 2013

The First VII is preparing for a huge game this weekend against Aquinas, with both schools Hale and Trinity also in serious contention for the 2013 Dickinson Shield. After last week’s 9-7 loss to Hale, and with two games remaining, the Firsts will need to pull out all stops to stay in the hunt.

Director of Sport Anthony Lynch said the high standard of the PSA water polo competition each year made it increasingly harder to win. Mr Lynch said the First VII needed a win this Saturday against Aquinas to keep its top spot hopes alive. “The boys have a great opportunity this weekend to continue Christ Church’s competitive efforts in water polo over the past few years,” he said.

Christ Church has won three premierships over the past four seasons (2009, 2010 and 2012), and four in total since water polo became an official PSA sport in in 2001. 2013 has seen a changing of the guard with majority of players from Year 11 including co-captains Alex Brogan and Charlie Moorman.

Christ Church beat Scotch and Wesley comfortably in the first two rounds of the season. In the following round, an outstanding performance by Trinity’s goalkeeper combined with some missed offensive opportunities resulted in a 9-8 loss.

With two wins and two losses from the first four rounds, the First VII takes destiny into its own hands against Aquinas this Saturday, at Trinity College pool, at 1.15pm. Spectators most welcome.