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City of Sheffield secure spot in the next round of the National Age Group Champs

City of Sheffield comprehensively booked their place in the next round of the Swim England Water Polo National Age Group Championships.

They topped their group in the boys’ U19 preliminary event after winning all four of their matches at Matlock on Sunday 11 March.

City of Sheffield, who won the U17 title last year, finished with a goal difference of 36 after beating Northampton 15-2, Caledonia 6-5, Croydon 14-4 and Cheltenham 15-3.

Caledonia took second place after winning their three other matches, while Croydon and Cheltenham also sealed their place in the next round after finishing third and fourth respectively.

Defending champions Sedgefield through

On Saturday 10 March, Sedgefield won both their matches to finish top of Group A.

They defeated Watford, who took the second qualification spot, 11-4 and Carmarthen 15-3 at Grantham.

City of Manchester took top spot after winning one and drawing the other in their two Group B matches.

They thrashed City of Birmingham 17-1 and that was enough to help them seal first place in the group after they drew 5-5 with runners-up Newton Abbot.

Newton Abbot couldn’t match City of Manchester’s emphatic victory against Birmingham but a 6-3 success was enough to take them through.

The next stage of the U19s competition takes place in Gloucester on 7-8 April.

Results and Group Table

Click or tap on ‘PDF’ to download a match sheet for each fixture (coming soon).

Group A Results

Sedgefield11 – 4WatfordPDF
Sedgefield15 – 3CarmarthenPDF
Watford8 – 5CarmarthenPDF

Group A Table


Group B Results

City of Manchester5 – 5Newton AbbotPDF
City of Manchester17 – 1City of BirminghamPDF
Newton Abbot6 – 3City of BirminghamPDF

Group B Table

City of Manchester2110163
Newton Abbot211033
City of Birmingham2002-190

Group C Results

Northampton2 – 15City of SheffieldPDF
Caledonia13 – 1CroydonPDF
Cheltenham10 – 4NorthamptonPDF
City of Sheffield6 – 5CaledoniaPDF
Croydon5 – 5CheltenhamPDF
Northampton6 – 14CaledoniaPDF
Croydon4 – 14City of SheffieldPDF
Cheltenham2 – 13CaledoniaPDF
Croydon9 – 8NorthamptonPDF
Cheltenham3 – 15City of SheffieldPDF

Group C Table

City of Sheffield4400368