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Liverpool International Canoe Polo Tournament by Craig Ford

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Liverpool International Canoe Polo Tournament by Craig Ford

The weekend of 1st and 2nd June saw Liverpool Canoe Club enter two polo teams into the open age class 3 & 4 along with the U16 youth team.  Once the final details were published the U16 team (Aleksander, Dean, Harvey, JJ, Myles) was placed in the class 4 with LCC Coburg (Ben, Craig, Keith, Mark, Mike, Norman, Paul) with a head to head tie between the two teams for Sunday morning.

This meant that our new youth team in their first tournament was placed to play against a couple of other youth teams and 8 adult teams from around the UK. Whilst the weather was relatively bleak the results from Saturday saw LCC Coburg and the U16 team tied in first place overnight.  By the end of the round robin the U16s were placed second leaving them playing for 1st or 2nd place.  With blustery conditions prevailing the U16s had a fantastic performance and should feel proud to finish runners up against much more experienced adult opposition.

LCC Coburg in their inaugural outing as a team finished 6th with a spirited set of performances.

Meanwhile LCC Brunswick (Aaron, Callum, John, Josh, Luke, Sam) were placed against Div3 teams including a GB Development team gathered from top players around the UK.  Again hard fought battles saw their efforts rewarded with a 3rd place trophy.

Well done to everyone for their efforts.  Bring on the Hull tournament in 3 weeks time!

Craig Ford