Busy time for Lancaster’s young water polo stars

Coach Zak Sly, second left with Lewis Peach, Jordon Titley and Amr Amhed.
Coach Zak Sly, second left with Lewis Peach, Jordon Titley and Amr Amhed.

Three Lancaster water polo players represented the North West under 17s team in an international tournament in Rotterdam, Holland.

Lewis Peach, Jordon Titley and Amr Amhed were part of the side, also coached by Lancaster coach Zak Sly, that had been invited to the tournament for the second time.

It was a completely different water polo experience than the youngsters were used to as it took place in an outdoor lake with the seven teams involved battling rain, wind and sun.

But that didn’t stop the North West side beating the six other local teams to the title for a second successive year. In total, they won five and drew one of their games.

Elsewhere, Sly, the North West coach for six years, also guided both his sides to victory in their respective divisions at the Youth Boys Inter Regional Championships, making them the first region to do so.

Helping him to this success was Marc Robinson, the Lancaster City senior goalkeeper, who lead coached the second team as well as six Lancaster players, Stefano Cousstti, Dean Akister, Aaron Mason, Harry Palin, Alex Armstrong and Dan Armstrong.

Aaron, playing for the second team, was the North West’s second highest goal scorer with 10.