UCT students in water polo national side

08 September 2003
Four UCT students, two of them women, will represent South Africa in water polo tournaments to be held in Sweden and Cairo over the next few weeks.

Anita Thomson and Kimberley Schmidt, both second-year BCom students, will be joining their national teammates in Johannesburg for a training camp, before jetting off to Sweden on September 10 to compete against four other countries.

Schmidt said the recent World Games in Barcelona showed just how popular women's water polo was becoming, despite it being a fairly new sport.

"Women's water polo is definitely catching up with the guys'," said Schmidt.

October 12 sees the departure of the South African men's team that will compete in the Fourteenth International Water Polo Tournament in Cairo.

UCT students Gareth Samuels, who is studying actuarial science, and BCom student Jonathan Palmer will be members of the group which will compete against other top teams from Europe.

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