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Under Water Hockey

Underwater hockey has been active in Mossel bay since May 2001 and has been growing steadily in numbers and achievements with Point High School having a boys and a girls team playing since early 2002.

As there were no other schools in the South Western Districts playing underwater hockey, they had to wait until the Southern SA Interschool Tournament held in October 2002 in Strand, before they could compete. At this tournament there were 10 teams representing seven schools with Point High winning the tournament. A preliminary set of Springbok trials was held at this tournament to choose a squad for the 2003 Trans Tasman Team to go to Australia and three of Points children were chosen.

SWD came second at the SA Nationals, held in February this year in Vanderbijlpark. Seven of Points children were part of the SWD team. At this tournament, the final set of Springbok trials was held and Ivan Taljaard and Danielle Walmsley of Point were selected to represent SA. These achievements are outstanding and even more so because of the short time space in which they have all taken place.