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Old Mutual Waterpolo Prestige Cup


Roedean School and Old Mutual have entered into a most exciting partnership and collaboration which will focus on developing the skills of both swimming and water polo for girls. Ten schools have been invited to participate in the water polo tournaments.

The participating schools have generously made a commitment to use their facilities and resources to assist a school in their geographic vicinity which is under-resourced and consequently does not have the capacity currently to develop the required skills in their pupils who show promise.

The winning team will be awarded a cash prize of R30,000.00, courtesy of Old Mutual. This amount will go into a specific school development project related to swimming and/or water polo in their partner school. The Gauteng Water Polo Association has endorsed this concept and has generously volunteered their coaching resources to assist in the effective development of this programme.

Waterpolo Booklet 2013

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Old Mutual Roedean Sponsorship

Old Mutual is committed to social development and investing in South African talent. To this end the Old Mutual Sponsorship team plays an active role in an array of fields and our sponsorships contribute to building on the rich cultural tapestry of our nation. This is achieved by promoting unity through sporting events, celebrating diversity and stimulating growth and education.

Sport plays an integral role in developing this country’s youth and Old Mutual is always looking for projects such as this that help the youth, and in this specific instance, young girls realise their goals. There are few nations that are as aware of the unifying nature of a sporting event as South Africa.

By sponsoring the Roedean School Old Mutual Water Polo Prestige Cup we wish to promote the development of young girls through sport; giving them an opportunity to enhance their self-esteem and develop a positive body image by recognising themselves as competent, strong and healthy.

We are extremely proud to be a part of the Roedean School Old Mutual Water Polo Prestige Cup, and hope it continues to do great things by enabling young girls to realise their incredible sporting talents.


The ten schools that will be participating in the tournaments from September 2012-March 2013 are:

Pool A

Crawford College Lonehill

St. Mary’s School Waverly

St. Dominic’s School

Kingsmead College

Randpark Ridge High

Pool B

Roedean School (SA)

St. Peter’s College

St. Dunstan’s College

Pretoria High School for Girls

St. Stithians Girls College


Tournament Complete

Please see results tab

Please Note:

  • All games will be played at Roedean School (SA)

Tournament Rules

  • All FINA rules apply.
  • No 2011 Matrics are allowed in the League as they will not be able to play the second round and the finals.
    The tournament will be played on a round-robin basis with points being allocated as follows:
    • 3 points for a win
    • 1 point for a draw
    • 0 points for a loss
  • In the case of two teams finishing on the same number of points in the pool section, goal difference will be taken into account, then the team scoring the most goals. If the teams are still level, we look at the result between the relevant teams.
  • All matches will start on time, and will be 4 x 7 minute chukkas, start/stop. The final will be 4 x 7 minute chukkas, start/stop. In the event of the teams being level at the end of regulation time in the play-off matches, there will be an extra time of 2 x 3 minute chukkas, and thereafter a penalty shoot-out as per FINA Rules.
  • Referees will be provided by Gauteng School Water Polo
  • The Disciplinary Committee will be run by Gauteng School Water Polo.


2014 Waterpolo Results

Roedean School (SA) 2013 Winners Old Mutual / Roedean Prestige Cup

2014 Final Placing




St Mary’s School


St Peter’s College


St Stithians School


Roedean School (SA)


Crawford College


Pretoria High school for Girls


Rand Park High




St Dominic’s School


St Dunstan’s College

A tournament team was selected based on the individual performance of the swimmers. Each girl received a gift to the value of R300.

The tournament “Dream team” is as follows:



Emma Heirdham

St Mary’s

Megan Duffy

St Mary’s

Lee Van Zyl

St Mary’s

Kirsty Fitzhenry

St Mary’s

Amber Penney

St Mary’s

Nicola Macleod

St Peter’s

Jess Penney

St Peter’s

Bianca Prinsloo

St Stithians

Natasha Assemacher

St Stithians

Robbin Morrison

St Stithians

Lenka Van Wyngaardt


Andrea Maree


Alexandra Bantock


POOL A 2013/2014

POOL B 2013/2014


Event Gallery


Corporate Social Investment

Learn how the teams represented at the 2012/2013 Roedean School Old Mutual Water Polo Prestige Cup are helping deserving communities.

I wanted to share just a few of the pictures taken yesterday, at Houghton Primary’s gala, it is the first Gala they have had in their pool in over 9 years thanks to the Old Mutual Roedean School Prestige cup – Learn to swim initiative.

This event is tribute to the work that has been done over the past two and half years whereby providing children a crucial life skill – how to swim! Drowning’s are listed as one of the top causes of unnatural death amongst children in South Africa. At the same time, these unfortunate events are very preventable and together with Old Mutual Roedean School is doing its bit to help prevent possible future drowning amongst the children at Houghton primary.

In 2011 Ann Jones (Roedean Old Girl) did the initial learn to swim assessment with the children of Houghton Primary, there were a total of 9 children that could swim across the pool without assistance. Nine out of an estimated 500, this was less than 10% of the school. On 25 November, 2013 at Houghton Primary School, I bared witness to some amazing progress that I am proud to share with you: Just over 400 children between the ages of 6 and 13 years got into the swimming pool to take part in what was the first gala in over 9 years at Houghton.

The purpose of the gala was to have fun and to show the progress and overall achievement by all that had a part to play in this momentous occasion, the excitement of the day and smiles on the little ones faces after completing a width or length in the pool was so rewarding.

The Juniors – Grade 0 to Grade 4 – swam the width of the pool with kick boards, and some swam without, the Seniors – Grades 5 to 7 – swam a full length of the 25 meter pool and the last few races saw four Senior pupils swim 50 meter and 100 meters. It was a proud day for Houghton Primary and Roedean School.

A very big Thank you to all involved and a very special Thank you to Old Mutual for making it all possible.