30 July 2012
Boys from the City of London School will be at the heart of the Olympic water-polo action over the next two weeks. They will be part of the print distribution team, running results and statistics around the arena to poolside officials and reporters.
Brendan Silcock, Master in Charge of water-polo at the School who is leading the group said: “We will be right in the think of the water-polo action, being around the world’s best players and seeing how they play matches. Seeing their different tactical approaches and seeing if we can emulate it. It’s not often we get an insight on water-polo given by the best minds in the world. I think it will really help our team.”
Silcock has been teaching at the School for eight years and in that time water-polo has gone from strength to strength. The under-18 team won the London Schools League and finished third in the English Secondary School Championships. About eighty boys there now play competition water-polo.
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