A Scottish boys team, playing as Caledonia, took a silver medal from the Festival of Water Polo in Manchester.

Among their rivals in a tournament won by English side St Ambrose was a secondary Scottish team known as “Storm”.

It was a strange experience for some of the Caledonians as the previous day some Storm players were team-mates in the Scottish under-15 championships.

Caledonian player Bram Stenhouse, 13, a member of the Warrender club, was voted Scotland/Caledonia coaches player of the year on the basis of outstanding improvement over the past 12 months.

Bram said: “It was an honour and an exciting experience to represent Scotland in the Manchester tournament. We all played our very best and were delighted to take home silver medals. Thanks to our coach Ruaridh Henderson who has taught us so much and also to our team managers.”

A total of 25 teams took part in the Manchester Festival.

The successful Scottish squads comprised:

Caledonia – Frank Bacik, Andrew Coulson, Charlie Grey, Fraser Hughes, Alex Hurd, James Lees, Ben Maclean, Dominic Moodie, Bram Stonehouse, John Wilson.

Caledonia Storm – Matt Alborough, Aaron Bayne, Wilf Braban, Ethan Cole, Matthew Cox, Euan Ferrier, Michael Moodie, Kari Patterson, Ben Saywell, Muray Simpson, Caleb Wilson.

Coaches – Alastair Campbell and Ruaridh Henderson. Assistant coaches – Leo Sanders and Keith Bayne. Managers – Nicola Moodie, Peter Wilson and Geraldine Simpson.

Bram Stenhouse, from the Warrender club, with his coaches’ player of the year trophy

These Scots, playing as Caledonia, took a silver medal from the Manchester Festival of Water Polo
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