It was an exciting week for Trinity Aquatics with two students – alumna Kathy Rogers (class of 2017) and current Upper Sixth student Lucy Bullock – representing Great Britain at the Women’s Water Polo World Cup 2023 in Berlin.
Kathy captained the GB team in their first competition in nine years. It was a tough couple of days, and they lost all three group games. However, the team improved with every match and the final game against Ukraine was won 10-4 meaning GB placed seventh overall. Kathy was named player of the game and said in her post-game interview, “to take the loss like we did and improve game after game just shows the character of the girls and I’m super proud of them, their dedication and hard work.”
Trinity has a strong history of water polo success and is an ESSA National Champion twelve times over, with six of those titles being won in the last four years (the U15s and U18s this year). This reputation attracts strong water polo players, like Kathy and Lucy, who can develop their game in school as well as with clubs outside of school.
After finishing her studies at Trinity and playing in the only girls’ team to win bronze at the National Finals, Kathy won a full sports scholarship to the University of Michigan in 2017. Michigan have one of the top water polo teams in the USA and Kathy majored in Public Health with a minor in Food & Nutrition. She is now a dual Master Student, studying Epidemiology and Global Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the University of Manchester, respectively.
On top of this, Kathy also plays professional water polo for Larissa in Greece, and captains the Great Britain women’s water polo team.
Lucy is following a similar path, as she has accepted a sports scholarship at San Diego State University and will join their water polo team while studying Psychology from September. This year the Trinity girls’ water polo team qualified for the ESSA National Finals, with Lucy described as ‘simply unstoppable’ and finished in the top six schools in the country.
It’s incredible to see two Trinity students united and playing their sport at the highest level, we wish them all the best in the 2024 Women’s European Water Polo Championship qualifiers in June.
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