Barnstaple Swimming Club youngsters took part in the Newton Abbot under 12s water polo tournament on Sunday and finished in a creditable fourth place.

Only two of the seven-man Barnstaple squad had any previous experience in this five-a-side event and in the round robin format narrowly lost two games to eventual winners Paignton and second placed Exeter.

Two draws were achieved against Newton Abbot A and Devonport and a victory over Newton Abbot B.

Millie Wordley captained the side and led by example, her efforts rewarded with a successful nomination for “most promising players of the tournament”

Goalkeeping duties were shared by Harry Tapscott, Raven Caton, Florence Moore and Alice Dobbs who all managed to score goals when playing outfield! The team was completed by Imogen Roberts and George Clarke.