Winter 2019

Looking to make a splash at the water polo world championship

 A young diver on the Subtech team in South Africa has been selected to play water polo for the country’s U20 team at the sport’s world championships in Kuwait in December.

William Dowsett, who has been working on one of Subtech’s pipeline maintenance contracts in Richards Bay, has been playing water polo at a high level since childhood, winning gold medals in the U15 and U19 age groups.

He loves the team aspect of the sport and the tactical elements, noting it is ‘fast, physical and exciting, and there’s nowhere to hide when you’re in the pool.’

He says:

‘I hope to not only make my country proud but also hope to make all the people at Subtech proud – we’ll be flying both flags high with pride!’

South Africa finished 15th at the last world championships William attended, and he’s hoping for a higher ranking this time around, noting:

‘It would be wonderful to beat that this year, as it would be the best a South African junior team has ever done.’

His manager, Anton Van Zyl, director of diving for Subtech South Africa, adds:

‘William has worked really hard for this competition and we wish him every success.’ 

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