After a key change, not the musical variety, 7 of Exeter’s finest canoe polo players headed off to Southampton for an awesome weekend with Paul Farin, an ex-member of EUCC. These people were Hugh, Phil, Kate ‘Mad Dog’, Iain, Jess, J.C. and Pete. We arrived in time for a late lunch and catch up with Paul, and then headed off for our tournament with Southampton University Canoe Polo club. We had an all Exeter team, Southampton A’s, and team S-Exe, combining the Exeter ladies and Southampton. Our warm up match ended 5-0 to Southampton, but we clearly improved as the final match ended 3-4. Exeter girls also put out a great performance, with Jess being the highest scorer from Exeter.
After the match Phil and I had a rather unintentional tour round Southampton’s city centre from Paul, meaning we never actually made it to Asda. So we headed back to the flat, and Robert J Chase joined us and Southampton for pizza, before heading to one of Soton’s most respected establishments. It was a great night, despite being attacked by onions. Sunday morning…. sleep. In the afternoon we headed to West Quay for a good meal and coffee before heading home.
A great time was had by everyone, thanks to SUCP for a good match, and a massive thanks to Paolo for having us all to stay, and his great tour of John Lewis.