From Kathy Hook, Arena League South organiser…
“Huge congratulations to the six teams in the South Premier Division final. All of them are off to the National Finals in March. Please see below an extract from swimming.org.
Just seven points separated 2016 national champions Guildford and Wycombe in the South final at High Wycombe and 15 points in the virtual gala that helps to decide the 20 national finalists.
By almost any definition, the South League is now the strongest in the country, providing not only the top two in the virtual gala but matching last year’s record tally of six qualifiers for the finals.
City of Oxford’s fifth place in the virtual gala ensured their place in the Cup Final while Bromley, Sevenoaks and Thanet go into the B final on March 2 as they did a year ago.”
“The friendly rivalry between these clubs is really productive,” Kevin Brooks (Wycombe District SC head coach) “We are good friends but we all want to beat each other.”
So with the top six premier division teams from the South off to the National finals it is worth remember that Marlins A came 9th in the Premier League in their first year competing at that level! #GoMarlins