Durham City Under-13 and Under-17 teams both won away to Catterick, the under-13s by 6-2 and the under-17s 10-6.

For the Under-13 game, City fielded an untried team who had never previously played a competitive game. However, the players responded well and won the game with their overall swimming ability.

The game was played with tremendous spirit and excitement, and both teams had a thoroughly enjoyable encounter.

Durham: Hamish Crichton, Ben Gourlay, Sam Gourlay, Chris Howie, Thomas Edwards, Thomas Hole, Ryan Brown, Stephen Marshall. Team coach: Sophie Hole; referee: Jane Twiss (Catterick).

The Under-17 encounter started off as a tight game and after the first two quarters the score was tied at 4-4. In the last two quarters City drew away to win. Again, Durham's superior swimming ability was evident, and their team work was excellent.

Durham: Alex Bent, Anna Richardson, Simon Haley, Joel Woods, Alex Ward, Peter Ward, Chris Stephenson, Alison Mell, Chris Trotter, Zoe Bowler. Coach: Ronnie Woods, referee: Harry Hanson (Catterick).