Rat Pack show Teutonic efficiency to claim Warwick tournament

Warwick Allstars
Warwick Allstars

There was German success at the St Nicholas Park-hosted Warwick Winter Tournament, the fourth in a series of UK-based events staged this year.

The Hot Wheels Rat Pack beat Lichfield Lions 2-1 in the final, with Warwick Knights, captained by Mark Weller, coming third.

The teams received their medals from Warwick and Leamington MP Chris White.

Fellow hometown side Warwick Allstars, playing only their second competitive tournament together, lost out in the knockout stages to the Knights.

However, after holding finalists Lichfield to a 1-1 draw in their opening game and thrashing Hertfordshire side Famous 5 in the knockout stages, team captain Dave Cooling was delighted with their progress.

“Its been a great couple of days of competition,” said Cooling who scored a hat-trick against Famous 5, with Damian Bevan adding the other four.

“We’ve coped with the conditions and played against some of the best in the UK and Europe.

“This is still a young team, but the future looks great.”

UK Segway Polo is based in Warwick with practices held weekly at St Nicholas Park.

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