WATER-POLO runs deep in the Mckie family.

Cirencester-based Louie,11, is following his father Stuart in the pool.

The Stratton C of E pupil represented Gloucestershire in a South West Inter-Counties competition held at Plymouth Life Centre.

Louie, who plays for Cheltenham, helped his team see-off Dorset, Wiltshire, Cornwall and Somerset before they went toe-to-toe with Devon in the final, winning 2-1.

Louie’s father Stuart, who plays for Cheltenham, said: “I’m immensely proud of Louie and his team-mates, who despite playing up and age group put some exceptional performances in throughout a long day. This means Louie and most of his team-mates are eligible to play again next year, which means a potential selection for the South West counties squad.”