Water Polo Championships

The North Island Secondary Schools Championships tournament for water polo took place in Wellington last month for the Summer Tournament Week. We sent our Premier Boys and Girls teams, with both performing exceptionally. 

Our teams were top of their pool play after a few difficult victories. The boys then had an excellent run in the knockout games with notable victories over Westlake Boys and Sacred Heart. The girls also had fantastic victories over Carmel and Diocesan Senior A.

To finish off the week it was remarkable that both our teams were in the finals. The boys drew 5-5 sending the game to a penalty shootout where we lost to Hamilton Boys to claim the Silver Medal. The girls played a very hard-fought match against Diocesan where we lost 13-5 to also claim the silver medal. 

Two North Island silver medals displayed the talent we have in our water polo programme. Now both our teams look on to Nationals in May.

A massive thanks to our coaches and managers, Iosefa Tuiasau, Nemanja Radic, Megan Brown, Caitlin Lopes Da Silva and Melissa Spark, for their support to both teams.