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Water Polo Trans-Tasman Secondary School Test Series

New Zealand Water Polo has announced the 2018 New Zealand Water Polo Secondary School Girls and Secondary School Boys teams. Both the Secondary School Girls and Secondary School Boys teams will participate in the Trans-Tasman three test series against their Australian counterparts, 18 – 20 December 2018.   The New Zealand Secondary School Girls squad is: Bridget Layburn, Westlake Girls High School Charlie Hooke, Diocesan School for Girls Bernadette Doyle, St Cuthbert’s College (Captain) Lucia Doak, Kristin School Kaitlin Howarth, Rangitoto College Samantha Milicich, Baradene College Georgia Milne, St Cuthbert’s College Annabel Norris, St Margaret’s... Read More

NZ Women’s Team announced for World Youth Water Polo Championships

New Zealand Water Polo has announced the team to attend the 4th FINA World Youth Water Polo Championships to be held in Belgrade, Serbia, 27 August – 2 September 2018. Congratulations to the following students who have been selected: Libby Alsemgeest, St Cuthbert’s College Shinae Carrington, Diocesan School Lucia Doak, Kristin School Bernadette Doyle, St Cuthbert’s College (Captain) Charlotte Hooke, Diocesan School Kaitlin Howarth, Rangitoto College Bridget Layburn, Westlake Girls High School Morgan McDowall, Diocesan School Samantha Milicich, Baradene College Claudia Morgan, Diocesan School Caitlin Mary Parker Allan, St Cuthbert’s College... Read More

Ferigo fires for Sacred Heart

College Sport Media: “We really wanted to keep our unbeaten record, but during the game it’s not something you think about. It’s about performing the best we can and getting the outcome we deserve,” Louie Ferigo responds when asked if he was nervous at three quarter time in the National Secondary Schools Water Polo final yesterday. Unbeaten Auckland and North Island champions, Sacred Heart College only led surprise finalists Westlake Boys’ High School 8-7. Sacred Heart had scored three unanswered goals in the first two minutes with Ferigo netting two... Read More

Diocesan and Sacred Heart are the 2018 NZSS Water Polo Champions

College Sport Media: The National Secondary Schools Water Polo finals were held at Kilbirnie Pool in Wellington yesterday afternoon. The favourites in both the male and female competitions prevailed. Sacred Heart College and Diocesan School for Girls completed the triple crown of secondary school water polo by winning the Auckland, North Island and National titles in the same year. In the Boys playoff for third and fourth, Rangitoto College beat Saint Kentigern College 8-5. In the Girls, Kristin School beat Rangitoto College 8-6 in the third versus fourth playoff. Western... Read More

Knee down, courage up – Ben Gardner

College Sport Media: In June 2016, Ben Gardner returned home from school with a badly swollen knee. No strenuous physical activity or unusual symptoms had signalled this aliment could occur, but it was serious. “I went to the doctor straight away and was diagnosed with Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee or OCD. Don’t ask me how to spell that, but basically the cartilage underneath my knee cap was separating,” the Year 12 student at Sacred Heart College, Auckland recalls. A knee brace was attached and the prospects of resuming water polo were bleak. “My rehabilitation took... Read More

Water polo prodigy gets competitive edge from her All Black father

East & Bays Courier: The daughter of a former All Black is making a name for herself, being named as the youngest member of the New Zealand women’s water polo team. Morgan McDowall, 15, daughter of Steve McDowall, has been selected to represent New Zealand at the upcoming intercontinental water polo championships, to be held in Auckland on April 2 to April 8. The Diocesan School for Girls student has only been playing the sport for three years, but her physical talent and competitive nature were “impossible to ignore” when the national side... Read More

NZSS water polo teams announced for Canberra tests

New Zealand Water Polo has announced the following Auckland players have been selected for the New Zealand Schoolgirls & Schoolboys teams to compete against Australia in the annual Trans-Tasman Test Series from 18 – 21 December in Canberra, Australia.   SCHOOLGIRLS Shinae Carrington, Diocesan School Bernadette Doyle, St Cuthbert’s College Ella Harford, St Cuthbert’s College Kaitlin Howarth, Rangitoto College Bridget Layburn, Westlake Girls High School Gabriella McDonald, Saint Kentigern College Tai Nimo, St Cuthbert’s College Caitlin Mary Parker Allen, St Cuthbert’s College Ellie Tomoana, St Cuthbert’s College Non-Traveling Reserves Clodagh... Read More

NZSS Water Polo Squads Named for Trans-Tasman Tests

New Zealand Water Polo has announced the trialists for the 2017 New Zealand Secondary Schools Teams. Thirteen players will be selected in each team to travel to Canberra, Australia, from 16-21 December 16-21 to play in the 2017 Trans-Tasman Test Series from 18-20 December. New Zealand is the defending champion in both series, winning in Auckland last year. The New Zealand Schoolboys and New Zealand Schoolgirls have competed in an annual three-test series against Australia since 1982. The New Zealand Schoolboys have won the series ten times, and the New Zealand Schoolgirls... Read More

American Olympic medalist visits King’s to host water polo clinic

U.S.A. water polo Olympic gold medalist Maggie Steffens met with 15 secondary school students for an evening clinic last night, held at the King’s College. As an American water polo player, Maggie won a gold medal with the United States in the 2012 Summer Olympics and captained the United States team to another victory in the 2016 Summer Olympics. Students from Baradene College of the Sacred Heart, St Cuthbert’s College and Saint Kentigern College joined five King’s students for a group session with Maggie, lasting 90 minutes in the pool.... Read More

Water Polo Senior Premier Team Lists

Girls Boys Players highlighted yellow are ‘New to School’ players who are eligible to play. Players highlighted red are ‘New to School’ players who have not been officially transferred and are therefore not eligible to play until they are cleared by College Sport Auckland. Read More