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5 - 16 Jul 2014


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U14 BoysUnder 14 Boys14th
U14 GirlsCook Strait Tsunamis13th
U16 BoysUnder 16 Boys18th
U18 MenUnder 18 Men9th
U18 WomenHutt Crushers9th
U20 MenUnder 20 Men4th
U20 WomenWellington Under 20 Women2nd

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The Southern Hemisphere's largest water polo event

11 Jul 2014 Congratulations to Wellington Under 20 Women
Congratulations to the Wellington Under 20 Women who have finished with a well deserved silver medal at the Pan Pacific Youth Festival. The Wellington women competed strongly in the final going down by only 1 goal to the Canberra Academy team.

Playing in the Wellington team were Hutt women Kate Enoka, Megan Gill, Micaela Duffy, Paige Walls and Kennedy Ihaka.
10 Jul 2014 Hutt Men pipped by Marist
Marist have prevailed over Hutt in the 2014 Pita Pit Panasonic Pan Pacific Under 20 Mens bronze medal match at West Wave 8 goals to 7.

Hutt proved the better-prepared of the two teams, with Jerome McGuinness and Mataio Pou scoring one each.

Cameron Hayes won the swim-off for Hutt, letting Rory McJorrow convert to push Hutt out to a three goal lead.

Marist readjusted, scoring three goals on the trot to come back into the match. Hutt scored another thanks to McJorrow and edged into the lead again. 3-4 at half-time.

A strong quarter from Marist saw left-hander Matt Lewis net two, a penalty from Phillip Hargraves, and some solid defence keeping Hutt to one goal. Marist took the lead, 6-5 one quarter to go.

Marist took advantage of a 6 on 5, letting Braedan Drennan take the honours of scoring. A time-out from Hutt saw them earn a 6 on 5, and do just as Marist had done, letting Cameron Hayes score. 7-6 in favour of Marist.

Phillip Hargraves scored a goal for Marist to make it 8-6, one minute left on the clock.

A nail-biting final 37 seconds saw Hutt's Jack Ross convert to bring the scores to 8-7. Marist ran out the possession, knowing Hutt had utilised both their time-outs. With 7 seconds to play, Hutt were desperate to score but time couldn't allow - Marist took the bronze medal.

8 Jul 2014 Wellington Women book their place in U20 final
Wellington Women have proved that they are worthy of a gold medal in their 6-7 win over Corona Del Mar Polo Women.

CDM started strong, heading 2-0 up early on. Wellington's Abby Cartmell responded - netting two in the last 50 seconds of the quarter.

The Wellington girls adorned in their lion suits had awoken, Kate Enoka scoring a ripper from distance supported by Cartmell scoring another in a 6 on 5 attack - halftime score 3-4.

Enoka gave away a penalty early on, letting CDM's G. Morgan score her third past Wellington goalkeeper Selina Duggan. An exclusion from Morgan saw Wellington capitalise, bringing the scores to 4-5. CDM bounced back earning another 6 on 5 to see E. Britt do the honours of scoring, 5-5.

Another goal to Cartmell, another to CDM, then a further goal to Cartmell saw Wellington head 6-7 into the final quarter.

Wellington coach Emily Cox utilised her time-outs in the final quarter, making sure her girls were settled. 3 exclusions did not equate to goals, resulting in a scoreless quarter and a final score of 6-7.

 "I'm pretty happy with their progress," said Cox, "they keep on improving so hopefully they can step it up another level."
8 Jul 2014 Wellington U20 Women win first quarter final
Wellington are the victors of the first quarter-final, defeating Marist 9-5.

The girls from the Hutt and Wellington were dominant from the start, with Kate Enoka and Abby Cartmell opening the scoring, again showing their flare in 6 on 5.

Marist had their say at the end of the second quarter, Ricci Ferigo providing her team with some hope - the scores 4-1.

Another from Ferigo brought the scores to 4-2, but Enoka responded with another from range. 5-2 with a quarter to play.

Marist's Jordan Milicich-Misikini managed to get a penalty past Wellington's Selina Duggan, 5-3.

Jaymee Graham responded for Wellington, and another for Milicich-Misikini saw the scores at 6-4 with 3:40 left on the clock.

Marist's B. Crossan gave away a penalty, allowing Wellington's Enoka to score her third. A relatively close quarter to finish - final score 9-5 in Wellington's favour.

Wellington will play California's CDM Polo in their semi-final on Tuesday evening

8 Jul 2014 North Harbour and Hutt go head to head....
After trailing for the duration of the match North Harbour took the lead for the first time in the final 2 minutes of the last quarter allowing them to maintain their undefeated stance in the U20 Men's competition so far.

Nothing less then a finals match intensity between both teams allowed for an incredibly exciting match felt by all.  Goal for goal throughout the entire match truly showed the intense level that these guys were playing not allowing any opportunity to go unpunished.

With a 1 all first quarter and a 2 all half time score both teams were excelling in their defensive game. Things got a little more shaken up in the 3rd quarter but both teams continued their goal for goal trend entering into the last quarter at 5 all.

Hutt capatalised early in the 4th and kept North Harbour fighting for an opportunity. Harbour once again responded with a goal drawing the game for the 6th time this match but Hutt's sheer determination saw them once again taking the lead with 5 minutes left on the clock. North Harbour was quick to respond once again equalising the sore at 7 all now with 5 minutes left on the clock.

Both teams showed determination and grit but Hutt saw themselves a man down with 2.15 left on the clock which proved deadly as Harbour was not going to let that opportunity go. North Harbour took the lead for the first time in the match and as it turned out that was enough.

Final Score North Harbour 8 Hutt 7.
8 Jul 2014 Australia meet there match with Wellington storming up the ranks....
What a spectacular game!!!

Australia have been dominating throughout their pool defeating each team with certain conviction but Wellington refused to let this happen to them.

With sheer determination and a whole lot of heart this team kept fighting all the way till the final buzzer. Kennedy Ihaka (Hutt) a member of the Wellington side said it perfectly, "They came out fighting....but so did we."

Australia set the bench mark by taking the lead 3-1 in the first quarter and continued pushing right through the second quarter jumping 3 points after Lara Zimmerman scored with 1.51s to go until half time. Wellington responded with Megan Gill (Hutt) conceding a stunner from the outside taking the sore to 4-2 at half time.

Wellington happily admitted "we broke our 3rd quarter curse and came out firing, determined to win." and that they did Jaymee Graham scored first in the 3rd quarter (her second goal of the game) closing the gap to 4-3 and ensuring Wellington would get back in there with a fighting chance. But Lara Zimmerman from Australia once again stepped up to the mark and responded to increase there lead to 5-3.

After 2 even quarters 1 to 1, it was clear that Wellington was not going to back down easily. Suspense was felt throughout the crowd and it all came down to the final quarter. 45 seconds in Breanna Ward netted her first goal of the game to close the gap but then so did Australians B\Sophie Hodgson. This trend continued with Abby Cartmell from Wellington capatalising on a 6on 5 opportunity to take the score back to 5-6. Wellington earned themselves another kick out and evened the score for the first time in the match. Again we were back to goal for goal and had every spectator on the edge of their seatd. Australia once again took the lead with Sofie Pontre stepping up to the mark.

With 1.18 left on the clock Wellington Coach Emily Cox called a Time Out. Game plan in tac Wellington once again tied the game at 7 all. A final opportunity for Australia with a penalty shoot out awarded with 50 seconds to go but Selina Duggan denied it with a brilliant save.

The game remained tied at 7 all.

Australia take the automatic Semi Final spot for that pool and Wellington are "pumped and ready for tomorrows quarter finals."

7 Jul 2014 Wellington take on West Auckland's Waitakere
Wellington Under 20 Womens have continued their march towards the finals today after shutting out Waitakere in a 4-13 win.

"I was really happy with the girls, they've done really well today." said Wellington's coach Emily Cox.

Waitakere's Simone Couvee was disappointed with their performance after such a strong opening day yesterday; "We started well but then it all went bad. We didn't work together." Simone scored an outstanding shot off the bar from 7 meters in the first quarter.

Wellington's Jaymee Graham fired in an impressive 4 goals in what she dubbed a "very intense game".

7 Jul 2014 Hutt U20 Men out rule Tau-Wai in class act
Hutt have had a clinical game this evening to round off the second day of competition. They beat the Tauranga/Waitakere combination 'Tau-Wai' Taniwha 4-10 in what really was a text-book game on their behalf.

With fantastic counter-attacks, outside shooting, 6 on 5s, and centre forward work Hutt really showed off their ouevre in a class act.

Cameron Hayes and Rory McJorrow each scored a hat-trick and really inspired their team to keep pushing. Cameron has moved from his home club Tauranga to Hutt, since he moved to Wellington for university.

"It's hard playing my ex-team. The game was alright - physical. It was a must-win for us, I suppose we needed to win that game to make top four so yeah it was good."

Cameron will head off to the 2014 FINA Youth World Championships in Turkey later this month.

"I've sacrificed a lot of time - pretty much my life in the last couple of months has just been study and training. Worlds in two weeks - I'm pretty pumped." said Hayes.

Hutt now walk away from day two with their wins up their sleeves, and are taking on Canberra Academy tomorrow.

6 Jul 2014 Wellington teams on fire on opening day
Wellington teams stole the limelight on the opening day of the 13th Panasonic Youth Festival in Auckland.

Today featured wins to teams from the Wellington region in both the Under 20 men's and women's competition.

Hutt led the way in the men's capturing an 11-8 win over the Californian side Corona Del Mar in a solid opening performance in the men's section the Australia born 97 team, North Harbour and Marist Auckland also post unbeaten records on the day.

But the biggest scalp was saved for the Under 20 women's championship where the Wellington Junior Women's team beat North Harbour who had been aiming for the 4th consecutive title.

The tightness of the women's section was further emphasised with Marist Auckland and Corona Del Mar fighting out a five all tie, whilst fellow Californian side, Conquerer from the greater Los Angeles area also fought out an 8 all draw with the mornings winner, Wellington.
5 Jul 2014 Wellington U20 women upstage North Harbour
The Wellington U20 Women got off to a great start at the Pan Pacific Festival today with an emphatic win over North Harbour 10 - 8.

Hutt members in the Wellington team are Micaela Duffy, Kennedy Ihaka; Caity Bryne, Kate Enoka, Paige Walls and Megan Gill.  The team is coached by Emily Cox.

Full draw and results on www.waterpolo.org.nz
5 Jul 2014 129 teams to complete in 12 day festival
Under 20 Men were the first Hutt team to take to the water today in Auckland opening their 2014 campaign with a 11 ? 8 win over CDM Polo.

Corona del Mar (CDM) are based in California USA and have travelled to New Zealand to compete in the largest water polo tournament in the Southern Hemisphere.

A full schedule of games and results can be found on www.waterpolo.org.nz

4 May 2014 Trial Dates for male Pan Pac Teams
The following age group trials will be held at HUIA POOL

* Under 18 Men:  Tuesday, 6 May 9 pm to 10 pm

* Under 16 Boys: Saturday, 10 May 6 pm to 7.30 pm

* Under 20 Men:  Saturday, 10 May 7.30 pm to 9 pm

* Under 14 Boys: Friday, 16 May 7.30 pm to 8.30 pm
11 Feb 2014 2014 Under 20 Men News
Welcome to the 2014 Under 20 Mens squad.  We?re pleased to announce the appointment of Kiran April as the U20 Mens coach together with Paula Watson as Squad Coordinator.

Your focus for the year is competing in the 2014 Pan Pacific Youth Festival ? Auckland with the U20 comp being held 5 - 9 July.  (note there is no U20 National Championship in a Pan Pac year)

Most of you are already training with the National League squad, however there is a training for U18 and U20 scheduled every Wednesday evening, 7.30 -  8.30 pm.  Remember you are all invited to register for Get Fit Water Polo on Friday?s 6.30 to 8 pm.

All communications for U20 Men to:  U20@huttwaterpolo.org.nz  
9 Feb 2014 2014 is an exciting Pan Pac Year
8 Feb 2014 2014 Under 14 Boys Squad News
2014 U14 - for players born 1 January 2000 or later.

We?re pleased to announce the appointment of Rory McJorrow as the U14 Boys Head Coach who will be assisted by Jerome McGuinness
Training kicks off for U14 boys on Monday, 10 February 6.30 ? 7.30 pm at Naenae Pool.   You are also invited to register to attend Get Fit Water Polo on Friday?s 6.30 to 8 pm starting on 14 February.  

There will be a squad meeting the following week on Monday, 17 February immediately after training at 7.30 pm to touch base with your coach, chat about your goals for the year etc.  Parents are welcome to come along.

2014 Tournament opportunities for U14 boys are:
?   Pan Pacific Youth Festival for U14?s: 12 - 15 July ? Auckland
?   U14 Nippers Cup: 26 ? 28 September ? Huia, Lower Hutt
?   U14 Div 1 National Championships: 13 ? 16 December ? Wellington
New members always welcome.

Squad Coordinator ? Sharon Leach Under14boys@huttwaterpolo.org.nz
6 Feb 2014 Under 16 Boys Squad News
2014 U16 - for players born 1 January 1998 or later

Training kicks off for U16 boys on Wednesday evening, 12 February 6.30 ? 7.30 pm at Naenae Pool.

You are also invited to register to attend Get Fit Water Polo on Friday?s 6.30 to 8 pm starting on 14 February.  

There will be a squad meeting the following week on Wednesday, 19 February immediately after training at 7.30 pm to touch base with your coach, chat about your goals for the year etc.  Parents are welcome to come along.

U16 Tournaments for the year:
? Pan Pacific Youth Festival: 6 ? 10 July ? Auckland
? U16 Div 1 National Championships:  9 ? 12 October - Auckland

New members always welcome.

Contact:  Under16boys@huttwaterpolo.org.nz
2 Feb 2014 Under 18 Men News
2014 U18 - for players born 1 January 1996 or later

The U18 Men?s squad main focus for the year is competing in the 2014 Pan Pacific Youth Festival ? Auckland.  The U18 comp is being held 12 ? 16 July.  (note there is no U18 National Champs in a Pan Pac year)

Training kicks off for U18 on Wednesday evening, 12 February 7.30 ? 8.30 pm.

In addition you are all invited to attend Get Fit Water Polo on Friday?s 6.30 to 8 pm.  

There will be a squad meeting the following week on Wednesday, 19 February before training at 7 pm to touch base with your coach, chat about your goals for the year etc.  Parents are welcome to come along.

New members always welcome.

Contact Squad Coordinator:  Under18@huttwaterpolo.org.nz
22 Oct 2013 13th Pan Pacific Youth Water Polo Festival Dates
Get ready for the largest water polo tournament in the Southern Hemisphere.

We welcome club members starting automatic payments now to help spread the costs - contact treasurer@huttwaterpolo.org.nz

Festival Dates:  Saturday 5th July to Wednesday 16th July 2014
Under 20's (born January 1st 1994 or later)
. Commencing 12 noon Saturday 5 July
. Concluding evening of Wednesday 9 July

Under 16's (born January 1st 1998 or later)  
. Commencing 9am Sunday 6 July
. Concluding evening of Thursday 10 July

Under 18's (born January 1st 1996 or later)
. Commencing 8am Saturday 12 July
. Concluding evening of Wednesday 16 July

Under 14's (born January 1st 2000 or later)
. Commencing 8am Saturday 12 July
. Concluding evening of Tuesday 15 July


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