|No Training over Easter|
| 9 Apr 2017, 3:17pm||item # 2069|
There is no training over Easter weekend 14 - 17 April inclusive
|Prizegiving this Sunday|
| 6 Apr 2017, 10:35pm||item # 2067|
PRIZEGIVING for the 2016 Season
SUNDAY 9 APRIL 2017
All Hutt Water Polo Club members and their families are invited to attend our Prize giving to celebrate our achievements during the 2016 season.
Where: Naenae pool
Time: 5 pm to 7 pm
What to bring: Togs and towels
The shallow end of the pool will be available with the inflatable between 5 pm to 5.45 pm
Pizza and drinks will be provided upstairs after prizing giving which starts at 6.00 pm
You will be able to have some fun in the pool, but please leave your water polo balls at home.
| 4 Apr 2017, 5:21pm||item # 2066|
Notice is hereby given that the 2017 Annual General Meeting
of the Hutt Water Polo Club Inc. will be held on:
Tuesday, 11 April
Naenae Pool @ 7 pm
Poolside Upstairs meeting room
|U21 Mens News|
| 3 Apr 2017, 5:41pm||item # 2065|
We are pleased to announce that Chris Naylor will be coaching the 2017 U21 Men’s squad and assisted by Sean Bryant
Thanks goes to the experienced Paula Watson who has offered to Manage the U21 Men’s team to tournament.
NZWP have realised that the All Blacks v Lion Test at Eden Park on 8 July will have an impact on U21 travelling teams and have elected to condense the U21 Championship to three days which is now starting early on 9 July and finishing late on 11 July. This will mean that teams may be involved with multiple games per day.
We are going to have get our planning completed earlier than normal by securing accommodation and flights.
We will therefore be having trials for the U21 Men’s team in the next month. U21 Trials will be open to any registered Hutt Club member.
Training will continue through the holidays as Naenae pool closes for annual maintenance on 30 April. There is no training on Easter Monday. While Naenae is closed, we do have a skeleton training schedule at Huia .. details to come out soon.
|U16 Boys coaching appointments|
| 1 Apr 2017, 5:03pm||item # 2064|
We are pleased to announce that Chris Naylor will be coaching the 2017 U16 boys squad and assisted by Jerome McGuinness
These two guys bring a wealth of knowledge to the U16 boys, with Chris starting his international career back in 2002 playing in the NZ Under 17 Youth Championship in Brazil. Huge congrats to Jerome who has recently been named in the NZ Men’s team in compete in the 2017 FINA World League Tournament being held on the Gold Coast, Australia 25 – 30 April.
Serena Charleton has volunteered to by the Home Manager. A travelling manager will be appointed later in the year.
|Entry added by Cheryl 30 Mar 2017, 4:45pm||item # 2063|
A big congratulations to Matt and Sean Bryant and Jerome McGuinness who have been selected in the NZ Men's team to compete in Australia.
You all deserve your selection and I am sure will make Hutt and NZ proud.
|Craig .. the heart of Hutt|
| 29 Mar 2017, 9:26pm||item # 2062|
As many of you are aware, our very own Craig McGuinness was recently awarded Life Membership of New Zealand Water Polo at the Awards Night on Saturday.
Craig has been an influential and valued member of Hutt Club for a number of years.
As a player, Craig was selected to the Wellington u 15 Rep team, the Wellington Schoolboys Team and the Hutt Men's Team in 1980. In the following years Craig would continue to represent Hutt and Wellington and would feature in New Zealand age group, Schoolboys and Senior Teams including at World Games and Commonwealth competitions.
Craig has coached a number of Hutt teams (from U12's/14's through to Senior Men's and Women's), Wellington Rep Teams and New Zealand teams throughout the years, and at times has combined this with his playing commitments in a Player/Coach role.
Craig has also been involved coaching St Bernards College since 2002.
Craig has also contributed to Water Polo as a referee and in 1998 became an internationally graded referee.
In 1998 Craig was awarded Life Membership of Hutt Water Polo Club.
Craig's Life Membership of New Zealand Water Polo is thoroughly deserved and is appropriate recognition for someone who has volunteered hours of their time to all facets of the sport.
Our players are very lucky to have someone with Craig's experience and enthusiasm involved with the Club.
|Kirsten - an epic Hutt Player|
| 29 Mar 2017, 9:19pm||item # 2061|
Congratulations to our Under 12 coach and Senior Women's player Kirsten Hudson who is travelling to the USA to be inducted into Hartwick College's Athletics Hall of Fame.
Kirsten played for Hartwick from 2007-2010 and is the first player in Hartwick water polo history to achieve All-America or All-America Honorable Mention honors in each of her four years of competition.
Kirsten was a four-time CWPA Eastern Championships and Northern Division First Team pick, and a Northern Division MVP and Team MVP three times. Kirsten was twice named a Hartwick College Anna Meyer Female Athlete of the Year and finished her career with 367 goals, 248 assists, and 615 points (goals and assists combined), which were all Hartwick records.
|JDS Training 2 April starts at 10 am|
| 28 Mar 2017, 9:42pm||item # 2060|
JDS Training this Sunday, 2 April starts at the later time of 10 am to 11 pm
Daylight saving ends — clocks go back by 1 hour at 3:00am on 2 April 2017
|Canterbury / Hutt Men Joint training camp|
| 28 Mar 2017, 9:38pm||item # 2059|
The Canterbury Men are coming to visit Hutt this weekend for a joint training camp with games. This is a great initiative on the part of both clubs and we applaud Canterbury’s commitment to travelling to Hutt to provide this opportunity for their players.
Saturday 1 April at Huia 6.30-8.30 pm
• Joint warm up/scrimmage to start
• 7.15 pm Game – Hutt Heat Men v Canterbury
Daylight Savings ends
Sunday 2 April at Naenae
First session - 8 am to 10 am
• Joint warm up/scrimmage to start
• 9 am Game – Hutt U18 Men v Canterbury
Second session 12.30 -2pm
• Joint warm up/scrimmage to start
• 1 pm Game – Hutt Heat Men v Canterbury
|No JDS Sunday 12 March|
|Entry added by Kathy 11 Mar 2017, 5:12pm||item # 2057|
Just letting you know that there is no JDS on Sunday morning 12 March as the pool is closed for a canoe polo tournament.
|Entries are now open for 2017 Winter Leagues|
| 11 Mar 2017, 3:31pm||item # 2056|
Entries are now open for the 2017 Primary, Intermediate and Secondary School Water Polo Leagues to be held at Naenae pool starting on 17 May.
Entries closed 29 March
|Welcome to the 2017 Under 12 programme|
| 18 Feb 2017, 3:29pm||item # 2055|
Welcome to the 2017 Under 12 Junior Development Squad (JDS)
New members welcome to come along and give it a go - send an email to email@example.com for more info
Kirsten Hudson will be coaching this group again this year, Kirsten plays for the Hutt Heat Women’s team and is a member of the New Zealand Women’s Team. Kirsten has a wide range of skills in playing and coaching water polo.
We have an assistant coach this year, Adam Pye a Hutt Heat Men’s player and former NZ Men’s player you will see him some Sundays when Kirsten is away for Water polo.
Squad Coordinator: Carol Hogwood firstname.lastname@example.org
|U12 Tournament - Tauranga|
| 18 Feb 2017, 3:09pm||item # 2054|
The annual Tauranga U12 Development Tournament is being held 15th, 16th and 17th April 2017 - Easter Weekend.
If you are interested in participating in this tournament we need to know now so we can start planning for it ... just send an email to email@example.com