Under 16 Boys win Bronze at Nationals!

Our Waitakere Under 16 Gold boys have won bronze in the Under 16 Division 2 Nationals!

After some unfortunate losses in pool play, the boys finished third in Pool A. Keen to make up for it, a fantastic quarterfinal against North Harbour White at West Wave secured their top four spot with a 7 – 5 win.

Waitakere Water Polo Under 16 Gold Boys

The semi final was a close game against Tauranga B, the first team the boys had come up against on Saturday and winners of Pool A. Our boys put up a good fight, but a difficult third quarter led to an eventual 4 – 2 loss. It was great to see a strong, clean game and the boys having fun together after the match too.

Waitakere Water Polo Under 16 Gold Boys
Waitakere Water Polo Under 16 Gold Boys
Waitakere Water Polo Under 16 Gold Boys
Waitakere Water Polo Under 16 Gold Boys

The bronze medal match started out tight with a drawn (0 – 0) first quarter against Mountfort Matau, who the boys had an unlucky loss to in pool play. Thing then picked up however, and the team proved themselves with a confident 7-3 win.

Well done boys, and to coaches Zach & Adam and manager Alene!

Waitakere Water Polo Under 16 Gold Boys
Waitakere Water Polo Under 16 Gold Boys

Congratulations also to Tauranga for taking out the gold, and good luck to our Under 16 girls who are finishing off their tournament tomorrow!

Don’t forget Under 18 Nationals starts on Friday too! See you poolside.


Game photos by New Zealand Water Polo

Zach MonkUnder 16, 2018