Posts tagged Seniors
New Zealand Women Finish 7th at World Champs

After a hard fought campaign, the New Zealand Senior Womens side – fielding 3 players from the Waitakere Blue Diamonds - have finished 7th at the FINA World Championships held in Surgut, Russia. Congratulations to Chantelle, Emmerson, Grace and all the girls for a well fought campaign! We look forward to having your international experience in the pool back home for the 2019 season. 

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Zach MonkWomen, NZ Reps, Seniors, Under 20, 2018
NZ Squads announced – 21 Waitak players selected!

New Zealand Water Polo has released their high performance programme, including squad announcements for Seniors through to Born 2004.

A total of 21 Waitakere players were selected for their age group squads. Congratulations to you all, we look forward to having you represent us on the world stage!  Our head coach, David Carevic has also been named as head coach for Senior Men, Born 1999 Men and Born 2001 Men. 

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Trio of Waitakere Women selected for National side

Congratulations to Waitakere Water Polo players Chantelle Conroy, Emmerson Houghton and Grace Tobin who have been selected to compete in the 17th FINA Womens World Cup to be held later this year in Surgut, Russia. The three women have been instrumental in recent successes for our Waitak womens' sides, including a recent Bronze at the Pan Pacific Youth Water Polo Festival and Gold at National League in 2017.

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Farewell Dani!

Tonight we say good bye to Daniel (Dani) Cercols. Dani's achievements with Waitak will be with us for a long time to come and will never be forgotten.

Dani was named MVP of the New Zealand Water Polo Men's National League while playing for the Waitakere Blue Devils and alongside this commitment as a player, he was also the assistant coach of our Senior Women's Team who won Gold in the Woman's National League (read more about it here).

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Waitakere Blue Diamonds National Champions for the first time

The Waitakere Blue Diamonds have won their first national women’s title since 1993, and their first-ever NZWPNL win, 8-7 over double defending champs Marist Magic. The Blue Diamonds dug deep in the third quarter, that started with a six-on-five goal to young gun Libby Alsemgeest in the middle after a pass in from Emmerson Houghton. They’d eventually score another three goals (Emmerson Houghton 2, Zuniga) to Magic’s two (Nicole Lewis, Tate Renata) to take the score to 6-6 heading into the last quarter.

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