The New Zealand Schoolboys and Schoolgirls Water Polo teams are both out to defend their Trans-Tasman titles this week in Canberra this week when their annual series gets underway this afternoon.
Both New Zealand teams won their annual three-test series against Australia in Auckland last December and both are going for a three-peat of titles this year.
Schedule and coverage:
Both Boys and Girls teams are in action later today-this evening (NZT).
For updates and scoring and results follow: www.facebook.com/nzwaterpolo/
Girls: Libby Alsemgeest (Hillcrest High School, Hamilton), Shinae Carrington (Diocesan School, Auckland), Bernadette Doyle (St Cuthbert’s College, Auckland), Grace Elisara (Mount Maunganui College, Tauranga), Ella Harford (St Cuthbert’s College, Auckland), Emmerson Houghton (Hillcrest High School, Hamilton), Kaitlin Howarth (Rangitoto College, Auckland), Julia Kayes (Mount Maunganui College, Tauranga), Bridget Layburn (Westlake Girls High School, Auckland), Gabriella McDonald (St Kentigern College, Auckland), Tai Nimo (St Cuthbert’s College, Auckland), Caitlin Mary Parker Allen (St Cuthbert’s College, Auckland), Ellie Tomoana (St Cuthbert’s College, Auckland) Non-Traveling Reserves: Clodagh Weir (Kristin School, Auckland), Charlie Hooke (Diocesan School, Auckland). Head Coach: Tim Chambers – Wellington. Asst. Coach/Manager: Sarah Chambers – Wellington. Asst. Coach: Natalie Seabourne – Auckland
Boys: Rowan Brown (Rangitoto College), James Catlin (Rosmini College), Calum de Jager (Auckland Grammar School), Matt Dell (Sacred Heart College), Ben Fleming (St. Kentigern College), Bae Fountain (Mount Maunganui College), Brandon Matthews (Long Bay College), Matt Morris (Rangitoto College), Nick Paterson (Macleans College), Josef Schuler (Aquinas College), Billy Simpson (St. Kentigern College), Michael Slessor-White (Rosmini College), Matt Stirling (St. Kentigern College) Non-Traveling Reserves: Caleb Brooke (King’s College), Daniel Cameron (St. Peter’s College), Amosa Gould (King’s College), Nick Hermans (Sacred Heart College). Head Coach: Rahiti Teokotai-White – Hamilton, Asst. Coach/Manager: Davor Carevic – Auckland, Asst. Coach/Manager: Chris Naylor - Wellington.
Rangitoto College defend Trans-Tasman Shield
Rangitoto College beat cross-town rivals Sacred Heart College in an all-New Zealand teams final in the annual Trans-Tasman Shield secondary schoolboys water polo tournament played in Melbourne last week.
Rangitoto College defeated Sacred Heart College 1 5-8 in the final to defend their title, winning all seven matches along the way. SHC led 2-1 at the end of the first quarter, but Rangitoto moved ahead to lead 5-3 at halftime and 10-6 at three-quarter time.
Both teams defeated Australian sides in their semi-finals. Rangitoto beat The Scots College from Sydney 10-8 and Sacred Heart overcame Sydney’s Newington College A 16-9, after drawing with them the previous day. Sacred Heart also won back the Chris Hayward Shield from Newington.
The tournament featured 16 teams, and included other New Zealand schools Westlake Boys’ High School, Auckland Grammar School, King’s College and Scots College
The four pool winners were Sacred Heart College, Newington A, Rangitoto and Xavier College from Melbourne.
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