The Waterpolo Report

The Waikato Waterpolo Senior Secondary Schools competition came to an exciting end. In Division A the Senior A team faced Cambridge High School in the finals and unfortunately lost, ending a four year reign as Waikato Waterpolo Champions. The Junior A team came third overall, an amazing achievement in a Senior Competition.

Two of the players, Baxter Gordon and Sam Shepherd, received Outstanding Player of the Championship awards.

In Waikato Division B waterpolo the Senior B team came in third overall, the Senior Black team finished fourth and the Junior B team finished sixth overall in a pool of eight schools.

During the April holidays, the Senior A team competed in the NZSS Division 2 competition held at Waterworld, Te Rapa. The results were as follows:

St Peters College 8-8 (draw)

Rosmini College 4-10 (win)

Northcote College 8-10 (win)

John Paul College 11-8 (loss)

St Pat’s Stream 2-7 (win)

St John’s College 1-17 (win)

In Pool games – won 4, lost 1, drew 1

In the semi-finals against Cambridge High School (the current Waikato Waterpolo Champions) HBHS won 6-5 which was a very satisfying turnaround after the Waikato Competition!

Unfortunately, the team lost in the finals against John Paul College 6-5, letting in the final goal in the last 51 seconds of the match. Richard Sneddon, the HBHS Captain of Waterpolo, received an Outstanding Player of the tournament award.


Mrs Christelle Cloete

Teacher in Charge of HBHS Waterpolo

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