WATERPOLO

Teacher in Charge: Abbey Yule - Email waterpolo@mmc.school.nz

 

2018 MMC Boys’ Water Polo

Hi everyone

Thanks for making yourself available for MMC Boys’ Water Polo in 2018. The keenness and commitment to date is good. The teams will reconvene mid – late January for training. All players are encouraged to join Tauranga Club trainings which will be most nights of the week. Pan Pacs is in the July holidays and TGA teams will be well prepared (U20, U18, U16 and U14 teams).

MMC Boys will train Tuesday and Thursday mornings at Baywave from 7.30-8.30am. Please be there at 7.20am ready to jump in the pool as soon as the swim squads get out. This will be the session when team drills are done so it is imperative everyone is there (for the whole hour).

Please remember that as the year 13’s leaves MMC each year, the makeup of teams and spots in the Premier team continue to open up. 

Goal – The Premier Boys team for the North Islands and Nationals goal is to make the semifinals at both North Islands and NZSS Champs.

There are 3 overarching components to training for a sport like water polo –

  1. Fitness / speed / strength. This must be achieved through individuals swimming hard and regularly in swim squads, running, training in the gym, surf club and so on.
  2. Individual ball / water polo skills. These improve through all water polo activity. We won’t have as much time together as a team, as we would like. So, joining Tauranga Club trainings is a good idea. We will do what we can in MMC sessions.
  3. Team work / game awareness / supporting each other in the pool. This is achieved in MMC sessions and via game time.   

Key Dates

Date

Event

Location

Mid-late January

Actual dates tbc

Training camp (approx. 3 days)

 

Baywave

Thursdays starting 8th or 15th  February – Thursday 12th April

Tauranga Schools Competition

Baywave, Tauranga

A weekend in March dates tbc

Training camp

Baywave

Wednesday 21st March – Sunday 25th March 

North Island Senior SS Champs

Auckland

Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th April

Training camp

Details to be confirmed

Possibly in Auckland – watch World League too

Thursday 19th -22nd April  (depart Wednesday 18th April)

NZSS Div 1 – Boys (and Girls)

Wellington

Teams

For term one the senior boys have agreed to split into two teams to maximise pool time. This means they must all make every game, every Thursday. Teams can change – if a player is injured, or his performance or attitude drops …. we always reserve the right to make changes. 

Red Team – for local comp term one

#

Name

2018 year level

1

Stefan Heuberger (GK)

11

2

James Hunter

13

3

Cameron George

13

4

Tamarau Kipa

13

5

Jack Ellis

13

6

Ryan Anderson

13

7

Max Millington

12

8

 

 

9

 

 

 

Black Team – for local comp term one

#

Name

2018 year level

1

Bae Fountain (GK)

13

2

Liam McGovern

13

3

Mitch Cowdrey

13

4

Reuben Ronalds

13

5

George Mano

12

6

Billy Bury

11

7

Aaron Humphries

11

8

 

 

9

 

 

 

Senior C Team – local comp term one

#

Name

2018 year level

1

Matt Anderson (GK)

9

2

James Kramer-Pickering

10

3

Jack Julian

10

4

Bailey Deed

10

5

Angus Porter

10

6

Matt Larsen

10

7

Ethan Carrington

9

8

Ethan Millington

9

9

Xavier Morrison

9

10

Charlie Bury

9

11

Blake West

9

12

 

 

13

 

 

 

Senior College Water Polo - North Islands & Nationals

#

Name

1 (GK)

Bae Fountain

2

Liam McGovern

3

James Hunter

4

Cameron George

5

Tamarau Kipa

6

Mitch Cowdrey

7

Jack Ellis

8

Reuben Ronalds

9

Ryan Anderson

10

Max Millington

11

George Mano

12

Billy Bury

13 (GK)

Stefan Heuberger

 

Junior Boys Team – Term 4

1

Matt Anderson (GK)

9

MMC Junior Boys

2

James Kramer-Pickering

10

MMC Junior Boys

3

Jack Julian

10

MMC Junior Boys

4

Bailey Deed

10

MMC Junior Boys

5

Angus Porter

10

MMC Junior Boys

6

Matt Larsen

10

MMC Junior Boys

7

Ethan Carrington

9

MMC Junior Boys

8

Ethan Millington

9

MMC Junior Boys

9

Xavier Morrison

9

MMC Junior Boys

10

Charlie Bury

9

MMC Junior Boys

11

Blake West

9

MMC Junior Boys

12

 

 

 

13

 

 

 

 

2018 MMC Girls Water Polo

Hi everyone

Thanks for making yourself available for MMC Girls Water Polo in 2018. The keenness and commitment to date is good. PLEASE let us know asap if your name is not in these lists and you wish to play water polo in term one. Our apology if we have omitted you.

This notice provides some detail around key dates, trainings, teams and ‘our thinking’.

Thinking about teams and players can change. Sometimes due to things outside our control For example, someone new comes to MMC; or players drop out or get injured or alternatively, someone decides to train really hard and get great at the game!

The teams will reconvene mid – late January for training. All players are encouraged to join Tauranga Club trainings which will be most nights of the week. Pan Pacs is in the July holidays and TGA teams will be well prepared (U20, U18, U16 and U14 teams).

MMC Girls will train Wednesday mornings at Baywave from 7.30-8.30am. Please be there at 7.20am ready to jump in the pool as soon as the swim squads get out. This will be the session when team drills are done so it is imperative everyone is there (for the whole hour).

We are looking for another opportunity for the Girls Premier and B teams to train, to better help them prepare for North Islands and Nationals.

Please remember that as the year 13’s leaves MMC each year, the makeup of teams and spots in the Premier team continue to open up. 

Remember … things can change.

Goal – The Premier Girls team for the North Islands and Nationals goal is to make the semifinals at both North Islands and NZSS Champs.

There are 3 overarching components to training for a sport like water polo –

  1. Fitness / speed / strength. This must be achieved through individuals swimming hard and regularly in swim squads, running, training in the gym, surf club and so on.
  2. Individual ball / water polo skills. These improve through all water polo activity. We won’t have as much time together as a team, as we would like. So, joining Tauranga Club trainings is a good idea. We will do what we can in MMC sessions.
  3. Team work / game awareness / supporting each other in the pool. This is achieved in MMC sessions and via game time. 

Key dates

Date

Event

Location

Mid-late January

Actual dates tbc

Training camp with Kristin College (approx. 3 days)

Baywave

Thursdays starting 15th February – Thursday 12th April

Tauranga Schools Competition

Baywave, Tauranga

A weekend in March dates tbc

 

Training camp

 

Baywave

Wednesday 21st March – Sunday 25th March 

North Island Senior SS Champs

Div 1 and 2 Girls

Auckland

Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th April

Training camp

Details to be confirmed

Possibly in Auckland – watch World League too

14th – 17th April

NZSS Div 2 Girls

Rotorua

Thursday 19th -22nd April (depart Wednesday 18th April)

NZSS Div 1 – Girls (and boys)

Wellington

 

Teams for local comp in Term One (games at Baywave or Windermere)

Cap #

Premier

Senior Red

Senior Black

Senior D

1

Danika Kelly

Renee Burgraaf

Ashleigh Keach

Others to be added

2

Eliza-Jane Rieger

Molly McGovern

Isha Cunningham

Mia Thompson

3

Grace Elisara

Lana Beck

Saffron O’Donnell

Elle Thompson

4

Kayla Dew

Molly Shivnan

Hattie Fraser

Sarah Burns

5

Ella Pollock

Nicole McLaren

Parker Thomas

Olive Abrahams

6

Marijke Hattingh

Alex Faulkner

Annaliese Skipper

Quinn Farley

7

Elle Smith

Ella Rutten

Maddi Culpan

Grace Akroyd

8

Lucy Mano

Greer Anderson

Charlotte Narbey

Mia Carr

9

Chanelle West

 

 

Others to be added

10

Ashlee Lemoto

 

 

Others to be added

11

 

 

 

Others to be added

12

 

 

 

Others to be added

13

 

 

 

Others to be added

 

North Islands / Nationals


 #

Premier - Div 1 Senior SS North Islands and Nationals 2018

Div 2 Senior SS North Islands and Nationals 2018

1 (GK)

Danika Kelly

Renee Burgraaf

2

Eliza-Jane Rieger

 

3

Grace Elisara

Molly McGovern

4

Kayla Dew

Lana Beck

5

Ella Pollock

Hattie Fraser

6

Marijke Hattingh

Molly Shivnan

7

Elle Smith

Annaliese Skipper

8

Lucy Mano

Maddi Culpan

9

Chanelle West

Nicole McLaren

10

Ashlee Lemoto

Charlotte Narbey

11

Potential to add someone else

Parker Thomas

12

Potential to add someone else

Ella Rutten

13 (GK)

Potential to add someone else

Ashleigh Keach

 

2018 Junior Girls Team – Term Four (There are plenty of players which is great. Plus, there is room to add others and make a B team if there are others we don’t yet know about)

Cap #

 

 

1

Goalie??

 

2

Lana Beck

10

3

Parker Thomas

10

4

Sarah Burns

10

5

Ella Rutten

10

6

Greer Anderson

10

7

Quinn Farley

9

8

Grace Akroyd

9

9

Mia Carr

9

10

Mia Thompson

9

11

Elle Thompson

9

12

Olive Abrahams

9

13

??

 


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Congratulations to the following MMC students who have been selected for the New Zealand Schoolgirls & Schoolboys teams to compete against Australia in the annual Trans-Tasman Test Series from December 18-21st in Canberra, Australia.

 

SCHOOLGIRLS

Grace Elisara - Mount Maunganui College, Tauranga

Julia Kayes - Mount Maunganui College, Tauranga

SCHOOLBOYS

Bae Fountain  - Mount Maunganui College

 
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North Island Junior Secondary Schools Championships

Date: 23 - 26 November 2017

Location: Auckland (AKL)

Venues: AUT Millennium, National Aquatic Centre, Diocesan Aquatic Centre, Sacred Heart Aquatic Centre,

St. Cuthbert's Aquatic Centre

Link to Tournament Information: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nufwin39JjTrF-h8EpRIvycL7rIESm4X2K8nhm5wNMQ/edit

Link to Tournament Draws: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/17x79tPj37KywOrE6gEzjB9rhrFoO2J013uiw8aWhuNk/edit#gid=880630369

Link to Tournament Rules: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CuiNnS4XJ5dcH4oDgO_zPbqejcYGBmowHwyxtylgscw/edit

Link to Waterpolo NZ: http://www.sporty.co.nz/nzwp

 

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01/07/17

New Zealand Water Polo is pleased to formally announce three national youth teams heading abroad this month.

The three teams will be targeting the 2018 FINA World Men’s and Women’s Youth Water Polo Championships from August 11-19 (men – Szombathely, Hungary – women TBC).

Two youth women’s teams will be heading to Australia on the weekend to attend the inaugural Sydney Water Polo Youth Festival from July 2nd – 6th at Sydney Olympic Park. The Born 2001 Development team will play in the 16 & Under division against Australian state teams as well as a team from Thailand. The Born 2000 team will also play state teams, whilst Singapore and Thailand add to the mix.

New Zealand Born 2000 Youth Women’s Team – Sydney Youth Festival

Ella Pollock – Tauranga

Grace Elisara – Tauranga

New Zealand Born 2001 Youth Women’s Development Team – Sydney Youth Festival

Marijke Hattingh – Tauranga

Non-travelling reserves:

Danika Kelly (GK) – Tauranga

Eliza-Jane Rieger – Tauranga

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30/03/17

The New Zealand men’s team has been announced this morning for the 2017 FINA World League Intercontinental Tournament.

13 players and a non-travelling reserve have been selected for the tournament from the 25th-30th April on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia.

Bae Fountain (GK) – Tauranga WBOP 

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North Island Senior Secondary Schools Championship

Wednesday 29th March (approx 10am start)– 2nd April 2017 (approx 6pm finish) 

Premier Boys - Sacred Heart Aquatic Centre

Premier Girls A - West Wave Aquatic Centre

Premier Girls B - National Aquatic Centre

Link to Draw: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1AsQd69jz92j49SRy36EnziVY4yar0Eiq9rctT629z2s/edit#gid=880630369

Link to Results Table Boys Division A: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1AsQd69jz92j49SRy36EnziVY4yar0Eiq9rctT629z2s/edit#gid=513597337

Link to Results Table Girls Division A: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1AsQd69jz92j49SRy36EnziVY4yar0Eiq9rctT629z2s/edit#gid=24502009

Link to Results Table Girls Division B: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1AsQd69jz92j49SRy36EnziVY4yar0Eiq9rctT629z2s/edit#gid=839271765

 

 

 

NZ Representatives 2016

NZ U18 Girls Shinae Carrington, Grace Elisara, Julia Kayes, Ella Pollock

NZ U18 Boys Justin Pickering, Bae Fountain

NZ U16 Boys Reuben Ronalds, Jack Ellis, Bae Fountain

NZ U16 Girls Lucy Mano, Elle Smith

TEAMS 2017

Premier Boys Team

Coach: Cameron Hayes

Manager: Russell McGovern

Premier Boys Trial: 26th January 2017 at Baywave 6.00 – 8.00pm

 

Premier Girls A Team

Coach: Paul Kayes

Managers: Kellie Spee / Sara Travers

Premier Girls Trial: Completed 20 November 2016

 

Premier Girls B Team **

Coach: TBC

Manager: TBC

Premier Girls B Trial: 2nd and 9th February 2017 at Baywave 6.30pm – 8.30pm

 

Premier Boys B Team

Coach: TBC

Manager: TBC

 

Junior Boys Team

Coach: Casey Skipper

Manager: TBC

 

Junior Girls Team

Coach: Julia Kayes/Sam Mano

Manager: Leona Smith

 

There are several positions still to be confirmed and will be updated following confirmation

**Note 1: Premier Girls B team dependent for Term 1 on allocation of pool space due to the possibility of Waikato teams playing in the Tauranga competition as a result of the refurbishment of Waterworld in Hamilton.  

   Note 2: Pending the above, there is potential for Junior students to play in the Premier Girls B team competition in Term 1

TERM 1 2017

Premier Girls A Team

Dates

Competition

Venue

14 - 21 January

Training Camp

Cronulla, Sydney

Thursdays

16 Feb – 13 April

Tga/(Waikato) SS Comp

Click here for draw (TBA)

Baywave

Windermere

25 & 26 March

Training Camp

Baywave

29 March – 2 April

NI Senior SS Champs

Auckland

14 & 15 April

Training Camp

Baywave

18 – 21 April

New Zealand SS Div I Champs

Wellington


Premier Boys A Team

Dates

Competition

Venue

Thursdays

16 Feb – 13 April

Tga/(Waikato) SS Comp

Click here for draw (TBA)

Baywave

Windermere

29 March –2 April

NI Senior SS Champs

Auckland

18 – 21 April

New Zealand SS Div I Champs

Wellington


Premier Boys and Girls B Teams

Dates

Competition

Venue

Thursdays

16 Feb – 13 April

Tga/(Waikato) SS Comp

Click here for draw (TBA)

Baywave

Windermere

29 March – 2 April

NI Senior SS Champs

Auckland

18 - 21 April

NI Senior SS Div II Champs Girls

Hamilton

22 - 25 April

NI Senior SS Div II Champs Boys

Hamilton


TERMS 2-3 2017

No Secondary School competition – players revert to Tauranga Water Polo Club competition

Boys & Girls: U12, U14, U16, U18, U20
Junior Teams Trials:   End Term 3 (date TBA)

TERM 4 2017

Junior Teams

Dates

Competition

Venue

TBA

Tga SS Competition

Click here for draw (TBA)

Baywave

Windermere

21 – 23 October

Challenger Cup Junior

Hamilton

23 – 26 November

NI Junior SS Champs

Auckland


There is potential for other tournaments and development opportunities depending on teams.  

Premier Boys and Girls Trials: Date TBC

 

Below are the 2016 Water Polo results... Watch this space for more information regarding 2017.

 

2016 Season Overview

Water Polo is one of our strongest sports at Mount Maunganui college with six of our students being selected in New Zealand representative teams. Our Senior A Boys team finished 8th in the premier Division at the NZSS Championships. The team has been invited to play in a transtasman tournament in December which includes the top New Zealand and Australian school teams. Our Senior A Girls team finished 5th in the Premier Division in the NZSS Championships and top ranked school outside of Auckland. These outstanding results were achieved with very young sides and both teams are losing only a few year 13 students for the 2017 season.

Many of our top Waterpolo students play over winter for the Tauranga Waterpolo Club were at the National Championships the U16 Boys team won Gold and the U16 Girls team won Silver with Shinae Carrington being named in the Tournament team alongside Bae Fountain who was named Boys most Valuable Player.

 

Water Polo National Championships: Senior A Boy's and Girl's

During the term two holidays Mount Maunganui College Senior A boy's and girl's water polo teams competed at the water polo nationals championships held in Wellington. The girl's played exceptionally well and just missed the opportunity to play in the top four, losing the quarterfinal to St Cuthbert's College by two goals. In their final game, the girls beat Kristin College by three goals, placing them fifth in New Zealand. The team has improved immensely since competing in the North Island championships where they placed12th overall. Mount Maunganui College boy's team placed eighth overall, which was a great performance for such a young team.

Kent Fenneman, Teacher in Charge of Water Polo: kentf@mmc.school.nz