Hutt Club Life Member and A grade referee Craig McGuinness, presents the tournament winner's trophy to Marist Makutu team captain Zane McAlpine
From Friday the 3rd until Sunday the 5th of May, the 2019 Honda Division 2
Water Polo League took place in Lower Hutt at the Huia Pool. This was the
second tournament of the three events that make up the 2019 Honda Division
2 Water Polo League, with the last tournament running from the 31st of May
until the 2nd of June in Auckland.
The Division 2 League is now in its 4th year, and in 2019, with entries
from 10 different clubs across the country, from Hibiscus Coast to
After coming second to Tauranga White, at the Tauranga tournament from 8-10
March, the Marist Makutu were able to secure the tournament win by beating
Hibiscus Coast in the tournament Final. Marist quickly stormed out to a
comfortable lead, but saw Hibiscus Coast close fast in the last quarter,
where Hibiscus managed to score 5 unanswered goals and just fell short of
an upset. This is after having lost to Marist Makutu by 10 goals
earlier during the tournament in the group phase.
Mountfort Park, the overall 2018 Division 2 Menís Champions, came third in
Lower Hutt by beating Waikato. Otago made quick work of the Palmy Pirates
of Manawatu and secured the 5th spot, with 7th and 8th going to the Harbour
City Hawks and the Royal New Zealand Air Force.