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12 Mar - 29 May 2016

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30 May 2016 Hutt women bring home SILVER
Hutt women were quick out of the blocks is the 2016 Women’s National League final at the sir Owen Glenn Aquatic Centre on Sunday. Left-hander Kirsten Hudson was on form, scoring two clean goals to lead Hutt 0-2 up into the first break.

Ricci Ferigo opened up the goal and scored a cross-cage to put the defending champions on the scoreboard and start the Marist momentum. They turned the ball over and earned an exclusion to see the score sit at 2-3 down with a man-up goal from Jordan Milich-Misikini. Kirsten Hudson slammed one into Marist goalkeeper Jessica Milicich that rebounded off of her arms and into the back of the net to see Hutt lead 2-4 into the half.

Hutt couldn’t break through the Marist defense in the third.  It took almost five minutes for a goal in the fourth quarter, and it came the way of Emma Stoneman with another big shot from outside for 7-4, forcing Hutt to call a time-out. They couldn’t make it happen in front of goal, and Marist made the lead four through sharp-shooter Kelly Mason.

Kirsten Hudson scored her fourth goal to cut the gap to three, but with just over two minutes to play and the momentum going to way of the defending champs, it was all over.

Final Score:  8-5 (0:2, 2:2, 4:0, 2:1)
HUTT: Gabby Crothall, Evie Mills, Alex Boyd, Casie Bowry, Eliza Dunn, Ciara Flynn, Paige Walls, Brydie Pye (1), Kirsten Hudson (4), Kate Enoka, Elise Natoli.
COACH: Megan Thomson
ASST.: Barry McGuinness
MANAGER: Linda Pye
30 May 2016 Hutt Heat Men earn Bronze
Hutt brought the heat immediately in the bronze medal match and caused problems for the Waitakere defence, with Kiran April drawing two exclusions allowing him to score one and have left-handed Ben Pye convert the other.

Hutt kept earning exclusions and making them count, and ended up five goals clear of the Blue Devils after just a quarter.

The match was effectively sealed from there, Hutt scored another through Cameron Hayes to make the score 0-6 before Waitakere got on the scoreboard with a goal from Brook Dixon.

Hutt put up a big defence and kept their attack steady - Waitakere would go on to score just another two in the match (Michael Brooks, Sean Grady).

Final score 3-12 to Hutt Heat.

HUTT: Chris Naylor, Adam Pye, Conor Lui, Andy Skora, Cameron Hayes (3), Sean Bryant (1), Kiran April (2), Jack McGuinness, Eamon Lui (1), Matt Bryant (2), Jerome McGuiness (2), Ben Pye (1), Dale Harrison.

COACH: Craig McGuinness
MANAGER: Holona Lui
29 May 2016 Hut Women upset North Harbour in Semi Final
It was Brydie Pye who set the standard for the match, scoring two quick goals in the first quarter for Hutt/Wellington to head 1-2 up early on. North Harbour CBS kicked into gear with first quarter goals from Liana Dance (2) and Jasmine Myles to take the lead 3-2 into the second quarter.

A tight second quarter saw Hutt draw level 4-4 at 2:52, but North Harbour’s Sarah Landry scored in the next possession to regain the lead 5-4 and it stuck until halftime.

North Harbour quickly made the buffer two, scoring on the first possession through Liana Dance for her third and 6-4 score-line. Hutt proved that they had the final on their mind and went on to score four goals to North Harbour’s one to take the lead at 4:04 in the third for the first time since the opening goal of the match. Harbour drew level 7-7 from a Megan Perry penalty, but Evie Mills was on form and slipped one past Alisha Winstanley for her third goal and a 7-8 Hutt lead.

Kate Enoka made it a two-goal buffer for Hutt, but Harbour’s Myles and Perry brought the score right back to a draw for 9-9 with 4:44 left to play. An exclusion allowed Hutt to call a time-out and set up their 6-on-5 play, and it paid off – NZ captain Alexandra Boyd made it count when it mattered and scored the winner at 1:39.

SCORE: 9-10 (3:2, 2:2, 2:4, 2:2)

HUTT: Gabby Crothall, Evie Mills (3), Alex Boyd (1), Casie Bowry, Eliza Dunn, Ciara Flynn, Paige Walls, Brydie Pye (2), Kirsten Hudson (2), Kate Enoka (2), Elise Natoli


COACH: Megan Thomson
ASST.: Barry McGuinness
MANAGER: Linda Pye
29 May 2016 Congrats to Jerome McGuinness
Huge congratulations to Jerome McGuinness who earned the Men's Most Valuable Player award for the 2016 National League season
26 May 2016 Hutt Heat now sets sight on Finals Weekend
We are now just days away from crowning the 2016 New Zealand Water Polo National League champions.

Marist Magic women remain undefeated at the end of the regular season after nine rounds, whilst North Harbour Wizard Turtles men suffered just the one loss to Marist Magic men in the opening weekend in Rotorua.

Both Marist women and North Harbour men have topped the National League table and will face the fourth-placed Waitakere in the semi-finals on Saturday.

Whilst all four semi-finals promise to showcase the top four clubs in the country, the men’s semi-final between Hutt Heat and Marist Magic is one that is not to be missed. Both sides ended the regular season on five wins and four losses, Hutt have an 11+ goal difference whilst Marist are 12+. Hutt’s average goal difference per game is 1.22+: Marist’s is 1.33+.

The semi-final between North Harbour CBS women and Hutt/Wellington is also hotly-anticipated: two of the three matches between them have been decided by one goal, and of these matches each team won one.

It’s easy to forget that just last season, Waitakere Blue Devils won just one game against the top-three sides in the regular season, before turning it around to win their semi-final and the club’s first-ever national final.

The opportunity is waiting for any team to put two wins together and claim the 2016 National League title.

14 May 2016 Bring It On ! - Hutt Heat at Huia 14-May flyer (PDF)
3 May 2016 National League Draw
17 Apr 2016 Thanks to the duty boys for job well done!
A big thanks from the Hutt Heat Women and Mens teams to the boys that have completed duty for the last four National League games at Huia:

** Jakob McGuinness
** Matt Elder
** Jack Matheson
** Jack Charleton
** Mikey Leach
** Jacob Sharkey

Thanks also goes to Suzanne McGuinness and Barry McGuinness for organizing and overseeing the awesome job that the duty guys have done
17 Apr 2016 Hutt Heat Men edge out Marist in nail biter
Marist Magic Men visited Huia pool on Saturday and the crowd was entertained by an enthralling game of water polo right to the end.

At the end of the first quarter it was 3 – 1 to Hutt.  Hutt men applied the heat in the second quarter scoring four unanswered goals going into half time 7 – 3.

Marist came out fighting in the third quarter outscoring Hutt 5 goals to 2 in the quarter.

Going into the last, Hutt had a slim margin of 9 – 8 with Marist then drawing the game to 9 all then taking the lead at 6.23 in the 4th.  Marist stretched their lead to two before Matt Bryant absolutely pounded two goals home to bring the score to 11 all with 1.24 on the clock.  And what a last minute of the game it was with Marist scoring again when Jerome McGuinness found the back of the net to bring it to an 12 all score with only 24 seconds to go.

With three seconds to go, Andy Skora slammed home the winning goal.

It was an overall team performance from Hutt with seven players contributing to the goal tally of 13 -  Jerome McGuinness 3; Matt Bryant 3; Chris Barton 2; Cameron Hayes 2;  Conor Lui;  Andy Skora; Ben Pye

Final Score:  Hutt Heat Men 13; Marist Magic 12
10 Apr 2016 Hutt Heat v Marist at Huia 16 April
Get along to Huia this coming Saturday, 16 April to support your senior teams when they go head to head with Marist Magic:

Saturday 16 April at Huia:

3.00 pm Women

4.30 pm  Men

Admission:  FREE
22 Mar 2016 Hutt Heat v Marist 16 April @ Huia
20 Mar 2016 Hutt Men earn solid win in front of big Huia crowd
The Hutt Heat Men entertained a great crowd of spectators at Huia pool on Saturday with a comprehensive win over the 2015 National League Champions – Waitakere Blue Devils.

Jerome McGuinness opened the scoring for Hutt 80 seconds into the game with his first of three goals.  By the end of the half, Hutt had a comfortable lead of 9 – 3, five of which came from the Bryant brothers pounding the back of the net.

Waitakere clawed their way back into the game in the third with both teams scoring three a piece.  However Hutt left their best to the last putting away six goals in the last quarter.

Result:

18 Hutt Heat Men:  Matt Bryant 5; Kiran April 3; Jerome McGuinness 3; Eamon Lui 2; Sean Bryant 2; Adam Pye 2; Jack McGuinness
8 Waitakere Blue Devils:  Craig Hustler 4; Scott Griffiths 2; Michael Brooks 1; Sean Grady 1
20 Mar 2016 Hutt/Wellington Women tussle with Waitakere
The first National League game back to Huia for a couple of seasons saw the combined Hutt / Wellington womens team tussle it out with Waitakere. The first quarter was a tight affair until Kirsten Hudson broke the deadlock slamming home the only goal of the quarter with 21 seconds left on the clock.

At the end of the half, Hutt kept the pressure on Waitakere to increase their edge by 3 – 1 . A flurry of goals in the third quarter from both teams  saw the Hutt/Wellington women dominate Waitakere leading 9 -  4 at the end of the third with the home team going on to win 10 – 7.

Final Result:
10 Hutt/Wellington:  Kirsten Hudson 3; Brydie Pye 2; Elvie Mills 2; Eliza Dunn; Paige Walls; Kate Enoka
7 Waitakere:  Emmerson Houghton 3; Miranda Chase 2; Kim Sherwen 1; Jemma Chase 1
19 Mar 2016 Fantastic effort from Team Hutt
19 Mar 2016 Hutt Heat Men Team List for 19-March
1 Chris Naylor
2 Adam Pye
3 Conor Lui
4 Matt Quinn
5 Hamish Booker
6 Sean Bryant
7 Kiran April
8 Jack McGuinness
9 Eamon Lui (captain)
10 Matt Bryant
11 Jerome McGuinness
12 Ben Pye
13 Dale Harrison

Coach: Andras Meresz
Assistant Coach/Manager: Craig McGuinness
19 Mar 2016 Hutt Men come away with two wins from Rotorua
The Hutt Heat Men opened their 2016 season with a tight encounter with North Harbour which saw the North Shore team edge out Hutt 8 – 7

Three hours later the men were back into the Rotorua Aquatic Centre going head to head with Marist Magic.  At the end of regulation time the teams were locked at a 11 all draw.  Under the new rules of the 2016 National League, all games must have a winner and the teams went into a penalty shootout in which Hutt came out the victors.

Sunday morning,  it was game three within 24 hours with the men winning by a comfortable margin 14 – 7 against Waitakere.

NZWP have also introduced a new points system this year:
• Win after regular time = 3 points
• Win after penalty shoot out = 2 points
• Loss after penalty shoot out = 1 point
• Loss after regular time = 0 point

The Hutt Heat Men bring home 5 competition points from Rotorua.
15 Mar 2016 Hutt Heat at Huia this Saturday
Get along to Huia this coming Saturday, 19 March to support your senior teams:

3 pm  Hutt Heat Women v Waitakere

4.30 pm Hutt Heat Men v Waitakere

14 Mar 2016 Heat Heat results from Rotorua
The Hutt women are 2 from 2 in Rotorua, after wins v Waitakere and tight 7-6 game against North Harbour.

The men are 1 from 2, after losing narrowly 8-7 to North Harbour and beating Marist in a penalty shootout.
13 Mar 2016 Matt Quin debuts for Hutt Heat
Congrats to Matt Quin who made his debut for Hutt Heat Men over the weekend in Rotorua.

Full team list for this weekend:

Kiran April
Hamish Booker
Sean Bryant
Matt Bryant
Dale Harrison
Cameron Hayes
Conor Lui
Eamon Lui (Captain)
Jack McGuinness
Jerome McGuinness
Chris Naylor
Ben Pye
Matthew Quin
     
Team Coach: Andras Meresz
Assistant Coach and Manager: Craig McGuinness
11 Mar 2016 Hutt Heat on road trip to Rotorua
The opening round of the 2016 Tier 1 National League kicks off in Rotorua this weekend.

Saturday – 12 March

11.20 am Hutt/Wellington Women v Waitakere
2.00 pm  Hutt Heat Men v North Harbour

3.20 pm Hutt/Wellington Women v North Harbour
6.00 pm  Hutt Heat Men v Marist Magic


Sunday – 13 March
9.00 am Hutt/Wellington Women v Marist Magic
10.30 am  Hutt Heat Men v Waitakere

Results on www.waterpolo.org.nz

3 Mar 2016 Hutt Heat returns to Huia 19 March
24 Feb 2016 National League 2016
The first games of the New Zealand Water Polo National League are just a few days away!

Hutt Heat, North Harbour Wizard Turtles, Marist Magic, and defending champions Waitakere Blue Devils will all battle it out over the next few months to see who will reign supreme for the men’s division in 2016.

Hutt, North Harbour CBS, Waitakere Blue Diamonds, and 2015’s winners Marist Magic will compete in the women’s division to see who will come out on top.

The first hit-out will be on the weekend of March 12th-13th for a neutral round at one of New Zealand’s tourism hubs, Rotorua. We are excited for the pinnacle of club water polo in New Zealand to be heading to the region for a round in this year’s National League.

Before the top division National League is underway, the Tier Two Tournament will test developing senior teams from clubs such as Tauranga, Mountfort Park, Maranui, Palmerston North, and Waikato, whilst Marist have injected their ‘Blue’ teams to the draw. Six teams will compete in the men’s competition over the two-day tournament this weekend in Auckland, and four teams will do the same in the women’s competition.

This means that a total of 18 teams will participate in this year’s National League in its newly adopted format for 2016, up on last year’s total of 14.

1 Dec 2015 Accommodation required
We are looking for a 1 or 2 bedroom house/flat to accommodate our Hungarian Coach from late January through to mid June.
 
For further info, please contact chairperson@huttwaterpolo.org.nz
11 Oct 2015 2016 Senior Mens Coaching Appointment
It is with great pleasure that Hutt Club announces the appointment of Andras Meresz as the 2016 Hutt Heat Men’s coach.

Andras has played in the Junior and Senior Hungarian Mens teams back in the early 80’s, has coached Senior National Hungarian Teams in World and European Championships through to the highest level at the Olympics.  It just doesn’t get any better than this!

Andras will spend a couple of months at the Saanich Water Polo Club on Victoria Island, Canada, before arriving in New Zealand late January.  

We are extremely excited about this outstanding appointment and it’s our intention to involve Andras in the development of athletes abilities through all age groups in addition to seniors.

With Andras’ world class coaching credentials, it’s also our intention to involve him in sharing his knowledge with Hutt coaches.

We are now looking for a one or two bedroom flat or house to rent for Andras. If anyone has any contacts that can help with this, please contact Cheryl chairperson@huttwaterpolo.org.nz

Remember training starts on Monday and all Hutt men from U16 up are invited to attend.  You all need to get fit before Andras arrives.

3 Oct 2015 Women's training starts 6 October
All Hutt females from U16 up are invited to attend Women's training starting on Tuesday 6 October at Naenae Pool 7.30 pm to 9 pm

The 2016 coach - Megan Thompson, will be taking these sessions through to later in the year as pre-season training for the 2016 Hutt Women's National League squad.

29 Jul 2015 Megan to coach 2016 Hutt Women's National League team
Hutt Club is delighted to announce the appointment of Megan Thomson as the 2016 Hutt Women’s National League Coach.

Megan has had an outstanding stretch as the women's water polo head coach at the University of the Pacific USA and we are all looking forward to her returning to the Hutt Valley.

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