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Old Water Polo Balls for Sale
Congrats to Ashleigh, Sialei and Kirsten
Final Trials for the U14 Nationals
Annual Planning Meeting
Four Hutt Women in Final National Squad
NZ Schoolboys - 4 of our Guys in Final 15
Evarn in National Under-15 Boys Team
Hutt Win Smokecds.com U14 Challenge
Important Dates
Josh is Recovering
Bon Voyage Dave
Inaugural Hutt Nippers Cup - A Fantastic Success
Hutt Boys Stepped up Against Harbour CIty at U18 Nationals

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Old Water Polo Balls for SaleTop of Page
  3 Nov 2003, 10:27amitem # 58

Head Coach Liz Burman has sorted through the Club's polo balls and set aside a supply for sale.

$10 cash

Please contact Liz (see Coaching Contacts) if you're interested in purchasing a ball.
Congrats to Ashleigh, Sialei and KirstenTop of Page
  29 Oct 2003, 10:54amitem # 43

A big congratulations to three of our club members:

Ashleigh Wootton
Sialei Anamani
Kirsten Hudson

 - they've been selected for the National Schoolgirls team.

The team will participate in the Tri-Series between South Africa, Australia and New Zealand in Sydney in December.

Well done girls !

The team will be in the very capable hands of one of our club's most experienced team managers - Bev James.
FundraisingTop of Page
  28 Oct 2003, 10:07pmitem # 66

Fundraising has been an important part of the Club Committee's function.

Grants are applied for all teams for travel, accomodation etc. It is the luck of the draw as to what we receive, but it is never enough for everything.

We are always on the lookout for new fundraising ideas so please talk to one of the Committee if you can help. Even better, put your name forward for the Committee.

Pan Pacs will be held next year in Auckland. It is hoped we will be able to send a team in each grade which makes 8 teams with approx $7000 needed for each - you do the maths for the required funds!

We need your help to meet this challenge. If you would like to be involved please tell us now
Final Trials for the U14 NationalsTop of Page
  27 Oct 2003, 10:05pmitem # 33

The final trials for the Club U14 teams (to compete at the National Champs in December) are to be held on Sunday 2nd November 7:00pm - 8:00pm.

All player that wish to be considered need to be at this trial.

Please be poolside by 6:40pm.
Annual Planning MeetingTop of Page
  26 Oct 2003, 11:32pmitem # 15

On Saturday 1st November, the committee are going to hold their annual planning meeting where we discuss any/all issues that may affect the club in the coming 12 months.

Have you got a suggestion for change within our club next year ? Contact any of the committee members (listed here on the Contacts page) and we'll bring it up for discussion.
Four Hutt Women in Final National SquadTop of Page
  24 Oct 2003, 11:11pmitem # 11

The following Hutt women have made the latest National Squad selection:

Rebecca McGuinness
Melanie von Hartitzsch
Megan Thompson
Rachel Coulter

The team has a series of training camps leading to the Olympic Qualification Series against Olympic Champions Australia in Auckland in December 2003. Should New Zealand lose this series we have a further opportunity to qualify for Athens at an international tournament in Italy in February 2004.

Well done ladies !!
NZ Schoolboys - 4 of our Guys in Final 15Top of Page
  24 Oct 2003, 5:33pmitem # 1

On behalf of the Club and the committee, many congratulations to Ben, Paora, Chris and Eamon on their selection to the New Zealand Schoolboys squad (final 15) from which 13 will form the team to play in the Tri Series in Australia in December.

It must be a long time, if ever(??), since the club has had 4 players in the Schoolboys team, and it's a feat that they can all be very proud of, and testimony to all the hard work that they have put in over the last year and more.

Well done to them all - if they represent NZ as well as they have the Club then the Schoolboys team will have a solid and dependable core of players!!


Keith James  - President Hutt Water Polo Club
Evarn in National Under-15 Boys TeamTop of Page
  21 Oct 2003, 5:37pmitem # 2

Congratulations to Evarn Flauntly who has been selected in the New Zealand Black (A) Under 15 Boys Team.
Evarn travels with the team for a tour in Queensland during December.
Congratulations also go to our own Scott James who will be travelling with the team as an Assistant Coach. Scott is currently participating in the National Coaching Development programme.
Awesome stuff guys
Good luck!

See full details of : 2003 NZ Under-15 Queensland Tour

Hutt Win Smokecds.com U14 ChallengeTop of Page
  19 Oct 2003, 5:39pmitem # 3

Our Hutt Under-14 girls & boys won their sections at the recent Smokecds.com U14 Water Polo Challenge hosted by Harbour City

Hutt girls MVP: Lauren Miller
Hutt girls MIP: Hannah O'shea
Hutt boys MVP:  Tumati Morrison
Hutt boys MIP:  Caleb Grieg

MVP of the tournament: Jess Fabish

Great Stuff !!
Important DatesTop of Page
  18 Oct 2003, 11:14pmitem # 12

Put these dates in your diaries .....

Prizegiving      1 December 2003
Last night       8 December 2003 (Fun Night)
New Season       9 February 2004

See full details of : 2003 Club Prize Giving

Josh is RecoveringTop of Page
  17 Oct 2003, 11:17pmitem # 13

Most of you will have heard that Josh Keenan, who has long been both a player and coach for the Hutt club suffered a serious accident.

We are pleased to report that Josh is expected to make a full recovery, we hope to see him pool side next year.
Bon Voyage DaveTop of Page
  16 Oct 2003, 11:18pmitem # 14

David Thomson has resigned from the Club as he is off to Australia. We would like to thank David for the time he has put into the Junior Development programme and wish him well for his OE.
Inaugural Hutt Nippers Cup - A Fantastic SuccessTop of Page
  13 Oct 2003, 8:54amitem # 16

The brain child of Lindy Naylor with help from the Committee and willing parents, Hutt hosted a very successful under-14 tournament between 19-21 Sep at Huia Pool.

With boys and girls teams from Harbour City, Maranui, Marist (Auckland) and of course Hutt, the emphasis was on participation, fun and to gain experience with fully setup pool surrounds with proper clocks and good refereeing.

The tournament was purposely held at the same time as the Under-16 National Champs in Invercargill - so while not being a B grade tournament as such, the Hutt Nippers Cup provided an excellent opportunity for full participation at this under-14 age group.

From every game there was a MVP selected for which a small trophy was awarded.

Results - Finals:
Boys - won by Marist 5 over Hutt Red 4
Girls - won by Harbour City 7 over Marist 6

Play off 3rd & 4th:
Boys - won by Maranui 7 over Harbour City 5
Girls - won by Hutt 5 over Maranui White 3

Lindy made the following statement afterwards:

"A big thank you to all those who participated in the recent Hutt U14 Nippers Cup. Huia buzzed all weekend with excitment - it was fantastic to see. And a special thanks to the Marist Club for bringing two teams"

Harbour City also host an Under-14 tournament due in mid-October - "Smokecds.com U14 Water Polo Challenge" - thus providing a good series of games for Wellington teams leading into the Under-14 National Championships in early December.

See full details of : 2003 Hutt Nippers Cup

Hutt Boys Stepped up Against Harbour CIty at U18 NationalsTop of Page
  10 Oct 2003, 12:13amitem # 84

The Hutt under-18 boys came away a little disapointed with 7th place from their recent National Championships, held in Rotorua, but there were some great positives to be taken ...

The way the team stepped up to play Harbour City was just amazing and then only losing by one goal 10 - 9, in one of the great games of the tournament.

Four of the players were selected from our Club Under 16 team and they all performed. Also of special mention:

Bradley Hudson ? simply had a gutsy, awesome tournament
Paora Morrison ? played some of the best water polo he has played in a much disciplined manner.
Ben Pye - worked hard throughout the tournament
Evarn Flaunty ? is coming of age every tournament he participates in.
Chris Naylor ? saw plenty of ball the whole tournament, saved many 4 metre penalties, and played in the field when required.
Josh Campbell ? has made a huge improvement over the past year

Games Results:

Hutt 11 Bay of Plenty A 1
Hutt 9 Northsport B 5
Harbour City 10 Hutt 9
Hutt 8 Western Bays 1
Northsport A 15 Hutt 2
Hutt 6 Marist 8
Waitakere 5 Hutt 3
Northsport 4 Hutt 6

Final position: 7th

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