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Marist Under 18 Women have won their way through to the Under 18 National League final tomorrow, Sunday 16th July, 2:15pm DIO.
Marist go through unbeaten and having beaten North Harbour A (8 – 6), Hibiscus Coast (3 – 2) and WaiBOP (8 – 5) in cross overs.
Marist will meet WaiBop for the third time having also beaten them in pool play 5 – 8
Marist Red Men have also made the Under 18 Mens Final also going through unbeaten from pool play and cross overs.
Marist Men beat Hutt (10 – 4), Waitakere (16 – 2) and will meet North Harbour in the final who they beat (7 – 5).
Mens final starts immediately after the Womens final at 3:30pm DIO
Get on down to DIO Marist and support the Women.
Sunday 16th July 2:15pm DIO - Women
Sunday 16th Juky 3:30pm DIO - Men
GOOOOOO Marist !!!
Marist Under 21 are through to the Under 21 National final and will meet Hutt, tonight, Tuesday 11th July at Sacred Heart Pool - 5:30pm
Marist, who have gone through unbeaten, defeated North Harbour 16 – 11 in the first semi final, while Hutt who are also unbeaten beat Otago 13 – 5 to make the final.
Should be a cracker ! Gooooo Marist
Swim off 5:30pm Tues 11th July - Sacred Heart College
Under 18 Mens and Womens Auckland League Finals
Fri 30th June 7:40pm - Marist Red Men vs NH A - DIO FINAL!
Fri 30th June 8:35pm - Marist Red Women vs WaiBOP FINAL !
Mens National League Final.
Sat 1st July 4:00pm NAC - Marist Magic vs Waitakere Blue Deviils NAC SEMI
Sat 1st July 5:30pm NAC - Hutt Heat vs North Harbour Cootes Construction SEMI
Sun 2nd July 12:00pm NAC - Bronze final
Sun 2nd July 1:45pm NAC - Gold final
GO MAAAARIST !!!!
Womens National League Finals
Marist Senior Women will meet old rival North Harbour, 4:30pm at the NAC pool, in the second womens semi-final of the 2017 National League on Saturday 24th June.
Marist with a largely young side, ably supported by a number of experience campaigners have played well to qualify 2nd for this weekends finals.
Depending of the outcome of this semi-final Marist will either play again 12:30pm on the Sunday for Bronze OR 2:00pm to retain its Championship crown.
Support needed, forget the Lions get to the real game.
GOOOOO Marist !!
Mens Final Home Game.
To date the Marist Senior Men currently head the National League table with 1 game to go. Marist meet North Harbour who currently sit in 2nd place at HOME!
THIS Saturday 24th June 12:00pm at Sacred Heart College.
The Perfect day
12:00pm Marist Senior Men at Sacred Heart
4:30pm Marist Senior Women NAC.
GOOOOO Marist !!
Under 18 Semi Finals.
So much great water polo on this weekend !
Friday 23rd June, 7:15pm DIO – Marist Women vs Atlantis (SF)
Friday 23rd June 6:00pm West Wave – Marist White vs Watakere Gold (SF 5 – 8)
Friday 23rd June 7:50pm West Wavs – Marist Red vs Seawolf Black (SF 1 – 4)
Saturday 24th June 6:40pm SHC – Marist Blue vs Marist Black (SF 9 – 12)
Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting (for the year ended 31 December 2016) of Marist Water Polo Club Inc will be held on
THURSDAY 15th JUNE 2017 AT
THE STAFF ROOM,
SACRED HEART COLLEGE,
250 WEST TAMAKI ROAD,
GLENDOWIE COMMENCING AT 7.30pm
4. Confirmation of Minutes of previous Annual General Meeting
5. Matters Arising
6. Adoption of the Annual Report including Presidents Report
7. Adoption of the audited Financial Statements and Balance Sheet
8. Election of Officers of the Club
9. Installation of the Executive Committee
10. General Business
Congratulations to the Marist Senior Blue team who won the 2017 National League Tier 2 – Auckland competition defeating Canterbury 10 – 8 in the final Sunday 7th May at Sacred Heart College.
Marist Blue who featured mostly Marist under 18 players, started the tournament off with a 13 – 9 win over Mountfort Park who featured 2 ex Marist players Kurt Goldsworthy and John Ware.
Saturday saw the Marist Blue team fall to Canterbury in a close pool game 8 – 10.
Marist Blue then beat their older club brothers, Marist Masters coming out with a 12 – 10 win
This put the Marist Blue through to the final where they reversed the earlier lose to Canterbury winning the Gold 10 – 8.
Callum De Jager
Teague De Jager
Coach: Richard Chambers - Marist Magic Player
Manager : Joel Wiggans
Congratulations also to Marist Masters who took out Bronze
beating Palmy Pirates 16 – 8 in the Bronze medal play off.
Congrats to the he Marist A Team for winning the 2017
Auckland League final tonight. Sunday 7th May.
The men came out victors in a hard fought 7 – 6 win
Marist B had a close loss in the Bronze final to Sea Wolfs 9
– 10 after having won the 2017 Tier 2 National Competition 2 hours earlier.
17th April 2017.
What a fantastic 3-day tournament in Tauranga....25 teams, 118 games. All our 3 Marist teams have done so well; they played hard, listened to feedback, learned a lot and improved during the tournament.
I would like to thank the parents for their amazing support pool side and at camp. A huge thanks to our wonderful managers Rob, Jane and Davina for ensuring their teams were in the right place at the right time and ready to play.
Thanks to Reza, TJ, Ben, Ryan, Sarah and Kian for coaching the teams and looking after them at the camp site.
And last but not least, Aisling for managing everything at camp, along with her trusty sidekicks Davina and Alexa. Between them they looked after and fed 40+ people!
This is only possible because of all the support.
Thank you again!
A Grade Marist Sharks Bronze medal
B Grade Marist Dolphins Silver medal
C Grade Marist Marlins 6th place
Tournament team – Marist players:
A Grade Tyler Gilmer
B Grade Nick Harford
C Grade Jake Turnbull
Let’s go Marist!
Looking forward to the Mountfort Tournament in 7 weeks’ time.
See you all at training on Sunday 30 April.
Special Thanks to Manon for all her hard work.
15th April 2017
Results from the Under 12s Tauranga Tournament where Marist has 3 teams competing
Marist Sharks (3) vs Atlantis Aqua (2)
Marist Sharks (2) vs MP Toki (4)
Marist SHarks (0) vs NH Seahorses (7)
Marist Dolphines (5) vs MTft Matau (5)
Marist Dolphines (4) vs Tga THunder (6)
Marist Dolphines (5) vs W Water Rats (3)
Marist Marlins (9) vs Mtft Park Kuru (0)
Marist Marlins (4) vs tga Avalanches(5)
Marist Marlins (5) vs tga Blizzards (1)
Well done everybody !!
Last couple days to to
1. Help out the Clubs Senior Program
2. Get some great Samosa's. These can be frozen to be eaten later or for lunches OR are great for lunch or dinner
Last order taken Sunday 12th March .
Get your order to one of Our Senior team members OR
Click on the image for a larger image
The above is the 2017 clubs training schedule for Marist Water Polo Club. There may be additions to the calendar but the supplied training age grade start dates are now fixed. More details will follow. Marist will look to add other programs and events, these will be advised directly to registered members.
Wednesday 11th January.
Even though many of its Senior Squad were still away on holiday, those that were in Auckland, met along with the Marist Committee, to welcome the clubs new Head Coach Gholamreza (Reza) Soleimane.
Reza arrives in New Zealand from Canada where he was Technical Director at Edmonton Thunderbirds Water Polo Club, coaching the clubs under 16 girls and Under 19 Women's team.
Reza has over 15 years of coaching experience, coaching a number of different teams to Canadian Championship medals.
In 2010 - 2011, Reza coached the Canadian Youth National Team and was Head Coach at the University of Calgary.
As a player, Reza was a member of the Iranian National team between 1982 - 1986, before moving to join the Ottawa Titans in Canada. Reza also won a Canadian Championship with the Calgary Torpedo's in 2005.
This is Reza's second visit to New Zealand, having coached the Marist Senior Men to the 2013 National Title, It's first, after a 13 years gap.
Marist now look to Reza to steer its Men and Women to their next titles, with the Marist Senior Women being the defending 2016, 2015 National Champions.
Reza will remain at Marist to also head the Marist Women / Girls program as well as be heavily involved with the Mens / Boys program.
Welcome Reza !!!
Congratulations to the Marist Under 14 Red Team who won GOLD !!! at this years Under 14 Div 1 Nationals in Wellington. Marist Red beat Mountfort Park 11 - 5
Marist Blue also took Under 14 Div 1 Girls Bronze after beating Marist Red 5 - 4 (Penalty Shoot Out)
While in Tauranga at the Under 14 Div 2s, Marist Knights Boys won Silver missing out on the Gold to Tauranga B 5 - 7.
image - Tiffany De Jager
Marist White through to Div 2 Finals - 1/10/2016
Marist White Boys meet North Harbour White (Sun 3:50pm SHC) - FINAL
Photos from today's Div 1 Boys Blue Semi courtesy Siiri Wilkening
Marist Through to Semi FINALS - 1/10/2016
Marist Red Girls meet Tauranga A (Sat 3:35pm DIO)
Marist Red Boys meet Tauranga A (Sat 4:30pm DIO)
Marist Blue Boys meet North Harbour Maroon (5:25pm DIO)
Boys 2016 Nationals Updates here ...
Best Wishes to all the Marist players taking part in the Under 16 Nationals that get under way today in Auckland. Marist has 2 Girls teams competing and 3 boys teams competing.
Marist Black - Div 2 Boys
Marist White - Div 2 Boys
Marist Red - Div 1 Girls
Marist Blue - Div 1 Girls
Marist Red - Div 1 Boys
Marist Blue - Div 1 Boys.
Full draw and Results can be found here ...
What an awesome weekend! Very proud of all the boys, they played really well and had a lot of fun.
I’m no photographer, however took some photos which have been uploaded to the link below. Paul thinks we need a another lens to get better shots … and probably a steady hand as I get too excited!
... more photos here
Enjoy going through them J Apologies in advance if I missed some of the boys…
Thanks to Manon Keating for the images
photos care of Siiri Wilkening
... more photos here
Sunday 14th August the Vodafone Warriors, as part of their recovery session turned up at the Marist Under 12 training to give Water Polo a go.
Fully kitted out in Marist caps, and a number of flotation aids, the Warriors appear to have a good idea around the basics of the game. Although the transition to only being allowed to catch the ball with one hand was an issue.
Captain, Ryan Hoffman, looked at home in the pool, scoring a nice backhand early in the game, and was overheard saying “I’m totally knackered” at half time break. Thomas Leuluai spent a lot of game time on the edge of the pool, only entering when a goal was on.
Solomone Kata looked to be the pick of the goalies’ despite the flotation aid and Manu looked just as big and dangerous in the pool as he does on the League field.
Much to the Under 12s delight the Warriors remained after the game for autographs and photos.
Some shots, taken by Peter Gardner, of the kids are the Genai Kerr clinic sponsored by Sacred Heart Water Polo.
The Clinic was organised by Marist's Chris Hayward and as can be seen from the photo, Marist players were there in force.
Received a rousing reception by parents and players alike
Marist Magic Women beat Waitakere Blue Diamonds 11 – 6 and are first to book a place in tomorrow’s final. They will meet Hutt / Wellington Women who beat North Habour
Marist Magic Men beat Hutt Heat 15 – 10 to progress through to meet North Harbour in tomorrow’s National League Men’s Final.
Women are defending Champs and Men will be looking to lift the title they last won 3 years ago.
Sunday 29th FINALS
Marist Magic Women vs Hutt / Wellington 1:00pm NAC – Womens FINAL
Marist Magic Men vs North Harbour 2:30pm NAC – Mens FINAL
Get over there and support our Seniors !!!! GOOOOO MARIST !
Both the Marist Magic Men and The Marist Magic Women have won through to the National League finals series.
Marist Magic Women, defending Champions and 2016 top qualifier play fourth placed Waitakere Blue Diamonds at National Aquatic Centre 12:30pm while the Marist Magic Men take on the Hutt Heat at 5:00pm also at the National Aquatic Centre.
12:30pm Marist Magic Women vs Waitakere Blue Diamonds – NAC
2:00pm North Harbour CBS vs Hutt / Wellington - NAC
3:30pm Norht Harbour Tutles vs Waitakere Blue Devils - NAC
5:00pm Hutt Heat vs Marist Magic Men - NAC
Finals start 10:00am Sunday 29th May
Get over the bridge to support your team !!! ..... Gooooo Marist !
Well, what a weekend was had in Tauranga.
96 in total on camp
Plus all the parents and supporters
34 teams in the tournament
Nearly 60 games played by Marist out of 167 played
2 plate winners
1 X 4th place
1 X 5th place
A Grade Sharks – narrowly missed out in a 4-5 loss to Tauranga to take Silver in the final
B Grade Dolphins – took out Gold in the B grade final
C Grade Marlins - took out Bronze in the C Grade
B Grade Serpents – B Grade Plate winners
C Grade Squids – C Grade plate winners
B Grade Stingrays – 5th
C Grade Orcas – 4th
All in all a very successful weekend.
I would like to thank the Managers for all their hard work, looking after the kids, making sure that they were all present and correct, well fed and watered. It’s a hard and busy 3 days for them, and they pulled it off seamlessly.
The coaches were amazing, they kept the kids focussed and engaged throughout – and I think that the results speak for themselves.
Thank you to the parents for your great support at the games.
The children- were energetic, sweet, funny – and hard working – they played each game with such spirit, and improved and learnt with every game. I do hope that they had a great weekend.
A massive thank you to Jane Danielson, being “Camp Mum” and keeping everything running smoothly at camp – it’s a huge job, and one that Jane does amazingly, she puts a lot of work into this role beforehand and during, to make sure everything is taken care of.
And lastly, a massive thank you to Super Head Coach Cynthia, whose passion and energy for the kids and the sport has driven the whole programme. She sat in on every game that she could, supporting the coaches and children, it’s no mean feat. Enjoy a few weeks off Cynthia!
term 2 info ... click here
Our apologies to the 2015 Marist Navy Under 14 Boys team for taking so long to recognise their National Div 2 Title won in Tauranga Dec 2015.
Marist Navy beat Hibiscus Hammerheads 10 - 5 in the final after having to beat Marist White 8 - 4 in their semi final game. Marist Navy finished the tournament unbeaten.
Daniel Shutt was awarded the Most Valuable Player award, while Lachlan Dunn also made the Tournament Team.
Lachlan Dunn (named tournament team), Davina Mcallister (manager), Josh Harford, Ethan Quirk, Nelson Mckenzie, Daniel Shutt (named tournament team), Phil Hargraves (assistant coach), Fabian Wanrooij (coach)
Fraser McOmish, Alex Ross, Kian McAllister-Sim, Callum Hibbert, Nic Stirling
After retiring from active water polo a few years ago, former Club Captain Olaf Adam took to ocean swimming to counter his growing "dad-bod".
(Swimming is easier to fit around his busy family life at the moment.) Together with a couple of workmates Olaf decided to put his skills to the ultimate test for a charitable purpose.
The idea to organise a fundraising swim from Waiheke to Auckland was born and on the 31st of March Olaf, together with 11 others, will attempt to swim over 20km through open water, raising funds for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter. If he can finish, Olaf expects to take between 5 to 6 hours, weather-dependent. He's never done anything like this before but has been assured by his more experienced companions that it will hurt. A lot.
Please make it worthwhile and support the great cause by sponsoring Olaf via Everyday Hero [https://Chopper-Swim-Challenge-Waiheke-to-Auckland.everydayhero.com/nz/olaf-adam], check out, "like" and share the the team's Facebook page [https://www.facebook.com/20kChopperSwimChallenge/]
8 Marist Women, help make up the New Zealand Senior Women’s team that left for Gouda, Netherlands today,Monday 14th March, with the aim of qualifying for a place at the2016 Rio Olympics.
To qualify New Zealand will need to finish top four of the 12 competing Countries.
New Zealand is grouped for pool play with Russia, Germany, France, Italy and the Netherlands, while the other pool has Japan, Spain, South Africa, Canada, Greece and USA.
The team is coached by Marist Senior Womens coach – Angie Winstanley-Smith
Marist Club wishes the team the best of Luck.
Ricci Ferigo - Marist
Annabel Harman - Marist
Nicole Lewis - Marist
Simone Lewis - Marist
Kelly Mason - Marist
Jess Milicich - Marist
Emma Stoneman - Marist
Antonia Young - Marist
Casie Bowry - Canterbury
Alex Boyd - Hutt
Ema Carevic – North Harbour
Liana Dance – North Harbour
Caitlin Lopes da Silva – North Harbour
more info ... here
Term 1 training for Marist U14 Girls kicks off on Sunday 21 February, 2.30pm to 4pm at St Cuthberts. U14 Girls grade is for all girls born in 2002 or later. Please feel free to come along to training. If you want to play for Marist U14 Girls it is important that you register on this website. The U14 Girls co-ordinator is Jenny Spillane or 027 603 6990). Please feel free to contact Jenny if you have any questions or concerns.
After the muster on Sunday 14th February, children were assessed and 3 training groups have created.
Training Sunday 21st Feb at Sacred Heart College:
Group 1 12.30pm - 2pm
Group 2 10.30am – 12pm
Group 3 9.30am – 11pm
If you do not know which group you are in, please contact Rachel Ryan
Under 12 time changes and info re 14th Feb Muster - Click here
Training for this year begins on Sunday 14th February at 10am – 12.30 pm at Sacred Heart College Pool.
• Please be on time, we have a lot of children attending this year, and would like to get them sorted into ability levels and training asap.
• Make sure finger and toe nails are trimmed
• Bring a water bottle
• Girls to bring a swim cap
• Bring a snack
• Bring goggles for warm up if you want to
• Don’t forget your togs! ( no board shorts please )
I will be sending out more detailed information about training times, tournaments, fees and uniforms in further emails- but just wanted to get this out to you to get the ball rolling.
The Tauranga Tournament for term 1 will be the first weekend of the school holidays - Saturday – Monday 16/17/18 th April . Children will be expected to stay over the Friday night 15th April.
Accommodation has been booked for 3 teams. Parents are to transport their own children.
The cost of this tournament is not expected to exceed $400 per child.
This includes, accommodation – 3 nights, food ( 3 X meals a day) , tournament and coaching fees.
Please let me know asap if you are available to attend the Tauranga Tournament, so we can assess numbers, and this helps greatly with team selection.
If you are definitely NOT available to go to Tauranga - please let me know also. You are most welcome, just to come along and train if you wish.
If you have any questions, please get back to me.
Marist Water Polo U12 Programme
20/12/2015 - Bronze for Marist Red at Div 1 Nationals
Not the result we hoped for… though the boys played their heart out in the semi finals. That it came down to penalty shoot out was unfortunate, because Tauranga’s goalie (eventual MVP of the tournament) didn’t get that title for nothing.
Had the semis been against North Harbour, it would likely have been a different outcome.
Still, both Red boys and girls got Bronze.
Marist Blue boys finished on a high, beating North Harbour B in the play offs for 11/12th - making them the best B boys team of the competition ;-)
Marist Blue girls came 6th, putting them right in the middle of the group.
Well done to all, and thank you particularly to the coaches and managers who made the tournament possible, and the players who played their hardest in every game.
15/12/2015 - Division 2 boys teams Update
Photo of the ecstatic Marist Black team having won the Plate trophy.
After 3 losses and 2 draws in the pool rounds, the team gave it their all in the Plate round, winning their 2 remaining games. They placed 9th overall.
Thank you to Cameron Hemus for coaching the team in Tauranga and for Rachel Ryan for managing
15/12/2015 - Division 2 boys teams Update
Marist Navy and Marist White will meet each other today in the semi finals, with Navy being unbeaten so far, and White winning their quarter final against North Harbour C.
Marist Black is playing in the Plate final, playing for 9/10th place today. Marist Black only marginally missed out on playing in the top 8 (due to a last 6 second goal by Tauranga C ending that game in a draw, and on goal differential Tauranga going through into the top 8).
Looking good all round for Marist.
12 December 2015 - Auckland league Finals.
Congratulations to the Marist Under 14 Red Boys who took out the Silver medals after missing out 7 - 3 to North Harbour in the Auckland League finals today.
Marist were missing a number of key players who were away at the Trans Tasman tournament and will be looking to g one better at Div 1 National's next week.
Good Luck to Olly and the boys.
Congratulations also to Marist Blue, who took out the Bronze medals at the Auckland league finals. The result shows the great depth Marist has in this age group. Good Luck to Jeremy and the team at Nationals next week.
Marist Red Girls also won Silver medals at finals after missing out to North Harbour 6 - 2. Good Luck to Jessica and the girls at Nationals.
Div 2 Nationals Report:
At the Div 2 Nationals, our 3 Marist teams have had two games each on the first day.
Marist Black lost to Hibiscus Coast 11:4, which is a good result, considering that Hibiscus Coast played in Division 1 in the Auckland league. Marist Black then lost 10:2 to North Harbour C. Unfortunately, the Marist goalie got injured and was out of play for the second game. Fingers crossed, he’ll be back in action tomorrow.
Marist White lost narrowly to Tauranga B 5:3.
Marist Navy won over Marist White 16:3, and over Palmerston North Boys High 28:2.
Congratulations to the following players who were awarded prizes at the Marist Under 16 Prize Giving last night.
... more photos here.
Under 16 Girls Awards
White Team Most Valuable Player - Olivia Casey
White Team Most Improved Player - Zita Sumich
Blue Team Most Valuable Player - Ella Harford
Blue Team Most Improved Player - Olivia Wilson
Red Team Most Improved Player - Elizabeth Gault
Girls Team Player Choice Cup - Kelsey Snelgar
Under 16 Boys
White Team Most Valuable Player - Corey Kellow
White Team Most Improved Player - Sam Arthur
Black Team Most Valuable Player - Ben Gardner
Black Team Most Improved Player - Harry Hemus
Blue Team Most Valuable Player - George Brown
Blue Team Most Improved Player - Angus Cleland
Red Team Most Improved Player - Nicholas Hermus
Boys Overall Excellence Cup - Matthew Dell
Special thanks also to
Rachel Burns and Jess Milicich - Coach Girls White Team
Lynore Conelly and Jenny Spillane - Manager Girls White Team
Sarah Brooks - Coach Girls Blue Team
Dan Houlker - Manager Girls Blue Team
Angie Winstanley-Smith - Coach Girls Red Team
Roslyn Laing - Manager Girls Red Team
Hamish MacDonald - Coach White Boys Team
Jane Danielson - Manager White Boys Team
Fabian Wanrooy - Coach Black Boys Team
Judith Barr - Manager Black Boys Team
Matt Lewis - Coach Blue Boys Team
Steve and Bridget Finnigan - Managers Blue Boys Team
Tim Hunt - Coach Red Boys Team
Mark Blundell - Manager Boys Red Team
Thanks to Donna Corbel and Roslyn Laing for a great afternoon
Congratulations to both the Marist Red Girls Under 16s and Marist Red Boys Under 16s teams who today took out the 2015 Under 16 National Girls and Boys titles.
Special Congratulations to Antonia Young and Nick Paterson voted Girls and Boys MVP and also to Kelsey Snelgar, Caitlin Mary Parker Allen and Gabiella MacDonald selected in the Girls Tournament team and to Jake Blundell selected in the Boys Tournament Team.
Congratulations to the Marist Red Boys and Girls teams who have both won through to Sundays Unders 16 National finals.
Marist Red Girls will meet North Harbour A, after beating Tauranga A 13-3 in today's first Semi-final, while North Harbour A beat North Harbour B 9-1.
The final will be played at the new Sir Owen Glen NAC pool (next to MISH) 1:30pm Sunday.
Marist Red Boys will also meet North Harbour A in the Boys final after beating Sea Wolf Black 12 - 8, while North Harbour beat Tauranga A 11 - 9.
Boys final will also be played at Sir Owen Glenn NAC at 2:30pm Sunday.
We would love to see as many of you at the NAC as possible, supporting both teams.
Sunday 11th October (tomorrow)
Sir Owen Glenn NAC
1:30pm - Girls Final
2:30pm - Boys Final
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of the Marist Water Polo Club’s inaugural President and Chairman, Bruce Kearney. Bruce passed away early on Sunday morning after a very short illness.
Bruce along with the Tamariki whanau, Matt Filipo , Chris Hayward and Marist brother , Kevin Kneebone, initiated the formation of the Marist Water Polo Club from the bar inside the Marist Rugby Clubrooms in 1988. Elected as the club’s first Chairman he steered the club through those early years.
Originally from Rotorua , where he also helped the Rotorua Water Polo Club whilst his three sons were at Rotorua BHS, Bruce was a champion surf liver saver as NZ Champion, was equally involved in Surf Life Saving in the Bay of Plenty at Maketu and Mount Maunganui and at United North Piha , gaining service award in Surf.
The family moved to Auckland in the mid 1980’s where they purchased a home in Takapuna/Devonport. The three sons and daughter attended Takapuna Grammar and were all involved in Marist Water Polo at an administrative and competive level.
Eldest son, Darren, managed to make it back from London to see Bruce the day before he passed away.
Bruce will be farewelled at the Rowleys funeral home in Ann Street, Devonport on Wednesday at 11am
Haere ra, Bruce – you will be missed by all your family in the Bay of Plenty , Piha and Devonport
Over the weekend a group of Under 14 boys were selected to attend a development tournament in Rotorua.
With development the key focus of the weekend, the boys learnt a great deal of skills with many of them having never played with a shot clock before. From thr first game to the last, the standard of play from them dramatically improved which was pleasing for both the coaches and parents alike. Although they came away winless, the boys turn their focus to the up coming Auckland league where they can apply their newly acquired skills.
Our very own super women celebrated her ?? birthday with a surprise party at training Tuesday night.
Well done to all involved and Happy Happy BIrthday Angie
Date of term 3 muster 26 July 10.30 – 12 .30 at SHC pool.
Working towards the Tournament of Olympic Hopefuls Sat/Sun/Mon 26/27/28 September 2015
If you are new, you need to register as an U12 player.
You must be under 12 years old at 1 January 2015
Any questions, contact Rachel
Under 14 Boys Update:
Muster Tuesday 14th July 6:30pm message from Siiri - Under 14 Boys Coordinator - click here
Update message Sunday 5th July
Under 16 Boys Update:
Message from Donna - Under 16 Boys Coordinator - click here
Congratulations to both the Marist Women's under 19 team and the Marist Men's under 19 team who both took out the Bronze medals in this weekends under 19 National Tournament.
Congratulations also to Philip Hargraves and Annabel Harman who were also awarded Outstanding Player Awards at the tournament.
Special mention also to Marist Women's under 19 Blue who finished a very creditable 4th placing overall. Shows that the club has some real depth in this age group.
Well done also to Marist Blue Men who finished 7th
Marist under 12’s take to the pool this weekend at the Mountford Park U12 Tournament at Manurewa this weekend. Good luck to all 5 teams: the Sharks, Stingrays, Dolphins, Marlins and Orcas.
Updates will be posted here and on facebook throughout the weekend.
GOOOOOO MARIST !
20/05/2015 - oohhh and now 2015 Auckland League Champions
After the buzz of winning the National Championship just 10 days ago. the Marist Magic Women stepped up again and took out the double by winning the Auckland title on Wed night (20 May 15). The girls made a great start and at one stage controlled the game with a 5-0 lead just before haf time. Harbour came back in the 3rd Quarter but the Magic stuck to their game plan with strong defence and well executed attacks. In winning the girls secured what is believed to be he oldest water polo trophy in the world! The Ralph Shield was first contested in 1918 and Chris Hayward ressurected the trophy and presented it to Captain Sarah Johns on the night. The girls were honoured to receive such a special trophy with such tradition and history. Congratulations girls - a great season
Image and Report .. H.Lewis
10/05/2015 - 2015 Women's National League Champions
more photos here ... R.White
MARIST MAGIC: Jess Milicich, Nicole Lewis, Ricci Ferigo (1), Hannah Klein, Simone Lewis, Annabel Harman, Sarah Johns/Pattison (2), Emma Stoneman (1), L Clarke, Kelly Mason, Sam Schubert (1), Katherine Curnow.
Angie Winstanley-Smith, S Brookes, Jo Milich-Misikini
NORTH HARBOUR EARCON ACOUSTICS: Brooke Millar, Sarah Doyle, Nat Seabourn, Megan Perry, Nina Lala, Sarah Landry, Chelsea Geary (3), Taylor Sheehan, Barbara Ipacs, Ema Carevic, Liana Dance (1), Jaz Myles, Kate Henderson.
Emma Stoneman opened the scoring for the match with a goal from a deflection off North Harbour goalkeeper Brooke Millar, but Liana Dance responded in the next attack with a bar-down shot that rolled over the goal line. Chelsea Geary managed to find the back of the net for North Harbour to take the lead 2-1.
Finals jitters were apparent as two time-outs and three exclusions led to no goals at the end of the first quarter.
Sarah Johns scored early for Marist in the second quarter to level the score at 2-2, but North Harbour's Chelsea Geary slipped another past Marist's Katherine Curnow to edge out to 2-3.
Geary made her tally three in third quarter when she scored at 6:18 to push Harbour's lead out to two for the first time. Her work was quickly squandered as Marist bounced back with two goals within 33 seconds from Sam Schubert and Ricci Ferigo. Schubert's goal was a quick one-two with Hannah Klein after an exclusion.
Another three exclusions and two timeouts lead to nothing and the two sides were to stare down the barrel of a tough final eight minutes with the scores sitting 4-4 level.
Ricci Ferigo won the swim-off for Marist, and Geary was excluded for North Harbour, allowing Sarah Johns to score her second and take the lead 5-4 with 6:26 left in the final. Nothing was working in attack for both sides, and two last minute timeouts allowed Marist to kill the time and with it take the 2015 New Zealand Water Polo National League title.
This is the tenth time that Marist has won the championship, and ends North Harbour's four-year winning streak.
Congratulations to MVP : Emma Stoneman
09/05/2015 - Marist Through to NL Final
Marist defeated Waitakere 13 - 8, in there 2nd / 3rd semi final play off today and will meet North Harbour who defeated Wellington in tomorrows 2015 Women's National League Final.
Final is 2:00pm DIO
Big Crowd needed. See ya there. ....GOOOOOO MARIST !
07/05/2015 - WOMEN's Finals this weekend
Marist Women after finishing 2nd in Taupo, 2nd in Auckland and 3rd in Wellington will meet Waitakere Blue Diamonds in the 2nd / 3rd playoff. Marist has proved too good for Waitakere in the lead up tournaments, something Waitakere will be looking to change. Come on down to DIO for a great night of water polo and yell your head off for Marist!
Saturday 9th May at Diocesan Aquatic Centre 4:30pm swim off
A good win here will see the Women into the final against North Harbour or Wellington
Finals start Sunday 10th May Diocesan Aquatic Centre 12:30pm with the bronze game first followed by the Gold medal game at 2:00pm
Marist Senior Mens and Womens have continue the clubs tradition of qualified for the National League finals.
The Men after taking out the first of the 2015 trial tournament format in Tauranga, then placing 3rd in the Auckland and Wellington legs, will meet the North Harbour Turtles, in the 3rd / 4th semi play off. North Harbour finished 2nd in Tauranga then 1st at the Auckland tournament as well as the recent Wellington tournament.
As always this will be a great local derby and there is little between the top 4 teams competing in the finals. This is one not to be missed. Book the date and time in now so as not to miss some great water polo.
Saturday 2nd May, West Wave Aquatic Centre 12.30pm swim off
Finals start Sunday 3rd May at West Wave Aquatic Centre 11:00am with the bronze game first followed by the Gold medal game12:30pm.
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Reminder training this Sunday is
Sunday 10 May – note training is 12.30 – 2.30 this week
New Zealand Women featuring 7 Marist players take out a 8 - 4 win over Japen tonight.
Reports on play and photo's thanks to Howard Lewis on the Marist Facebook page
Photo pinched from H.Lewis (thanks)
To all those players,supporters and parents that drove car loads of Marist fan's out to West Wave tonight, a Huge Thank You !!! Was awesome to see you all filing in with your Marist Shirts. Well Done.
To our the NZ / Marist Reps. Great effort. Keep it going, well played !
Undoubtedly the most anticipated water polo event of the year, the FINA Water Polo World League Women's Intercontinental Tournament will feature current Olympic champions USA, bronze medalists Australia, and two former world silver medalists China and Canada. Lining up alongside these teams will be the uprising Japan, Kazakhstan, Brazil, and our very own New Zealand women which features 7 Marist players.
New Zealand Water Polo have invited Marist Club, to attend FREE of Charge
Day 2 – Wednesday 29th April,
This is Marist’s opportunity to get in behind our Marist women and to witness some spectacular women's water polo. FREE!
Free admission to Marist club only applies on Day two. Cost is $10.00 if you don't have a Marist top.
Don't miss this opportunity to catch world-class water polo on New Zealand shores.
And don't forget your Marist top.
10.30 – 12.30 SHC pool.
Training for Mountford Park Tournament over Queens Birthday Weekend.
Sunday 19 April
Sunday 29 April – no training due to Anzac Weekend
Sunday 3 May
Sunday 10 May – note training is 12.30 – 2.30 this week
Sunday 17 May
Sunday 24 May
This Easter weekend will be a busy period for Marist with our
Under 12s playing at the Tauranga Under 12 Tournament
Senior Men playing in the Wellington National League Tournament
Senior Women playing in the Wellington National League Tournament
Good Luck to all our teams
Play hard, play fair, and have a fun time!
Watch out for updates posted here
Under 19 training has begun. Training is with the Seniors
Tues 7:30pm - 9:00pm St Cuths
Weds 7:45pm - 9:15pm St Cuths
Thurs 7:30pm - 9:00pm St Cuths
Mon 8:00pm - 9:30pm Parnel Baths
Weds 8:00pm - 9:30pm SHC
Thurs 8:00pm - 9:30pm DIO
March / April - Still to be confirmed
May - Still to be confirmed
Term 1 - Tauranga - completed
Term 2 - Mountford Park - Registration is now open
Teams for Tauranga have now been confirmed.
There are 2 more trainings before the tournament, 15th and 22 March.
There is a possibility of getting some pool time on Sunday 29th – Rachel will advise if we do get some. It won’t be Sacred Heart.
The muster for next term is Sunday 19th April 10.30 - 12.30 to prepare for the Mountford Park tournament over Queens Birthday Weekend.
Please register as an U12 player if you want to play.
17 May24 May
If you did not make the below Muster is is NOT too late. Please turn up to our Sunday trainings and look for Rachel or Jezz. All still welcome
Muster for the Marist Under 12s will be on
When: Sunday 15th February
Where: Sacred Heart College Pool
Time: 10am - 12:30pm
Trainings will then follow 22nd Feb, 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd March at the same location, at the same time
All players need to register before Muster.
To register click here
For more information email Rachel