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Almost !


Congratulations to both the Marist Mens and Marist Womens under 18 teams on winning Silvers in todays under 18 finals.

Both teams fought hard to the end and have had terrific tournaments.


The Men missed out in the final 6 – 7 to the Australian Youth Barbarians while the Women missed out to North Harbour 5 – 7.


Special Congratulations to Kelsey Snelgar who took out the Womens MVP. 

Under 18s through to finals


Both the Marist Men and Marist Women will go for GOLD in the Under 18 Mens and Womens final tomorrow at West Wave.



Marist Women made it look harder than it had to be, but eventually secure their place in tomorrow under 18 Womens final with a 9 – 6 win over WaiBOP.


Marist raced out to a 3 – 0 lead in the first quarter with 2 goals to Kelsey Snelgar and 1 to Mykela Eruera.


WaiBOP pulled one back early 27secs into the 2nd quarter to which Gabby Milicich quickly replied 30secs later. 4 – 1 to Marist. WaiBOP added 2 more goals to their telly before Kelsey Snelgar closed the half with her 3rd for the match. 5 – 3 Marist.


WaiBOP closed the gap to 1 early in the 3rd before Tait Renata and Kelsey Snelgar restore the 3 goal buffer. 7 – 4. WaiBOP needed to keep it tight if they were to steal it and ended the quarter with another goal to go into the final quarter 7 – 5 behind.


The final quarter saw a continuation of the Kelsey Snelgar show with her taking another 2 goals, 6 for the game, while WaiBOP added 1 to their telly. Game finished 9 – 6 to Marist Red.


Stand out game from Kelsey Snelgar who showed some real class both from the hole as well as outside. Marist Red will meet the favoured North Harbour A 3:10pm at West Wave in the Under 18 Womens final. Why not sneak out early and get down to support the Women :-)  … I am. See ya there. GO Maaaaaaariiist !!!!





More photos courtesy Steve Finnigan here  


Marist Men Under 18s Will also play Australia Youth Barbarians in the Under 18 Mens final 4:10pm  




Boys Under 14 miss out


Congratulations to both Marist U14 Blue and Red on a hard fought tournament.  


The boys and their families can be proud of how they've played and represented themselves over the last week.  


Some of the boys making fast friends with players from other clubs across the country and the oceans. Go well in your respective finals tonight. 


Marist Blue play Maranui at 6pm at Sacred Heart College (15-16th place final)


Marist Red play North Harbour Maroon at 6:35pm at Westwave (bronze final).


Good luck boys, You've got this! 









More photos from  Tiffany de Jagger of the Marist Red hard fought loss in their semi- final loss 9-7 to Canberra 1 this morning. They now meet North Harbour 6:35pm at West Wave in the Bronze medal playoff.



Under 14 Blue also miss out 6 - 9 to Waitakere and now meet Maranui 6:00pm at Sacred Heart College


Come ON Marist the boys are putting in the big yards !!! get on down there and support them.


Tiffany de Jagger    




U18s through to Semi's



Both Marist Under 18 Men and Under 18 Women play in Semi final games tonight.


Marist Under 18 Men play Australia 2000 at DIO 6:40pm 


Marist Under 18 Women play WaiBOP at St Cuths 7:45pm



Not much on the box tonight so get down to the pool, games are local and support our men, women and Under 14s !!!  






U14 Marist Red Boys on Fire!



Hi everyone,


Congratulations to both our Marist U14 boys Blue and Red in making the top 16 teams.  Both teams play their final games tomorrow, Monday 18th July. 


Marist Blue play both their games at Sacred Heart College pool.

The first game is at 1150am against Waitakere and depending on the outcome of that game they will either be playing at 6pm or 6:50pm same venue.

Marist Red play both their games at Westwave pool, Henderson.  Their semi final game is at 10:45am against Canberra 1, depending on the result of this game they will either be playing at 6:35pm (Bronze final) or 7:35 pm (Gold final).

Good luck boys! 






 more photos here



Marist Red u14 boys under the strategic and considered guidance of the U14 coaching team 

(Tim Hunt and Thomas Jones) have pulled together well over the last 2 1/2 days at Pan Pacs.

They were placed in a tough pool vs the friendly Sydney Uni Pirates, New South Wales, and a very competitive Mountfort Park team as well.

The Sydney Uni Pirates tested them pushing Marist to dig deep, with even scores until Q3, when they showed some great communication and real determination

as a team to clinch the win.

They went on to win all of their pool games with a great team effort, the last pool game against Mountfort Park this morning at NAC winning 9/4.

In top 8 this pm they will now face Sea Wolves in a QF to see who goes through to Semis tomorrow

Game time 4.20pm at SACRED - all support welcomed! 


 Tiffany de Jager    





Under 14 Girls




Marist Red showed some good form through pool play but narrowly missed out to Sydney North Beach 3 – 4 in their quarter final today.


The first half was very tight with the first goal going to Sydney with 32secs left of the quarter.


Marist’s Mitilda Foley level the game 1:30 into the 2nd, only to have Sydney reply 2mins later. 1 – 2 to Sydney.


3rd quarter was a tight affair with Marist’s Elanor Spillane scoring the only goal of the quarter 2 – 2.


Sydney again pulled ahead with 3:32 left on the clock. Marist showed its fighting spirit and Maddy Gault again levelled things up with 1:42 left to play.


But with 10secs left Sydney pouched on a loose ball to score the winner 3 – 4.


Another top effort from Jess and our Marist girls. 








Marist Blue Girls fort hard in their quarter final playoff against Tauranga A this morning before finally going down 3 – 5 with the final 2 Tauranga goals coming in the last 31 seconds of the game.


Game was tight in the first half with Tauranga opening the scoring with a goal in the first quarter. Marist’s Charlotte Lobb replied in the second quarter to level things up in the 2nd.


Marist then went ahead in the 3rd, with a goal to Chloe Tattersfield half way through the 3rd which Tauranga quickly replied.


With 2:40 left in the 4th Tauranga hit the lead. But Chloe Tattersfield was not having a bar of it and scored her second of that game to tie the game up with 0:45 secs left to play.


Then in the fight to find a decider Tauranga scored with 0.13 secs left and then again with 2secs to end the game 3 – 5.


This was a great effort by the Marist Blue girls team and the game could have easily gone the other way. The scored doesn’t reflect the tightness of this game but well done to Jordan and her girls. Top eight is a great effort.





2016 Pan Pacs


Thanks to Siiri Wilkening for the below photo's 






U16 Boys Red Update





The Marist Red U16 boys worked their magic all the way to the quarter finals, where Queensland unfortunately put a damper on finals hopes by narrowly defeating Marist Red 6:4. The team came back strong in the 5-8 semis with a 10:7 win over Waitakere Gold. Tomorrow, they’ll be competing for 5th place against NSW Blues - 12.45pm at Westwave. Win/loss record for the tournament stands at the moment at 5 wins, 2 losses.
The Marist Blue U16 boys had a tough road to the end, missing out on a spot in the Plate round due to a narrow 6:7 loss to NSW Platypuses. Now playing in the Bowl round, the team recorded two wins (against Otago and Mountfort) to meet NSW Waratahs tomorrow at 12.20pm at Sacred Heart in the Bowl final. Win/loss record for the tournament stands at the moment at 4 wins, 1 draw, 3 losses.

All the best for tomorrow’s games to all the Marist teams.






First Pan Pacs 2016 Medal



Congratulations to the Under 20 Marist Women who bring home our first 2016 medal, taking out Silver after a tough final against North Harbour this afternoon.

Well done Marist.




Under 20 Women in Finals


The Marist Under 20 Women meet North Harbour in the Under 20 final TODAY

Tuesday 12th, 1:35pm at West Wave.


Why not sneak out of work  for a late lunch and support the women !!!!

Get out there and show your support. 






Under 16 Boys Red


Sun 10th July 


The Red boys dominated three of their first four games with significant score lines (against Waitakere Teal, Canterbury and Canberra 2), but went down with a small margin to NSW CHS.
The Blue boys finished day one with a draw against Seawolf A and a marginal loss to Waitakere Gold. Day 2 saw two wins (against PNBHS and Hibiscus Coast), making Day 3 results very important in sorting out if they will be in the Plate or Bowl round.
Pool play will finish tomorrow (Red play at Westwave at 1.15pm, and Blue play at SHC at 10.50am and 6pm), with playoffs starting on Tuesday.

Go Marist






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