Marist Auckland Water Polo


2016 Under 16s



2016 Nationals Update


U16 Nationals is entering the business end of the competition tonight, with Semifinals in the Division 1 Boys and Girls grades and the Division 2 Boys grade tomorrow. 


Marist has a strong showing with 2 boys and girls teams each in Division 1, and two boys teams in Division 2.


On the boys side, Marist Red has made light work during pool play, winning all their games and coming out on top of Pool A. They dispensed of the fourth placed Hutt with ease in the quarter finals, giving them a straight road to the semis tomorrow.

Marist Blue had a mixed bag of results, but two solid wins on the first day ensured third spot in Pool B. Marist Blue met second placed Waikato tonight in the quarter finals. It was a tense, physical affair, with the lead flipping between the teams throughout the game. A 4-4 draw at full time lead to a penalty shoot out, in which Marist kept its nerve, going through on 5-4 penalty goals. 

This means that both semi finals tomorrow will feature Marist: Marist Red vs Tauranga A at 4.30pm and Marist Blue vs NH Maroon at 5.25pm, both at Dio.  

Marist White proved to be a strong team, coming out on top of their pool in Division 2, going into the round robin 1-4 games tonight at Westwave and already winning their first game today. Marist Black has had some tough battles, and came away with one win of the four pool games, putting them into fourth place in their pool Marist Black now plays off for 5-10 place, winning their first play off game.


On the girls side, Marist Red dispensed with all opposition throughout pool play, coming out on top of their pool and winning the quarter final against Mountfort Park also. This leads to another Marist Red - Tauranga A semi final tomorrow at 3.35pm at Dio (immediately before the boys semis).

Marist Blue had a tough road throughout pool play, coming agonisingly close in two games to a draw or win. They are playing off in the 9-12 round at Sacred Heart.


Best of luck to all Marist teams for the final two days of the competition.






Dear Marist U16 players,


Welcome back, we have a big year ahead. Most of you know me, but for those that don’t: I am taking on the U16 Boys coordinator role this year. (I am also the club uniform coordinator, so any questions about uniforms come into my inbox too.)


Term 1 Muster

This year, in preparation of Pan Pacs, the muster for the U16s is much earlier than usual, with training starting this Tuesday, 1 March, 7.15pm to 9.00pm at Sacred Heart

Don’t worry if you can’t make it - it’s very short notice, and most players are involved in the Senior competition and training. Therefore, during Term 1, the Tuesday training is for whoever can make it and is keen to get additional time in the water. There is only one session per week for U16s in Term 1. Term 2 training will be confirmed in due course. 



The coaches leading the U16 programme this year will be Matt Lewis and Olly Gibb. 



Important dates this year:

  • Pan Pacs 9 to 20 July (U16s 9-13 July) - Please note that the coaches will select Pan Pacs players during initial trials, but will re-select prior to the Auckland league and Nationals, getting everyone into a team. Marist has registered (the maximum possible) two U16 boys teams for Pan Pacs.
  • Auckland league Term 3
  • U16 Nationals 28 Sep to 2 Oct in Auckland


If you got this email, but don’t want to play for Marist this year please let me know so that I can take you off the list and don’t bother you with unnecessary emails.


If you have any questions please feel free to get in touch. (Best via email, or mobile out of working hours)

Looking forward to seeing you Tuesday (if you can).


Kind regards


027 244 2403 





Boys take National GOLD





Marist Red vs. North Harbour A

Marist Red came flying out of the blocks in the boys’ final to quickly head up 3-0 with goals from Nick Paterson (2) and Fraser Brodie. Liam Wedlock-Aston pegged one back in the first for 3-1 heading into the second.

Marist’s Ben Fleming made the margin three, and North Harbour couldn’t contain Paterson, who scored his third for the final for 5-1 up.

North Harbour made their way back into the game, with two goals from Matt Morris and one from Jack Brotherton for 6-4 after the first half.

Jake Blundell restored the Marist three-goal lead, before Logan Fuller nailed a top-corner shot for 7-5. Ben Fleming scored his second after a quick Marist man-up play to make the score 8-5. North Harbour surged back into the match 8-7 with goals from Jack Brotherton and Rowan Brown. Hamish Waddell made the Marist lead two heading into the last quarter.

Last quarter goals from Marist’s Callum de Jager and Josh Retter sealed the deal for Marist. Final score 11-7, and with it the Under 16 National Championship gold medal to Marist.

 ... NZWP Report.



Jake Blundell - Boys Tournament Team, Nick Paterson - MVP





2015 Season





U16 Coordinator - Donna Corbel - email or phone 021 817335




Please be at training half an hour before pool time.


Tuesday 7:30 – 9:00pm Sacred Heart College

Wednesday 8:00 – 9:30pm DIO*


This may change to an earlier time of  6:30 – 8:00pm 

NB If you also train with U19 please continue to train with them until this finishes (SHC Weds instead of Dio).




Under 16s 2015 Muster


Tuesday June the 2nd from 730-9pm at Sacred Heart


Registration is now open




This will be the official kick off for the 2015 U16 season, so don't miss out!

We have emailed you all through email addresses known to us through data from last years registrations and current registrations. Please let us know if you will not be playing for Marist this year so we can effectively update our registrations for this season, or in case we are not using the right email address, please let us know!

I am very excited to announce that Tim Hunt will be the head coach of the programme, assisted by Matt Lewis and myself. Depending on the size of the U16 group we might get one or two other coaches involved, to be announced later.
Due to the lack of pool space at the moment we only have the Tuesday night from 730-9 confirmed at SHC, but we will most likely confirm the other training slot(s) sometime next week!

We hope to see you all there and then! Please let us know if we are using the right email addresses , and if you have any questions at all.


If you need more information of have questions. Please contact Donna Corbel - Under 16 Boys Coordinator - email


Fabian Wanrooij

Head Coach Marist Boys Program.





2014 Season


2014 Pan Pacs Training



Coaches: Tim Hunt & Tim McVicar

Managers: Nicola Ellis

                Mondays at SHC 8-9.30pm from May 5th

                Thursdays at Dio 8-9.30pm (from May 8th)





U16 Boys - 2013


 For photographs from Nationals in Wellington click here... 










U16 Boys' Division 1 Championship

The U16 Boys Division 1 Champioships will be held from the 10 - 13th of October at WRAC in Wellington.


Firteen teams will compete in the Boys' tournament, with Marist sending two teams.


Click here for the draw and results.







U16 Boys' Division 2 Championship

The U16 Boys Division 2 Champioships will be held from the 10 - 13th of October at Rotorua Aquatic Centre.


Six teams will compete in the Boys' tournament, with Marist sending two team.


Click here for the draw and results.






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