Both the boys’ and girls’ junior water polo teams from Henry Kendall High School played in the knockout competition at the Peninsula Leisure Centre on October 19 and 20.
The boys had great success winning their first match against Wadalba with a giant lob for a goal by Harrison Whitney in the last few seconds of the game. They went on to play Tuggerah Lakes Secondary College and the game was a draw at full time.
They went into immediate knockout mode and after six equal attempts, finally lost the match. Mitchell Wood and Tom Cuthbert were stand out players, but credit to all of the boys who gave it a go, especially the Year 7s, some for the first time.
Well done to the team: Jarrod Parker, Jack Rogers, Jake Grimley, Mitchell Wood, Aaron Bamforth, Tom Cuthbert, Tom George, Josh Goodey, Brayden Gunn, Lachlan Muir, Joel Naylor, Joel Ryan, Sam Waters and Harrison Whitney.
The girls also played well but lost a very tight match to Wadalba. Keeleigh Day, Mae and Abbey Johnson and Caylyn Dumpert were standout players.
Abbey even got sent off, then managed to stop the game when she came back on too fast, which left the other team with a five metre penalty shot but Mae saved in goal.
The players were: Amy Crampton, Zoe Davis, Laura Day, Isabella Dowe, Lexci Kaczmarczyk, Stella Tufuga, Paris Blair, Emily Chung, Monique Court, Keeleigh Day, Caylyn Dumpert, Abbey Johnson and Mae Johnson, Tayla Nadilo and Georgia Riley.
Newsletter, Oct 30, 2015
Dawn Keft, Henry Kendall