Water Polo News & Updates

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Lismore Diocesan Water Polo Championships unfortunately had to be  cancelled this year due to unavailability of venues (due to flooding issues and maintenance on these pools) .


Diocesan Water Polo Championships 2016

On Tuesday 25th October  a very successful Diocesan water polo championships were held at Alstonville and Ballina pools.
Congratulations to Madeline Illic from St Joseph's, Catholic College, Banora Point (who convened the Open Water Polo at Alstonville), to Pat Kennedy (pre event organisation), Madeline Loche and Jacob Hoey (from Xavier Catholic College Skennars Head ) who ran the 15's and under at Ballina.

Thank you to participating Colleges at both events, managers for looking after the students.
Well done to the students at both centres who showed skill and commitment. All appeared to really enjoy the day. 

I was able to spend time at the water polo venues and a really good sense of fun and enjoyment from the students.

Congratulations to St John's College, Woodlawn who won both 15's ( boys/girls) and opens ( boys /girls) at the championships.

I watched the open finals and they were very close - Woodlawn defeated Xavier 4 to 1 (1 all for the majority until last couple of minutes) in boys and Woodlawn  defeated St Paul's, Kempsey  2 to 1 in the open girls.

John Cocciola
Lismore Diocesan Sports Co-ordinator.


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Diocesan Water Polo Report

The 2016 Lismore Diocesan Water Polo Gala Days were on Tuesday, 25th October with the under 15 competition held at the Ballina Memorial Pool and the Opens competition held at the Alstonville Swimming Pool.

Numbers were strong with 6 under 15 Girls teams and 7 under 15 boys teams hitting the water in Ballina, whilst 7 Open Girls teams and 5 Open Boys teams took to the water at Alstonville.

Ballina - The under 15’s Girls round robin competition involved 16 very competitive games. Congratulations to the Winners St John’s College Woodlawn with 4 wins and 1 draw. Congratulations also to the Runners Up Xavier Catholic College with 3 wins and 1 draw and 1 loss.

The under 15’s Boys round robin competition involved 21 very close games. Congratulations to the Winners St John’s College Woodlawn who were undefeated with 6 wins. Congratulations also to the Runners Up Mt. St. Pat’s Murwillumbah with 5 wins and 1 loss.

Thank you to all team managers and staff, especially those who refereed games. Special thank you to Jazz Collins and Kye Albony from Ballina who refereed games. Congratulations to all students on their sportsmanship. Thank you to the Ballina Pool and their staff and to Xavier Catholic College who convened the event.

Pat Kennedy,
Leader of Sport Xavier Catholic College
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