I am writing to you all as your son has expressed interest in playing junior Water Polo for the College.
In 2015 our junior programmes achieved great success. We finished fourth in Wellington, narrowly missing out on defending the title we have won for the last three years and finished Twelfth at the North Island Championships in Auckland. Throughout 2015 we have worked hard on developing Water Polo at the junior school level with great success.
This year we have set up a Water Polo Committee to continue the growth of the sport.
In 2018, the College is putting together a proposal to host the Trans-Tasman Schoolboy's Tournament for the first time.
Here are some facts about Junior Water Polo at the College:
-Junior Programme begins in Term Two 2016. Training's are held at the Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre every Wednesday morning at 7am till 8am (Except school holidays).
-Cost to play for the year is $100. Note if selected for any of the tournament teams in November there will be travel costs which will be brought down by fundraising involvement and grant funding.
-We enter teams in the Hutt City Competition in Terms Two and Three to develop skills and game awareness.
-A traditional team is selected to play St Patrick’s College Silverstream in the Town/Stream Sports Exchange (To be confirmed).
-Teams selected in Term Four to play in the Wellington Junior Competition.
-In 2015 we sent an A and B team to the North Island Championships in Auckland in late November. First time ever we sent two teams away. Previously has only been one team that has gone away.
-Also in November, The Junior A Team play a traditional against Liston College, Auckland. This year we won back the trophy after not having since 2010.
If you want to look at the history of the sport, news throughout the previous seasons and other information, go to www.stpatswaterpolo.com and follow our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/stpatswaterpolo/ . These sites have become a great resource for all involved with Water Polo at St Patrick’s College.
For a list of training's and tournaments/events please follow the calendar link to our website. This gets updated regularly: http://www.stpatswaterpolo.com/calendar.html
To express your son’s interest in the sport, please fill in the details below.