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Mountfort Water Polo Newsletter - June 2019

Another successful Queen's Birthday Tournament is done and dusted, AND we raised more funds than ever before, thanks to you!  Scroll down for more information ...
We have had another busy term and more exciting events coming up.
Remember to keep an eye on our Facebook page and our website for updates.

Under 18 Nationals - July 6-9 - Auckland
Under 12 Jelly Belly Tournament - July 19-21 - North Shore
Under 16 Auckland League starts Term 3

Under 14s start pre season training

Referee Course - August 31 & September 1 (more info below)
U12 Queen's Birthday Tournament
A HUGE thank you to all involved!
We couldn't have done it without all of your time, dedication and baking!!

49% of our families helped in one way or another!
We raised a massive $22,000!!  Most of which will go towards keeping your annual fees low.

This was Mountfort's 9th year of running QBT. It was started Terry Logan with 8 teams.
This year we had 45 teams; 10 A grade, 18 B grade, 17 C grade.  495 U12 players from 10 clubs competed in 148 games overall. Phew!

- Toki team:  4th in A Grade
- Matau team:  2nd in B Grade
- Pikorua team:  16th in B Grade
- Pounamu team:  12th in C Grade

Big congratulations to Tallulah Goldsworthy on her selection for the A Grade Tournament Team, and to Maire Kingi and Reefe O'Halloran who were selected for the B Grade Tournament Team.  Well done!

As always, thanks to our amazing coaches and managers for their time and dedication to our players.

QBT Facebook album

Senior Men - Tier 2 National League Tournaments

- Wellington - May 3-5: Placed 3rd
- Auckland - May 31-June 2:  Placed 6th

Thanks to the coaches Kurt & John, and thanks to Anthony for managing the team.

For photo, etc please visit our Seniors webpage

Under 18 Auckland League
Our 3 Under 18 teams have just completed their Auckland League.

BRONZE MEDALS for both our Toki girls and our Toki boys teams!! 🥉

Congratulations to both teams!

Also, our girls team set a Mountfort record as being the first ever U18 girls team to medal at Auckland League! 👏

Our boys Matau team finished their Auckland League games on June 9th.  Although they didn't qualify for semi finals our young Matau team improved throughout the term and played well as a team.

Thanks to all of our coaches, managers, parents and most importantly our players!  Good luck for Nationals starting July 6!

U18 Facebook Photo Album

Senior Women Loan Players
As there was no Tier 2 National League competition for our senior women team this year a few of our women loaned to other clubs.
- Hibiscus Coast: Miranda Rex & Charlotte McKell
- Tauranga:  Jessica Ingram & Roana Paterson
Congratulations to Jessica, Roana and their Tauranga team for coming 2nd in National League!! WOW!!
Pool Closure - June 22-July 8
Hopefully all of you know that our pool is closed for it's annual maintenance from this Saturday until Monday, July 8.
During this time there will be no U12, U16 or Senior training.
U18s have Nationals in 2 weeks so we have arranged alternative training times for them at SHC on Thursday evenings and Saturday morning.
Term 2 Social League

Congratulations to the LobStars who are the winners of Term 2 Social League!!

Please visit the Social League page on our website for final placings and photos.

Next Social League - Term 4 - see you there!

Thanks for coordinating Emiel.

Congratulations to our 4 players selected to represent NZ
U18 Men & Women will compete in the 2019 Australian Interstate Champs in Sydney in July:
- Women: Natalia Rankin-Chitar
- Men: Lyall Hill and Campbell Hulbert
NZ Women's Youth team (born 2002) is touring Greece & France in August:
- Jessica Ingram
We are VERY proud of all of you! All of that hard work has paid off! Good luck!
Referee Course - Aug 31 & Sept 1st
This course is for new referees, developing referees and those who are looking to refresh their water polo knowledge and learn the new water polo rules. 
The course is open to anyone over 14.  Parents included!
Get in quick, spaces are limited.

For more information and to register for the course CLICK HERE!

CLICK HERE to view on our website
Year 7/8 Schools League - Term 2
During the tournament we saw all of the teams improve! The improvement of skills was clearly evident with some of the younger players showing what they were made of. The teams were all working better together with some real team work happening. Well done all! (Coordinator - Alissa)

Congratulations to Alfriston for wining the League! 
Thanks to Alissa for coordinating.
For photos and results please CLICK HERE

Announcing the Mountfort APP! 

Our new app is available for both Apple and Android phones.

From the app you can view news items, see photos, link directly to our Facebook page and our website, and so much more.

We think one of the best things about our app is the "Alerts".  Just another way for us to keep you informed.

For instructions on How to Download instructions and How to Sign Up for Notices please CLICK HERE.

Good luck to our players who are competing in the Under 21 National Champs this weekend.  Lyall, Isaac & Flynn will be playing in a composite team which includes players from Mountfort,  Sea Wolf & Marist. 
A HUGE THANK YOU  to our sponsors!
  • One Foundation:  Support for our Senior team tournament entry fees.
  • Manurewa Local Board: For our coaching, referee and player development programmes
  • Trillian Trust: For our coaching, referee and player development programme
  • Akarana Community Trust: Support for our U18 teams to compete in the NZ Water Polo National Championships
  • The Lion Foundation: For our coaching, referee and player development programme
  • PAK’nSAVE Clendon: Donations for our Under 12 Queen’s Birthday Tournament Kitchen Cafe
  • Fresh To Go: Donations for our Under 12 Queen’s Birthday Tournament Kitchen Cafe
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