NSW U16 Boys & Girls State Championships

The NSW U16 Boys & Girls State Championships are on this weekend, Thursday 28th - Sunday 31st January.

Check back here to be kept up-to-date with results and a daily wrap-up each day.

BOYS Tournament Information (Canberra International Sports & Aquatic Centre) 

Fixture & Results - click here   |   Program - click here

Tournament 6
JJ Collins (UNSW Wests), Bronson Ronan (Drummoyne), Alex Trobec (Sydney Uni), Daniel Yoon (UTS Balmain), Oisin Dermody (SNB), Mitch Robinson (Hunter Hurricanes)

Finals MVP
Hayden Molla

Referee Encourgement Award
Laarn White

Referee of the Tournament
James Miranda

GIRLS Tournament Information (Orange Aquatic Centre)
Fixture & Results - click here   |   Program - click here

Tournament 6
Lucy Coon (Hunter Hurricanes), Tilli Kearns (SNB Breakers), Georgia Dyson (UNSW Wests), Jolie Marsden (Hunter Hurrincanes), Katie Hughes (Hunter Hurricanes), Carla Traplin (Drummoyne)

Finals MVP
Eliza Limn (Hunter) and Alex Byrnes (UNSW Wests)

Referee Encouragement Award
Natasha Majstorovic

Referee of the Tounrament
Stephen Boatswain


Division Game Gm# Team 1 (W)   v Team 2 (B)  
Div A   Semi Final 1 58 UNSW Wests Black 9 def SNB Blue 5
Div A   Semi Final 2 59 Cronulla Blue 7 def Drummoyne Red 5
Div B   7th Playoff 60 Cronulla White 11 def Tamworth/Central Coast 1
Div A   11th Playoff 61 Drummoyne Black 14 def Central Coast 6
Div A   9th Playoff 62 ACT Fins 8 def Cronulla Black 2
Div B   5th Playoff 63 Wagga Wagga 6 def Cronulla White 3
Div A   7th Playoff 64 UTS Balmain 7 def Tamworth 6
Div A   5th Playoff 65 Hunter Hurricanes 9 def Sydney Uni Blue 3
Div B   3rd Playoff 66 Ovens and Murray 4 def by Sydney Uni Gold 6
Div B   1st Playoff 67 UNSW Wests White 11 def SNB White 6
Div A   3rd Playoff 68 SNB Blue 7 def by Drummoyne Red 12
Div A   Grand Final 69 UNSW Wests Black 6 def by Cronulla Blue 7


Division A   Divison B
Pos Team Pts   Pos Team Pts
1 UNSW Wests Black 16   1 UNSW Wests White 17
2 Cronulla Blue 16   2 SNB White 14
3 Drummoyne Red 16   3 Sydney Uni Gold 14
4 SNB Blue 16   4 Ovens & Murray 13
5 Hunter Hurricanes 15   5 Wagga Wagga 11
6 Sydney Uni Blue 14   6 Cronulla White 9
7 UTS Balmain Tigers 12   7 Tamworth/Central Coast 6
8 Tamworth 10        
9 ACT Fins 9        
10 Cronulla Black 7        
11 Drummoyne Black 7        
12 Central Coast 6        


Division Game Gm# Team 1 (W)   v Team 2 (B)  
Div B   11th Playoff 64 Piranhas 10 def Bathurst/Orange 1
Div A   Semi Final 1 65 Hunter Hurricanes Blue 7 def UNSW Wests Yellow 4
Div A   Semi Final 2 66 SNB Blue 8 def Cronulla Blue 5
Div B   9th Playoff 67 Ryde Rhinos 9 def Piranhas 7
Div A   9th Playoff 68 Ovens & Murray 6 def Sydney Uni Blue 4
Div B   7th Playoff 69 Hunter Hurricanes Grey 5 def Sydney Uni Gold 2
Div A   7th Playoff 70 Cronulla Black 7 def UTS Balmain Tigers 2
Div B   5th Playoff 71 SNB White 2 def Drummoyne Black 1
Div A   5th Playoff 72 Drummoyne Red 6 def ACT Fins 3
Div B   3rd Playoff 73 UNSW Wests Black 5 def Cronulla White 1
Div B   1st Playoff 74 Central Coast 8 def Tamworth 3
Div A  3rd Playoff 75 UNSW Wests Yellow 9 def Cronulla Blue 5
Div A  Grand Final 76 Hunter Hurricanes Blue 8 def SNB Blue 5

Due to the poor weather and the last round of games not beng able to be players, final positions for Division B were determined based on possible outcomes and count backs.

Division A   Divison B
Pos Team Pts   Pos Team Pts
1 Hunter Hurricanes Blue 18   1 Central Coast 17
2 SNB Blue 16   2 Tamworth 17
3 Cronulla Blue 16   3 UNSW Wests Black 16
4 UNSW Wests Yellow 15   4 Cronulla White 15
5 Drummoyne Red 12   5 SNB White 13
6 ACT Fins 11   6 Drummoyne Black 11
7 Cronulla Black 9   7 Hunter Hurricanes Grey 9
8 UTS Balmain Tigers 9   8 Sydney Uni Gold 9
9 Ovens & Murray 7   9 Ryde Rhinos 9
10 Sydney Uni Blue 7   10 Piranhas 9
        11 Bathurst/Orange 7

Day 2 - WRAP UP

Boys Championships
Day 2 of the U16 Boys State Champs at the Canberra International Sports and Aquatic Centre in the ACT saw Cronulla Blue and UNSW Wests Black maintain their unbeaten runs in Division A, while UNSW Wests White leads the way in Division B.

Division A - In Division A, UNSW Wests Black notched up dominant wins against Drummoyne Black (15-2) and Cronulla Black (17-2), goals were shared across the board, but it was Matthew Sharp’s hattricks in both games that was a stand out.

Cronulla Blue eased past the Central Coast (8-2) following a more challenging meeting against cross-town rivals the UTS Balmain Tigers, Harry Dickens four proved the difference with Cronulla pulling out a 7-2 win.

In other games, Tamworth put their first win on the board defeating Cronulla Black 13-1, before going down to SNB Blue 7-5 in a tightly fought contest. Seven is the magic number for SNB Blue, with the team also defeating Sydney Uni Blue 7-5 to see them among the tournament leaders.

The Hunter Hurricanes defeated local rivals the Central Coast 8-3 before going down to Drummoyne Red 7-1. Drummoyne Red also took a tight 7-5 win over the ACT Fins earlier in the day. In the last game of the day the ACT Fins drew UTS Balmain Tigers 5-all in a tightly fought contest.
Day 2 continued to see a strong showing for the Division A teams, with the top spots to be finalised on day 3.

Divison B - UNSW Wests White drew 7-all with Ovens & Murray before taking a dominate 10-4 win over Sydney Uni Gold to lead Division B at the end of day 2.

However they won’t have it their own way on day 3, with the Division being closely contended by a number of teams. Ovens & Murray bounced back from their draw to take a close 5-4 win over SNB White 5-4, while Sydney Uni Gold defeated Wagga Wagga 5-3.

SNB White scored a dominate 16-0 win over the Tamworth/Central Coast composite team, who also went down to Cronulla White 7-1. Earlier in the day, Cronulla White and Wagga Wagga played out a 4-all draw to ensure Division B remains a closely fought contest.

Girls Championships
With the first day of competition done and dusted, everyone was ready for Day 2 at the Orange Aquatic Centre, and despite a couple of sporadic downpours, everyone was in great spirits and charged ahead creating some great competition.

We were fortunate enough to also be graced with the presence of Water Polo royalty in Bill and Pat Jones. Both have been involved in the sport for many, many years. Bill has been a Life Member of Water Polo NSW since 1989, and Pat has been a Life Member of Water Polo Australia since 2009.

Division A - At the end of their second day, both SNB Blue and Hunter Hurricanes Blue have maintained their winning streak (4 from 4) s; SNB with a close win over UNSW Wests Yellow (7-5) and a convincing win over Ovens & Murray (8-1); and Hunter Blue with two comfortable wins over ACT Fins (9-1) and Sydney Uni Blue (10-3).

UNSW Wests Yellow got away with a win today over UTS Balmain 10-3 to keep them in contention leading into Day 3. Cronulla Blue won their 2 from 2; a close one over Drummoyne Red (4-3) and Sydney Uni (9-3) with Abby Freeman scoring 4 and Madison Reynolds scoring 3.

In other games, Cronulla Black drew with UTS Balmain (4-4) and had a close encounter with Ovens & Murray ending in triumph with a 5-4 win. Continuing the 1 point games, ACT Fins kept it close with a 5-4 over Drummoyne Red, while Cronulla Blue and Sydney Uni Blue fought it out to a 9-3 win to team from the Shire.

Division B - Two front runners emerged after today’s efforts with Central Coast and Tamworth undefeated going into the last day before finals. Central Coast kept it cool with a 5-1 win over UNSW Wests Black, and comfortable win over Piranhas (12-2). Tamworth surged through with close wins over SNB White (4-1) and Drummoyne Black (5-1).

Nipping at their heels though are Cronulla White with a 6-1 win over Ryde Rhinos and a 6-2 loss to UNSW Wests Black giving them 3 from 4, UNSW Wests Black with their win and loss to Cronulla White and Central Coast respectively; and SNB White who walked away with a win over Sydney Uni Gold (5-3).

But possibly the best news of the day came from the Bathurst/Orange team, who got up on the board twice today against Piranhas with two penalty goals hitting the back of the net.



Boys Championships
Day 1 of the U16 Boys State Champs at the Canberra International Sports and Aquatic Centre in the ACT has seen some great games, and some very close finishes.

Division A - In Division A, the competition is already shaping up to be hotly contested, with 6 or 7 teams being seemingly hard to split.

Cronulla Blue, Sydney Uni Blue and UNSW Wests Black established themselves as early title contenders, all three surviving day 1 undefeated. Cronulla bagged a tough win over Drummoyne Red and backed up later in the afternoon against the ACT, Sydney Uni Blue breezed past Cronulla Black and Tamworth and UNSW Wests Black scraped through their first game of the tournament against SNB in a one goal thriller, courtesy of a hattrick from Matthew Sharp.

In other results, Cronulla Black and Drummoyne, and Hunter and UTS Balmain split points in their encounter, having 6 all and 7 all draws respectively. 

Overall, day 1 was a strong showing for all of the Division A teams, with the top spots likely to be hotly contested later on in the week.

Division B - In the B Division, once again there are a few teams asserting their dominance early on in the competition.
Sydney Uni Gold had two strong showings against the Tamworth/Central Coast composite team (8-3) and Ovens and Murray (8-4), Lachlan Heather top scored for the Sydney team with 8 goals across both games.

UNSW Wests White who overcame cross-town rivals SNB White (9-3) and Cronulla White (8-2) to remain undefeated on the first day.

In other games of the day, Wagga Wagga and SNB White played out a 7-6 thriller in which SNB prevailed in the dying seconds. Ovens and Murray defeated Cronulla White 8-3, Ambrose Mills and James O’Brien each scored doubles for the cross-border team.

In a first for water polo in NSW, the U16 Girls State Championships kicked off today in Orange. With the possibility of storms, the weather God’s turned out for a great first day of competition. 

With 21 teams competing over four days, these state championships for the first time are also running in two divisions.

Championship Division - In the Championships Division, three teams sit on top of the ladder, currently undefeated. Hunter Hurricanes Blue, SNB Blue, and UNSW Wests Yellow won both of their day 1 games, but it was not with some tight competition. While SNB Blue started their campaign with a convincing win over UTS Balmain, they were made to word against Cronulla Black.

Both Hunter Hurricanes Blue and UNSW Wests Yellow had comfortable and convincing wins over Cronulla Blue & Drummoyne Red and Cronulla Black & Ovens and Murray respectively. 

UTS Balmain, ACT Fins, Drummoyne Red, and Cronulla Blue all bagged a win each today, with Sydney Uni Blue and Ovens & Murray looking to start strong tomorrow.

Cup Division - In the Cup Division, five teams have taken claims to top the ladder, with UNSW Wests Black, Central Coast, Cronulla White, Tamworth, and SNB White wining two-from-to today. While the remaining teams are yet to get on the board, Ryde Rhinos, Drummoyne Black, Sydney Uni Gold, Piranhas, Hunter Hurricanes Grey, and the local Orange/Bathurst team are looking for fresh starts on Friday.

The Orange/Bathurst team, made up mostly of girls from the local Kinross School, were ready and raring to go today with great enthusiasm from start to finish.

We’re looking forward to Day 2 at Orange for the Girls and Canberra for the Boys. Keep up-to-date with results on FSPulse via the website or the app.



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