Sydney Metro Finals Begin This Week! Div 2 Finals
We’re gearing up for a massive week of Water Polo Finals!
The 6-month of summer Water Polo is nearing its end with the Sydney Metropolitan Grand Finals for the 2017/18 Summer Competitions all taking place this week, along with the Grand Finals in all of our NSW Regional Hubs from the north in Tamworth, to the south in Wagga and Albury, and on the coast in Newcastle & the Central Coast.
Be sure to check back on Thursday for all the Regional match-ups, and on Friday for our Metro Division 1 & Juniors’ match ups.
Tuesday 20th March and Wednesday 21st March will see the conclusion of the Division 2 season with the Men’s & Ladies Grand Finals respectively.
The Men’s Grand Finals will see some familiar faces with Drummoyne taking on Icebergs in the Men’s 7th Grade Final. It will also be a Drummoyne showdown with Red vs Black in the Men’s 6th Grade Final.
Speaking with Drummoyne Life Member (1982) and Water Polo NSW Life Member (2012) David Henricks, “It’s always great to see Drummoyne in the line up for Finals. The M7 teams have switched places this year with the Black team edging their way into Finals ahead of the Red Team.
When asked about the M6 Drummoyne v Drummoyne clash, David confirmed that it will be a grudge match.
“The Black team had the wood on the Red team during the season, beating them both times, but it’ll still be all in on Tuesday night. The Black team or the “Old & Young” team is a group of fellas who have all been paying together for 20-odd years with a couple of young guys thrown into the mix. The Red team or the “Middle-Aged Ones” are there to show who’s boss with both the Club President and Mayor of Canada Bay in the team!”
Regardless of the result, “we’re a bunch of guys who all play polo together socially on a Tuesday night and we’ll continue to do that next season”.
They’re joined by SNB in the Division 2 Finals, who have qualified four teams who are going for Gold; Men’s & Ladies 4th Grade & Men’s and Ladies 5th Grade. SNB President Kyle Williams said of his Club’s achievements.
“It is a fantastic achievement from our teams in the Grand Finals. There is a renewed enthusiasm in the area for the Breakers Club and we hope that is somewhat of a stepping stone for future development in the higher grades.
“Last Summer season, we only had two teams in the Division 2 competitions (M4 & M&). This season we were able to enter teams in each grade in both Men’s and Ladies; six teams all up. One of the teams was also a brand new M7 team who the majority had never played water polo before but are all swimmers together in a swim club. They may not have been super competitive during the season but what they lacked in skill they more than made up for in enthusiasm. It’s been great to have them be part of the Club this season.”
Be sure to head to the Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre to check out all the action!
Tuesday 20 March 2018 – Division 2 Men’s Open Competitions
7:15pm – M7 – Icebergs v Drummoyne Black
8.00pm – M6 – Drummoyne Red b Drummoyne Black
8.45pm – M5 – UTS Balmain v SNB
9.30pm – M4 – SNB v Ryde
Wednesday 21 March 2018 – Division 2 Ladies Open Competitions
7.15pm – L5 – SNB v Sydney Dolphins
8.00pm – L4 – SNB v Ryde Teal