Welcome to our information page for our Juniors
Junior match night Mondays 6 pm from January 30th 2017 at Coffs Harbour outdoor 50m Memorial
Players from Session 1 summer 2016/17 will be
automatically allocated a team for junior competition.
Any new players , please let us know who you are
and we can help you join the term 1 2017 competition.
Beginners are able to join in if swimming competently
and prefer children from Stage 2 primary and above for standard waterpolo which is in the deep end.
Any children who can swim 25 metres are welcome to come and try and who can adequately tread water. We are working on basic ball skills, egg beater kick, protecting and defending the ball and match play. Sessions will be run by David Eiler, Peter Goddard and Jamie Marschke.
So please, we need you all to help spread the word and bring some friends along to try an exciting new sport especially if they love the water.
For those that are interested, we are hopeful to prepare a junior team for attending some of the Junior Waterpolo tournaments in NSW this season. So you can plan ahead, these tournaments are :
- local interclub matches Alstonville Junior Waterpolo Club, Alstonville, October 14 and 15th 2016
-National Primary Games April 2017
All the trips away are optional but they are amazing learning opportunities which provide heaps of match time, extra coaching as well as a chance to meet players from other clubs.
COFFS HARBOUR JUNIORS travel to TAMWORTH 2016
2016 National Primary Games in Tamworth was an exciting tournament for the Coffs Harbour Junior waterpolo team. They received the only award of the tournament which was the Spirit of the Sport Award for sportsmanship. Winners were voted in by the teams within their chosen sport. Coffs Harbour were voted the winner unanimously.
Coffs Harbour junior team members were Ayla, Alex S, Connor, Luka, Alex M, Trey, Carlo, Holly and Jonah. Coffs Harbour’s opponents were Hunter Hurricanes, Tamworth Blue, Tamworth Red and Woy Woy Wombats.
Coffs Juniors played 4 matches on the first day with the team taking a little bit of time to find their feet and a 1 hour long coaching clinic used up any excess energy.
After a good nights’ rest, the Coffs team regathered, team talked and came out blazing. The scores don’t quite reflect the difference on Day 2 but the improvement noticed by the loyal supporters and the rest of the crowd was tangible. Everyone in the centre was watching and cheering the Coffs team on excited about the intense energy with which the whole team played. The number of times that Coffs stole the ball or saved a goal was unbelievable. Ball hungry and playing as a team in defence and attack, the coach could not have asked for more on Day 2. Day 2 was also the scene of possibly the most effective submarine by a junior ever, Alex M managed to steal the ball with this method in his only quarter on the field transferring his feisty and no holds barred successful goal keeping style to field play.
Goal scorers were Ayla, Trey, Holly, Luka and Alex S. Goal savers and ball steals by Alex M, Alex S, Jonah, Trey, Luka and Holly.
Thanks to all the parents for giving up the weekend and bringing their children to Tamworth for a waterpolo event. We hope to continue building the waterpolo skills the kids gained into their next home games and hopefully more tournaments in the future. Thanks also to Dave and Michelle for their assistance with coaching and managing