Easts Water Polo Club junior hopefuls cap off successful season

CHARLESTOWN'S junior water polo hopefuls have capped off a successful season but must now vie for places on the Hunter's representative team.

Easts Water Polo Club's under-12s team hails from Charlestown under the umbrella club Newcastle Waterpolo.

Last week they finished on top of the region's junior water polo tournament after a whirlwind season that started in November.

The round-robin style tournament is between six teams from Charlestown, Lambton, Swansea and Raymond Terrace.

Easts under-12s coach Tony Kirchner said his team had a stellar performance this season.

In the last game, they smashed Lambton by six goals.

"Some of the games they beat the other teams by about 10-nil; they're a very strong team," Kirchner said.

"It's just a shame they won't be together next year."

The under-12s team members will go up into the under-14s category, which is split into a girls and a boys division.

They will go from playing a modified, half-field version of the game in a mixed team to playing the full version in their respective gender.

Kirchner said most of Easts Water Polo Club's players ended up on the Hunter's representative team, the Hurricanes.

He said a few of this year's under-12s players had showed potential and expected they would impress at the try-outs in August.

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