Hurricanes' first shot at Newcastle Harbour matches postponed due to weather

NO JOY: The Hurricanes men's and women's teams had back-to-back losses at Lambton Pool over the weekend. Hunter's Eliza Limn with the ball. Picture: Simone De Peak
NO JOY: The Hurricanes men's and women's teams had back-to-back losses at Lambton Pool over the weekend. Hunter's Eliza Limn with the ball. Picture: Simone De Peak

The Hunter Hurricanes will hope the weather prevails this Saturday after their first-ever attempt to play water polo in Newcastle Harbour was postponed.

The March 18 matches had been in the pipeline for some time but Hurricanes board member Phil Reid said the National Water Polo League games were postponed before the weekend due to predicted wild weather and rough seas. 

Their March 25 games against the UTS Balmain Tigers will be played in the harbour in the afternoon, weather permitting.

Meanwhile, it was a disappointing weekend for the men’s and women’s teams. They both lost their double-headers against Sydney University Lions at Lambton Pool on Saturday and Sunday.

The Hurricanes’ final-round games against the Adelaide Jets on April 1 and 2 may also be split between Newcastle Harbour and Lambton Pool.