Sharks dive into first taste of action
Thursday night water polo action in Karratha was the first dip in the pool for new women’s team, Sharks, who fell short in their outing against the Pirates.
Foundation team the Pirates were three goals clear at the end of their round six match of the Karratha Water Polo Association Round competition, winning 8-5.
Anouska Angove, Nikki Roach and Erin Shaylor were named fairest and best from the game.
In the other women’s game, Barracudas beat Krackens 9-7 in a tight contest. Fairest and best went to Julie Anne Elkins, Nat Glover and Felicity Jewkes.
An increased interest in the sport has led to the rapid expansion of the women’s competition with the Sharks the fourth team in the competition.
In the men’s competition, Barracudas also had a close game against Krackens but won 7-5.
Rhys Knight, Byron Newbold and Gary Vincent were fairest and best.
Meanwhile, Pirates destroyed Krackens in their back-to-back match 18-3.
Fairest and best were Ben Biddiscome, Justin Angove and Ryan Mitchell.
Country week training has started on Sunday mornings for ladies from 8am to 9.30am, and for the men from 8.30am to 10am.
KWPA will host the WA Country Championships on March 5 and 6 in 2016.
Newly formed fourth women’s team the Sharks after their first game in a loss to Pirates 8-5.