Sharks dive into first taste of ac­tion

Pilbara News - - Sport - Pe­ter de Krui­jff

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.

Pic­ture: Ge­orgie Miner Pho­tog­ra­phy

Newly formed fourth women’s team the Sharks af­ter their first game in a loss to Pi­rates 8-5.

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