Pirates sides celebrate victory in grand final
The women’s and men’s Pirates have each won their respective grand finals in the Karratha Water Polo Association.
In the women’s grand final, Pirates defeated minor premiers Barracudas 10–3.
When Barracudas were able to slow the game down, their defensive pressure held up well and injured goalkeeper Susan Giles worked tirelessly, saving a number of goals.
The men’s grand final was a thriller, with Pirates narrowly getting over the line with a 4-3 win against Krakens.
Pirates went into the game as firm favourites and got off to a strong start with a 3-0 first quarter.
Krakens dominated the play in the second half and will be ruing a couple of one-on-one shots in front of goal in the last quarter, which missed the mark.
A last-ditch shot from Mason Watts was unable to beat goalie Dan Glover and Krakens fell just short of drawing the game.
Belinda Brookes and Justin Angove were named most valuable players for the women’s and men’s games.
At the awards presentation on Saturday night, Anouska and Justin Angove took out the men’s and women’s fairest-and-best and highest goal scorer categories.
Pirates goalkeeper Glover was named most improved male player and Jess Newbold was most improved women’s player.
Tristan Lynn was named club person of the year.
Karratha Water Polo Association will be running a Fast 4s competition during the off-season on Thursday nights.
For more information, visit the association’s Facebook page.
The women’s Pirates after their Karratha Water Polo Association grand final victory.
The men’s Pirates side after their win.