Water­polo club on top

Papakura Courier - - IN BUSINESS - ALAN APTED

The Mount­fort Park Wa­ter Polo Club is the best in the land.

The hon­our was be­stowed on the club by New Zealand Wa­ter Polo at its awards night in Auck­land on March 18.

The win stunned the club and has made it even more de­ter­mined to con­tinue the legacy of life mem­bers Jane and Terry Lo­gan, the Ma­nurewa wife and hus­band team.

They started the spade work in 2003, two years be­fore the com­plex opened.

‘‘This is pretty ex­tra­or­di­nary re­ally, given that our club was up against the jug­ger­naut of North Har­bour, the other fi­nal­ist and prob­a­bly the most suc­cess­ful wa­ter polo club in the coun­try when it comes to win­ning ti­tles. Talk about David and Go­liath,’’ pres­i­dent Carol McKen­zie-Rex says.

‘‘This re­ally is a boost to the self-es­teem of our small, but mighty, wa­ter polo club and gen- er­ally a boost to wa­ter polo in South Auck­land. We have so much tal­ent in Coun­tiesManukau and we want to see our chil­dren and young peo­ple have op­por­tu­ni­ties to shine.’’

The Lo­gans, who were at the awards, were thrilled with the win.

‘‘Nat­u­rally we are very happy and ex­cited to think the club has grown from strength to strength now fielding teams at all ages and lev­els,’’ Jane says.

New Zealand Wa­ter Polo says Mount­fort Park’s links with the lo­cal com­mu­nity is one of the great at­tributes.

Mount­fort Park Wa­ter Polo Club’s mem­bers wi­ith their award.

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