On March 4 (seniors) and 5 (juniors) PNBHS Canoe Polo teams competed in the Secondary Schools Regional competition. Both teams qualified for the New Zealand Secondary School Championship & Cup 2023 (Mitre 10 Park, Hawke's Bay on Friday 24th- Sunday 26th March).
The Senior team was Liam McEwan, Keagan Doherty, Ben Pettersson, Aidan Dassler, Oscar Jacob, Tom Hawinkels and Alec Ross. They finished Second in the senior open grade after losing, by one goal each time, to FAHS in pool play and the final.
The Junior team was Jacob Dawber, Leejun Kim, Conor McEwan, Ryan Burmeister, Josh Irwin, Sam Hawinkels (Capt.) and Charlie Pedley. They finished First in the junior open grade after losing 4-6 to FAHS in pool play, but reversed this result and came away with a 5-1 win in the final.
Sam Hawinkels, captain of the Junior team. presented the trophy to the school at assembly this morning.