22 Dec 2016

Thursday 22 December 2016

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The King's College water polo team have finished their year in style, making the semi finals of the Trans-Tasman Shield for the first time.

In the semi-final, King’s faced national champions Rangitoto College and despite an impressive effort and a nail biting finish, they came up short – losing 11-8.  

Our boys ended up claiming the bronze medal at the Trans-Tasman competition defeating Aquinas College 9-6 in the play-off for 3rd and 4th place. 

Coach Jim Floerchinger says it’s been great to see some of the younger players rising through the ranks.

“The two goals scored by Amosa Gould (Year 10) and the gold scored Jack Gilleece (Year 9) highlight the future promise of this young team.”

The competition result was a great send off for Year 13 students Jasmin Kolasinac (Major) and Jake Parker Allen (Major) who helped King's achieve their first ever international medal.

Kolasinac’s efforts throughout the tournament were also recognised, as he was awarded the the Most Valuable Player title.