New Zealand secondary schools squads named for Trans-Tasman tests




New Zealand Water Polo is pleased to announce the trialists for the 2017 NZL Secondary School teams.

Thirteen (13) players will be selected to each team to travel to Canberra, Australia, from December 16-21.

The 2017 Trans-Tasman Test Series will be on December 18-20.

New Zealand is the defending champion in both series, winning in Auckland last year.

The New Zealand Schoolboys and New Zealand Schoolgirls have competed in an annual three-test series against Australia since 1982. The New Zealand Schoolboys have won the series ten times, and the New Zealand Schoolgirls eight, including the last three.

The teams have held the Trans-Tasman shields at the same time on four occasions: 2016, 2015, 2010, and 2004.

2015 was the first time that a New Zealand male team had won a series against Australia in Australian waters. The series are hosted alternatively in Australia and New Zealand.


Alsemgeest, Libby - Hillcrest High School

Carrington, Shinae - Mount Maunganui College

Casey, Olivia - Baradene College

Doak, Lucia - Kristin School

Doyle, Bernadette - St Cuthbert's College

Elisara, Grace - Mount Maunganui College

Harford, Ella - St Cuthbert's College

Hooke, Charlie - Diocesan School for Girls

Houghton, Emmerson - Hillcrest High School

Howarth, Kaitlyn - Rangitoto College

Hughes, Shannon - Carmel College

Kayes, Julia - Mount Maunganui College

Laing, Krista - St Cuthbert's College

Layburn, Bridget - Westlake Girls High school

Leonard, Alice - Diocesan School for Girls

MacDonald, Gabriella - St Kentigern College

McDowall, Morgan - Diocesan School for Girls

Milicich, Sammie - Baradene College

Morgan, Claudia - Kristin School

Murray, Avia - Queen Margaret College

Ngare, Hannah - Diocesan School for Girls

Nimo, Tai - St Cuthbert's College

Parker Allen, Caitlin Mary - St Cuthbert's College

Stewart, Sarah - Carmel College

Tomoana, Ellie - St Cuthbert's College

Weir, Clodagh - Kristin School

Worth, Charlotte - Baradene College

Yee, Emily - Wellington East Girls’  College



Abraas, Zachary - Christchurch Boys' High

Barr, Nick - Auckland Grammar School

Brooke, Caleb - King's College

Brown, George - King's College

Brown, Rowan - Rangitoto College

Cameron, Daniel - St. Peter's College

Campbell, Andrew - Christ's College

Catlin, James - Rosmini College

Clarke, Louis - Christ's College

De Jager, Calum - Auckland Grammar School

Dell, Matt - Sacred Heart College

Ferigo, Louie - Sacred Heart College

Fleming, Ben - St. Kentigern College

Fountain, Bae - Mt. Maunganui College

Gogarty-Watson, Ronan - St. Peter's College

Gould, Amosa - King's College

Groom, Sam - Rangitoto College

Hall, Corban - St. John's College

Hermans, Nick - Sacred Heart College

Horan, Kiahi - Aquinas College

Kingan, Byron - St. Kentigern College

Kirk, Korban - Westlake Boys' High School

Larsen, Bronson - Sacred Heart College

Matthews, Brandon - Long Bay College

McDonald, Alex - St. Kentigern College

McNaught, Alex - St. Kentigern College

Milne, Adam - Avondale College

Moffatt, Liam - Tauranga Boys' College

Morris, Matt - Rangitoto College

Paterson, Nick - Macleans College

Pavlovich, Blake - Westlake Boys High School

Pogai, Stanford - Hamilton Boys' High School

Pomana, Cameron - Palmerston North Boys' High School

Quinn, Matt - St. Bernard's College

Schuler, Josef - Aquinas College

Simpson, Billy - St. Kentigern College

Slessor-White, Michael - Rosmini College

Smith, Kane - Mt. Albert Grammar School

Sterritt, Ben - St. Kentigern College

Stirling, Matt - St. Kentigern College

Sullivan, Hamish - Sacred Heart College

Wylie, Sam - Aquinas College


Trials will take place on October 14 and 15 at Diocesan School for Girls (schoolgirls) and at the AUT Millennium Institute (schoolboys); session times will be communicated after player registration which needs to be done by email to and by 10am on Monday 25 September 2017.

Further information and camp dates, for November and December will be confirmed after player registrations have closed.

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