After very strong seasons, the girls’ and boys’ teams qualified for their grand finals with dominant semi-final wins against The Friend’s School. In the grand finals on Friday 18 August, the girls played St Michael’s Collegiate School and the boys played Hobart College.
When GYC played Collegiate in the College Girls’ water polo competition, the game was close and exciting.
At half time GYC was down 1-2.
In the second half GYC rallied. GYC restricted the Collegiate attack and repeatedly drove into Collegiate’s territory raining shot after shot upon their goal. GYC pulled one back to tie the match but Collegiate’s defence stood firm.
At full time it was 2 all.
After a short break, the match resumed with a sudden death golden goal. On the whistle Collegiate drove at GYC and was rewarded with a goal.
The Collegiate team was crowned the 2017 champions with a 3-2 win.
The GYC girls are to be congratulated for their season. They trained and played with enthusiasm and fine sportsmanship. GYC was pipped in the final but the girls should be proud of their efforts.
GYC was co-captained by Madeline Gowan and Zoey McKenzie. Madeline was named the most valuable player of the College Girls’ competition
coach: Peter Kube manager: Sandra Guerzoni
The boys started their final well scoring early and looked to have an early upper hand.
Hobart boys clawed their way back into the game and went into half time with a 2-3 lead.
GYC drew level early in the second half but couldn’t get gain a clear advantage. Quick scoring towards the end saw a full-time score line of 4-6 to Hobart College.
The boys were captained by William Poland, coached by Jack Fairhurst (GYC 2016 ) and managed by Mr Thad Rose.
Nelson Goram-Aitken was named the third most valuable player of the college boys’ competition.