7 things you need to know about 16&U Girls National Champs

Hobart is set to host the 2017 16&U Girls National Club Championships this week and we have all the details you need to know to follow the event live or at home.  Here are the 7 things you need to know:

  1. WHERE CAN I FIND THE RESULTS?

You can follow all the results on the Sport TG Match Centre.  CLICK HERE to go directly to the Girls 16&U National Championships results.

  1. WHERE WILL THE GAMES BE HELD?

This years Girls 16U National Aged Championships will be held in Hobart at the Doone Kennedy Hobart Aquatic Centre, 1 Davies Avenue, Queens Domain, Tasmania.

  1. WHEN WILL THE GAMES BE PLAYED?

Games will commence on Wednesday 27 September, and will continue through to the finals on Monday 2 October.

Games will start at 08:00 am each day with the exception of Saturday 30 September, where games will start at 10:00am.

  1. CAN I WATCH THE FINALS IF I CAN’T MAKE IT IN PERSON?

YES!  Great news for Water Polo fans this year, all FINALS will be live streamed through WPA’s streaming partner OVO Mobile.  CLICK HERE to see the full streaming schedule for Monday 2 October.

To view these live broadcasts, free access will be available on OVO’s app OVOPlay which also includes other live sport, like Gymnastics. And, anyone with an OVO prepaid mobile plan, can enjoy all the action data-free.

  1. WHAT ARE THE TEAMS PLAYING FOR?

 Teams will be competing to secure the title of the 2017 16U Girls National Aged Champions.

Teams that miss out on progressing through the preliminary round robin stage will have the opportunity to play off in a series of games for the Shield, Bowl and Plate finals, which will each see two teams fight it out for 21st, 17th and 9th place respectively.

Overview of GIRLS FINALS to be played on Monday 2 October:

08:00 – Shield Final: 21st place

09:10 – Bowl Final: 17th place

10:20 – Plate Final: 9th place

11:30 – Bronze medal game

12:40 – Gold medal game

  1. HOW MANY TEAMS ARE COMPETING?

26 teams are registered to compete this year, totalling over 300 athletes.  Teams will be travelling in to Hobart from across Australia to battle it out for this year’s title.

  1. WHO ARE THE DEFENDING CHAMPIONS?

Last year saw the Sydney Northern Beaches Breakers took a very narrow victory in the finals taking down the Hunter Hurricanes 8-7.

Both teams will be competing again this year, so we will see if the finals can bring the two teams together again.

CLICK HERE to see the full results from last year’s girls finals.