National Water Polo League: Hunter Hurricanes shift Saturday's game in Newcastle Harbour to Lambton Pool

CANCELLED: Preparations for the proposed Newcastle Harbour water polo game earlier this week. Picture: Hunter Hurricanes Facebook page

CANCELLED: Preparations for the proposed Newcastle Harbour water polo game earlier this week. Picture: Hunter Hurricanes Facebook page

This weekend’s maiden voyage into Newcastle Harbour may have been delayed but the Hunter Hurricanes have only just started making their presence felt at the iconic Queens Wharf venue.

Hurricanes board member and event organiser Phil Reid said the club had purchased temporary equipment such as the inflatable field outline and netting, which had been set up on Thursday before the predicted weather forecast forced a change in plans.

“Regardless of this game we want to have plenty there in the future,” he said.

“We want to incrementally make it bigger and better.”

The scheduled round 10 National Water Polo League games now revert to regular home Lambton Pool. The Hurricanes, both women’s and men’s teams, host the Sydney University Lions on Saturday (4.30pm, 6pm) and Sunday (11.30am, 1pm).

Next Saturday Hunter will attempt to return to Newcastle Harbour against the UTS Balmain Tigers. 

Negotiations have also started to play at Queens Wharf again when the Adelaide Jets visit on April 1.     

Squad wise for the men and Arjun Mahadevan will be sidelined with a wrist injury suffered on the Hurricanes recent rip to Western Australia while Mitch Robinson and Matt Humby are away on representative duties at the NSW All Schools Championships in Sydney.

OFF: The Hunter Hurricanes will have to wait another week to play their first ever game at Queens Wharf in Newcastle Harbour after predicted weather forecasts forced a change back to Lambton Pool. Picture: Marina Neil

OFF: The Hunter Hurricanes will have to wait another week to play their first ever game at Queens Wharf in Newcastle Harbour after predicted weather forecasts forced a change back to Lambton Pool. Picture: Marina Neil

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