THE Men’s A-Grade Grand Final will take place this Saturday between Melville’s Port Colts and UWA Flotsam as part of the festivities of the FINA World League Inter-Continental Cup at HBF Stadium.
Because of the action taking place at HBF Stadium with the Inter-Continental Cup, the Grand Finals of the A-Grade competition will be part of the ticketed event.
But you can make a whole day out of taking in some world-class water polo along with the A-Grade Grand Final.
The Men’s Grand Final between the Port Colts and Flotsam will take place at 1.45pm at the HBF Stadium 10 Lanes Outdoor Pool.
Entry into HBF Stadium is $15 for adults and $10 children, but that will give you the chance to not only watch both the Men’s and Women’s A-Grade Grand Finals but to also take in the Inter-Continental Cup action as well.
The Grand Finals have been timed to be played in between the Inter-Continental Cup action so you want to have to choose between the two.
The Men’s A-Grade competition for the 2018-19 season was split into two conference with the team that finished on top of their conference would advance to this Saturday’s Grand Final.
Things were tight throughout the season in the Fremantle Conference with eventually Port Colts and South Fremantle Bloods finishing 9-3 records, but Port Colts advanced to the Grand Final with the Bloods having to forfeit their final round match.
Then in the UWA Conference, UWA Flotsam finished out on top having won nine of the 12 matches to advance to Grand Final ahead of Triton, UWA City Beach and UWA Rangers.
With the break for both West Australian teams in the Australian Water Polo League this weekend, the stage is set for two fully strength teams from the Port Colts and Flotsam aside from those involved in the Inter-Continental Cup.
That means the stage is set for what should be a tremendous Grand Final on Saturday.
The two teams did meet during the season in Cross Conference action with Port Colts beating UWA Flotsam 19-7 on that occasion at HBF Stadium.
There’s plenty of firepower on either side as well.
Throughout the season for Port Colts, Tom Prior scored 50 goals, Elijah Neesham 17, Jordan Kremers-Taylor 15, Davis Verboon 14, Clancy Neesham 14, Michael Altieri 12, Luke Pavillard 11 and Lachlan Benetti 10.
Meanwhile for Flotsam during the season, Nick Hughes scored 27 goals, Andrew Ford 23, Drew Lilleyman 17, Will Lantzke 15, Gaelan Patterson 12 and Tom Powell 12.
MEN’S A-GRADE – GRAND FINAL
Saturday March 30, 1.45pm – HBF Stadium (10 Lanes Outdoor Pool)
MWPC Port Colts v UWA Flotsam