Demons, B52s in the pool for Geraldton Water Polo Association semifinals at Aquarena

Headshot of Reuben Carder
Reuben CarderGeraldton Guardian
Drew Tunbridge
Camera IconDrew Tunbridge Credit: Sam Jones/Geraldton Guardian

Semifinals tip off in the pool this weekend as the water polo season heads for the final whistle.

There are mammoth encounters in the men’s and women’s A-grades on Saturday.

B52s will be looking to make a second consecutive grand final.

They play Rats, who lost to Demons in the final round of fixtures, but managed to put six goals on the board with the score ending 6-14.

B52s were within an inch of taking the minor flag themselves, with a single point proving the difference when they met Demons in round 13.

Demons won that encounter 10-9 and finished just six points clear.

Players like goalie Craig Harrington and Kurt and Drew Tunbridge will be aiming to make sure there is no mistake and they go through.

Demons are also the defending premiers in women’s A-grade and they play Serpents.

B52s wrapped up the minor premiership with a 9-1 win against Serpents on February 12.

Rats play Serpents in the women’s B-grade and Demons play B52s in the men’s.

The matches this Saturday will be the Geraldton City in Colour Mental Health Round.

“It is all about raising awareness of mental health and to just get people checking in on mates to make sure they are OK,” the association said.

“Mental health isn’t talked about enough in our community, especially not enough within the sporting communities.

“With such a vast range of members within our association, we can try and raise the awareness and hopefully pave the way or help people get the help they need.”

There will be an artistic swimming demonstration and dash for cash on the day.

More information is available on the association’s social media.

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