Junior Season Wrap 20-21

U18 Winners 2021

In season 2020/21 UWA Waterpolo Club had 20 teams playing in Junior State League across the Sunday and Monday night competitions.  This number of teams competing cannot be achieved without the significant efforts of our training coaches Damian Kelly, Andrei Kovalenko & Raul Ricci (and Sam Shead and Vaughn Thomson in Term 4), our Game night coaches and Team Managers. The Club would like to thank parents for their efforts in supporting their children and acting as table officials, particularly all those parents who undertook the Waterpolo Australia accreditation for Competition Officials.  We would encourage parents to undertake this free course.

Congratulations to all teams on their effort and work throughout the season.

11 UWA teams competed in Grand Finals.

A Division

U12  Boys Cubs, 9am v Melville
U12  Girls Cubs, 9am v Melville
U14  Girls Gold, 10am v Melville
U16  Girls Blue, 12pm v Melville
U16  Boys Bears, 1pm v Melville
U18  Girls Green, 2pm v Melville (plate final)
U18  Girls Blue, 3pm v Triton
U18  Boys Blue, 4pm v Melville

B Division

U14B  Girls Green, 11:30am v Newman
U14B  Boys White, 12:30pm v Triton
U16B  Boys White, 2:30pm v Triton

Special mention to the following teams who won their Grand Finals and were awarded 2020/2021 WPWAI Premiership flags:

U14B  Boys White v Triton coached by Charlie George and Ben Howie
U16B  Boys White v Triton coached by Nathan Phillips
U18A  Boys Blue v Melville coached by Oli Davis

And the U18 Girls Green who won the plate coached by Raul Ricci

U18 Winners 2021

U18 Plate

Club Uniform

Our Club is well recognised across Australia. Our Uniform Shop Co-Ordinator, Denise Dalton keeps us all looking our best. When UWA teams turn up at JSL or AYC, it supports the professional image of our club. This season the Club transitioned to our new Kap7 uniform.

Next season we will be looking at getting all our teams in the new uniform.

Fairest and Best & Most Improved Players

Fairest and Best awards are based on WPWAI votes from JSL games, while Most Improved are selected by team coaches.

U12 Girls
Cubs coached by Peter Symons managed by Nancy Shaw
MI: Molly McGough
F&B:  Emily Elphick * Also WPWAI Overall Fairest and Best

U12 Boys
Cubs coached by Oliver Sheldrick managed by Kate Watson
MI: Vlad Belov
F&B: Ryan Wallis

Under 14s
Thanks to  Michelle Sayer as U14 Girls Delegate

Blue, coached by Pip Pedley, managed by Erica Salt
(MI) Madison Godber
(F&B) Jamie de Bruin

Gold, coached by Glenda Morgan, managed by Julia Williams
(MI) Lian Bewsher
(F&B) Angela Williams

Green (Divison B), coached by Claire Whittaker, managed by Lisa Lilleyman
(MI) Stella Dark
(F&B) Bridget Lilleyman and Zoe Cannon on equal votes

White (Division B), coached by Bec Gibb, managed by Michelle Sayer
(MI) Ruby Phillips
(F&B)  Ella Peovitis   * Also WPWAI Overall Fairest and Best in B Division

Thanks to Belinda Giles as a new Delegate this season for the U14 Boys

Bears coached by Matt George, managed by Louise Nicholls
(MI) Charlie Cotter
(F&B) George Hodgson

Blue coached by Quentin Megson, managed by Mel Braddock
(MI) Saile Du Preez
(F&B)  Luke Megson

Green coached by Damian Kelly and Cliff Woods, managed by Penny Regan
(MI) Ivan Zorotovic
(F&B) Sam Regan

White (Division B) coached by Charlie George and Ben Howie, managed by Liesl De Vries
(MI) Jacques de Vries
(F&B) Archie Ryan  and Zephyr O’Brien on equal votes

The U14 Rising Star is presented to players we believe have a big future in water polo if they continue to commit and train hard
These awards are chosen by our Head Coaches. Congratulations to –
Girls:  Emily Murdoch
Boys:  Ben Marris

U14 Rising Stars 2021

Under 16s

Thanks to Phillipa Johnson as U16 Girls Delegate

Blue coached by Damian Kelly, managed by Jen Taboni
(F&B) Gabi Sayer

Green coached by Raul Ricci and Damian Kelly, managed by Melissa Haynes
(F&B) Olivia Haynes

Most Improved in the respective age groups

  • Born 2005 – Most Improved – Katie Marris
  • Born 2006 – Most Improved – Emily Taylor

 Thanks to Travis Smith as U16 Boys Delegate

Bears coached by Bryon Kelly, managed by Lisa Lilleyman
(F&B) Owen Lilleyman  * Also WPWAI Overall Fairest and Best

Blue coached by Andrew Barber, managed by Felicity Handley
(F&B)  Ethan Kelly

Gold coached by Parsa Vahdani Barber, managed by Dex De Briun
(F&B) Kyle de Bruin

White (Division B) coached by Nathan Phillips, managed by Kelli Fischer
(F&B) Jaxon Chester

Most Improved in the respective age groups

  • Born 2005 – Most Improved – Charlie Reynolds
  • Born 2006 – Most Improved – Axel Nilsson

U16 Most Outstanding Players – awards chosen by our Head coaches and recognise future potential, training ethic and competition performance
Girls:  Amelia Taboni  * Also WPWAI Overall Fairest and Best
Boys:  Tim Lonnqvist

U16 MO 2021

Under 18s

Special acknowledgement to our Born 2003 boys and girls players who move on to Senior Grades next season.  Many of these young adults have been with us since flippaball and we hope they continue playing with the Senior club.

It has been wonderful to watch this group develop their water polo skills, team work and leadership skills since they started together in U14s. Many of these players have over their Junior years been active members of the Club, have coached numerous Flippaball and DSC teams, have assisted with Club activities. They have also been great ambassadors for our Club on their trips away to Europe and AYC.

Thanks to Julie Tomas as U18 Girls Delegate

Blue– Coached by Damian Kelly and managed by Julie Tomas
F&B: Holly Greville

Green – Coached by Raul Ricci and Damian Kelly and managed by Michelle Sayer
F&B: Daisy Morse

Thanks to Maryanne Marshall as U18 Boys Delegate

Green – Coached initially by Taz Williams and in latter part of season Steve Cook, Oli Davis and Stefan managed by Maryanne Marshall
F&B: Rory Dalton

Blue– Coached by Oliver Davis managed by Rob Lodge
F&B: Tyler Fazio * Also WPWAI Overall Fairest and Best

U18s

Club’s Special Awards

Junior Referee Award:

Thanks to Club Secretary Clare Barber this year the Club ran another guided U16 Community Referee accreditation. Juniors undertook practise at Flippaball and DSC and completed the online courses. Congratulations to the 10 x U16 members who have completed the course.

The Junior Referee Award recognises members who have undertaken a WPA Referee accreditation and have demonstrated considerable development as a Referee. The award acknowledges the importance of referees to our game.

The winners of this Award for 20/21 are:  Xavier Harris and Mack Williams

Referees 2021

 Junior Polo Bear Award:

Juniors play an important role within our Club in roles as coaches, referees and helpers at Flippaball and our District School Competition. The support is invaluable and the Club thanks all Juniors who contributed in the 2020/21 Season. We hope that you enjoyed the experience and will continue to volunteer.

The Junior Polo Bear Award is awarded to a junior member who is an all-rounder. Who represents our Club with excellence, showing dedication and commitment to the Club. They give their best in the pool, when they train and play, and are always willing to help around the Club. They exhibit a positive attitude, leadership and act as a great example for younger players.

There were a number of nominations:  Holly Greville, Harper Phillips, Will Marshall, Tim Lonnqvist, Gabbi Sayer and Bianca Patchet

The Junior Polo Bear in 2020/21 is awarded to Will Marshall.

Will 2021

Head Coaches – 2021

Head Coaches

UWA Water Polo Club is very happy to announce Head Coach appointments, effective 1 January 2021.

Men’s Head Coach Appointment

The club is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrei Kovalenko to the position of Head Coach of the men’s program. Many of you may already know “Kova” as he has been involved with the club for a number of years and was the architect behind much of the success that the club has enjoyed over the last decade. As a player Kova competed at the highest level for nearly 20 years and took part in three consecutive Olympics for three countries, including a bronze medal in 1992.

Kova had a distinguished career playing in the Australian Water Polo League over a number years. Kova scored 105 goals in one season along with the record for the quickest goal .06 second and for scoring 2 goals within 1 second and snatching a vital victory for his team in the dying seconds of the game.

After retiring from playing Kova shifted focus to his passion for coaching and passing on his years of experience to the next generation of water polo players.

Kova will implement the club’s coaching plan and oversee all of our men’s/boys’ coaching activities from AWL all the way through the junior programs.

We are very lucky to have a coach of Kova’s passion and calibre involved in our program and we are excited to welcome him back to the club.

Women’s Head Coach Appointment

The club is pleased to announce the appointment of Damian Kelly to the position of Head Coach of the women’s program. Many of you already know “Damo” as he has been involved with the club for a number of years and was the development coach of junior men’s teams that led to the success that the club has enjoyed over the last decade.

Damian is currently the Head Coach of our men’s program and was proposing to leave for Sydney on a permanent basis in December but a change of heart has led him to reconsider and take on the Women’s Head Coaching position. Damian is very keen on implementing the successful men’s program into the women’s program.

He will be responsible for all of our women’s /girls’ coaching activities from AWL all the way through to the junior programs.

The club is very fortunate to have a coach of Damian’s experience and passion for the sport. We expect with Damian’s direct involvement in the women’s program that we will see significant changes in our playing results at both state and national competitions.

Members are most welcome to contact Damian and congratulate him on his decision to coach the women’s program of our club.

 

Senior Milestones!

Senior players on their game miletsones (bold)

Kudos to the following seniors on their senior game milestones!

Michael Hopkins – 800 senior games.
Founding member and games played record holder. Hop is a goal keeper who played in the longest (5 hours) final in water polo history. 4 quarters followed by 20 periods of extra time. The rules have since been changed!

Mark Mason – 500 senior games.
Originally from Victoria, and a team mate of Hop, Mase has also coached our A Grade women in the late 90s and Juniors at our Club more recently.

Jason Shaw – 300 senior games.
Jase started playing polo in 1983. He was Captain of our Quarter Century team and UWA Sport Star of the Year in 1993!

Alexandra Hughes – 100 senior games.
Alex started as a Junior and has played for the UWA Torpedoes. Of our current senior women only Margy O’Connor, Lisa Lilleyman and Kelle Mason have played more games than Alex and they are twice her age!


Congrats to these members and our other milestone players below!

Senior players on their game miletsones (bold)

Milestone 800

Hop

 

Milestone 500  Mase

Milestone 300

Jase

 

Milestone 100  Alex

 

UWA WPC SENIOR GAMES PLAYED TO APRIL 2020

Senior Season Wrap!

Winners 2020

Without a doubt season 19/20 will go down in history as one we will never forget.

Prior to the unprecedented cancellation of the season due to COVID-19, the Club was having a sensational season with plenty of positive banter around the Clubrooms every Wednesday night.

While we will never know the results of the finals, a special shout out goes to the Men’s UWA City Beach Challenge Cup Team and the Men’s B Grade Rangers team who topped the minor premiership tables.  All the State League results can be found here.

Below is a table of who took out the F&B for their team as voted by the referees.
(The Club did not award Challenge Cup prizes due to the short season).

Grade Team F&B Winner by referee votes Team Manager/s
A Grade Men UWA City Beach Riley Maurich Jane Maurich
A Grade Men UWA Flotsam Nicholas Hughes Andrew Konowalous
A Grade Men UWA Rangers Riley Childs Paul Lilleyman
A Grade Women UWA City Beach Pippa Pedley & Glenda Morgan Francine Gibb
B Grade Men UWA Dropbears Hamish White Oliver Davis & Mat Hughes
B Grade Men UWA Hellfish Fraser Smith Fraser Smith
B Grade Men UWA Rangers Mitch Barns Ben McCleery
B Grade Women UWA Rangers Jamie Cannon Martyn Evans
C Grade Men UWA Dugongs Lachlan Pethick Ben Vittino & Nic Lantzke
C Grade Men UWA Oils Ross Mecham Paul Lilleyman
C Grade Women UWA CB T-Rexs Alexandra Hughes Alexandra Hughes
D Grade Men UWA Bears Ray Mayers Michael Hopkins
E Grade Men UWA Growlers Daniel Vittino Tim Green & Ric Vittino
E Grade Men UWA Horse Henry Cook Joshua Everett
E Grade Women UWA Sisters Margaret O’Connor Megan Prentice & Deb Bow
F Grade Men UWA Caramello Bears Josh Leaman David Barber
F Grade Men UWA Yellers Pat Williams Simon Williams
F Grade Women UWA Emeralds Cathy Farrell Jaime Smith

Association Fairest & Best

Extra shout out to Tom Sangster (Challenge Cup), Fraser Smith, Ray Mayers and Pat Williams for also taking out the Water Polo WA Association Fairest and Best for their grade!  Well done!

Team of the Year

Congrats to the E Grade Horses, captained by Josh Everett, for taking out the O’Keefe Trophy for Greatest Team Contribution in their first year with the Club.  It’s great to see the younger crew getting stuck into the Senior State League competition with such energy.  Josh has done a super job herding the ‘Horses’ and we are all looking forward to seeing these guys grow as a team as the seasons pass.  Sterling effort boys … giddy-up now!

The Dunny Seat!

Rob Gray from the E Grade Growlers took out the ‘Dunny Seat Award’ with a swift, champion-like effort … breaking his own team mate’s (Andy Meyer) nose at training with his knee (accidentally of course).  Rob was heard muttering “head under water is fair game”.  Other nominees included Josh Everett and John Contessi.  When you see them next, ask them about why they were nominated!

Polo Bear of the Year

The Senior Award goes to a person who has worked tirelessly to help out our Club.

Congratulations to Club Secretary Clare Barber on being awarded the ‘Best Contribution by a Club Member – Polo Bear of the Year Award’ – for her exceptional contribution to the Club.  Clare also won the Award last season in her first year as Club Secretary.  Clare dedicates an enormous amount of time to the Club beyond the normal club secretarial role.

This season she was instrumental in organising a number of new initiatives including the accreditation of all coach and table officials for the Australian Youth Championships in January 2020.  Clare also ran a table official course at the club to assist parents in their completion of the accreditation.

Clare demonstrated her interest in youth development guiding a group of thirteen U16 members through the Community referee accreditation course keeping them all on track and assisting in navigating the various courses, pre-requisites and liaising with WPA to undertake the practical components.  This was the first group of Community Referees to gain the accreditation in WA.

Clare assisted in the Café by familiarising our new Club Manager with club operations and establishing rosters.

Behind the scenes this season she arranged City of Nedlands Public Building Approval for our Clubrooms, food business registration and is working towards making an application for a Club Restricted Liquor licence.

She co-ordinated the helpers for UWA Open Day and acts the club’s liaison with UWA Sport.

As if that was not enough she was often spotted assisting F Grade Men’s Caramello Bears with table duties and even constructed rebound nets following their purchase.  And when no one else was around she’s the one that cleaned out the exploded cans of cool drink from the Clubroom fridge!

Thank you Clare and congratulations!

Further Thanks

Special mention to Sonya Orso our new Club Manager, for her excellent service on Wednesday nights.

Thanks to all our Team Managers and Club Referees along with Women’s Delegate Lisa Lilleyman and our new Men’s Delegate Dex De Bruin and everyone else on the UWA WPC Committee for their ongoing dedication to the Club.

Perhaps more than ever before, the Club is looking forward to getting everyone back in the pool!

Junior Season 19-20 Wrap!

All Winners

This newsletter is to set out some of the achievements of the Junior Division of the UWA Water Polo Club in Season 2019/2020 and acknowledge the efforts of all players, coaches, managers and parents in what has been a wonderful season.   It is obviously extremely disappointing that as a Club we were unable to celebrate together in the normal Junior Windup format. Please take the time to review this summary.

WPWAI Junior State League

In season 2019/20 UWA Waterpolo Club had 24 teams playing in Junior State League across the Sunday and Monday night competitions.  This number of teams competing cannot be achieved without the significant efforts of our training coaches Damian Kelly, Vaughn Thomson, Andrei Kovalenko, Raul Ricci and Sam Shead, our Game night coaches and Team Managers. The Club would like to thank parents for their efforts in supporting their children and acting as table officials, particularly all those parents who undertook the Waterpolo Australia accreditation for Competition Officials.  We would encourage parents to undertake this free course.

Congratulations to all teams on their effort and work throughout the season.

If the WPWA Finals Series had proceeded UWA would have had 14 teams competing – an amazing result for our Club.

Special mention to the following teams who finished top of the Ladder and were awarded 2019/2020 WPWAI Premiership flags:
U18A Boys Blue coached by Oli Davis and managed by Liesl Brogan
U16A Boys Bears coached by Stephen Cook and managed by Maryanne Marshall
U16A Girls Bears coached by Kim Johnson, managed by Philippa Johnson

Club Uniform

Our Club is well recognised across Australia. Our Uniform Shop Co-Ordinator, Denise Dalton keeps us all looking our best.  When UWA teams turn up at Junior State League or Australian Youth Championships, our presentation in uniform supports the professional image of our Club.  The Club is reviewing our uniform so watch this space.  Thanks Denise!

Polo Bear Cafe

This year the Club employed Sonya Orso as Club Manager for our café and bar. Sonya is to be congratulated on her efforts and the new initiatives she introduced in the Polo Bear Cafe. Thank you to all the parents, across all age groups, for their help at Flippaball on BBQ roster. This was new this year to spread the work load and ensure the continued relationship between age groups and our newest club members at Flippaball level. The feedback about the nights has been very positive and we will continue with these rosters across all age groups next season.  Thanks also to the Polo Bear café team of Gabi Sayer, Will Hart, Bec Gibb and Holly Rose.

Fairest and Best Players

Fairest and Best awards are based on WPWAI votes from JSL games, while U14 Most Improved are selected by team coaches.

U14 GIRLS

Thank you to Michelle Sayer as U14 Delegate.

Blue coached by Sam Shead assisted by Glenda Morgan, managed by Sarah and John Skeldon
Most Improved – Nina Musk
Fairest and Best – Ava Skeldon

Gold coached by Sam Shead assisted by Claire Durston, managed by Melissa Haynes
Most Improved – Kate Colthart
Fairest and Best – Olivia Haynes

Green coached by Raul Ricci assisted by Pippa Pedley, managed by Julia Feutrill
Most Improved – Evie Salt
Fairest and Best – Angela Williams

White coached by Raul Ricci assisted by Claire Whitaker, managed by Dex De Bruin
Most Improved – Emily Murdoch and Amaia Roberts
Fairest and Best – Liberty Sheldrick

 U14 Girls

U14 BOYS

Thank you to Travis Smith as U14 Delegate.

Bears coached by Andrew Barber, managed by Holly Lonnqvist
Most Improved – Mitchell Roche
Fairest and Best – Tim Lonnqvist also Waterpolo WA State League Fairest & Best recipient

Blue coached by Bryon Kelly, managed by Melinda Braddock
Most Improved – Llewyn Thurston
Fairest and Best – Mack Williams

Gold coached by Quentin Megson, managed by Suzette Pritchard
Most Improved – Benji Pritchard
Fairest and Best – Luke Megson

Green coached by Ben and Matt Howie, managed by Michael Panegyres
Most Improved – Lachlan Giles
Fairest and Best – Tom Edibam

Cubs coached by Cliff Woods, managed by Penny Regan
Fairest and Best – Jake Taboni
MVP – Sam Regan
Most Improved – Will Massey

U16 GIRLS

Thank you to Philippa Johnson as U16 Delegate. It is acknowledged that this was her 1st year as Delegate.        

White coached by Bec and Tash Liddle, managed by Justin Flavel
Fairest and Best – Emma King

Bears coached by Kim Johnson, managed by Philippa Johnson
Fairest and Best – Alice Williams

Gold coached by Alison Weisler, managed by Jennifer Taboni
Fairest and Best – Amelia Taboni

In U16 two Most Improved awards are made by Head Coaches, one in each age group:

Born 2005 Most Improved – Chloe Schortinghuis
Born 2004 Most Improved – Holly Murdoch

U16 BOYS

Thank you to Maryanne Marshall as U16 Delegate

Bears coached by Stephen Cook, managed by Maryanne Marshall
Fairest and Best – Rory Dalton

Blue coached by Tarrin Williams, managed by Paul and Lisa Lilleyman
Fairest and Best – Owen Lilleyman also Waterpolo WA State League Fairest & Best recipient

Green coached by Stephen Cook, managed by Anne Maree Cook
Fairest and Best – Alex Graham

In U16 two Most Improved awards are made by Head Coaches, one in each age group:

Born 2005 Most Improved – Marcus Burr
Born 2004 Most Improved – Anton Komninos

04 05 Most Improved

U18

Special acknowledgment is made of our Under 18 age group. The Club would like to recognise all our Born 2002 players who move on to Senior Grades next season.  Many of these young adults have been with us since Flippaball and we hope they will continue playing within the Senior club and continue the friendships they have developed – they can be life-long friendships. This is not the way we wished to see you finish your junior playing years.

U18 GIRLS

Thank you to Julie Tomas as U18 Girls Delegate.  It is acknowledged that this was her 1st year as Delegate.        

Bears – Coached by Tayla Barbas, managed by Julie Tomas
Fairest and Best – Rebecca Gibb also Waterpolo WA State League Fairest & Best recipient

Blue– Coached by Kim Johnson and managed by Philippa Johnson
Fairest and Best – Isabella Sayer

White – Coached by Sana Brotherson and managed by Gretchen Calder
Fairest and Best – Iman Kaplanian

U18 BOYS

Particular mention should be made of the Born 02 boys who have won Gold medals at U14 National Championships, U16 National Championships and bronze at U18 Australian Youth Championships, this shows a huge commitment to the Club.

Thank you Rob Lodge as U18 Boys Delegate another new Delegate this season.

Bears Coached by Tarrin Williams managed by Nicole Talbot
Fairest and Best – Campbell McAullay

Blue Coached by Oliver Davis managed by Liesl Brogan
Fairest and Best – Andrew Barber also Waterpolo WA State League Fairest & Best recipient

Green Coached by Matt Stacy managed by Kate Evelegh
Fairest and Best – Noah Brown

Assoc winners 2020

Association winners – Andrew, Tim, Owen and Bec

Junior Club Awards:

Referee Accreditation

This year the Club ran a guided Community Referee accreditation for Juniors.

Congratulations Sophie Johnson, Cerys Evans, Tom Simich, Tom Regan, Rory Dalton, Gabrielle Sayer, Jasmine Terry, Gretl Petelczyc, Owen Lilleyman, Owen Terry, Abigail Heymans, Ari Pearson and Sinan Wehrli who successfully completed the accreditation.

A new Award has been introduced to acknowledge the importance of referees to our game.

The Junior Referee Award acknowledges a member who has undertaken a WPA Referee accreditation, has shown a commitment to assisting with Club refereeing and has demonstrates considerable development and potential as a Referee.

The inaugural winner of this Junior Referee Award is:  Ari Pearson

 

There are great opportunities at UWA to play water polo at an elite level.

The U14 Rising Star and U16 Most Outstanding Junior Awards are presented to players who demonstrate the potential for a successful future in water polo.  These awards are chosen by our Head Coaches and take into consideration training, attitude and game performance.

UWA U14 Rising Star Awards

Sarah Major

Edward Handley

U14 Rising

UWA U16 Most Outstanding Player

Sophie Johnson

Owen Lilleyman

U16 Outstanding

Junior Polo Bear Award

Juniors play an important role within our Club in roles as coaches, referees and helpers at Flippaball and our District School Competition. The support is invaluable and the Club thanks all Juniors who contributed in the 2019/20 Season. We hope that you enjoyed the experience and will continue to volunteer.

The Junior Polo Bear Award is awarded to a junior member who is an all-rounder. Who represents our Club with excellence, showing dedication and commitment to the Club. They give their best in the pool, when they train and play, and are always willing to help around the Club. They exhibit a positive attitude, leadership and act as a great example for younger players.

We had several nominations this year. Acknowledgment is made of the U16 Girls Daisy Morse, Olivia Pearce, Holly Murdoch, Peri Edwards and Sophie Johnson who helped at the Flippaball Come and Try day, Floreat Forum club day, Club Busy Bee, Flippaball refereeing and also coached teams. They attended training regularly and played multiple games a week. They are also regular supporters of the Torpedoes. Well done to you all.

The Junior Polo Bear in 2019/20 is awarded to Andrew Barber.

Andrew began his waterpolo with UWA at Flippaball with a City Beach Primary team. He was identified early as a promising left hander and began JSL as an U13. He won the Club’s U14 Rising Star award in 2016.  He won gold medals at U14 and U16 National Championships and a bronze at U18 Australian Youth Championships in 2020, captaining the Born 02 team for U16 and U18. He has won the Waterpolo WA State League U14, U16 and U18 Fairest and Best award. In 2019 he completed his Development coach accreditation and has coached an U14 team for the past 2 seasons and is well respected by the players and parents. He has also always made himself available for DSC refereeing when required and assists at the club BBQ whenever required. This is on top of a busy schedule as a WAIS athlete, finishing ATAR in 2019 and making his debut in Torpedoes in 2020. He is a dedicated club member that sets a great example both in and out of the pool for all Juniors. Congratulations to Andrew and best wishes in your Senior water polo.

Jnr of Year