The Australian Water Polo Athlete’s Commission (“The Commission”) was created in 2005 following recommendations by the Australian Olympic Committee and Australian Water Polo Inc.’s (“AWPI”) desire to have greater athlete involvement in the operation of the sport.
The purpose of The Commission is to represent the views of Australian Water Polo athletes to AWPI. The Athletes' Commission Charter sets out the criteria upon which the commission is elected and its roles and objectives. The Athlete’s Commission has full representation on the Board of AWPI, whereby the commission Chairman has all the rights and responsibilities of an AWPI Board member as defined in sections 15.1 and 25.7.5 of the AWPI Constitution. Currently the commission is represented by:
Chairman - Thomas Whalan
Members - Gavin Woods, Sophie Smith, Jane Moran, Joel Dennerley
The Athletes Commission has been involved with and continues to involve itself in projects related to the welfare of Australian water polo athletes. The Athletes Commission has been developed for the welfare of Australian Water Polo players.
National Competitions Committee
Phil Scales (WA) Chair
Annabel Sides (Vic), Jodie Watson (Qld), Adam Richardson (NSW), Phil Bower (NSW), Damian Kelly (WA), Tom Hill (WPA)
Michael McNeill - Chair
Michael DeFina, Noel Harrod, Michael Hart, Phil Scales