CEO Corner: Bright future for water polo in Australia
We have a very exciting time approaching for our sport as we sit down and continue to evolve our Strategic Plan.
The Executive Officers conference will be held in Melbourne on 19th and 20th February and all of our State EOís will be contributing to the WPAL Strategic Plan sessions that will be led by Brendan Lynch.
Last year Brendan worked on our Development/National Participation Strategy and he has a great understanding already of where we are headed as an organisation.
It is the work of all of these key stakeholders and the members they represent that will shape our future.
In the pool we saw some remarkable results at the BHP Billiton Aquatic Super Series in Perth.
Congratulations must go to both our teams and their support staff. Both the womenís and menís games were of a high quality and we witnessed some great performances from new team members.
For the Aussie Sharks it was a first victory over Croatia in 14 years (the last time being at the USA tournament in June 2000 I believe). We have been close on a number of occasions, namely at last yearís FINA World Championships, and to finally have a win, and a comprehensive one at that, shows the positive signs for Elvis Fatovic and his young squad.
Domestically the National Water Polo League is about to start, getting underway tonight and from everyone at WPA, all the best to all 12 clubs.
Leading the way for the NWPL will be our new Manager, Events and Competition, Noel Harrod. Noel brings a wealth of talent, experience and enthusiasm to the role and we welcome him on board.
Noelís appointment leaves me thanking Peter Hobday once again for his outstanding contribution over the years in the area of events and competition. We look forward to seeing Peter around a pool somewhere in a tournament director role.
Finally, in this digital social media age I encourage each and every member of the Australian water polo community to engage with us on social media. Please like our facebook page, follow us on twitter (WPA, Aussie Sharks and Aussie Stingers) and subscribe to our YouTube Channel.
These online platforms are a great way to support our sport and its players and voice an opinion (always clean!) on our sport. If you need to see our social media guidelines they are available on our website.
Until next time, I hope you score some goals.