2013 World Youth Club Water Polo Challenge Launched
History will be made in a search to discover the world’s finest junior water polo club team. The inaugural 2013 World Youth Club Water Polo Challenge will take place ‘Downunder’ in Canberra, Australia’s national capital from July 6th – 13th 2013.
The 2013 World Youth Club Challenge is a tournament for players aged 17 and under (born 1996) that will witness 24 male and 24 female water polo clubs and regional teams from throughout the world faceoff to see who will be crowned champions.
This international youth sporting event forms a vital part of the 100-year centenary celebration of the founding of Canberra as Australia’s capital city with the tournament being held at the world class Australian Institute of Sport facility.
The Tournament format will be modelled on a rugby 7's draw with teams moving into different divisions after the pool classification matches. Based on pool ranking, teams will then play for the World Youth Challenge Cup, Plate, Shield or Trophy. All teams are guaranteed a minimum of seven matches. For full details and to register your interest visit www.worldyouthwaterpolo.com
Endorsed by Water Polo Australia and refereed by FINA accredited officials including six with Olympic games experience, the 2013 World Youth Club Challenge is the first ever event of its kind and one that has been created to give much needed international experience to showcase the best young water polo players from around the globe.
Positions for teams to compete at the 2013 World Youth Club Challenge are limited. An all inclusive eight or nine night tournament entry and accommodation package has been released for only $140 per head per day which includes Canberra airport transfers, single room accommodation; all meals while staying at the Australian Institute of Sport or the University of Canberra, pool entry, use of the state-of-the-art AIS sporting facilities and a Canberra public bus pass.
The tournament is being run by Trident Event Management with endorsement from Water Polo Australia and ACT Water Polo. An expert organising committee has been formed to govern the tournament.
Noel Harrod: FINA Referee Athens 2004, Section Manager Sydney 2000, Executive Committee World Water Polo Referees Association
Mike Westdorp: Water Polo Announcer Sydney 2000, Athens 2004 Olympics, FINA World Championships 1998 and 2007
Matt Turnbull: Former Australian representative player and director of the Canberra Water Polo Academy
Tom Hoad AM: Player - 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972, Head Coach - 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988 Olympics and the 1975, 1978, 1982, 1986 World Championships, Chairman organising committee - five international competitions including FINA WC 1991 and 1998 and International Swimming Hall of Fame inductee
Don Cameron: Seoul 1988 Olympian, Coach Sydney 2000, FINA referee, President ACT Water Polo
For further information or to book your teams’ spot at this historic youth water polo event contact Noel Harrod at Trident Event Management on +61 (0)417 324 537 or firstname.lastname@example.org