WPA already on route to Rio success
Just a month after the 2012 London Olympic Games Water Polo Australia (WPA) has begun walking the ‘road to Rio’ and is currently undertaking a comprehensive review of its overall high performance programs.
With the vision of winning gold in 1433 days time at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, one key area WPA is focussed on is making changes to the delivery of its high performance programs through enhanced partnership opportunities.
Part of this process will result in improvements to the structure of WPA’s senior and junior programs and will include some changes to staff who have contributed to the building of the current programs and their successes to date.
Australia’s men’s head coach John Fox’s contract with WPA concludes on 30 September 2012 and as a result of the review WPA has elected to explore new head coaching options.
WPA CEO Chris Harrison said the sport was wholeheartedly greeting the challenge of continual improvement into the next Olympic cycle.
“Water Polo Australia’s board and staff are excited by the prospect of leading the sport into a new era with a key priority being to build on the recent success at the 2012 London Olympic Games,” Harrison said.
“We are fully committed to ensuring we provide the best program and coaching structure to support our athletes.”
Harrison thanked Fox for his contribution to the sport and said the current review and recruiting process was ongoing.
“We would like to take this opportunity to thank John Fox for his contribution and achievements as the men’s head coach since 2007,” Harrison said.
“John has been a major part of implementing new initiatives into the men’s program and on behalf of the board and staff we wish him all the best for the future.
“We will release further information regarding the review in due course including the method of engaging our men’s national head coach."