NEWS | 2017 STATE TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT

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12 STATE TEAMS ANNOUNCED FOR 2017 SYDNEY YOUTH WATER POLO FESTIVAL

Water Polo Queensland is proud to announce the 12 State Teams that will represent Queensland at the upcoming Sydney Youth Water Polo Festival, 3-6 July 2017.

More than 140 athletes will form two teams for each gender and compete across three different age groups, 14&U, 16&U and 20&U at the Sydney Olympic Aquatic Centre.

“We have some incredibly talented young players in Queensland and selecting individuals for the State Teams has been a really difficult process for the coaches and selection panel. Our goal was to be in a position to select two strong teams in each age group and gender.

The opportunity to compete at this tournament is a fantastic experience for our athletes, not only are they representing Queensland, they are competing against both State and International teams. All of this while travelling as a part of a greater Queensland team who will support each other every step of the way. We are training and preparing to give ourselves the best chance of winning the competition.” said three-time Olympian, Mel Rippon, Head of Participation and Pathways for Water Polo Queensland.

Traditional rivals and powerhouse, New South Wales, have also entered several teams across all age groups. With State bragging rights, up for grabs, the matches between the two are set to be one of the highlights of the tournament. As well as competing against Australian State Teams, the Queensland teams will also have the opportunity to play against teams from Thailand, Indonesia and New Zealand.

In the lead up to the tournament, the State Teams will be invited to a player presentation night. The athletes will be presented with their State Team Uniforms and hear from various Queensland sporting icons.

“We’re really proud to announce our State Teams today, the selection panel have done a great job of finalising 12 teams that will represent Queensland in Sydney. We are introducing the player presentation night to help build a sense of pride in representing Queensland and foster a great team spirit ahead of the tournament.” added Robert Donaghue, Water Polo Queensland Chief Executive Officer.

As senior members of the touring team, Nic Porter, Matt Lenarduzzi, Sophie Milliken and Mackenzie Grice, have been named as Tour Captains in recognition of their leadership qualities.  The 12 State Teams are as follows:

 

14&U Boys – Maroon
Marcus
Berehulak
Barracudas
Marcus
Buchanan
Barracudas
Jonathan
Burrell
Barracudas
Max
Culleton
Barracudas
Henry
Doe
River City
Thomas
Kearney
Ambrose Treacy College
James
Kinnenmonth
Barracudas
Kaydn
Langton-Pedrana
Sunshine Coast
Rio Jay
Leavy
Sunshine Coast
Kai
Thompson
Sunshine Coast
Will
Valentine
Barracudas
14&U Boys – White
Mason
Black
River City
Christian
Bunn
Ambrose Treacy College
Seth
Burrows
Sunshine Coast
Tate
Burton
Ambrose Treacy College
Flynn
Collett
Polo Bears
Jesse
Davies
Ambrose Treacy College
Jack
Fodor
River City
Tomos
Hedges
River City
William
Markham
Gold Coast
Sam
Powell
River City
Liam
Swift
Barracudas
Levi
Winnington
Sunshine Coast
14&U Boys – Reserves
Bryn
Mailer
Sunshine Coast
Dylan
McDonald
Barracudas
14&U Girls – Maroon
Eleanor
Anstey
Sunshine Coast
Kate
Blew
Mermaids
Lauren
D’Alessandro
All Hallows
Lulu
Elliot
Mermaids
Hannah
Fredericks
All Hallows
Brianna
Gallagher
All Hallows
Eve
Gath
All Hallows
Ella
Mulligan
Stuartholme
Lara
Owen
Mermaids
Abbey
Pomeroy
Stuartholme
Maya
White
Stuartholme
Cosi
Winter
Sunshine Coast
14&U Girls – White
Sabine
Hatzipetrou
BGGS
Abbey
Hogan
Polo Bears
Oonagh
Keogh
Barracudas
Tori
Kininmonth
Mermaids
Elizabeth
Kynaston
All Hallows
Claudia
Lynch
Mermaids
Abbey
Morgan
All Hallows
Molly
Nasser
Mermaids
Olivia
O’Hara
Mermaids
Ruby
Pinn
Stuartholme
Alice
Rogers
Stuartholme
Gabrielle
Seccombe
MBC
14&U Girls – Reserves
Iesha
Feeney
Polo Bears
Lily
Pullen
Mermaids
Loren
Wood
Polo Bears
16&U Boys – Maroon
Samuel
Bebb
River City
Noah
Bright
Barracudas
Tom
Culleton
Sunshine Coast
Oliver
Dickson
Sunshine Coast
Fraser
Duguid
Sunshine Coast
Finlay
Ford
River City
Evan
McLean
Sunshine Coast
Benjamin
Myers
Barracudas
Ben
Osborne
Barracudas
Lachlan
Steains
Barracudas
Gregor
Stewart
River City
Thomas
Valentine
Barracudas
16&U Boys – White
Ned
Barbara
Warriors
Will
Bryant
River City
Chris

 

Harrison
Buchanan

 

Bohl
Barracudas

 

Sunshine Coast
Xavier
Clark
River City
Stirling
Gallagher
River City
Sean
McDonald
Sunshine Coast
Liam
O’Brien
Warriors
Callum
Sanders
River City
Hayden
Swift
Barracudas
Dominic
Thompson
Barracudas
Taylor
Varga
Barracudas
Nathan
Walker
Barracudas
Oscar
Wynne
Barracudas
16&U Boys – Reserves
Jordan
Watson
Warriors
Ruben
Zikarsky
Sunshine Coast
16&U Girls – Maroon
Tay
Barrett
Polo Bears
Kaitlin
Brownhill
All Hallows
Alice
Campbell
Barracudas
Georgia
De Stefani
BGGS
Tenealle
Fasala
Barracudas
Eloise
Gallagher
Barracudas
Tabitha
Jones
Barracudas
Anna
Lenarduzzi
Barracudas
Sophie
Nash
All Hallows
Maisie
Newell
Sunshine Coast
Kate
Power
Polo Bears
Laura
Shannon
All Hallows
Eloise
Vincenzi
All Hallows
16&U Girls – White
Sophie
Allen
All Hallows
Kyra
Bellinger
Barracudas
Jenna
Breetzke
Gold Coast
Tayla
Brownhill
All Hallows
Stella
Cerasani
Sunshine Coast
April
Edwards
Stuartholme
Matilda
Elliot
Mermaids
Sophie
Fern
Stuartholme
Phoebe
Leech
Stuartholme
Karla
Lowe
Sunshine Coast
Jasmin
Riksen
BGGS
Amelia
Snell
MBC
Chelsea
Warat
BGGS
16&U Girls – Reserves
Freya
Davis
BGGS
Angeliki
Samios
Mermaids
20&U Boys – Maroon
Dylan
Coolican
Sunshine Coast
Edward
Craw
Barracudas
Henry
Craw
Barracudas
Jared
de Vries
Warriors
Cooper
Gosney
Warriors
Harry
Gray
Barracudas
Steele
Gribble
Sunshine Coast
Sam
Lenarduzzi
Barracudas
Darcy
Moreland
Barracudas
Nick
Porter
Breakers
20&U Boys – White
Connor
Clark
River City
Will
Downes
Warriors
Dan
Hansen
Warriors
Hayden
Lansdown
Warriors
Matt
Lenarduzzi
Barracudas
Dom
Mackie
River City
Kai
Majoros
Sunshine Coast
Sean
Riksen
River City
Reilly
Townsend
Warriors
Mario
Trainor
Sunshine Coast
Jacob
Woodbine
Barracudas
20&U Boys – Reserves
Kurt
Harron
Warriors
20&U Girls – Maroon
Abby
Andrews
BGGS
Zoe
Balmanno
Barracudas
Shannon
Brown
Barracudas
Jess
Emerson
Barracudas
Mackenzie
Grice
Barracudas
Mikaela
Kenwood
All Hallows
Bridget
Leeson-Smith
Breakers
Sophie
Milliken
Polo Bears
Phoebe
Powell
All Hallows
Jess
Smith
Breakers
Chloe
Woodbine
Barracudas
Shannon
Kinzett
Barracudas
20&U Girls – White
Alessia
Cerasani
Sunshine Coast
Maddi
Coolican
Sunshine Coast
Bailee
Johns
Polo Bears
Matilda
Moore
Barracudas
Philippa
Piper
All Hallows
Lily
Sheterline
Sunshine Coast
Emma
Stockton
Polo Bears
Bella
Trainor
Sunshine Coast
Meg
Wilcox
Polo Bears
Maddy
Wilson
Sunshine Coast
Erin
Zappia
Polo Bears