NEWS | TEAM QUEENSLAND ANNOUNCED FOR UPCOMING NEW ZEALAND TOUR

Water Polo Queensland is delighted to announce the 13 State Teams who will represent Queensland at the upcoming 2018 Pan Pacific Youth Water Polo Festival, 7-17 July 2018.

More than 160 athletes will represent Team Queensland at the largest water polo festival in the Southern Hemisphere. They will compete across four different age groups, 14U, 16U, 18U and 20U at six pools in Auckland.

“We had a really successful State Team tour in 2017 and this year we are looking to build upon that success with Team Queensland’s ‘Pan Pacs’ campaign. Selecting individuals for the State Teams has been a really difficult process for the Selection Panel with so many great performances throughout the season.

It’s going to be a fantastic experience, not only are the athletes representing Queensland, they are competing against both State and International teams. All of this while traveling 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 bringing home gold.” said three-time Olympian, Mel Rippon, Head of Participation and Pathways for Water Polo Queensland.

164 teams from South Africa, Canada, USA, New Caledonia, Australia and New Zealand will be competing in the two-week tournament. The international teams provide Team Queensland with a fantastic opportunity to compete against different teams and playing styles, as well as against traditional rivals, New South Wales.

In preparation for the tournament, the teams will have training camps with teams from North Harbour (NZ) and South Australia. The athletes will also attend a player presentation night and hear from Queensland sporting icons about what it means to play for their State.

“We’re proud to announce our State Teams today, it’s been a thorough process with the selection panel tracking talent right across Queensland to select these 13 teams that will represent Queensland in Auckland. We’re delighted that so many athletes will get the opportunity to tour New Zealand, represent their State and compete at such a fantastic tournament.” added Robert Donaghue, Water Polo Queensland Chief Executive Officer.

The 13 State Teams are as follows:

NAME   NAME
14U GIRLS – MAROON 14U BOYS – MAROON
Lucy Bebb Dawson Bryant
Olivia Camilleri Marcus Buchanan
Lily Carrick Jonathon Burrell
Annie Cowan Flynn Collett
Fifi Crimmins Jack Fodor
Louisa Downes Jack French
Lulu Elliott Tomos Hedges
Grace Gallagher Isaac Kyle-Little
Freya Horton Sam Mellick
Chelsea Johnson Samuel Powell
Tori Kininmonth Quinn Rieger
Molly Nasser William Valentine
Olivia O’Hara Luca Zollo
14U GIRLS – WHITE 14U BOYS – WHITE
Lauren Brownhill Charles Barbour
Mary Comiskey William Beasley
Elizabeth Dekkers Flynn Coolican
Alix Fairley Tommy Doe
Phoebe Fredericks James Douglas
Emily Humphries Joshua Eyles
Lottie Johnston Cooper Haywood-North
McKenzie Kerr Willem Heyden
Isabel Lumley Joshua Hill
Phoebe McGuire Josh Kyle-Little
Zoe Mellick Tass Majoros
Horatia Schlect Ryan Medic
Amelia Watt Liam Swift
RESERVES RESERVES
Claudia Czerniawski Thomas Auty
Yasmine Corbin Rhys Coolican
Lex Tucker
16U GIRLS – MAROON 16U BOYS- MAROON
Kate Blew Ned Barbara
Kaitlin Brownhill Marcus Berehulak
Tayla Brownhill Mason Black
Alice Campbell Noah Bright
Georgia de Stefani Will Bryant
Matilda Elliott Chris Buchanan
Tenealle Fasala Oliver Dickson
Eve Gath Fraser Duguid
Charlotte Harris Will Markham
Phoebe Leech Sean McDonald
Jasmin Riksen Liam O’Brien
Laura Shannon Francis Rupnik
Abby Wellington Jordan Watson
16U GIRLS – WHITE 16U BOYS – WHITE
Lauren D’Alessandro Rio Jay Adams
Iesha Feeney Max Balmanno
Sophie Fern Seth Burrows
Tamieka Fernance Xavier Clark
Claire Fidler Max Culleton
Brianna Gallagher Jesse Davies
Charlotte Green Ethan Frame
Sabine Hatzipetrou Kaydn Langton-Pedrana
Abbey Hogan Tora Majoros
Ruby Johnstone Sam Newsome
Abbey Pomeroy Oliver Rupnik
Olivia Vincenzi Hayden Swift
Chelsea Warat Jayden Whittle
RESERVES RESERVES
Elizabeth Kynaston Henry Doe
Lara Owen Zane Heyden
Emily Stanfield Tom Kearney
Tom Perissinotto
Darvei Rota
18U GIRLS – MAROON 18U BOYS – MAROON
Tay Barrett Samuel Bebb
Kyra Bellinger Tom Culleton
Amelia Hodgson Will Downes
Tabby Jones Max Fodor
Karla Lowe Finlay Ford
Matilda Moore Dan Hansen
Lauren O’Donnell Luke Krigovsky
Molly Phelan Dominic Mackie
Phoebe Powell Kai Majoros
Kate Power Evan McLean
Lorena Turco Benjamin Myers
Eloise Vincenzi Nick Newton
Erin Zappia Reilly Townsend
18U GIRLS – WHITE 18U BOYS – WHITE
Jenna Breetzke Joshua Bennett
Lilly Kele Oliver Boucher
Gabby Kennedy Lucas Davies
Teagan Lindsay Kurt Harron
Murphi Merrick Dylan Nicholson
Inez Ormrod Ben Osborne
Bridgette Purvis Sean Riksen
Taylah Spall Callum Sanders
Jordi Stephenson Luke Turner
Mikayla Thomas Taylor Varga
Bella Trainor Nathan Walker
20U GIRLS – WHITE
Ellie Bruce
Ally Christie
Maddy Coolican
Remy Di Clemente
Hannah Dyer
Emily Gallagher
Lily Sheterline
Jess Smith
Maddy Ransley
Chloe Woodbine