Water Polo Australia (WPA) today named Aleksandr Osadchuk as the new High Performance Manager charged with leading and managing the high performance strategy for the 2020 Olympic Games and beyond.
Osadchuk has spent the past 12 years working with the Queensland Academy of Sport where he held roles managing the water polo program within the State Institute.
WPA President Thomas Whalan, said Aleksandr Osadchuk will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role.
“We are pleased to welcome Aleks to the role of High Performance Manager to work alongside our Head Coaches and support staff during the crucial time of preparing for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games,” said Whalan.
“His experience working within the SIS/SAS network will prove highly valuable, as he has a strong understanding of the broader high performance systems and the importance of supporting our players throughout the pathway.
“Aleks’ extensive background in water polo combined with his understanding of the Australian sporting landscape will allow him to hit the ground running and provide the leadership to the rest of our high performance team.
“I invite our entire water polo community to support Aleks’ appointment as his success and our success as a sport will very much be influenced by positive collaboration among our many important partners,” he said.
The move from State to National high performance role is one that Aleks is honoured and excited for.
“This is a great opportunity and I’m very motivated to make a positive difference for the sport.
“Water Polo is my passion and I have a strong desire to further enhance the profile of the sport and work collaboratively with all our stakeholders.
“I am looking forward to working closely with our Head Coaches and support staff, and eager to start work to assess the sport’s overall strategy and current performance levels.
“Working with the teams I will look at initiatives that align with the requirements of the teams and individuals to improve performance and achieve success.
“It will be important that all stakeholders are united behind the WPA Strategic plan and I am looking forward to working with our Clubs, State Associations and State Institutes in order to achieve best possible outcome,” he said.
Osadchuk will be responsible for overseeing the entire high performance program from junior to Olympic level. He will commence the role on 26 March 2018 at the WPA office in Sydney.