Australian Women’s Junior Coach Eddie Dennis has stepped down from his role to take on a position with the South Australian Sports Institute.
Since 2013 Eddie has been an integral part of Water Polo Australia’s High Performance team, developing junior players and preparing for them for the transition into senior competition.
The Australian Women’s residential program at the Australian Institute of Sport was headed up by Eddie from 2013-2014. He also coached teams throughout 2015 that saw 10 players gaining senior team selection in 2017, demonstrating the strong foundations Eddie has put in place through his coaching development.
Water Polo Australia High Performance Manager, Tom Hill, thanked Eddie for his service over many years.
“Eddie leaves behind a strong legacy, having been instrumental in both junior and senior coaching roles that have helped with the development of players to compete on the national and international level,” said Hill.
“In his Assistant Coach role with the Aussie Stingers, Eddie was part of the team when they won silver at the 2013 World Championships as well as part of the Rio Olympic Games campaign.
“He was Head Coach of our 2015 World University Games team that won gold as well as the Head Coach for the 2015 B95 World Championships team.
“We hope this won’t be the end of Eddie’s involvement in Water Polo and we have the opportunity to have him involved in the future.
“On behalf of Water Polo Australia I want to thank Eddie for his contribution and wish him and his family all the very best for the future,” he said.
Following the FINA World Championships in Budapest next month, a replacement will be considered for Eddie’s role within the WPA High Performance program.