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I’ve always been one to count the days until the next major event so for the loyal readers out there its 1312 days until the Tokyo Olympic Games, but most importantly only 2 days until Christmas! In so many ways

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Bronte Halligan Stingers Rio

Review, reflection and now ready to recharge – the trek to Tokyo begins… Blog from Water Polo Australia High Performance Manager, Tom Hill It has been a little over two months since the water polo competition at the Rio Olympic

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Greg McFadden steps down as Head Coach

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Australian Women’s Water Polo Head Coach Greg McFadden has decided to step down from the top role after 12 years at the helm. McFadden took over the Head Coach role of Women’s Team in 2005 after his role as Assistant

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#1 Post – Rio Wrap

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 12:  Aaron Younger of Australia in action during the Preliminary Round - Group A match between Serbia and Australia on Day 7 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre on August 12, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

The 2016 Rio Olympic Games proved to be what we long suspected…challenging. While the results of our men’s and women’s team are there in the history books, the story of what took place has a little more to it then

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Penalty shootout leaves Aussies Water Polo team unfilled

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 17:  Bronwen Knox #6 of Australia looks to pass as Viviane Bahia #10 of Brazil defends during the Women's Water Polo at Olympic Aquatics Stadium on August 17, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

AOC: They came to Rio with gold in their sights, but for the Australian women’s water polo team that wasn’t to be after a devastating loss in the quarter final. The Aussies were forced into a penalty shootout against the Hungarians,

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Penalty ‘lottery’ ends in heartbreak for water polo women

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 15:  Goalkeeper Lea Yanitsas #1 of Australia defends as Krisztina Garda #12 of Hungary takes a shot on goal during their Women's Water Polo quarterfinal match against Australia at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on August 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

AOC; Rio: The Australian women’s water polo team have continued the tradition of epic encounters against Hungary at the Olympic Games but this time the result hasn’t gone their way.   In a physical, tense and ultimately heartbreaking encounter the

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Women outclass Brazil in final pool stage

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 13: Gemma Beadsworth #2 of Australia passes the ball against Brazil during the Womens Preliminaries on Day 8 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on August 13, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

RIO: Australia’s women’s water polo team have powered home to take a decisive 10-3 win over hosts Brazil in the final pool stage of the Rio Olympic Games. Despite a very vocal home crowd, the Aussies outclassed the Brazilians and

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Tough loss to Aussies against a physical Italian outfit

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 07:  Gemma Beadsworth of Australia passes the ball in the Women's Water Polo semifinal match between Australia and the United States at the Water Polo Arena on August 7, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

AOC; Rio: The Australian women’s water polo team have suffered a narrow loss against rivals Italy 7-8 in game two of the pool stage.   Italy dominated from the outset, playing an aggressive game, taking an early 4-2 lead at

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Australia dominates Russia in water polo opener

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 09: Ash Southern of Australia shoots at goal over Elvina Karimova of Russia during the Preliminary Round, Group A Womens Waterpolo match between Russia and Australia on Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre on August 9, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

AOC; Rio: The Australian women’s water polo team has kick started their Rio campaign with a strong, dominant win over Russia 14-4.   It was the start the Aussies were hoping for after playing Russia six weeks ago and managing

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Gold medal desire spurs Beadsworth comeback

Dual Olympian Gemma Beadsworth celebrates her 250th international game.

AOC; Rio: Despite having two bronze medals to her name, Gemma Beadsworth desire for gold bought her out of semi-retirement where she hopes it will be ‘third time lucky’ for the elusive gold medal.   The dual Olympian helped her

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