As round one of the National Water Polo League gets underway this week, Clubs across the country will pay tribute to former Brisbane Barracudas player Cole Miller who tragically lost his life 12 months ago.
Miller was one of the rising stars in the sport, with his death sending shockwaves right through the Water Polo community.
Round One of the National Water Polo League has been named the ‘Cole Miller Round’, with Clubs around the country to honour the Miller with one minute silence before each game as well as sidelining the number 10 cap, Cole’s cap number.
Brisbane Barracudas delegate Sharyn Tucker, said the Cole Miller round would be an opportunity to remember a loveable player of the sport.
“Cole was taken tragically and his death was felt deeply by so many in our Water Polo community.
“12 months on and his family, friends and team mates are still coming to terms with the loss of such a kind hearted, young man.
“The Cole Miller round of the National Water Polo League is a great opportunity for all involved to remember and honour Cole in a way he would have loved – and that’s with some great games of water polo.
“Right around the country Clubs will be honouring Cole, with special services to also be held in Brisbane’s China Town Mall where Cole passed away,” said Tucker.
#rememberingcole will be a way the water polo community will all be connected on social media to mark the opening round of the National Water Polo League for 2017.
The National Water Polo League kicks off on January 10 in Sydney with Drummoyne Devils taking on Fremantle Mariners and Marlins.
The Cole Miller game will be held in Brisbane on Friday 13 January with Brisbane Barracudas taking on Hunter Hurricanes.
For full details on the NWPL for 2017 – click here.