East Coast & Trans Tasman Challenges Begin

The Valley Pool in Brisbane is set to come alight from Wednesday July 8 with both the East Coast Challenge and the Trans Tasman Challenge, hosted by Water Polo Queensland.

Designed for 14 and under competition, the East Coast Challenge has a 30-year tradition and has been the proving ground for many of Australia’s Olympians including current Australian captains Bronwen Knox and Rhys Howden.

Meanwhile the Trans Tasman Challenge will see athletes in the 16 and under category take to the pool, with games to be shared between Valley Pool and All Hallows school in Brisbane.

Both events are recognised nationally with future talents from Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria and New Zealand competing, the tournament will see each of the teams verse each other during a round robin format in each respective tournament.

With 27 teams entered there will be more than 300 athletes, 50 team officials, 65 volunteers, 20 event staff and referees coming together, in a five-day tournament that will see 106 games contested.

Despite the first matches being played on Wednesday July 8, the opening ceremony will be held on Thursday July 9 at 7.15am at the Valley Pool. All four of the competition deciding gold medal games will be held at 12pm on Sunday July 12.

You can download a copy of the draw HERE


East Coast Challenge

AGES: 14 & Under (Born 2001-2003), male and female

DATES: 9-12 July 15

LOCATION: Valley Pool

Trans Tasman Challenge

AGES: 16 & Under (Born 1999-2000), male and female

DATES: 8-12 July 15

LOCATION: Valley Pool/All Hallows School