Aussie Sharks

Aaron Younger

Aaron Younger

Personal Details

Given name: Aaron

Family name: Younger

Date of birth: 25/09/91

City of birth: Perth, WA

Height: 193cm

Weight: 100kg

Home town and State: Fremantle, WA

Club/team: Fremantle Mariners

National League team: Fremantle Mariners

International debut: 2009

Playing position: Driver / Centre back

Handedness: Right

Preferred cap number: 8


Major achievements:

  • Olympic Games: 7th, London, England, 2012
  • FINA World Championships: 8th, Barcelona, Spain, 2013; 9th, Shanghai, China, 2011
  • FINA World League: 4th, FINA World League Super Finals, Nis, Serbia, 2010; 6th, FINA World League Finals, Florence, Italy, 2011; 7th, FINA World League Finals, Almaty, Kazakhstan, 2012
  • Other Competitions: 1st, Danube Cup, Bratislava, Slovakia, 2013; 1st, Hungarian Cup, Hungary, 2012; 1st, Hungarian Cup, Hungary, 2011; 1st, World University Games, Belgrade, Serbia, 2009; 2nd, Water Polo Pan Pacs, Melbourne, Australia, 2012; 2nd, Vodafone Cup, Budapest, Hungary, 2012; 5th, Cosenza Trophy, Cosenza, Italy, 2012; 6th, FINA World Cup, Oradea, Romania, 2010; 7th, FINA Junior World Championships, Sibenik, Croatia, 2010

General Information

Occupation: Student

Uni Course: Commerce

Institution: Curtin Business School, WA

Marital status: Single

Age when began competing in your sport: 10

Where did you begin competing: Melville Water Polo Pool, WA

Most memorable sporting achievement: Winning gold at the World University Games in 2010 and going to the London Olympics

What made you choose this sport: I really enjoyed swimming and thought I would try water polo one day. I found it more enjoyable

Who is the most influential person in your sporting career and why: My parents with their all-round support for me

I dream of: Winning an Olympic medal and competing at the highest level I can

What is your proudest sporting moment: Winning gold at the World University Games in Belgrade in 2009 and going to the London Olympics


Favourites

Drink: Ginger beer

Food: Pizza

Movies: Pulp Fiction

Place to travel for water polo: Croatia

Place to travel for pleasure: Rottnest


Choices

Beach / Movie: Beach

Pizza / Salad: Pizza

Rap / Rock: Rap

Summer / Winter: Summer

Drive / Be driven: Drive

Shorts / Jeans: Shorts