Aussie Stingers

Glencora McGhie

Glencora McGhie

Personal Details

Given name: Glencora

Family name: McGhie

Date of birth: 08/08/88

City of birth: Geraldton, WA

Height: 178cm

Weight: 67kg

Home town and State: Perth, WA

Club/team: Melville Water Polo Club

National League team: Fremantle Marlins

International debut: 2006

Playing position: Driver

Handedness: Right-handed

Preferred cap number: 8

Major achievements

  • Olympic Games: 3rd, London, England, 2012
  • FINA World Championships: 2nd, Barcelona, Spain, 2013; 5th, Shanghai, China, 2011; 6th Rome, Italy, 2009
  • FINA World League: 2nd, FINA World League Finals, Shanghai, China, 2012; 2nd, FINA World League Super Finals, La Jolla, USA, 2010; 3rd, FINA World League Super Finals, Kirishi, Russia, 2009
  • Other competitions: 1st, Water Polo Pan Pacs, Melbourne, Australia, 2012; 1st, Canada Cup, Montreal, Canada, 2011; 1st, FINA Junior World Championships, Porto, Portugal, 2007; 1st, NWPL 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007; 2nd, FINA World Cup, Christchurch, New Zealand, 2010

General Information

Occupation: Dental Therapist

Uni Course: Associate Degree in School Dental Therapy

Institution: Curtin University of Technology, WA

Marital status: Married

Age when began competing in your sport: 13

Where did you begin competing: Melville Flippaball Competition, WA

Any superstitions or rituals before competition: I have to get at least one goal in warm up shooting before a game

Most memorable sporting achievement: Winning a bronze medal at the London Olympics and winning silver at the 2013 FINA World Championships

Have you had to come any major adversities in your life/career: A few minor injuries but nothing major

What made you choose this sport: I was a competitive swimmer growing up who got bored of following the black line on the bottom of the pool

Who is the most influential person in your sporting career and why: My mum, for all the years she woke up at 4am to get me to training in the morning, and also the late nights

Which person do you most look up to in your sporting career and why: David Neesham for not only his coaching in water polo but his guidance as a junior athlete and juggling school, studies and work

What are your ambitions both during and after your sporting career: To play the best water polo I can whilst I still have the ability. When I finish water polo I want to start a family

I dream of: Jeanie

What is your proudest sporting moment: Winning a bronze medal at the London Olympics and winning silver at the 2013 FINA World Championships


Drink: Pina Colada

Food: Mexican

Movies: Dirty Dancing

Songs: Groove Armada

Sporting team: West Coast Eagles, AFL team

Place to travel for water polo: Italy

Place to travel for pleasure: Europe in summer

Things to do on a day off: Go out with my friends/family


Beach / Movie: Beach

Pizza / Salad: Pizza

Rap / Rock: Pop?

Summer / Winter: Summer

Drive / Be driven: Drive

Talk / Listen: Listen

Shorts / Jeans: Shorts