Aussie Stingers

Isobel Bishop

Isobel Bishop

Personal Details

Given name: Isobel

Family name: Bishop

Date of birth: 08/09/91

City of birth: Adelaide, SA

Height: 180cm

Weight: 70kg

Home town and State: Adelaide, SA

Club/team: Tritons

National League team: Fyfe Adelaide Jets

International debut: 2009

Playing position: Left Hand Driver

Handedness: Left

Preferred cap number: 5

Major achievements

  • Olympic Games: n/a
  • FINA World Championships: 2nd, Barcelona, Spain, 2013
  • FINA World League: FINA World League Preliminaries, Japan/China, 2010
  • Other competitions: 1st, Water Polo Pan Pacs, Melbourne, Australia, 2012; 1st, Canada Cup, Montreal, Canada, 2011; 3rd, FINA World Junior Championships, Trieste, Italy, 2011; 7th, FINA World Junior Championships, Russia, 2009

General Information

Occupation: Student

Uni Course: Bachelor of Media Arts (Digital Design)

Institution: University of South Australia, SA

Marital status: Not married

Age when began competing in your sport: 13

Where did you begin competing: School

Any superstitions or rituals before competition: Not really

Most memorable sporting achievement: Winning silver at the 2013 FINA World Championships

Any relatives/spouses who have competed internationally: No

What made you choose this sport: I love water sports and the team atmosphere. When I was 13 the school team picked me because I used to be a swimmer and my older sister had played

Who is the most influential person in your sporting career and why: My family, they are the best supporters out there, their time, money and support is incredible. Eddie Denis, his coaching and support in and out of the water is fantastic and has been there for me since I started water polo

Which person do you most look up to in your sporting career and why: I admire all the Aussie Stingers girls. Their effort, drive and undying commitment to the team and sport is undeniable

What are your ambitions both during and after your sporting career: To win gold at as many Olympics as possible and outside of water polo establish a solid career in digital design and advertising

I dream of: Being happy and looking back (even its just yesterday) and having no regrets

What is your proudest sporting moment: Winning silver at the 2013 FINA World Championships


Drink: Soda water with fresh lime and pink lemonade

Food: Tropical fruits and Japanese

Movies: Step Brothers, dance movies and ‘Life As We Know It’ was hilarious

Songs: Any song I can sing to

Sporting team: Aussie Stingers

Place to travel for water polo: Italy (the food is amazing) and America or Hawaii

Place to travel for pleasure: Hawaii, Greek Islands and I like going back to America and where I used to live when I was a kid

Thing to do on a day off: Catch up on sleep, go shopping, avoid study, hang out with friends


Beach / Movie: Movie and then go to the beach….hahaha not really answering the question

Pizza / Salad: Salad or Italian pizza

Rap / Rock: Rap

Summer / Winter: Summer

Drive / Be driven: Be driven

Talk / Listen: Talk, but you need to be able to do both