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Given name: Rowena
Family name: Webster
Date of birth: 27/12/87
City of birth: Melbourne, Victoria
Home town and State: Melbourne, Victoria
Club/team: Richmond Tigers
National League team: Victorian Seals
International debut: 2005
Playing position: Centre Back
Preferred cap number: 7
- 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; 3rd, FINA World League Finals, Tianjin, China, 2011; 2nd, FINA World League Super Finals, La Jolla, USA, 2010; 3rd, FINA World League Super Finals, Kirishi, Russia, 2008
- Other competitions: 1st, Water Polo Pan Pacs, Melbourne, Australia, 2012; 1st, London Test Event, London, England, 2012; 1st, Canada Cup, Montreal, Canada, 2011; 1st, FINA Junior World Champs, Porto, Portugal, 2007; 2nd, FINA World Cup, Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia, 2014; 2nd, FINA World Cup, Christchurch, New Zealand, 2010.
Occupation: Phys Ed Teacher
Uni Course: Bachelor of Physical Education/Secondary Teaching
Age when began competing in your sport: 11 – Through my older siblings playing
Where did you begin competing: Melbourne, Victoria
Any superstitions or rituals before competition: Always wear my mouth guard
Most memorable sporting achievement: Winning bronze at the London Olympics in 2012 and winning silver at the 2013 FINA World Championships. Also being named in the top 3 players in the World in 2013 and 2014.
Any relatives/spouses who have competed internationally: Sister, Larissa Webster
If so, who and what sports: Water Polo for Australia
What made you choose this sport: It’s the best sport in the world. I loved the water, and love ball sports so it all made sense to take up water polo
Who is the most influential person in your sporting career and why: My parents, for driving me to training every single day when I was younger, my family for continually supporting me but keeping me so grounded.
Which person do you most look up to in your sporting career and why: As above
What are your ambitions both during and after your sporting career: To be the best player in the world in the best team in the world. To continue to chase happiness everyday of my life.
Little known, interesting fact about you: I have a huge Nike shoe collection, and I’m the team DJ in the gym!
Drink: Soda Water or Coffee
Food: Home cooking
Sporting team: LA Lakers (NBA Basketball), Melbourne Demons
Place to travel for water polo: Italy
Place to travel for pleasure: Anywhere near the beach!
Thing to do on a day off: Coffee with friends and trying a new Melbourne Café.
Beach / Movie: Beach
Pizza / Salad: Pizza
Rap / Rock: Rap
Summer / Winter: Summer
Drive / Be driven: Drive
Talk / Listen: Listen
Shorts / Jeans: Shorts