Aussie Stingers

Rowie Webster

Rowie Webster

Personal Details

Given name: Rowena

Family name: Webster

Date of birth: 27/12/87

City of birth: Melbourne, Victoria

Height: 177cm

Weight: 81kg

Home town and State: Melbourne, Victoria

Club/team: Richmond Tigers

National League team: Victorian Seals

International debut: 2005

Playing position: Centre Back

Handedness: Right

Preferred cap number: 7

Twitter: @RowieWebster

Instagram: @RowieWebster

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; 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.

General Information

Occupation: Phys Ed Teacher

Uni Course: Bachelor of Physical Education/Secondary Teaching

Institution: VIS

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