Teams announced for upcoming international test match series

Water Polo Australia is pleased to announce the squad for the Australian versus USA international test match series and training camp to be held at Kawana Aquatic Centre on the Sunshine Coast from March 26-31.

The Aussie Sharks and Stingers will play two test matches each against USA back to back on March 29-30.

The Aussie Sharks and Stingers squads will come together as they prepare for the 2018 World League Inter-Continental Cup in Auckland, New Zealand beginning April 3.

Aussie Sharks head coach Elvis Fatovic says his squad is a good mix of youth and experience.

“The squad is a good make up of some new players and experienced players who were part of the World Championships last year.”

“This Sunshine Coast test match series offers us an excellent opportunity to spend time together as a squad training in some of the country’s best facilities a week before New Zealand.

“Anytime we can play international matches is good, USA are an excellent team for us to be training with and playing against,” he said.

Aussie Stingers head coach Sakis Kechagias has high expectations for his team ahead of the test match series.

“During this training camp we will use the test matches against USA to prepare as much as possible for the World League.

“Every day of preparation, every training session and every game is also important for the national team in building towards the 2020 Tokyo Olympics,” he said.

As part of the Australian squads visit to the Sunshine Coast, on Monday March 26 there will be an open training session followed by a Q&A with a panel including all four head coaches, Elis Fatovic, Sakis Kechagias, Dejan Udovičić and Adam Krikorian.

To view Q&A event details click here, or to register your attendance click here.

Australia face USA as part of a two test match series and training camp at Kawana Aquatic Centre on the Sunshine Coach from March 26-31.


Aussie Sharks Squad List

First Name Surname State Club
Nic Brooks NSW Cronulla
Richard Campbell NSW UNSW Wests
Blake Edwards VIC USC
Andrew Ford WA UWA
George Ford WA UWA / Primorie
Lachlan Hollis NSW UNSW/Wests
Anthony Hrysanthos NSW Syd University
Joe Kayes NSW Cronulla
Christian Kyriakou NSW Sydney University
Charlie Negus NSW UNSW Wests
Nathan Power NSW UNSW Wests / Split
Nic Porter QLD Breakers
Tim Putt WA UWA
Aidan Roach NSW Cronulla
Ed Slade WA Fremantle


Aussie Stingers Squad List

First Name Surname State Club
Lilian Hedges WA Fremantle
Keesja Gofers NSW Sydney Uni
Hannah Buckling NSW Sydney Uni
Elle Armit NSW Drummoyne
Isobel Bishop NSW Sydney Uni
Bronwen Knox QLD Breakers
Alice Williams QLD Breakers
Amy Ridge NSW Cronulla
Zoe Arancini WA Fremantle
Danielle Morrissey NSW Sydney Uni
Morgan Baxter NSW Drummoyne
Pascalle Casey NSW Balmain
Gabriella Palm QLD Barracudas
Jessica Zimmerman WA Dolphins
Abby Andrews QLD Barracudas
Sophie Milliken QLD Breakers