WPA High Performance Manager Tom Hill steps down

Water Polo Australia’s (WPA) High Performance Manager Tom Hill has announced his resignation after almost six years leading the WPA high performance program, saying now is a good time for a new outlook and fresh perspective leading into Tokyo 2020 and beyond.

Joining WPA in 2012, Hill took on the newly created High Performance Manager role and provided valuable strategic framework for the sport.

After securing AIS funding for the next Olympic quadrennial through the development and leadership of the High Performance Plan (click here) as well as cementing the national coaching framework with new Women’s Head Coach, Sakis Kechagias and renewing Men’s Head Coach Elvis Fatovic contract through to Tokyo 2020, Hill believes WPA is well placed to move into the next phase of growth and development.

Water Polo Australia CEO Christian Renford thanked Tom for his service and said he has developed the role as an important part of the WPA leadership team.

“As the sport looks towards and beyond Tokyo 2020, the plan will look to build on the strong foundations the sport has established over a number of years.

“While WPA will bring to the team a new High Performance Manager, that person will be well supported by our two experienced head coaches Elvis Fatovic and Sakis Kechagias and continue supporting our elite and development athletes across the country.”

Recruitment for the High Performance Manager role will commence shortly.