Play­ers proud of Hawai­ian per­for­mance

Pilbara News - - Sport - Court­ney Fowler

Four Kar­ratha Wa­ter Polo As­so­ci­a­tion mem­bers have re­cently re­turned to the Pil­bara af­ter tak­ing part in the highly com­pet­i­tive Hawaii In­vi­ta­tional Wa­ter Polo tour­na­ment.

Kar­ratha’s Alex Dob­bin and By­ron New­bold and Tom Price player Ma­son Watts were se­lected to play for Aus­tralia af­ter strong per­for­mances in the Aus­tralian Coun­try Cham­pi­onships at the Kar­ratha Leisure­plex in March.

They com­peted against teams from all around the world in the six-day com­pe­ti­tion in Waikiki.

Kar­ratha player and coach Gary Vin­cent was also se­lected to man­age the Aus­tralian women’s side.

Vin­cent said the Kar­ratha play­ers played a cru­cial role in their teams’ per­for­mance and con­trib­uted ad­mirably to the com­pe­ti­tion.

“Both the men and women’s teams placed fourth over­all,” he said.

“It was the first time all four mem­bers rep­re­sented their coun­try in Wa­ter Polo and they all thor­oughly en­joyed the ex­pe­ri­ence.

“The play­ers were play­ing along­side the best the Aus­tralian Coun­try Wa­ter Polo has to of­fer — they should be very proud of their per­for­mances in the pool.”

On be­half of the four play­ers, Vin­cent thanked spon­sors, fam­ily and friends who had helped raise funds for the trip.

Kar­ratha wa­ter polo play­ers are now gear­ing up for the up­com­ing sea­son, start­ing at the Kar­ratha Leisure­plex on Thurs­day, Septem­ber 10.

New mem­bers are welcome and regis­tra­tions are still open for the 2015-16 sea­son.

If you missed out on the first Come and Try Day on Sun­day, there will be a sec­ond ses­sion open to be­gin­ners this Sun­day.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit the KWPA web­site at http://www.karr athawa­ter­polo.myclub.org.au/ or the Kar­ratha Wa­ter Polo Face­book page.

Pic­ture: Gary Vin­cent

Pic­ture: By­ron New­bold, Alex Dob­bin, Gary Vin­cent and Ma­son Watts were se­lected to rep­re­sent Aus­tralia at the Hawaii In­vi­ta­tional Wa­ter Polo tour­na­ment last month.

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