Junior players set to step up to competitive level
Riding on the coattails of a booming senior league, Karratha’s junior water polo players are set to start playing competitive games at Karratha Leisureplex this week.
Karratha Water Polo Association’s junior league began last season, with about 20 children training and playing social games every week.
Junior water polo co-ordinator David Rigby said they were now ready to step up to play competitively.
“Regardless of the competition, they are going to get fitness, endurance, and you get to play in a team environment,” he said.
“Coming up to summer is great because we’re in the pool.
“It’s the perfect time of day.
“It’s not too sunny and the pool is a perfect temperature.
“Going into competitions, they will get training from myself and other water polo players who have been around the traps, including some with expert experience.”
Rigby said boys and girls aged 13-18 were the target, but younger children could also join in if they were confident swimmers.
“The committee is really strong — everyone is really committed to growing the sport,” he said.
“It really challenges kids because it’s a different sport so they really come together when they are challenged together. “This is the future of the club.” Junior water polo runs on Tuesday and Thursdays, from 5pm.
Joining the Karratha Waterpolo-Juniors group on Facebook for more information.
David Rigby, left, and some of the young guns who will take part in junior water polo this season.