Team tests the wa­ters

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Let's Travel -

WA­TER polo play­ers from the western sub­urbs will rep­re­sent Aus­tralia at the 2016 FINA Youth Wa­ter Polo World Cham­pi­onships.

Tim Putt (17), Jed Thomp­son (17), Lach­lan Vos (16) and Chris­tian Kyr­i­akou (16) will travel with the Aus­tralian team to Pod­gor­ica in Mon­tene­gro for the tour­na­ment.

Putt said it was the first time any of them had played at the world cham­pi­onships.

“We’re re­ally ex­cited to play at the event,” he said. “It will be a great ex­pe­ri­ence. “We’ve got a strong and close team, so I’m con­fi­dent we will do well.”

The team will travel to Europe this month to train and play prac­tice tour­na­ments in Hun­gary and Greece.

Putt said he was look­ing for­ward to play­ing against teams from all over the world.

“We’re hop­ing this is a step­ping stone to the Tokyo Olympics in 2020,” he said.

The 2016 FINA Youth Wa­ter Polo World Cham­pi­onships will run from Au­gust 26 to Septem­ber 3.

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