Fancy trying water polo?
Benalla could be looking to establish a water polo competition, that is if Max Batey can help it.
The former state water polo player and Benalla swimming club coach is looking to introduce the water sport to kids across the Benalla area in an effort to create an internal competition.
The water polo enthusiast is set to begin his mission this coming Sunday with a water polo come and try day.
Beginning with a one-hour ver- bal presentation, Batey aims to provide fundamental details of the game before hitting the water for a game of flippa ball — a gradual stepping stone to introduce a water polo game scenario.
‘‘My role will be to try and introduce it into schools as a summer sport,’’ Batey said.
‘‘If we can get an internal competition then we will then look at putting a team in the Ovens and Murray Water Polo Association.’’
The fast-paced aerobic sport consists of four quarters with seven players each side including a goalie.
Batey said he was looking for anyone aged 15 and over with a general level of fitness and reasonable swimming ability to attend the class on Sunday, which kicks off at 11 am at the Benalla Aquatic Centre.
Any adults interested are also welcome to attend.