The club ran another successful training camp for under 12 and under 14 sub juniors at Tintern Grammar, East Ringwood over the first week of the July 2018 school holidays.
We had 26 children attend over the 2 days with a mix of existing players & those trying Water Polo for the first time. The programme included whiteboard sessions, a multitude of drills, swimming sessions & plenty of match time.
It was especially pleasing to see children of existing senior players come along & try water polo (Jonah Smith, Aaron’s son), several kids brand new to the sport and participants from Monash Uni Water Polo. Our established players made everyone feel welcome & included.
The camp would not have been possible without the volunteer effects of so many people. Nicole Lewis & Sharon Miller for helping out with morning snacks & lunch preparation. Fraser Tanner, Gabriel Malvestuto, Daniel Ward & Will Collum for assisting with coaching. Thanks also to Jane Ward for organising the coaching programme, promotional gifts, kitchen help & photography.
On behalf of the club, I’d also like to extend our thanks Gareth Hunter who was able to coach the group for the entire camp. His positivity & enthusiasm for water polo was obvious & very infectious. Thanks also to the team at Tintern Grammar & Kurt Mattingley our pool life guard for the 2 days.
Stay tuned for further camp programmes later in the year.