Junior water polo club Peel Caitlin Larrer, 16, and Ethan O’Sullivan, 17, have achieved new goals this season after being selected to represent the WA at the country’s recent National Water Polo Championships in Canberra.
Caitlin and Ethan joined the women’s and men’s teams respectively, having played six games each in a five-day competition against the best players from across the country.
The women’s final match was reduced to a penalty shootout when WA played just one point with a score of 11-10 from NSW Waratahs.
The men’s final was also a close match, with a two-point difference that set them apart from Tasmania 10-8.
In the overall standings, women took sixth place and men eighth.
Caitlin and Ethan also represented Peel Water Polo at the WA National Championships in Karat earlier this year, where they were selected for the state team.
Although the couple appeared in the sport relatively novice, both have experience in swimming and are now in love with water polo.
The Peel Water Polo under-14 girls also competed in the state’s grand final among Division B juniors, and the Phantoms won 8-4.
Peel water polo club president Rachel Benjamins said a record number of juniors play among both boys and girls.
“The Peel Water Polo Club has been around since 1990, and now more and more juniors are joining the sport, learning new skills and making friends, and we are very excited to see water polo in the future in the Peel region,” Ms. Benjamins said.
“We will be holding the national championship at the Rockingham outdoor pool next March and will host up to six other country clubs that will be the best countries!”
For more information on the Peel Water Polo Club, please contact email@example.com.