U18 ACT Mens team

To all interested members

Notice from Ryan McDermott

The WPACT representative season is fast approaching and we are looking to get the ACT 18&U team organised in the near future. Representing the ACT is a great opportunity for athletes to compete at a national level against the best players in Australia.

I will be coaching this year’s team and I will be assisted by Mark Frazer who will act as the team manager. I will also look to use the assistance of other coaches in the ACT to help ensure the team gets the best preparation possible.

We will be entering teams into Water Polo NSW Club Championships as well as Water Polo Australia Club National Championships. Details for both tournaments are yet to be confirmed but a rough guide is outlined below.

NSW Club Championships

Dates: 23-25 January 2016

Location: TBC, likely Sydney

National Championships

Dates: 17-23 April 2016

Location: Perth, WA

I would like to invite any athlete born 1999, 2000 or 2001 to attend an open trial, which will be the first stage of selection for the ACT 18&U Team. Details of the trials are below.

Date: Sunday 16th October 2016

Time: 1:30pm-3pm

Location: CISAC

Cost: Pool Entry

We will have a short meeting (15mins) at the start of the trial to outline the plan for the 18&U team in which parents/caregivers are more than welcome to attend.

Selected squad members will then be expected to attend the below training schedule for term 4 2016 and term 1 2017, as well as other events outlined in the calendar attached.

TDS Elite training – 2 sessions per week

ACT 18&U Team training – 1 session per week

Strength and Conditioning session (swimming and weights) – May be added.


If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Ryan for further information.

Kind Regards,

Ryan McDermott

Head Coach

ACT 18&U Men’s Team

0422 561 562


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