Triton to launch Flippaball season

Lucy Kenny (9) and Jamie Oberman (18)
Triton Water Polo Club in North Perth. Picture: Andrew Ritchie.      www.communitypix.com.au      d495144
Lucy Kenny (9) and Jamie Oberman (18) Triton Water Polo Club in North Perth. Picture: Andrew Ritchie. www.communitypix.com.au d495144

NATIONAL junior water polo player Jamie Oberman is encouraging children to try out Flippaball at her club, Triton Water Polo Club, next month.

The club is holding try-out days on September 8 and 22 from 9am to 10am at Beatty Park in North Perth.

Flippaball is a junior version of water polo.

Oberman, of Trigg, has risen up the ranks to play with older players and coach children at the club.

The 18-year-old represented Australia at last year’s youth world championships and is gearing up for the junior world championships in 2021.

Jamie Oberman (18). Picture: Andrew Ritchie

Oberman, whose father played in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, has been accepted for a scholarship to play water polo at the California Long Beach College. She said Flippaball was a great sport to play when she was a child.

“I grew up through the water polo program at Triton,” she said.

“This is what I would look forward to on a Sunday morning.

“People see it as more of a brutal game, which it was in the older ages, but at Flippaball it is just so much fun.

“If it wasn’t for water polo, I definitely wouldn’t have met and formed friendships with some of the people I know today.”

Lucy Kenny (9). Picture: Andrew Ritchie

Flippaball co-ordinator and committee member Matt Kenny, of Wembley, said Flippaball was started by a former headmaster at Mt Lawley Primary School about 24 years ago.

“We run it every summer in term 1 and 4 at Beatty Park,” he said.

“I’d like to see a full pool on try-out day.”

For registrations, visit www.tritonwaterpolo.org/flippa-ball or email flippaball@tritonwaterpolo.org.

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