First time for WA

Water polo stars Jake Leavy of Bicton and Liam McMahon of Melville with their medals. Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d403385
Water polo stars Jake Leavy of Bicton and Liam McMahon of Melville with their medals. Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d403385

Jake Leavy, Elliot Tinley and Liam McMahon were selected as part of the WA Schoolboys team that took the State to the podium after defeating NSW in the grand final, the first time WA has won the championships in 31 years.

The trio were also selected to join eight-time Olympian Tom Hoad and 11 other water polo stars currently travelling around Europe to further develop their skills.

Liam said he was excited about the opportunities the trip would bring.

‘The championships was a fantastic opportunity to be part of a team that was selected by a variety of coaches as well as being coached by others who looked at various aspects of my game and encouraged me to try new things,’ he said.

‘Tom is very entertaining and has a lot to teach us not only about water polo but the cultures of the places we will visit.

‘I would like to take water polo as far as I can and my goal is to make an Australian squad and see from there.’