Boost for water polo

Sport and Recreation Minister Terry Waldron with WA state water polo players Eliesha Browne and Jessica Zimmerman. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d416808
Sport and Recreation Minister Terry Waldron with WA state water polo players Eliesha Browne and Jessica Zimmerman. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d416808

The Challenge Stadium-based organisation will use its funding, which is part of the ClubTalk initiative, to purchase GoPro cameras for training purposes, upgrade computers and provide online training.

Water Polo WA chief executive Dale Ballantyne said the sport had boomed in the past two years with registrations increasing from 2000 to 3100. Eliesha Browne (21) and Jessica Zimmerman (19) represented Australia at senior level for the first time last year.

Sport and Recreation Minister Terry Waldron said water polo was an important sport in WA.

‘This funding goes across 20 sports and is important because it will help increase participation in sports where there is pressure on volunteers,’ he said.

‘Through ClubTalk, organisations have improved the efficiency of their communication with members by being able to buy quality digital equipment and software, upgrade their websites, increase their social media presence and streamline business functions.

‘For example, Netball WA has been able to improve their communication through a state-wide roll-out of the My Netball Manager database system, while Water Polo WA has purchased GoPro cameras for training purposes and made their website more slick and user-friendly,’ Mr Waldron said.