BALLARAT Aquatic and Lifestyle Centre is reaching out to teenage girls interested in taking up water polo.
With the support of Water Polo Victoria and Richmond Tigers, the centre is running a programs featuring aquatic strength and conditioning training, and game time for 12 to 18-year-olds led by former national coach Greig Richardson on Saturday from 3pm.
State and national players Zoe Hille, Saskia Richardson and Alexandra Scorgie will assist Richardson, who was a national assistant coach for 12 years. “Girls are looking for more physical challenge in their sport, just look at the exponential rise of women’s AFL. Combining a challenge with your love of the water brings you to water polo,” Richardson said.
Centre manager Kristie Hoskin said the challenge was not only raising awareness of the sport, but providing teenage girls the opportunity to train and network with inspiring young athletes who had performed at the top level.
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