Some members of the Alstonville Junior Water Polo Club (from left) Gabrielle (10), Samuel (12) and Nick Stanek (14), and Tom (16), Zoe (11) and Max Whelan-Young (14).
Some members of the Alstonville Junior Water Polo Club (from left) Gabrielle (10), Samuel (12) and Nick Stanek (14), and Tom (16), Zoe (11) and Max Whelan-Young (14).

Water polo club enjoys bumper year

THE Alstonville Junior Water Polo Club's previous season proved to be its most fruitful.

A record number of the club's members were chosen for various representative squads, including those for Australia and NSW and Queensland State schools.

In total, there were 20 members from the junior club playing representative water polo.

Among them, Alyce Tozer and Jack Barrett won gold and silver in the Under-14 East Coast Challenge in Brisbane; Ronan Cowie won silver at the All Schools national championships in Woy Woy on the Central Coast; and Kate Bracey won silver at the Pan Pacific Championships in New Zealand.

That is quite an achievement from a small country club with around 130 players.

And it all starts again today when the club begins the 2010 season with a splash.

All games are played at the Alstonville Pool every Friday night from 6pm during school term 4 and term 1 next year.

Players' ages range from 8 to 18.

The club is also preparing for the bi-annual invitational carnival with Tamworth and a team from Brisbane next month.

Sign-on has been held but it's not too late to join: Just turn up any Friday from 6pm to register (registration forms can be found on their website, www.ajwp.com.au). This year each player receives a complementary singlet upon registration.

All enquiries to Mark Tozer at tozermac@exemail.com.au or 66285638.



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