Pool of talent runs deep
A FEW bumps and bruises will never stop Rachael Rasborsek from loving her water polo.
The 30-year-old was among the players in action in this week's latest round of FNC Water Polo action.
Rasborsek, who plays for the Alstonville Women's One side in the competition, was introduced to the sport by family about 16 years ago.
The married mother-of-one said it provided a good test of her physical abilities.
"You have to have good ball skills, good hand/eye co-ordination and have a lot of strength and endurance," she said.
"You have got to be tough because it is pretty rough, especially under the water.
"That's all part of the game.
"I'm not aggressive - I'm a big softie.
"But it is a good outlet for your competitive spirit.
"It's good to have fun with your mates and be active as well."
The competition sees weekly matches played at several pools.
Male and female players from across the region are involved.
PE teacher Rasborsek, from Wollongbar, said she enjoyed the fitness and social benefits of the sport.
"I guess there is a sense of accomplishment involved with the sport," she said.
"For me as well, it's more of a fitness thing.
"It can be difficult to start with, but I would say to anyone, 'have a go'.
"The more you play, the better you will get."