Australian Water Polo

Australian Water Polo

Infobox sport governing body
title = PAGENAME
jurisdiction = flag|Australia
category = Water polo
year formed = 1982
headquarters = Lindisfarne, Tasmania
president = Peter Kerr
key staff = John Fox (men's coach) Greg McFadden (women's coach)
website = [http://www.australianwaterpolo.com.au Australian Water Polo Inc.]

Australian Water Polo Inc. is the national governing body for water polo in Australia. They are responsible for administration of the national men's, women's, and junior teams, the Australian National Water Polo League, and development of the sport in Australia. Australian Water Polo Inc. broke away from the Amateur Swimming Union of Australia (now Swimming Australia) in 1982 to become the Australian Amateur Water Polo Association (AAWPA). Prior to that time, water polo was administered by a sub-committee of the Union.

In January, 1990, the AAWPA changed it's name to "Water Polo Australia Incorporated". The sport is now governed by a national conference of representatives from all states and territories, which elect five Directors to the AWPI Board.

AWPI also ensures the senior men's and women's teams tour overseas at least once a year, and in addition holds national men's and women's competitions for 20 & Unders, 18 & Unders, 16 & Unders, and 14 & Unders.

AWPI describe their mission statement as: "AWPI will be recognised and accepted as a successful major sporting organisation both in Australia and internationally through its astute and planned management, the performance of international teams and the presentation of water polo at all levels." [http://www.australianwaterpolo.com.au/content/view/14/31/]

AWPI also oversee all of the state governing bodies for each of the Australian states. These are: ACT Water Polo, New South Wales Water Polo Inc., Northern Territory Water Polo, Water Polo Queensland, Water Polo Tasmania, South Australian Water Polo Inc., Victoria Water Polo Inc., and Western Australian Water Polo Inc..

ee also

*Australia national water polo team
*Australia women's national water polo team
*Australian National Water Polo League


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