The Aussie Stingers have unveiled their squad of 20 for the next 12 months, as the count down to the Tokyo Olympic Games reaches the one year to go mark.
While the international calendar remains uncertain due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Aussie Stingers are back training and preparing for the Olympics.
Water Polo Australia is currently reviewing national squad camps and potential competitions, while the squad continues their training with respective State Institutes.
It has been a strong 12 months for the Aussie Stingers, after claiming bronze at the 2019 FINA World Championships as well as breaking defending Olympic champions USA 69 game winning streak in Brisbane earlier this year.
Aussie Stingers Coach, Predrag Mihailovic, said Water Polo Australia is working through a number of options around the squad’s schedule for the next 12 months.
“These are unprecedented times, which are continuously changing, so we are looking at different scenarios to ensure the squad can train and be as prepared as we can.
“While we don’t know what the international calendar will look like leading into Tokyo, that won’t stop us working hard.
“The Aussie Stingers are in good spirits and very focused on the task at hand as we focus on the next 12months preparation for Tokyo.
“Our squad of 20 are right now training with their respective State Institutes as well as regularly meeting as a national squad. We are still connected as a squad even while each player prepares from their own home towns,” Mihailovic said.
Australian Women’s Water Polo Squad
1. Abby Andrews, Qld
2. Zoe Arancini, WA
3. Elle Armit, NSW
4. Hannah Buckling, NSW
5. Pascalle Casey, NSW
6. Tenealle Fasala, Qld
7. Keesja Gofers, NSW
8. Bronte Halligan, NSW
9. Lilian Hedges, WA
10. Matilda Kearns, NSW
11. Bronwen Knox, Qld
12. Lena Mihailovic, NSW
13. Danielle Morrissey, NSW
14. Gabriella Palm, Qld
15. Amy Ridge, NSW
16. Madeleine Steere, Vic
17. Rowie Webster, Vic
18. Alice Williams, Qld
19. Lea Yanitsas, NSW
20. Jessica Zimmerman, WA