Club representatives at Rio 2016
Footscray Swimming and Water Polo Clubs Inc. are proud to announce that four of our members will be participating at the Rio Olympic Games.
From left to right are, Daniel Flahive, Jarrod Gilchrist, Lynne Morrison, James Stanton-French.
Water Polo Australia held a luncheon for all team members in Sydney prior to the team’s departure on Saturday 9th July 2016.
Lynne Morrison is the Manager of the Australian Women’s Water Polo Team, Daniel Flahive is the No1 referee in Australia and has been appointed by FINA to referee in Rio. Lynne and Daniel also represented the club at the London Olympics in 2012.
Jarrod Gilchrist and James Stanton-French are members of the Australian Men’s Water polo Team, this is Jarrod’s 1st Olympic Games and he is a field player that can play in a number of position, James will be attending his 3rd Olympics and is one of the 2 goal keepers in the team.
Both teams have now arrived in Rio, the competition for the Men’s team commences on 7th August (AEST) and they will play Brazil in their first game.
The Women’s team play their 1st game against Russia on 10th August (AEST). The water polo games schedule can be found on the Water Polo Australia web site.
We wish them well in their quest to bring home Gold Medals for Australia.