News and Announcements
Thank you to all who attended the Club AGM.
The document 2016_AGM.pptx was attached to this post.
Just a reminder that this will be the last week of practices at the Kinsmen. Practices will run Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
It will be an exciting summer in Edmonton with Water Polo Canada hosting athletes 19 and under from UANA ‘Americas’! We could be hosting 16 teams and 9 different countries to Edmonton July 14-21st with the event being held at the Kinsman Centre and some training at NAIT.
We need you! As you can imagine this is a huge event with lots to do but more hands mean less work. There are several positions available from technical to greeters, security to ball retrievers, etc. Below is a description of the different positions with the minimum age requirements. Please fill in this questionnaire to let us know what you would like to do, when and how much you can help. You do not have to be there for the full event.
There will be a legacy component with the Canadian teams doing a fun learning camp for our Alberta athletes during the juniors. Dates will be announced closer to the event once the schedule has been published.
We hope that in your busy summer schedule you will mark this important water polo event for our young Canadian athletes to qualify for next summer FINA Youth Worlds, into your calendar of things to do!
Our volunteer coordinator is Natasja Treiberg firstname.lastname@example.org please contact her with any specific questions that are not answered from the survey.
The Club is excited to announce the appointment of Raine Paul as Head Coach of the Edmonton Water Polo Club, commencing September 2016.
Raine is a Tsunami alumni returning home after 5 years studying and playing NCAA water polo in the USA. She returns home with a Graduate degree in Graphic Design & Digital Media and a Masters degree in Business Administration.
Raine played at California Baptist University and competed in the NCAA Golden Coast Conference.
In 2014 she was Head coach for the U16 Alberta female team and in 2015 Head Coach for the U14 Alberta female team. She has coached players of various skill levels and she has experience and schooling that will assist our Club to develop a strong coaching program, a strong administration and a strong recruitment and retention strategy.
Raine will oversee the coaching program. She will be responsible for coaching and administration.
Our Coaching Team for the 2016-17 Season
Raine will be supported by a skilled and enthusiastic coaching team.
Tarilyn McAuley, who has done a terrific job this season as our assistant High Performance Coach, returns to continue coaching our high performance teams. She will be joined by Aleks Pupovac. Aleks is a former assistant High Performance Coach returning to coach our high performance teams.
For our semi-competitive/recreational athletes (U10-u14) we have the experience and expertize of Ashleigh Peterson assisted by Samantha Finnson, Ethan Glaser and Marko Nikolic and now joined by this season’s top u19 mens players Vukasin Radosavljevic and Jovan Kostadinovic.
Starting next week there will be a change to the training times due to the club competition season coming to an end. All U12 practices will be held in conjunction with the pups program at Terwillegar. The following will be the schedule for the U14 and up practices at the Kinsmen: Tuesday 6:30 – 8:30; Wednesday 6:30 – 8:00 and Thursdays 6:30 – 8:30. Some of these time slots will include scrimmages for the athletes.