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Vuki Radosavljevic

NCL COACH

Hometown: Edmonton, Alberta

 

Player Position: Utility

 

Canadian Club Team Affiliation:

  • Edmonton Tsunami 2005-Present


Player/Coach Career:

  • U15 Canadian National Team
  • Outstanding Leadership Award (2017 - EWPC)
  • Tsunami Teammate of the Year (2017 - EWPC)

Q: How did you first start playing water polo?

A:I first started playing water polo when a new coach from Winnipeg came to Edmonton to coach for Tsunami. He was recruiting players at the Serbian church in Edmonton and I ended up coming to that first practice with five other boys.

 

Q: What is it about water polo that made you fall in love with the sport?

A: The difficulty of water polo made me fall in love with it, as well as how unique it is.

 

Q: What is your favourite water polo memory?

A:Representing Canada on the world stage in front of my family back home in Serbia.

 

Q: What made you want to be a coach?

A: As I transitioned out of being a player I wanted to give back to young aspiring. Being able to teach something that was huge part of my life for so many years feels like a blessing.

 

Q: Who was your most influential coach?

A: Darko Slankamenac. He was my first water polo coach and believed in me at an early age when others didn’t. I was always one of the youngest and smallest kids for the first couple years at Tsunami, but I could play above older kids because Darko believed in me.

 

Q: Who is an athlete you admire?

A: Simply the best, LeBron James.

 

Q: What is your favourite quote?

A: "I don't care that they stole my idea. I care that they don't have any of their own." - Nikola Tesla

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