Matthew Oberman selected in Born 2000 Touring Team

Water Polo Australia have announced this week, the final Born 2000 men’s squad selected to represent the country at the 2018 FINA Youth World Championships beginning on 11 August in Szombathely, Hungary, Which includes our very own Matthew Oberman.

The Born 2000 squad will undergo a European tour before arriving in Hungary for the international tournament.

As part of their European tour, the 13 athletes will first travel to Greece for a week-long training camp.

Following their Greece training camp, the squad will travel to Serbia to compete in a local tournament prior to making their final Youth World Championship preparations in Hungary.

Australian Born 2000 Head Coach Andrew Yanitsas says the years of hard work this squad has put in all comes down to this one tour.

“This age group first came together back in 2015 for a major tournament in Serbia.

“The training camps and local tournaments prior to the World Championships provides our squad with a valuable test against some of the top water polo nations before the event in Serbia.

“Representing your country is a great honour and each member in this squad should be extremely proud of their work to date, but we need to put this aside and work hard to perform to the best of our ability on the highest stage,” said Yanitsas.

The tournament draw will be held this Friday 22 June at the FINA World League Super Final in Budapest.

Congratulations to the 13 athletes selected to represent Australia in the Born 2000 Men’s squad:

JJ Collins – Wests, NSW
Scott Dyson – Balmain, NSW
Max Fodor – River City, QLD
James Gilfeather – Wests, NSW
Kal Glanznig – Cronulla, NSW
Matt Humby – Hunter, NSW
Christian Kyriakou, Sydney University, NSW
Harry Molnar – Melbourne Collegians, VIC
Matthew Oberman – Triton, WA
Mitch Robinson – Hunter, NSW
Nick Taylor – ACT, ACT
Reilly Townsend – Warriors, QLD
Ethan Zirh – Wests, NSW

Head Coach – Andrew Yanitsas
Assistant Coach – András Jó-Kovács
Manager – Mark Salmon
Physiotherapist – Tom Gilbert
Referee – Andrew Carney

Jemma Day