CQ students swimming into a competitive force

WATER polo has been treading water in Central Queensland over the past years, but the tide is starting to turn.

About 50 secondary school students worked with Water Polo Queensland state development co-ordinator Andre Teuwsen in Central Queensland last weekend.

Teuwsen worked with students from St Ursula's and St Brendan's colleges on Saturday morning in Yeppoon before heading to the Rockhampton Grammar School for an afternoon coaching session.

He was impressed with both the improved skill development and the enthusiasm.

"The main purpose was to give them a greater awareness of things to do in the water,'' Teuswen said.

Among the new techniques being instructed were pushing off and creating awareness of counter attacking opportunities.

While there is still a long way to go for the majority of the region's players to catch up with other players around the State, the sport is moving in the right direction.

"They're certainly improving,'' Teuswen said.

"They now have a regional competition and some are also choosing to play in Queensland championships.''

A Rockhampton and district schools competition is played at the Rockhampton Grammar School every Monday afternoon.



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