The far north was treated to a once in a lifetime event last weekend as the Australian Women's Water Polo Team played the first ever game of water polo on the Great Barrier Reef. Cairns Water Polo worked closely with Sunlover Reef Cruises to make this amazing event a reality.
Venturing 47km offshore from the Australian mainland, the Australian squad were treated to crystal clear water and plenty of marine life to set the stage for a memorable afternoon of water polo.
250 passengers climbed about Sunlover Reef Cruises catamaran to enjoy a day of sport, snorkeling and sunshine at the world's largest and most famous coral reef. Members of the Australian Junior Boys team and Cairns Water Polo were also apart of this historic event.
Cairns Water Polo's beach water polo calendar has been bursting with popularity after a successful Crater Lake Series this past season. After this weekend's success, adding a saltwater event to our program is definitely a priority for 2020, with locations such as the Outer Reef, Green Island and Fitzroy Island in the mix. The beach water polo format is growing globally and has recently been endorsed by FINA as a trial event at the upcoming World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea. Cairns is strategically placed to capitalise on this trend with our year long summer weather and breathtaking fresh and salt water locations.