Who's who in the zoo? We continue our Humans of Cairns Water Polo series with a feature on our young gun coache and player, Claire O'Mara.
Hometown: Tamworth, NSW
Role: Player and Coach
Currently Studying: Bachelor of Dental Surgery at JCU
Movie most likely to star in: A Christmas holiday type of film
Favorite musician and/or band: Ed Sheeran
Most memorable sporting event: Australia sweeping the pool at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Sporting background: I started out playing Flippaball and water polo in primary school and then first began playing for the Tamworth team in U12. From there I played U14 and U16 for Tamworth at the state and national carnivals over the years. In 2015, my last year of U16, I was part of my regions development academy program, NIAS. That year I was also selected to play for NSW Country team in a tournament against New Zealand. I then took a few years off playing competitively and when I moved to Cairns this year for university I joined Cairns Water Polo!
Ideal weekend: My ideal weekend away would be driving up the coast, staying in a beach house with all my friends and just spending the days at the beach
Little known fact: I have two pups called Charlie and Lola and I have traveled to 16 countries!