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Humans of Cairns Water Polo | Richard Hening

Updated: Nov 9, 2018

Richard is so organised he keeps two pairs of glasses on his head just in case!

Who's who in the zoo? We continue our Humans of Cairns Water Polo series with a feature on our newest referee and dedicated volunteer, Richard Hening.

  • Hometown: Lower Hutt, Wellington Region, New Zealand

  • Role: Volunteer and Official

  • Movie most likely to star in: John Wayne western

Richard making sure everything is in order.
  • Favorite musician and/or band: The Eagles

  • Most memorable sporting event: As a 10 year old I went some mates to see the All Blacks play France at Athletic Park, in those days we were able to sit on the sidelines. 

  • Sporting background: I started swimming as an 8 year old, started playing water polo at 15 and played for 10 years. I represented our state side for 2 years, and our club side in for 4 years in the national club champs, winning a title. I have also refereed and coached. I saw an article about Cairns Water Polo and thought it would be good to get back into the sport as a volunteer.

  • Ideal weekend: An ideal weekend is heading away with the family and the three grandchildren. 

Make sure you catch up with Richard next time you see him at the pool and thank him for all the work he does!


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