Part of the recently created position of SAWPI Chief Executive Officer which I have undertaken, I have, under the direction of the SAWPI Board, endeavoured to provide a more attractive, marketable product within the current club frame work of SA Water Polo. To this end a 4th club was established during the 2007-8 season. It is hoped that with the advent of a 4th club, the local competition will benefit from an increase in the number of people playing, the quality of competition and the integration of players from the current schools competitions to the SAWPI clubs.
The club, known as the ‘Eastern Saints’ is based in the northern end of the eastern suburbs of Adelaide and has schools and swim clubs in the North Eastern metropolitan corridor as its feeder network. With St. Peters College pool as its home training base, quite obviously the club will have strong links with the Saint Peters College and Saint Peters Old Collegians Water Polo fraternity.
The concept has been embraced enthusiastically by SA Water Polo and the Department of Recreation and Sport, who have generously provided financial support over 3 years to assist the 4th club concept to grow.
As the CEO of SA Water Polo I am committed to the growth and development of the Eastern Saints and wish to acknowledge the support of the following people.
Mr Tom Cundy, George Forrest & Mr Will Middleton c/o St.Peter’s Old Collegians
Mr Paul Hadfield and Mr Daniel Ganama c/o St. Peter’s College.
Mr. Graeme Litster, ES junior coach.( Past SA junior & senior coach)
Mr. Marshall Morley, A Grade playing coach.( Past AUS Senior squad member )
CEO Jon Harmer