On Thursday the 30th of May the World Championship water polo teams were announced. My name was not on that list as the coach which is how I found out that I had been removed as the Ladies Head Coach… but let me rewind for you.. A week prior to this announcement I was in […]Read More Axed as National Team Coach
Transitioning from a player to a coach was not an easy move. I struggled being out the water and often wanted to jump in and just do the job myself. I had to learn a new way of communicating what I wanted done in the pool and the studying of the game became more intense […]Read More Coaching in a Men’s World
One of the main lessons I learnt as a top athlete was that nothing comes easily and if you want something badly enough, you will put in the effort to get it. I also learnt that in order to achieve my goals, I had to make big sacrifices. My mom always used to tell […]Read More There are no shortcuts to success!
One of the things that I have experienced quite a lot as an athlete was how, what you do can often be defined as who you are. So many times when someone met me they would say “are you the water polo player”. While water polo is not a high profile sport, being one of […]Read More What you do is not who you are!
When I started water polo, it was a relatively new sport in schools and not many older generations knew the rules. My parents are sport mad and most of my days as a young child were spent on the cricket field supporting my brother. As I progressed in water polo, my parents learnt the rules […]Read More The Helicopter Parents
I have been very privileged to have played in many teams in my water polo career and under many coaches. As a young South African player I was coached by dozens of different coaches, I then went over to the USA and had two different college coaches. By the time I got to Australia, I […]Read More The Adam Krikorian Effect