27 Jun, 2016

Isobel Goes to Rio

In news that demonstrates how important it is to fund junior sport and recreation, a former participant at City of Adelaide-backed Come ‘n’ Try sessions is off to Rio!

Isobel Bishop has just been picked for the Australian Women’s Olympic Water Polo Team and her passion for the sport began after attending a Come ‘n’ Try session at the Adelaide Aquatic Centre in 2004.

Isobel’s club, Adelaide Tritons Water Polo Club, will run this year’s Come ‘n’ Try water polo through Council’s Be Active in the City Grants Program.

Lord Mayor Martin Haese said the program has been run by the club successfully over many years and continues to introduce young local people to the sport.

“City of Adelaide is so proud to back these types of programs, as just look at the impact they can have with a participant going all the way to the Olympics,” said Martin.

“It’s fantastic that Isobel first got interested in water polo at the Adelaide Aquatic Centre and we’re all going to follow her progress very closely!”

Adelaide Tritons Secretary and Junior Development Officer Debbie Adams said that Isobel is only the second South Australian to be selected for an Olympic Water Polo Team and that both athletes (Triple Olympian Raf Sterk) came from the Tritons.

“As a club we’re immensely proud of Isobel being selected as the first ever South Australian in the women’s team, and all of SA should be proud and tune into the girl’s games at Rio,” said Debbie.

Adelaide Tritons Water Polo Club provides qualified coaches to teach basic skills and increase fitness and wellbeing of participants in a safe, friendly environment.

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Matt Halliwell