Dual Olympian Joel Dennerley is a goalkeeper for the Australian men’s water polo team, the Aussie Sharks and is NSW Institute of Sport (NSWIS) scholarship holder. He represented Australia at the London, 2012 and Rio, 2016 Olympics and will guard the net at his third Olympics when he takes to the pool at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
The Sydney-sider represented Australia at the 2007 Junior World Championships and made his debut for the Aussie sharks the following year. In 2008, Joel relocated to the US to study and play water polo for the University of Southern California where he helped the team to four consecutive NCAA Championships, was four-time All-American and held the record for all-time career saves.
Joel was outstanding in the cage throughout the Rio 2016 Olympics with 29 saves from 51 shots, earning him the titles of sixth best goalkeeper in the world. He has gone on to claim silver with the Sharks at the 2018 FINA World Cup and bronze at the 2019 World League Super Final.