Thirteen NSWIS athletes have been selected to represent Australia across both men’s and women’s squads for the 2018 FINA Youth World Championships in August.
Eight NSWIS athletes will constitute more than half of the Australian Born 2000 Men’s team, while five women have been called up for the Born 2000 Women.
Both teams plan to undertake European tours before beginning their respective campaigns at the Youth World Championships.
The 13 athletes making up the men’s team will travel to Greece for a week-long training camp, before heading to Serbia to compete in a local tournament.
The men’s Championships begin 11 August in Szombathely, Hungary, where the Australian team has been drawn in Group A alongside Egypt, South Africa, Brazil and Montenegro.
Meanwhile, the women’s team will begin their preparations with a three-day tournament in Hungary in early August, followed by training with the Greek youth squad before the Pythia Cup in Athens.
For their first Championships beginning 27 August in Belgrade, Serbia, the Australian Born 2000 Women have been drawn alongside Uzbekistan, Greece and Brazil.
Australian Born 2000 Men’s team (NSWIS athletes in bold):
JJ Collins – Wests, NSW – NSWIS
Scott Dyson – Balmain, NSW – NSWIS
Max Fodor – River City, QLD
James Gilfeather – Wests, NSW – NSWIS
Kal Glanznig – Cronulla, NSW – NSWIS
Matt Humby – Hunter, NSW – NSWIS
Christian Kyriakou, Sydney University, NSW – NSWIS
Harry Molnar – Melbourne Collegians, VIC
Matthew Oberman – Triton, WA
Mitch Robinson – Hunter, NSW – NSWIS
Nick Taylor – ACT, ACT
Reilly Townsend – Warriors, QLD
Ethan Zirh – Wests, NSW – NSWIS
Australian Born 2000 Women’s team (NSWIS athletes in bold):
Abby Andrews – Brisbane Barracudas, QLD
Charlize Andrews – Polo Bears, QLD
Hayley Ballesty – Sydney Northern Beaches Breakers, NSW – NSWIS
Kasey Dalziel – Polo Bears, QLD
Lily Hawthorn – Sydney University, NSW
Matilda Kearns – Sydney University, NSW – NSWIS
Sophie Milliken – Queensland Breakers, QLD
Maisie Newell – Sunshine Coast, QLD
Jamie Oberman – Triton, WA
Ruby Swadling – UNSW Wests, NSW – NSWIS
Nioka Thomas – UTS Balmain, NSW – NSWIS
Carla Traplin – Sydney University, NSW – NSWIS
Alyssa West – FYFE Adelaide Jets, SA