With 120 days to go until the Paris Olympic Games, nine NSW Institute of Sport (NSWIS) for the 16-strong Aussie Stingers squad for the upcoming USA tour.

Departing Australia on April 2, the Aussie Stingers will head overseas for a two-week tour of the USA where they will also have the opportunity to play against reigning Olympic and world champions Team USA.

The NSWIS athletes include Zoe Arancini, Keesja Gofers, Sienna Green, Bronte Halligan, Sienna Hearn, Danijela Jackovich, Tilly Kearns, Genevieve Longman and Ruby Swadling.

Aussie Stingers Head Coach Bec Rippon said: “This tour is a chance to check on how we’re going after the camp (at the Australian Institute of Sport), and at how we’re physically and tactically tracking against the best team in the world currently.

“We’re looking forward to seeing how the group come together after this time together in camp, and it’s also a good chance for us to be able to see how certain players are going in that competitive game environment.

Bec Rippon

“It will be a short tour to the US, but we’ve got a lot coming up when we get back, including a short camp before the Australian Waterpolo League Finals (Sydney) and then final selections, so it’s a busy few months ahead!”


Abby Andrews (QLD)

Charlize Andrews (QLD)

Zoe Arancini (WA/NSW)

Elle Armit (QLD)

Keesja Gofers (NSW)

Sienna Green (NSW)

Bronte Halligan (NSW)

Sienna Hearn (NSW)

Danijela Jackovich (NSW)

Tilly Kearns (NSW)

Bridget Leeson-Smith (QLD)

Genevieve Longman (WA/NSW)

Gabi Palm (QLD)

Ruby Swadling (NSW)

Holly Young (NSW)

Alice Williams (QLD)

AUS v USA Test Series

Mon 8 April | 8am AEDT / Sun 7 April | 2pm PT – Dos Pueblos HS, Santa Barbara

Wed 10 April | 12pm AEDT / Tue 9 April | 6pm PT – Long Beach City College, Long Beach

Sun 14 April 6am AEDT / Sat 13 April | 12pm PT – Woollett Aquatics Center, Irvine

Live scores will be available on https://6-8sports.com/

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