Water Polo Australia, in partnership with KAP7 Australia, are pleased to announce four ambassadors as part of the inaugural program in 2022.

Tokyo Olympians Gabi Palm, Abby Andrews, Tim Putt and Nathan Power have been selected to be part of the pilot program, proudly supported by KAP7 Australia.

Nathan Powers and Tim Putt

The ambassador program has been developed by WPA and KAP7 Australia, in partnership with the Australian Institute of Sport, to help promote the sport of water polo while also equipping the four athletes with skills and learning opportunities around social media, promotion and their own athlete brands.

The athletes will also be at the coalface, delivering water polo programs at the grassroots level and various events.

WPA CEO Richard McInnes thanked KAP7 Australia for their ongoing support, and for helping to grow water polo in Australia.

“KAP7 Australia have been wonderful supporters of water polo in Australia for a number of years now, and we’re proud to collaborate on this initiative to provide further opportunities for our national team members,” McInnes said.

Gabi Palm

“Gabi, Abby, Tim and Nathan are wonderful role models within the sport, and the ambassador program will help them to continue to grow, whilst also helping our game to grow.

“After an open application process from players across the country, I’d like to congratulate them on their appointment, and look forward to seeing this program come to life in the coming months,” he said.

KAP7 Australia General Manager Scott Nicholson said KAP7 Australia are proud to work with WPA to provide this opportunity to the athletes.

“We are thrilled to be able to not only support Abby, Gabi, Nathan and Tim financially to help achieve their water polo goals, but we are also so excited to help grow awareness about them as individuals. 

“They are all uniquely talented and have amazing stories to tell and we look forward to bringing those stories to the attention of the wider water polo and aquatics community,” he said.

Written by Tara Mackay

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