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Kelsey
Wakefield
AustraliaAustralia, AUS
Female
Water polo

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
01 June 1991
Height
178 cm
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Higher education
Biomedical Science - Griffith University: Brisbane, QLD, AUS

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began playing water polo at age 12.
Why this sport?
Her sister played water polo and needed someone to practise throwing balls at so she went in goal. They would train in the family swimming pool. "I enjoy the team aspect of the sport as no game is ever the same."
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Goalkeeper
Handedness
Left

International Debut

Year
2009
Competing for
Australia
Location
Canada

General Interest

Nicknames
Kels (Facebook profile, 02 May 2017)
Hobbies
Baking. (amazonaws.com, 28 Jul 2016)
Most influential person in career
Her father. (amazonaws.com, 28 Jul 2016)
Hero / Idol
Australian water polo players Mel Rippon and Kate Gynther. (australianwaterpolo.com.au, 20 Dec 2011; waterpoloaustralia.com.au, 28 Aug 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Later never exists." (amazonaws.com, 28 Jul 2016)
Awards and honours
She was named Goalkeeper of the Tournament at the 2016 World League Intercontinental Tournament in Lewisville, TX, United States of America. (dailytelegraph.com.au, 22 Feb 2016)

She was named Most Valuable Goalkeeper at the 2015 Canada Cup in Montreal, QC, Canada. (barracudaswp.com.au, 07 Jul 2015)
Other sports
In 2007 she was selected to join the Australian U17 development squad for athletics [high jump]. (australianwaterpolo.com.au, 20 Dec 2011)