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AustraliaAustralia, AUS
Water polo


Further Personal Information

Date of birth
27 December 1987
178 cm
Partner Ella Haines
Melbourne, VIC, AUS
Higher education
Physical Education - Deakin University: Geelong, VIC, AUS

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began the sport at age 12 in Melbourne, VIC, Australia.
Why this sport?
"My older siblings were playing this sport called water polo that I did not really know too much about. I wanted to be a part of the fun so I started playing through school."
Club / Team
UTS Balmain Tigers: Sydney, NSW, AUS
Name of coach
Danielle Spitty [club]; Predrag Mihailovic [national]
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Centre back

International Debut

Competing for
New Zealand

General Interest

Rowie, Casper (, 01 Jan 2018;, 22 Feb 2012)
Surfing. (, 01 Jan 2018)
Most influential person in career
Her family. (, 28 Jul 2016)
Hero / Idol
US basketball player Michael Jordan, Australian swimmer Ky Hunt. (, 22 Feb 2012)
In January 2018 she suffered from bulging discs in her lower back. She returned to the national team in June that year. (Instagram profile, 10 Aug 2018;, 09 Feb 2018)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
She and a number of her national teammates had a burning ceremony for all of their superstitions in order to let go of them. "Some of the girls had epic superstitions that they were struggling to let go of. Some were completely attached to something physical that they had to take on tour. They wouldn't have played if they lost it or it had gotten stolen. So we literally burnt all these things as a team." (, 03 Dec 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If your dreams don't scare you, they are not big enough." (, 09 Sep 2018)
Awards and honours
She was named to the Tournament Team at the 2019 Intercontinental Cup in Perth, WA, Australia. (, 30 Mar 2019)

She was awarded with the Debbie Watson Medal as the Most Valuable Player of the 2016/17 Australian Water Polo League. (, 11 Apr 2017)

She was selected for the 2015 National League All-Star match in Australia. (, 25 Mar 2015)

She was named 2014 National Open Female Player of the Year at the Water Polo Australia Awards. (, 01 Dec 2014)

She was named Player of the Tournament at the 2014 World Cup in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russian Federation. (, 20 Aug 2014)
Famous relatives
Her sister Larissa Webster has also competed for Australia in water polo. (, 13 Jul 2011)
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (Instagram profile, 10 Aug 2018)
Other information
She became the captain of the Australian national team in 2017. "Leading by example is always something that I have tried to focus on. Behaviours are important in and out of the water. We are role models in the community and I always strive to inspire the girls to be better people along with being better athletes. I also believe being as approachable as possible helps the team communicate effectively, plus I never take myself too seriously, I'm as much of the team clown as the others." (, 31 Aug 2018;, 14 Aug 2018;, 09 Sep 2018)

In early-2018 she suffered from a serious back injury, which led her to thinking about retirement. "I thought I was going to have to retire, to be completely honest. Two-and-a-half months into my rehab, with no real improvement in my symptoms, I had that conversation with a group of the Australian team staff; doctors, medics, physios, my coach and the assistant coach. My fiancee was there, too. I asked 'is this injury career-ending?' Luckily, they said 'no, we believe we can get you back, fighting fit'." (, 16 Aug 2018)

She has spent time studying at Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ, United States of America. (Facebook profile, 10 Aug 2018)