Coach Profiles

Paul Oberman

  • Born 28 June 1969. Started WP at age 14 and played for 14 years.
  • Bachelor Education (Primary)
  • Represented Australia in 270 International Men’s games
  • Represented Australia at 1992 Barcelona Olympics, 5th, Represented Australia at the World University Games (87, 95, 97- Captain) achieving Bronze in Fukuoka 1995 and Sicily 1997 
  • 2009 successfully coached the Australian men’s water polo team to a gold medal in Belgrade World University Games

Highest career achievement as an official:

  • Head coach of the gold medal winning 2009 Summer Universiade men’s water polo team, Belgrade.
  • Australian Olympic Team 2012, Assistant Coach

Highest career achievement as an athlete:

  • Member of the 1992 men’s Olympic Games water polo team (finished 5th)

Awards:

  • Named Australian Water Polo Coach of the Year 2009
  • Named Australian University Sport Coach of the year 2009.
  • Australian University Hall of Fame

Currently:

  • Head Coach, Men’s Water Polo, WAIS (6 years).
  • Assistant Coach, Australian Men’s Water Polo team (5 years)
  • 5 years of Coaching Triton Flippa Ball (ongoing)
  • Triton U14’s Assistant Coach
  • Triton U16’s Assistant Coach
  • Triton Premier League Assisting Coach
  • Triton Challenge Cup Assisting Coach

GLENN TOWNSEND

  • Born 24/4/1962. Started Water Polo at age 12.
  • Currently working at AUSTIM ( Australian timber products )

Playing History

  • Represented Australia in 348 International Men’s games (including 3 Olympic Games, 3 World Championships and 2 World Cups), the most capped goalkeeper.
  • Glenn has played for Triton in almost every grade including U14s, 16s, 18,s A reserve, A grade (Premier League), B, C, and D grades.
  • In the Triton Junior competitions that Glenn played in (U14s, U16s and U18s), Triton won every grand final with Glenn as goal keeper!
  • Represented Triton in A grade for the first time in the 1979 grand final as a 16 year old. Then was goal keeper in the next 13 A grade grand finals until1992.  With Glenn as goal keeper, Triton A grade won 8 WAWP grand finals between 1981 and 1992.  In total Glenn has played 300 Triton A grade games.
  • Represented Australia at 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games, 1988 Seoul Olympic Games, and 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games.
  • Represented Australia at the FINA World Cup in 1981 (Long Beach, USA), and 1985 (Duisburg, West Germany).
  • Represented Australia at the World Championships in 1982 (Guayaquil, Ecuador), 1986 (Madrid, Spain) and 1991 (Perth, Australia).
  • Glenn was in the Australian Junior Men’s U18 Team in 1980 and the Senior men’s team for 12 seasons between 1981 and 1992.
  • He was in the Inaugural National League team (NWPL) in 90, and again in 1992, 1995 and 1999.
  • He was in the WA State Water Polo Junior team in 1979 and 1980 (won gold) and in the WA State Water Polo Senior team from 1981 – 1992, winning gold in 1987.

Highest career achievement as an official:

  • Perth/UWA Torpedoes board member 2003 till 2011.
  • UWA Torpedoes team manager 2005 till 2011.
  • Coached Triton A grade women 1986-1989.
  • Coached WAIS Torpedoes 1993.
  • Coached Triton U14 girls 2012-2014
  • Currently coaching Triton U16 girls.

Currently:

  • Triton U16’s Girls Coach 2012-2014
  •  Coach Triton Flippa Ball
  • Life member UWA Torpedoes
  • Life member Trition Water Polo Club

PETRA KOVACS

  • 24 years of age
  • Born in Budapest, Hungary

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (USA)
  • Certificate IV in Christian Ministries (AUS)
  • Level 1 Coaching Course (AUS)

Playing History

  • Hungarian National League
  • Hungarian National 12U, 14U, 16U and 18U
  • Hungarian National Junior team
  • Netherlands National League
  • Netherlands National 18U
  • USA National Collegiate Athletic Association Water Polo
  • UWA Torpedoes National League
  • Triton in Premier League competition

Coaching History

  • 7 years experience
  • Junior water polo coach in Netherlands, USA, Perth College and Triton 16U girls team, Assistant coach Triton Women Challenge Cup 2014
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